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Election Satire ‏@2014satire Parihaka was a jokey phrase coined for a Pakeha Haka. #JohnKeyHistory Election Satire ‏@2014satire And then Kate Shepherd introduced Romneys to Otago. #JohnKeyHistory Election Satire ‏@2014satire And things were so egalitarian they even built State Houses near Paritai Drive. #JohnKeyHistory ChiefHistoryAdvisor ‏@prinnbanktce The trick to a #JohnKeyHistory tweet is they actually have to be funny and not just partisan 'har har John Keys sux'. changetheworldetc ‏@CTWetc The global financial crisis was caused by the reckless overspending of the previous labour government #JohnKeyHistory Matt ‏@mfairh In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. It deregulated the NZ economy... Continue reading
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Chicane - Southland Times 19 November 2014 Moreu - Timaru Herald 19 November 2014 Emmerson - NZ Herald 19 November 2014 Emmerson - NZ Herald 18 November 2014 Hodgson - Dominion Post 17 November 2014 Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at liberation
Laura McQuillan ‏@mcquillanatorz Little says no dead wood in Labour. Just dormant I guess? Driftwood? Sam Hill ‏@SamHill886 Little's lack of charisma might not matter if his organisation skills are enough to get poor/nonvoting/workong class people to vote Labour. Graham Cameron ‏@mvlgrimace Little. Leadership. Little. Unity. Little. Change. Vote Labour, Vote for Little #2017electionslogans Phil Quin ‏@philquin And I will never eat another peanut slab. RT @oneforthedr Grant Robertson says he will not put himself forward for Labour leader again. NZ Question Time ‏@Alt_NZQT AndrewLittle says his caucus will be loyal for the next 3 years. Whut? Has he not... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at liberation
Maoridom could well be strongly advantaged from the latest controversial Waitangi Tribunal report that says Maori never gave away their sovereignty. In this guest blog post, John Moore contexualises the many significant arguments about Maori development, soveignty and biculturalism, and asks: who benefits? The answer it seems, is a Maori neotribal elite. And meanwhile the vast majority of Maori are worse off. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Labour Party Patrick Gower (TV3): Gower: Labour's epic leadership battle a 'yawnfest' Rob Hosking (NBR): Labour leadership: the battle catches fire (paywalled) Isaac Davison (Herald): Timing of euthanasia bill worries Little Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Good News For The Left! Rob Salmond (Polity): A glimmer? The Standard: Standard questions: Grant Robertson Matt Heath (Herald): Grant is great -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz NZ security and terrorism Andrea Vance (Stuff): Inflating the terrorism risk Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Key eyes war with caution Stuff: Brownlee defends speed of changes TVNZ: Why the wait to introduce anti-terror laws? TV3: Anti-IS strategy flawed - Harre Audrey Young (Herald): NZ mission could free allies to focus on Isis Paul Little (Herald): Isis an excuse to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz NZ national security and terrorism Toby Manhire (Herald): When is a war not a war? Ask Key Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): A Professional Engagement Robert Ayson (The Strategist): New Zealand’s weeks of risk aversion on ISIS Newswire: National security changes have Parliament divided No Right Turn: National refuses to say how many people it has exiled without charge... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at liberation
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This is a seletion of recent cartoons showing how the 'housing crisis' is being portrayed satirically. [Read more below] Moreu - Timaru Herald 5 November 2014 Body - NZ Herald 25 October 2014 Scott - Dominion Post 21 October 2014 Murdoch - The Press 11 October 2014 Scott - Dominion Post 29 October 2014 Ekers - Wellingtonian 23 October 2014 Scott - Dominion Post 5 November 2014 Hubbard - Dominion Post 8 October 2014 Evans - The Press 23 October 2014 Evans - Timaru Herald 26 August 2014 Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz NZ national security and terrorism Isaac Davison (Herald): Key reveals 80 Kiwis linked to Islamic State TVNZ: John Key: Dozens on NZ's foreign fighter watchlist Tracy Watkins, Hamish Rutherford and Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): 40 Kiwis watched for extremism, PM says RNZ: PM rules out sending combat troops to Iraq Josie Pagani (Pundit): Fighting modern day fascism, New Zealand’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Housing Tim Watkin (Pundit): When is an asset sale not an asset sale? And other questions about the Social Housing mess Aimee Gulliver and Dave Burgess (Stuff): Social housing heading to private groups in sell-off Demelza Leslie (RNZ): Rent subsidy will address poverty: PM Newswire: Income-related rent effective – Key Dom Post: Editorial: Social housing needs cautious approach... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of recent tweets about Green MP and Party spokesman on natural health, Steffan Browning’s advocacy of homeopathy to fight Ebola. The most recent tweets are first. Suggested tweets to include are always welcome. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Roast Busters Laura Walters (Stuff): Door not closed to Roast Busters action Anna Leask (Herald): Police decision over charges vindicates Hales, say his family Anna Leask (Herald): Roast Busters: Alleged victim's mum fights on Ian Steward and Kelly Dennett (Stuff): Roast Busters case: No charges to be laid Sophie Ryan (Herald): Roast Busters case: 'Where was the respect?'... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Employment Audrey Young (Herald): Govt's 'tea-break' employment bill ready to become law RNZ: Workers' rights still protected - EMA Newswire: Employment law changes set to pass The Standard: Collective bargaining? Yeah right Dan Satherley (TV3): Equal pay ruling 'small cost for quality' – King No Right Turn: Cementing pay equity? Sophie Ryan (Herald): Landmark pay equality decision upheld... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at liberation
