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Martin Doyle cartoon: Two medals in the rowing

Monday, 1 September 2014, 5:01 pm | Martin Doyle

Martin Doyle cartoon: Two medals in the rowing Click for big version. *** Facebook: Martin Doyle cartoons Twitter @Mart_cartoons More >>

Top 5 Press Releases Week To 30/8/2014 | Scoop Insights

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:14 pm | Scoop Insights

The following five press releases were the top performing press releases (by NZ page view numbers) according to Google Analytics on Scoop for the seven days to 30th August 2014. More >>

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:50 am | Gordon Campbell

Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious ... More >>

Fightback 2014 issue #6 online now

Monday, 1 September 2014, 9:23 am | Fightback

This special, expanded election edition of Fightback magazine comes at what seems to be a turning point in the 2014 election. The shockwaves from Dirty Politics , Nicky Hager's exposé of the possibly corrupt relations between National Party cabinet ... More >>

Apple, Microsoft — two tablet visions

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 7:04 pm | Digitl

When Steve Jobs took the wraps off Apple's first iPad, he showed an entirely new class of device. The iPad was neither a new type of PC nor was it just a giant smartphone. It opened new territory. Apple sold the original iPad as a personal digital media ... More >>

Server sales tick up, more to come

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 7:02 pm | Digitl

Server revenues climbed 2.5 percent in the past year according to IDC’s quarterly worldwide server tracker. In the second quarter of 2014 sales totalled US$12.6 billion. Unit shipments grew 1.2 percent to 2.2 million. The standout segment was mid-range ... More >>

NZ$400 Surface 2 a bargain for Office fans

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 7:01 pm | Digitl

Microsoft's swanky new Surface Pro 3 went on sale in New Zealand earlier this week. It's a lovely device, but not cheap . Prices start at NZ$1200. For one-third of that you can buy a 32GB Surface 2 at Noel Leeming until September 7. Is it worth considering? ... More >>

Addressing high growth companies' skills gap

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 6:58 pm | Digitl

This week I chaired an interactive panel discussion on the skills challenge facing New Zealand technology companies. It’s part of Massey University’s ecentre cloud series. Here's how the discussion played out on Twitter. More >>

Key Holds Emergency Press Conference In Wellington

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 3:57 pm | Jeremy Wilkinson

National’s senior Minister Judith Collins has resigned from Cabinet because of serious allegations she tried to undermine a senior civil servant through a blog. More >>

Defying Political Gravity

Friday, 29 August 2014, 6:38 pm | NZ Election Data Consortium

The latest wave of polls show slightly different stories but with a similar theme – National’s support seems to be defying political gravity. More >>

Green Support Divided By Age And Gender

Friday, 29 August 2014, 6:36 pm | NZ Election Data Consortium

Last week’s Roy Morgan Reactor indicated those taking part were heavily divided over their reaction to the Green’s messages depending on gender, age and social group. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: An enduring billboard

Friday, 29 August 2014, 5:30 pm | Martin Doyle

If the claim that MFAT staff ignored instructions and allowed the Malaysian diplomat to flee New Zealand, the very least Murray McCully could do is struggle long and loud to get him back to face justice in our Courts. We've had promises from everyone ... More >>

Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:58 pm | Ed Husain

Saudis Must Stop Exporting Extremism: ISIS Atrocities Started With Saudi Support for Salafi Hate By Ed Husain 29 August, 2014 More >>

Muslims Dedicating Friday Sermons for Safety of Minorities

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:46 pm | Mike Ghouse

Muslims to Dedicate Friday Sermons for the Safety of Christians, Yazidis, Shia and Other Minorities By Mike Ghouse 20 August, 2014 More >>

Gujarat Model of Harmony: Water Thicker Than Blood

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:40 pm | Zahid Qureshi

The water in the cistern at Futi Masjid in Dariapur has not tasted sweeter in over 500 years of its existence. Had it not been for AMC's decision to cut off water supply to Central and North Zones for two days -- due to ongoing work to merge water supply ... More >>

From 1761 to 2013: What Has Changed In England?

Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:11 pm | Reverend Kevin D. Annett

From 1761 to 2013: What Has Changed In England? (Lessons from My Ancestor Peter Annett and Stanstead Prison) By Reverend Kevin D. Annett 29 August, 2014 More >>

Gordon Campbell on last night’s debate, and Collins

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:28 am | Gordon Campbell

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned ... More >>

What to Do About ISIS

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:14 am | David Swanson

Start by recognizing where ISIS came from. The U.S. and its junior partners destroyed Iraq, left a sectarian division, poverty, desperation, and an illegitimate government in Baghdad that did not represent Sunnis or other groups. Then the U.S. armed and ... More >>

John Kerry Makes a Deal

Friday, 29 August 2014, 9:56 am | David Swanson

Barry! Barr -er Mr. President, I got Congress out in the parking lot looking at the new SUVs. I'm pushing the missile strikes on the Syrian government hard, but just a few little ones, and then ka-blam we get em with the whole package deal, 800 vehicles ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The Whale in the room

