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Housing: Auckland Needs Real Practical Solutions – Not Grandstanding By Desperate Ministers

Published By   /  May 12, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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Penny Hulse, Len Brown, Nick Smith and John Key announce the new Beehive/Council Housing Accord. THIS JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT by Prime Minister John Key, Housing Minister Nick Smith, and Auckland Mayor Len Brown is more a parody on how Auckland Council and The Beehive ought to work together than an announcement that delivers a real solution […]

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Citizen A: Martyn Bradbury, Chris Trotter & Selwyn Manning on Key’s Spy Bills + Dying Cities + Aaron Gilmore

Published By   /  May 11, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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On Citizen A this week Martyn Bradbury, Chris Trotter and Selwyn Manning debate the following issues: Issue 1: Should we be concerned with John Key’s new GCSB laws? Issue 2: Is Wellington dying and who will lead Auckland? Issue 3: Aaron Gilmore – who cares? Citizen A broadcasts weekly on FaceTV and webcasts on The […]

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5AA Australia: Selwyn Manning & Peter Godfrey On Invasive New Spy Laws

Published By   /  May 10, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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5AA’s Across The Ditch was Recorded LIVE on 9/05/13. Peter Godfrey & Selwyn Manning deliver their weekly live bulletin Across The Ditch on 5AA Australia. This week, Selwyn Manning and Peter Godfrey discuss how the New Zealand Government has passed under urgency the first stage of two new spy bills that will enable the GCSB […]

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Updated: On Relevancy And Lifelines – The Strategic Rise Of Winston Peters

Published By   /  May 9, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 9pm, May 8, 2014 – The Government has overcome its first hurdle managing to have Parliament pass the first reading of the Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill by 61 votes to 59. The bill will now be sent to a special security committee where over the next two months […]

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5AA Australia: Across The Ditch – MP Parekura Horomia Dies + Mean House Prices Rise

Published By   /  May 3, 2013  /  Featured, Syndicated Analysis, Video  /  Comments Off

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5AA Australia: Across The Ditch – MP Parekura Horomia Dies + Mean House Prices Rise Peter Godfrey and Selwyn Manning’s Across The Ditch was Recorded Live on 2/05/13. This week Peter and Selwyn discuss how New Zealand Labour Party member of Parliament Perekura Horomia died this week, his life’s work of working for the benefit […]

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Special Feature: In Defence Of New Zealand’s Last True Statesman

Published By   /  April 28, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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VN:F [1.9.22_1171] Rating: 5.0/5 (4 votes cast) Special Feature: By Selwyn Manning. Gerald Hensley. Image sourced from Booksellers.co.nz. Introduction: In his about-to-be released book Friendly Fire Gerald Hensley (former head of the prime minister’s department for Sir Robert Muldoon and David Lange) claims David Lange lied about the polarising ANZUS arrangements and misled his senior […]

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Citizen A On Red-Green Commies + National’s Slide + ANZAC Day

Published By   /  April 26, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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VN:F [1.9.22_1171] Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast) On this week’s Citizen A host Martyn Bradbury is joined by Dr Wayne Hope and Selwyn Maning to discuss the following issues: Issue 1: Steven Joyce calls it Communism and John Key warns of the far left taking over NZ – why has the Labour/Green energy policy provoked […]

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ANZAC Day Live Stream: Wellington City Dawn Service at the Lambton Quay Cenotaph

Published By   /  April 25, 2013  /  Breaking News, Featured, Live Now!, Video  /  Comments Off

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ANZAC Day Live Stream: Wellington City Dawn Service at the Lambton Quay Cenotaph your browser does not support frames. ANZAC Day stream will be live form approximately 5:00am New Zealand time. This live stream is courtesy of R2.co.nz, the RSA, and Absolutely Positively Wellington.

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Madame Butterfly Exposes An All Too Common Betrayal Of A Past Time

Published By   /  April 23, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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Madame Butterfly Exposes An All Too Common Betrayal Of A Past Time Review by Selwyn Manning. Images by Neil Mackenzie. NBR NZ Opera Madame Butterfly 2013. Antoinette Halloran performs Cio-Cio San. Photo-credit Neil Mackenzie. So often the arts provide us an opportunity to view culture and practices of past times. And Madame Butterfly, currently being […]

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Two-Party Voting Bloc Works For Aussie’s Right So Why Not Also For NZ’s Left

Published By   /  April 20, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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VN:F [1.9.22_1171] Rating: 4.5/5 (8 votes cast) Russel Norman and David-Shearer – Image: Unitenews.wordpress.com. A two-party voting-bloc has been a winning-formula for Australia’s Liberal/Nationals right parties in Federal General Elections (and looks likely to do so again) – So can it work for New Zealand’s centre-left? The latest Roy Morgan Poll suggests yes it can. […]

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Key’s Intel Reform: Cyber Security Is A Five-Eyed Trojan Horse