Labour Audrey Young (Herald): Where MPs are lining up in Labour leadership race Adam Hollingsworth (TV3): Labour's leadership contenders out campaigning Audrey Young (Herald): Leadership rivals mark Labour Day Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Labour Needs To Stop Saying What People DON"T want to hear. Grant Duncan (Policy Matters): Does Labour have leadership? Jack Montgomerie (Stuff): Heed provinces, Labour leader candidates told TVNZ: Will South Auckland support a gay Labour leader? Willie Jackson (RadioLive): Grant Robertson Ben Clark (Standard): I’m backing Grant The Standard:Andrew Little’s Palmerston North Speech Stuff: Live chat review: Labour leadership candidate Andrew Little Anjum Rahman (Daily Blog):... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of some of the tweets about TVNZ’s decision to outsource production of its Maori programmes. The most recent tweets are first. More tweets will probably be added – suggestions always welcome. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at liberation
National Herald: Editorial: Speaker gives PM, ministers a licence to duck for cover Duncan Garner (TV3): Key is always the PM – it’s not a part-time gig Taranaki Daily News: Editorial: Slipping in and out of the emperor's cloak Adam Bennett and Brendan Manning (Herald): Key should have answered WhaleOil question – Speaker Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): There appears to be an off button RNZ: Key's blogger response questioned Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): Key spoke to Cameron Slater ‘not as Prime Minister’, but as a sponge Jono Natusch (Occasionally Erudite): The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins – the John Key... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at liberation
Labour Party Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): More Latté Than Lager: Reflections on Grant Robertson's Campaign Launch Vernon Small (Stuff): Candidates pledge Labour change Tim Watkin (Pundit): It's about history... & votes & elephants Katie Bradford (TVNZ): Robertson, Little the standout performers Simon Wong (TV3): Labour leadership contest hits the road Patrick Gower (TV3): Labour's 'hard-core voters still there' Audrey Young (Herald): Labour leaders hit the hustings TVNZ: Labour leadership contenders in first face-off Sarah Robson (Newswire): Labour leadership battle kicks off in Wellington Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): English, Cunliffe & the Labour contenders face off TV3: At A Glance: Labour... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at liberation
Labour Claire Trevett (Herald): David Parker: Labour needs to act like a political party not a cult Claire Trevett (Herald): Like a cult and too red - Parker on Labour Claire Trevett (Herald): Labour leadership: 'I can reach across the ideological divide,' says Andrew Little Claire Trevett (Herald): Nanaia Mahuta: In it to win, not just to be Labour deputy leader Claire Trevett (Herald): Labour leadership: 'We've got to stop talking about ourselves,' says Grant Robertson Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Andrew Little running solo Lynn Prentice (Standard): I have the form – but none to vote for Slightly Left of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at liberation
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This is a selection of photos, images and cartoons to give a visual indication of how the Third Term of John Key's National Government is shaping up, and how it is being portrayed. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at liberation
Labour Vernon Small (Stuff): Robertson's risk with Ardern Audrey Young (Herald): EPMU backing for Little Dan Satherley (TV3): At a glance: Labour's leadership election process Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Previewing the 4 candidates for Leader of the Labour Party Simon Wong (TV3): Mahuta makes leadership pitch to colleagues Willie Jackson (RadioLIve): Labour Maori make their move Andrew Geddis (Pundit): I quite like beer, the rugby no so much Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about #Gracinda Slightly Left of Centre: Leadership race doomed to fail NZ Intervention in Middle East Audrey Young (Herald): New Zealand forces could train Iraqi troops, Key... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at liberation
UN Security Council seat Murray McCully: UN seat doesn't mean Iraq action TVNZ: Security Council seat won't harm NZ foreign policy - UN Ambassador Bernard Manning (Herald): NZ independence important at UN - Jim McLay Tracy Watkins (Stuff): No cushy ride ahead at UN Integrity Talking Points: Can treating UN delegates ever be justifiable? Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Cocktail guests gave UN hint Audrey Young (Herald): NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign Dom Post: Editorial: Let's live up to independent promise Southland Times: Editorial: NZ takes its place at the table Press: Editorial: UN win useful but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of tweets about the Labour leadership candidacy duo of Grant Robertson and Jacinda Ardern. As usual, the most recent tweets are first, and more will be added. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at liberation