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General Debate 31 October 2014

October 31st, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 30 October 2014

October 30th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 29 October 2014

October 29th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 28 October 2014

October 28th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 27 October 2014

October 27th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 26 October 2014

October 26th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 25 October 2014

October 25th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 24 October 2014

October 24th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 23 October 2014

October 23rd, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 22 October 2014

October 22nd, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 21 October 2014

October 21st, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 20 October 2014

October 20th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 19 October 2014

October 19th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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Yay we made it

October 18th, 2014 at 12:20 pm by David Farrar

Been offline for last two days, so great to quickly check the news (I have 30 minutes of online time only) to see NZ won the security council vote. Will blog on this in more detail in a few days, but for now congrats to Murray McCully, Jim McLay, David Shearer and the team at MFAT for their efforts. No easy job to beat Turkey.

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General Debate 18 October 2014

October 18th, 2014 at 8:11 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 17 October 2014

October 17th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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No more signing for Visa

October 16th, 2014 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

The personal identification number (Pin) has proved to be mightier than the pen, with Visa officially removing the ability to sign for credit card payments this weekend.

Though the exact timing of the change varies between banks, Visa has set its deadline for Saturday.

Country manager for New Zealand and South Pacific, Caroline Ada, said the end of the signature era was aimed at improving payment security.

“Using Pin for purchases at the point-of-sale provides the greatest security for electronic payments today,” she said.

Long overdue. Much more secure, and faster.

What is pleasing is that your PIN now works overseas more and more.

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General Debate 16 October 2014

October 16th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 15 October 2014

October 15th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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Can a three year old be proud of being a vegan?

October 14th, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

Essential Mums reports:

Alicia Silverstone says her three-year-old son is “proud of being vegan”.

The 38-year-old actress is mother to Bear with husband Christopher Jarecki. And the star admits that while the pair made the conscious decision to raise their son a vegan, the lifestyle choice has never caused an issue with the little boy.

“He has never asked for meat or dairy. He is proud of being vegan,” Silverstone told the Miami New Times. “In fact, the other day I called him ‘my butterball’ and he said, ‘Mommy, I don’t eat butter; I eat Earth Balance. I don’t want to eat cows.’

I think it is much more parental decision, than the son’s choice.

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General Debate 14 October 2014

October 14th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 13 October 2014

October 13th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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General Debate 12 October 2014

October 12th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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Will there be five?

October 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Nominations close on Tuesday and it appears increasingly likely acting leader David Parker will be a last-minute entrant.

A group of MPs, understood to include Kelvin Davis, have been pushing for him to put his name in although yesterday he again said his position had not changed. …

Former Labour leader David Shearer is also still considering a tilt. Yesterday he echoed concerns also expressed by Damien O’Connor that the leadership contest meant the candidates had to appeal to Labour members – but that did not necessarily translate into appealing to the wider voter base.

Little and Robertson are both on the left of the party. Cunliffe in reality is more centrist but went left to gain the leadership. Therefore all three candidates are fighting in the same space.

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General Debate 11 October 2014

October 11th, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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