Published By   /  April 17, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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VN:F [1.9.22_1171] Rating: 5.0/5 (13 votes cast) Prime Minister John Key announces his remedy to the GCSB scandal. IT WAS DURING one of those dreadful press conferences while John Key was against the wall in China when questioned about what he would do to fix the GCSB scandal when he mumbled something about ‘cyber security’. […]

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Citizen A GCSB Special with Martyn Bradbury Keith Locke & Selwyn Manning

Published By   /  April 12, 2013  /  Breaking News, Featured, Syndicated Analysis, Video  /  Comments Off

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Citizen A GCSB Special with Martyn Bradbury Keith Locke & Selwyn Manning Citizen A GCSB Special: Joining host Martyn Bradbury this week Keith Locke & Selwyn Manning. Issue 1: We now know that 88 NZers were illegally spied upon by the GCSB – why did they try to cover this up and does the PM […]

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5AA Australia: Across The Ditch – GCSB Scandal Is Becoming Very Weird

Published By   /  April 11, 2013  /  Breaking News, Featured, Syndicated Analysis, Video  /  Comments Off

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5AA Australia: Across The Ditch – GCSB Scandal Is Becoming Very Weird Across The Ditch with Peter Godfrey and Selwyn Manning was Recorded Live on 11/04/13. GCSB: This issue just keeps getting more weird. This week it has been revealed that the GCSB spy agency has illegally spied on at least 85 New Zealanders. And […]

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Politics Aside: Why John Key Is Part Of The Intel Problem Not The Solution

Published By   /  April 11, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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VN:F [1.9.22_1171] Rating: 4.6/5 (14 votes cast) Prime Minister John Key sourced from DimPost.wordpress.com. After being forced to publicly release the Kitteridge Report ahead of his schedule the Prime Minister is falling back on his ‘trust me, I’ll fix it’ strategy. But this falls far short of the mark. Here’s why. From China, the Prime […]

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TDB-MILNZ Political Performance Poll – GCSB Issue

Published By   /  April 9, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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VN:F [1.9.22_1171] Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast) Waihopai: GCSB official image. TDB/MILNZ Audience Poll: After what seems an age of political activity, media coverage, and public discourse examining the Prime Minister’s oversight of the GCSB and the appointment of Ian Fletcher as the GCSB director – let’s evaluate the performance of the Prime Minister, the […]

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Nicky Hager And International Team Of Journalists Expose Global Money Laundering Network

Published By   /  April 6, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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VN:F [1.9.22_1171] Rating: 5.0/5 (17 votes cast) Nicky Hager and four other internationally acclaimed investigative journalists have today published a comprehensive body of work that unpicks the offshore money maze. The investigation, which I understand has consumed around 12 months of investigative work, unearths a labyrinth of covert companies, bank accounts, blind trusts and assets […]

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5AA Australia: We Have Rain! + Top Road Cop Retires + GCSB PM Scandal

Published By   /  April 4, 2013  /  Breaking News, Featured, Syndicated Analysis, Video  /  Comments Off

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5AA Australia: We Have Rain! + Top Road Cop Retires + GCSB PM Scandal Across The Ditch was Recorded Live on 4/04/13. First up Selwyn Manning and Peter Godfrey discuss how it looks like New Zealand’s drought in the North Island has broken… : We Have Rain! Also, Leo Tooman, one of New Zealand’s top […]

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Some Stats + Top 20 The Daily Blog Posts For The Month

Published By   /  April 3, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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VN:F [1.9.22_1171] Rating: 5.0/5 (4 votes cast) As Martyn Bradbury announced yesterday, The Daily Blog has soared from an audience of zero at 9am March 1 to attracting 84,213 visits by midnight March 31. And this audience has accessed 196,886 pages pushing this new site up into 5th position on the Open Parachute blog-ratings. From […]

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Oversight Reform Of Intelligence Agencies A True Test Of Opposition’s Resolve

Published By   /  March 29, 2013  /  Featured, State Of It, Syndicated Analysis  /  Comments Off

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VN:F [1.9.22_1171] Rating: 5.0/5 (7 votes cast) Revelations that the Prime Minister’s mother was best friends with the GCSB director’s mother underscores two major issues: how small New Zealand’s population is and why current oversight laws of our intelligence agencies are failing the public interest test. In recent weeks we have come to understand more […]

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Labour MPs Kicked Out While Prime Minister Makes A Mockery Of Speaker’s Authority

Published By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Breaking News, Featured, Video  /  Comments Off

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Labour MPs Kicked Out While Prime Minister Makes A Mockery Of Speaker’s Authority   [youtube]http://youtu.be/HXFglrDodM4[/youtube] [chat id="13" date_show="disabled" time_show="disabled" ]   Parliament Question 12. Government Communications Security Bureau—February 2012 Briefings [Sitting date: 27 March 2013. Volume:688;Page:13. Text is subject to correction.] 12. GRANT ROBERTSON (Deputy Leader—Labour) to the Minister responsible for the GCSB: Did GCSB […]

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