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Roy Morgan August; Nat’s Down 7%

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Date published: 7:50 pm, August 29th, 2016 - 33 comments
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The latest Roy Morgan is out. A solid 7% drop for National.

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Hekia Parata fabricates a ‘Special Education Association’

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Date published: 9:07 am, August 29th, 2016 - 62 comments
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Hekia Parata has stooped to a new low. She has lied. Openly and blatantly. I do hope the media and opposition MPs take this further.

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Daily Review 29/08/2016

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Date published: 5:30 pm, August 29th, 2016 - 18 comments

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Last chance to sign the equal pay petition

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Date published: 5:05 pm, August 29th, 2016 - No comments

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New Zealand’s record is shameful. It is long past time or equal pay. You can sign the petition here.

Launch of Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA)

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Date published: 1:36 pm, August 29th, 2016 - 33 comments

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There is a new leftie think tank in town. Congratulations to Sue Bradford and her team. We hope to hear plenty more from ESRA!

Why I hate UBER

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Date published: 10:00 am, August 29th, 2016 - 61 comments

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt high court will hold a hearing on a recent lawsuit brought against Uberpop by Taxi Deutschland on Tuesday.  San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation. The company has faced regulatory scrutiny and court injunctions from its early days, even as it has expanded rapidly into roughly 150 cities around the world.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT)

Uber is great for the consumer but terrible for its contractors.

Land banking – National gives up on housing crisis

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Date published: 7:02 am, August 29th, 2016 - 29 comments

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As the average Auckland house price hits $1 Million, the Special Housing Areas fail, and Real Estate agents openly promote land banking, what does National do? Why, they give up, of course.

Open mike 29/08/2016

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Toby Morris: TA’s Story

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Date published: 11:12 am, August 28th, 2016 - 9 comments

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Illustrator and commentator Toby Morris has animated TA’s story: “What do you want most in the world,” John Campbell asks TA, who has been living in a van with her family since February. “A library.”

Hollowing out the regions

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Date published: 10:58 am, August 28th, 2016 - 43 comments

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The closure of 19 mostly rural Westpac branches is indicative of the ongoing hollowing out the regions. Neglecting Northland cost the Nats the last by election. Neglecting regional NZ as a whole might cost them the next general.

Open mike 28/08/2016

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Fair and sustainable economics

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Date published: 12:42 pm, August 27th, 2016 - 144 comments

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Green Party finance spokesperson Julie Anne Genter starts a conversation about post-neoliberal economics.

Nick Smith commits to raising average wage to $250,000

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Date published: 10:55 am, August 27th, 2016 - 35 comments

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Great news everyone! On The Nation this morning Nick Smith committed to raising average NZ wage to $250,000!

Making us proud internationally

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Date published: 10:18 am, August 27th, 2016 - 7 comments

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McCully and the Auditor General’s report on #sheepgate

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Date published: 9:00 am, August 27th, 2016 - 17 comments

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It has been over a year since the Auditor General announced an inquiry into the circumstances around Sheepgate.  Why has it taken so long?

The Spinoff: Housing crisis costing Nats

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Date published: 7:23 am, August 27th, 2016 - 14 comments

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The Spinoff: “Lose the top of your party vote in Auckland, with Labour making ground, and the picture for the general election in 2017 looks like, walks like and quacks like a crisis.”

Open mike 27/08/2016

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Daily Review 25/08/2016

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Abrupt climate change: CO2 equivalent now at 485 ppm

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Date published: 1:23 pm, August 26th, 2016 - 76 comments

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We are now at 485 ppm CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas concentrations, up from 250 ppm in the 1700s. And climbing fast.

Robertson: Lessons from the Future of Work Commission

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Date published: 1:22 pm, August 26th, 2016 - 10 comments

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Robertson: “What is the economic paradigm that will meet the challenge of world of less secure work, more automation?”

Chart of the day: The “building boom”

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Third term and full of ideas…

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Date published: 8:22 am, August 26th, 2016 - 58 comments

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You know National really have their finger on the pulse with their latest members bills. First was Nuk Korako showing why he’s 50 on the list with a bill that seems to not actually affect anything.  There don’t seem to be any Airports that have local Councils force them to advertise their lost luggage auctions […]

Homeless crisis – Nats in full denial

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Date published: 7:01 am, August 26th, 2016 - 82 comments

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New research on homelessness from Otago University sheds light on the depth and breadth of the problem. Naturally Paula Bennett says she doesn’t believe it, and that she won’t read it. Because of course.

Open mike 26/08/2016

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Daily Review 25/08/2016

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Complaint over Key’s prison rape stunt upheld

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Date published: 11:51 am, August 25th, 2016 - 65 comments

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Things other than States

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Date published: 9:26 am, August 25th, 2016 - 17 comments

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What are the New Zealand institutions other than the State who can achieve good for New Zealanders?

Foreign buyers estimated at 29%

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Date published: 7:03 am, August 25th, 2016 - 75 comments

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Most of the media has reported the Government’s “3%” spin on the extent of residential property purchases in NZ going to foreign buyers pretty uncritically. There have been honourable exceptions, and yesterday property editor Anne Gibson in The Herald joined them.

Open mike 25/08/2016

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Dr Kate Amore on Homelessness

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Dr Kate Amore and Rev Tric Malcolm will discuss this issue on Friday 26th August at 5:30pm at Connolly Hall, Wellington. Amore’s research released today shows “As the housing market gets tighter, single people have more flexibility and potentially more options open to them, whereas families with children don’t. People [landlords] are less likely to want them, and they have more requirements of housing,” she said. All welcome.

Daily Review 24/08/2016

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