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What makes a New Zealander "prominent"?

References are often made to “prominent New Zealander”.

John Key is one of the more prominent New Zealanders.

What about ex-MPs? Take Rodney Hide for example, he was prominent in ACT circles, he was prominent in the Epsom electorate, and he was prominent enough in Parliament for a while. 249 more words

General

Repost: A rightwing fairytale about Labour Day

(Originally posted at On The Left.)

I was casting about for something to write today, and that’s when the Internet gave me a gift: … 779 more words

Industrial Relations

More trade union lies

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Above: trade unionists take collective action

A guest post by former ACT MP Rodney Hide

This Labour Day we heard the union movement yet again claiming credit for the eight hour working day. 1,313 more words

Featured

Could Labour Day be NZ Day?

Labour Day is to celebrate workers’ rights, the eight-hour working day and unions, isn’t it?

Had I been asked about the day’s origins, that’s what I’d have answered but Rodney Hide points out the… 541 more words

Politics

A rightwing fairytale about Labour Day

I was casting about for something to write today, and that’s when the Internet gave me a gift: a column from Rodney Hide, conveniently timed, which decries the role of unions and even the very history of Labour Day: 794 more words

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