Should MPs also be subject to sanctions when they don’t do their job?

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Date published: 11:55 am, May 8th, 2018 - 59 comments

National MPs have without notice refused to turn up to the House Committee of Parliament.  Should they have their pay docked?

Is Karl Marx dead?

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Date published: 11:38 am, May 8th, 2018 - 60 comments

2018 marks several anniversaries of Karl Marx whose significance for the critique of capitalist society is hard to diminish. But what now for his beliefs?

Dunedin Hospital

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Date published: 10:02 am, May 8th, 2018 - 22 comments

Yes, Dunedin needs a new hospital, but…

Open Mike 08/05/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 8th, 2018 - 185 comments

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Daily Review 07/05/2018

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Date published: 5:33 pm, May 7th, 2018 - 14 comments

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The strange and unusual National Campaign Launch for the Northcote by election

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Date published: 11:36 am, May 7th, 2018 - 52 comments

Dan Bidois has formally launched his campaign by blaming Auckland Council for the last Government’s shortcomings, and opposing the regional fuel tax while at the same time insisting that if there is intensification then it needs to be paid for.

English Council Elections

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Date published: 10:02 am, May 7th, 2018 - 16 comments

By Nick Kelly –  Upper Hutt boy in London.

Australia and New Zealand budget days

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Date published: 7:47 am, May 7th, 2018 - 23 comments

Isn’t it time we at least synchronized the New Zealand budget with the Australian budget?

Open Mike 07/05/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 7th, 2018 - 185 comments

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The election year party donations returns

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Date published: 10:12 am, May 6th, 2018 - 40 comments

The election year donation returns have been released and show a surge of donations for Labour but National still well ahead.

A Great Business Opportunity

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Date published: 10:03 am, May 6th, 2018 - 55 comments

410 ppm. And rising.

Open Mike 06/05/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 6th, 2018 - 173 comments

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Nearly time for the Bionic Beaver

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Date published: 12:18 pm, May 5th, 2018 - 10 comments

Like everyone these days, I live in a range of widespread cultures. There are always interesting shock effects when one culture runs into another. Like the Bionic Beaver…

Media Sprays and Leaves.

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Date published: 11:25 am, May 5th, 2018 - 24 comments

Fed up of being fed bullshit just so your opinions can be nurtured for harvesting? I am.

Everyone applauds Labour’s homelessness plan … except National

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Date published: 9:56 am, May 5th, 2018 - 133 comments

Labour’s announcement of $100 million spending on homelessness has attracted praise from everyone, except National.

Does this royal wedding mean anything?

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Date published: 9:22 am, May 5th, 2018 - 38 comments

Royal marriages have changed dramatically over the years.  Now politicians are not invited to the wedding ceremony.

Open Mike 05/05/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 5th, 2018 - 125 comments

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Daily Review 04/05/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, May 4th, 2018 - 4 comments

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The Centre, the Left and UK local elections

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Date published: 11:18 am, May 4th, 2018 - 14 comments

Thoughts on a resurgent left and a collapsing centre.

So there was sewage leaking into Middlemore hospital’s walls

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Date published: 8:21 am, May 4th, 2018 - 87 comments

In further horror news about our health system the leaks of sewage into the walls of Middlemore Hospital has been confirmed and its discovery occurred in 2010. And in 2015 the chair of cash strapped Canterbury DHB signed a Ministry of Health drafted letter saying it did not need further funding despite an urgent need for further funds.

Open Mike 04/05/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 4th, 2018 - 221 comments

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Daily Review 03/05/2018

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Date published: 6:08 pm, May 3rd, 2018 - 26 comments

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The real conspiracy facing New Zealand

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Date published: 8:00 am, May 3rd, 2018 - 55 comments

Rhys Darby has discovered the real conspiracy facing New Zealand by judicious use of the Internet.  And Clarke Gayford does not feature.

Trumping Obama?

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Date published: 8:00 am, May 3rd, 2018 - 9 comments

A post on big boy’s scouting medals.

Open Mike 03/05/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 3rd, 2018 - 144 comments

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Daily Review 02/05/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, May 2nd, 2018 - 21 comments

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National wants to add to Auckland’s gridlock

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Date published: 4:11 pm, May 2nd, 2018 - 16 comments

National has promised to overturn Auckland’s Regional Fuel Tax.  But has no proposal for how the funding will be replaced.

Police scotches dirty politics rumours about Clarke Gayford

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Date published: 10:30 am, May 2nd, 2018 - 209 comments

The police have publicly scotched rumours that have been circulating about Clarke Gayford by saying that Gayford is not and has not been the subject of any police inquiry and has not been charged in relation to any matter.

The Australian banking system review

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Date published: 8:00 am, May 2nd, 2018 - 17 comments

The review into Australia’s banking system really matters to New Zealand and is doing New Zealand an almighty good service.

Radical Socialism

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Date published: 7:00 am, May 2nd, 2018 - 43 comments

‘nother guest post by Nick Kelly (Upper Hutt boy in London)

Open Mike 02/05/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 2nd, 2018 - 77 comments

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