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:33 pm | Martin Doyle

It's only two years since Judith Collins led the charge against cyber-bullying. Her supplying of information to the Whale Oil site for political purposes is a very sick travesty of all we had been told. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Cleared by the Privacy Commissioner

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 5:07 pm | Martin Doyle

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Cleared by the Privacy Commissioner Click for big version. *** Facebook: Martin Doyle cartoons Twitter @Mart_cartoons More >>

No country for gay men

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:25 pm | Alexander Lowe

US officials have just advised that UAE jets carried out a range of strikes across Libya condemned by statement of the US State Department signed by Britain, France, Germany and Italy. UAE, who is believed to have one of the most powerful air forces ... More >>

An Unknown Quality

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:08 pm | Matthew Neumann

During its two terms, National have accumulated a record of sporadic—right of centre—success. Their crowning achievement is balancing the books, and credit where credits due, it is an achievement worthy of some recognition. Two other noteworthy achievements ... More >>

Whitewash Reviews: Part 1, New Zealand

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 11:43 am | Paul Connett

This is the first of a two-part series on the whitewash reviews which are produced by pro-fluoridation governments in an attempt to defuse the growing efforts to end this foolish practice worldwide. Part 1 is on the whitewash review produced by the ... More >>

When Catholics Become a Peace Church

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:05 am | Deacon James Rauner and Pax Christi Michigan

When Catholics Become a Peace Church By Deacon James Rauner and Pax Christi Michigan 28 August, 2014 More >>

SOS: Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza’s Children

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:54 am | Franklin Lamb

SOS: Hospital Ships Needed to Save Gaza’s Children By Franklin Lamb 28 August, 2014 More >>

It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:48 am | Adam Parsons

It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth. By Adam Parsons 28 August, 2014 More >>

Gordon Campbell on Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:48 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing, and Bob Dylan in the basement (again) More >>

Fearing Political Islam: Why Was Gaza Betrayed

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:39 am | Ramzy Baroud

Ask any Arab ruler, and they will tell you of the great sacrifices their countries have made for Palestine and the Palestinians. However, both history and present reality are testaments, not only to Arab failure to live up to the role expected of them ... More >>

Fearing Political Islam: Why Was Gaza Betrayed

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:39 am | Ramzy Baroud

Ask any Arab ruler, and they will tell you of the great sacrifices their countries have made for Palestine and the Palestinians. However, both history and present reality are testaments, not only to Arab failure to live up to the role expected of them ... More >>

Interview: Maulana Dr Waris Mazhari on Indian Madrasas

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:32 am | Victor Edwin

Maulana Dr. Waris Mazhari is a graduate of the Dar ul-Uloom Deoband, and a Ph.D in Islamic Studies from the Jamia Millia Islamia. He presently teaches Islamic Studies at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad. He has written extensively ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Prison Or Psychiatric Care?

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:28 am | Martin Doyle

Ref: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/253121/prison-best-place-for-man-expert More >>

Nisteling: The Art of Deep Listening

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:23 am | Robert J. Burrowes

The word 'listening' has many meanings and the context in which it is done will often determine the level of concentration that is required for one to be considered to be listening. More >>

Live NZ Election Reactor Thursday 7pm: Key vs. Cunliffe

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 5:16 pm | NZ Election Reactor

John Key and David Cunliffe go head to head for the first time in the election campaign in the TV One Leaders Debate at 7pm on Thursday and it is time for people to have a say about their performance. More >>

The Iranian Cyber Offensive during Operation Protective Edge

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:23 pm | INSS Insight

The Iranian Cyber Offensive during Operation Protective Edge By Gabi Siboni and Sami Kronenfeld August 26, 2014 More >>

Losing Losers and the Pentagon That Hires Them

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:14 pm | David Swanson

http://warisacrime.org/content/losing-losers-and-pentagon-hires-them At the 200th anniversary of the jackasses of 1812 getting the U.S. capital burned by the British in 1814, I found myself watching a new film by Rory Kennedy called Last Days in Vietnam ... More >>

NZ’s UN Security Council bid hangs by a nuclear thread

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:10 pm | Bob Rigg

New Zealand’s UN Security Council bid hangs by a nuclear thread By Bob Rigg 27 August, 2014 More >>

So, I Asked the Russian Ambassador What He Thinks of NATO

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:05 pm | David Swanson

So, I Asked the Russian Ambassador What He Thinks of NATO By David Swanson 27 August, 2014 More >>

Images & Video: Wellington Night Lights

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:51 am | Lyndon Hood

The LUX Wellington Night Lights Festival runs until 31 August. Light sculptures are installed along the waterfront and in the central city – many of them interactive and at least one actually alive . More >>

Coalition governments and real change

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:07 am | Fightback

Mike Treen, General Secretary of UNITE Union. (Reprinted from The Daily Blog, originally published in 2013). More >>

The Kardashians, Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:46 am | James Stafford

The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry By James Stafford Wed, 20 August 2014 More >>

