Date published: 9:05 am, April 28th, 2015 - 3 comments
It was all a bit of fun. Have we become so casual about harassment?
Date published: 6:00 am, April 28th, 2015 - 25 comments
Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …
Date published: 10:50 pm, April 27th, 2015 - 5 comments
Miliband ko’s Boris on Andrew Marr show. Marr opined this might be a foretaste of things to come when Ed is PM and Boris has knifed David Cameron, which Rupert Murdoch thinks likely. Johnson flails and Miliband counter-punches – “don’t get rattled, Boris;” same primary school “but not same secondary school;” on back-stabbing accusations “you can do better than Lynton Crosby.”
Date published: 10:31 am, April 27th, 2015 - 143 comments
The Ponygate story provides a fascinating example of the use of social media to break a story. The simple lesson is to tell a story without a political agenda. And the response from the right shows a level of disarray progressives can take heart from.
Date published: 6:34 am, April 27th, 2015 - 32 comments
I’m planning to enjoy a day off today – the first “mondayised” public holiday – thanks to the work of David Clark, Grant Robertston, and others in Labour and the parties that supported the Bill. National and ACT voted against this holiday.
Date published: 1:56 pm, April 26th, 2015 - 44 comments
“I’m a friendly guy that likes to interact with the public. I do like to have a bit of a laugh and I’m probably the most casual Prime Minister New Zealand has had.”
John Key’s week has turned from drama to farce. David Brent looks good next to this clown.
Date published: 9:37 am, April 26th, 2015 - 17 comments
As is all over the news this morning, Nepal and surrounding areas have been hit by a severe quake.
Date published: 5:48 pm, April 25th, 2015 - 406 comments
From pulling ponytails to police minimisation, there is a deep problem in our country with attitudes towards women and to sexual violence.
Date published: 2:00 am, April 25th, 2015 - 35 comments
100 years ago today ANZAC forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. They are remembered.
Image from NZ History.
Date published: 3:52 pm, April 24th, 2015 - 47 comments
A great illustration of the gap between money-rich and money-poor in NZ.
Date published: 1:00 pm, April 24th, 2015 - 109 comments
Keep it seemly!
Date published: 9:01 am, April 24th, 2015 - 33 comments
For once I agree with Mike Hosking – the Hip cafe owners are also losers in the fallout from John Key’s ponytail-pull fetish. But not for the same reasons as Mike. It seems Grant and Brown threw their employee to the lions for quite selfish motives. They appear to have betrayed their responsibility of trust and confidence to their employee.
Date published: 6:11 am, April 24th, 2015 - 12 comments
Protests in support of Campbell Live, today (Friday) in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Marvelous!
Date published: 5:30 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 117 comments
Daily review is also your post. This provides Standarnistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other.
Date published: 4:12 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 20 comments
Auckland house prices have exploded again. Houses get more capital gains than their inhabitants do in salaries. So what is the government doing about it? Nothing. They haven’t tried the economic basics.. Capital gains tax to decrease demand, or a building programme to increase supply. Meanwhile National’s landlord MPs laughing all the way to the bank…
Date published: 1:15 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 334 comments
Late night developments, the “hair pull” waitress states that a Herald interview (to be published today) was obtained under false pretences, and she withdrew her consent for it.
Multiple updates on the changing story.
Date published: 10:30 am, April 23rd, 2015 - 16 comments
It was touch and go at Wellington Airport as the great-niece of a Gallipoli soldier raced to meet Labour leader Andrew Little to get him to deliver a medal to Turkey on her behalf.