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PM's Press Conference 29/05/17: Two more troops?

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 05:45 PM
Today Prime Minister Bill English gave a summary of what he felt were the highlights of last week’s budget announcement. ... The Prime minister was asked about NATO’s request for New Zealand to send two more personnel to Afghanistan and whether or ... Read more...

Barging Through NATO: Donald Trump in Europe

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 01:13 PM
From his big white bird did the President descend upon his dreading European hosts, looking much like natives waiting to be slaughtered or ravished. As Donald Trump pushed his way through NATO members (the Montenegrin prime minister, for one, felt ... Read more...

Take torture off agenda - Kristin Y. Christman

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 12:32 PM
According to President Donald Trump, people who are tortured deserve it. Trump's initial draft executive order in January revealed his passion for reopening U.S. black site prisons, loading Guantanamo with prisoners, and rewriting the Army Field ... Read more...

The Merry Life of Dragnet Surveillance - Binoy Kampmark

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 12:09 PM
In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, a grudging acceptance was made by the Obama administration that something had to be done about a roguish surveillance complex unhinged from its foundations. The National Security Agency ... Read more...

Gordon Campbell on the twists in the UK election

Published: Mon 29 May 2017 11:16 AM
T he main reason Theresa May chose to call a snap election for June 8 in Britain was because the Tories firmly believed that a British Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t and wouldn’t pose any threat. Instead, the Conservatives’ original ... Read more...

2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years

Published: Sun 28 May 2017 02:15 PM
The company says it made a profit of $13.4 million in 2016 . That compares with a loss of $33.1 million a year earlier. Revenue was a shade over $700 million. Read more...

Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month

Published: Sun 28 May 2017 02:12 PM
Vocus says its fibre broadband customers with unlimited data plans now download an average 1 of 430GB a month. The average for all Vocus fibre customers is 425GB. Read more...

Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?

Published: Sun 28 May 2017 02:09 PM
There's an untold story behind the 2017 Commerce Commission telecommunications monitoring report. Before we get to that, edited highlights from the official media release : Telecommunications Commissioner Stephen Gale says: “The cost of internet use ... Read more...

Edifier R1700BT speakers review: Luxury Bluetooth sounds

Published: Sun 28 May 2017 02:06 PM
If you want more from desktop speakers, the Edifier R1700BT is worth a look, and a listen. At the price, NZ$250, they are a steal. Read more...

Budget Urgency Ends

Published: Fri 26 May 2017 03:20 PM
The Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill completed its first reading and was referred to the Health Committee with a report back date of June 6. Read more...
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