Elanco is Becoming the Monsanto of the Animal Drug Industry

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 5:04 pm | Martha Rosenberg

Elanco is Becoming the Monsanto of the Animal Drug Industry By Martha Rosenberg 26 August 2014 More >>

Elanco is Becoming the Monsanto of the Animal Drug Industry

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 5:04 pm | Martha Rosenberg

Elanco is Becoming the Monsanto of the Animal Drug Industry By Martha Rosenberg 26 August 2014 More >>

Earthquakes, Gods and California

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:57 pm | Binoy Kampmark

We all want to enjoy the fruits of the quakes, so we all have to prepare for the downside too. Ross S. Stein, United States Geological Survey, Aug 24, 2014 More >>

Negotiations around post-2015 development agenda

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:32 pm | Shobha Shukla

'Watch your step': Negotiations around post-2015 development agenda By Shobha Shukla 26 August, 2014 More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Come in, Boat 5

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 3:37 pm | Martin Doyle

There is no reason why John Whitehead requires all these weeks and weeks to complete a relatively simple inquiry into why MFAT offered diplomatic immunity to the Malaysian diplomat charged with Attempted Rape. Ref: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/mccully-announces-inquiry-mfats-handling-malaysian-diplomat-allegations-rh-159093 More >>

NZ First - Those Aged Over 65 Could Decide Next Government

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:47 pm | NZ Election Data Consortium

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters’ ability to work his narrow support base has been one of his political strengths over the years and he will be hoping recent polling will result in his MPs being essential to form the next government. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the US somersaults over Syria and Iran

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:11 am | Gordon Campbell

Amidst the day-to-day reports about the military advances of the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, one remarkable aspect of this war has barely been mentioned. Namely, the complete 180 degree turn of US foreign policy whereby its former enemies – ... More >>

Jewish survivors condemn massacre of Palestinians in Gaza

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:34 am | Tikkun

Editor's Note: The ad below appeared in the New York Times. While I do not agree that the appropriate response to Israel's actions in Gaza is a blanket boycott of Israel (though I do support boycotting firms providing support for Israel's Occupation ... More >>

The Keys to the Gaza Strip

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:27 am | Shmuel Even

The blockade of the Gaza Strip, labeled by the Palestinians as a “siege,” is ostensibly one of the fundamental reasons behind Hamas’ barrage of rockets that led to Operation Protective Edge. Yet while the Palestinians claim that Israel’s ... More >>

Fightback opposes platform for Julian Assange

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:14 am | Fightback

Fightback supports Internet MANA as an alliance between radical indigenous and progressive tau iwi forces, challenging the neoliberal consensus. More >>

Addressing the skills gap for high growth companies

Monday, 25 August 2014, 7:15 pm | Digitl

Tomorrow night I'm chairing an interactive panel discussion on the skills challenge facing New Zealand technology companies. It's part of Massey University's ecentre cloud series.   The session starts at 5:30 at the Sir Neil Waters Building, Massey ... More >>

Egyptians Discourse on the Social Networks

Monday, 25 August 2014, 4:30 pm | INSS Insight

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi: a chronicle of foretold failure, or perhaps not? Egyptians' Discourse on the Social Networks By Orit Perlov August 11, 2014 More >>

Bomber Bernie Can’t Take the Heat

Monday, 25 August 2014, 3:55 pm | Jay Moore

It seems Bernie Sanders wants to become President and one of the titular Masters of the Universe. But how is the man going to deal with an international crisis with the fate of the world at stake when he can’t even deal with a little righteous ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Pam's charm offensive

Monday, 25 August 2014, 3:15 pm | Martin Doyle

Pam Corkery's incandescent blurt at the poor old journalists outside the Internet Mana campaign launch must have had many wondering just when we're going to get a gentler, more caring society. [And just a small point, but the media was invited, ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: So what are we worrying about…

Monday, 25 August 2014, 3:10 pm | Martin Doyle

The use of state apparatus to monitor and control a society is the hallmark of an 'unfree' society. More >>

More Kiwi Kids Set to Benefit from Barnardos Helpline

Monday, 25 August 2014, 3:05 pm | Fleur Revell

More Kiwi Kids Set to Benefit from the Barnardos 0800 What’s Up Helpline By Fleur Revell 25 August 2014 More >>

Top 5 Scoop Press Releases Week To 23rd August 2014

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:17 pm | Scoop Insights

1. Collins’ Admission Reason for Key to Act 2. IGIS inquiry into release of NZSIS information 3. National Chooses to Campaign on High Tax, High Spend Policy 4. Nicky Hager's first public comment on police investigation 5. Underground coal fire on ... More >>

Waimak electorate’s Who is Who?

Monday, 25 August 2014, 12:28 pm | Glen Prowse

Labour Party list MP Clayton Cosgrove’s election billboards were the subject of a complaint laid with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) last month. More >>

Neither Hamas Nor Israel Can Have It Both Ways

Monday, 25 August 2014, 12:15 pm | Alon Ben-Meir

Neither Hamas Nor Israel Can Have It Both Ways By Alon Ben-Meir August 13, 2014 More >>

 

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