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Polity: Hide / Farrar / Hooton: “Hey, look over there!

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Date published: 3:25 pm, May 4th, 2015 - 23 comments
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“The shrillness of the “hey look over there!” narrative coming from the right-hand-side shows just how deep the embarrassment within National is at the Northland campaign and result.”

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Rachinger on dirty politics 3 – Scoop takes up the story

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Date published: 12:30 pm, May 4th, 2015 - 17 comments

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Ben Rachinger was a dirty politics insider. He is telling his story. Alastair Thompson at Scoop writes: “Arguably therefore this is an exceptionally fine piece of undercover investigative journalism into a matter of national significance”.

Support Wellington Rape Crisis this week

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Date published: 12:00 pm, May 4th, 2015 - No comments

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This week is Wellington Rape Crisis’ annual appeal.

Worst. Interview. Ever.

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Date published: 9:30 am, May 4th, 2015 - 81 comments

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On Radio NZ this morning John Key gave an interview that was cringe-worthy, defensive and accidently hilarious. The man is a joke … and not even an original one.

The rise of Collins and the decline of Key

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Date published: 8:48 am, May 4th, 2015 - 77 comments

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John Key is back in the country and going by his interview on Morning Report this morning has been affected significantly by ponygate.  And Judith Collins has suddenly burst back into public view with the obvious goal of seeking a return to cabinet.  Or is it that she wants to be the next National leader?

Open mike 04/05/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 4th, 2015 - 126 comments

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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 …

Miliband:Dangerous Muppet?

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Date published: 12:58 pm, May 3rd, 2015 - 36 comments

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Is Ed Miliband fighting democracy? Well…

Rachinger on dirty politics 2

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Date published: 11:44 am, May 3rd, 2015 - 32 comments

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Ben’s story has reached an interesting point.

Ports of Auckland is out of control

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Date published: 8:33 am, May 3rd, 2015 - 28 comments

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Ports of Auckland’s recent behaviour outlines a major weakness with Auckland super city.  Corporate interests are able to take precedence over the wishes of our democratically elected representatives.

Open mike 03/05/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 3rd, 2015 - 166 comments

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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 …

CSI, Reality TV and Gangsta Gun-slingers – a few random weekend thoughts

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Date published: 5:47 pm, May 2nd, 2015 - 33 comments

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Random questions that arise when watching the TV….

The Californian canary

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Date published: 11:54 am, May 2nd, 2015 - 36 comments

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Not that I wish any ill on Californians, but in the grand scheme of things it is probably good for our global chances of action to limit climate change that such a clear example of the damaging effects are playing out in the USA’s back yard.

Prosecuting Key

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Date published: 11:27 am, May 2nd, 2015 - 42 comments

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Very wise of Bailey to dissociate herself from McCready, and make her own decisions about prosecuting Key.

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NRT: National wants to jail people who expose politicians

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Date published: 8:32 am, May 2nd, 2015 - 27 comments

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Interesting post from I/S at No Right Turn on the Harmful Digital Communications Bill.

Open mike 02/05/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 2nd, 2015 - 102 comments

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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 …

Daily Review 01/05/2015

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Date published: 5:30 pm, May 1st, 2015 - 14 comments

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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.

Joyce’s $1,248 taxi ride

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Date published: 12:02 pm, May 1st, 2015 - 52 comments

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Stephen Joyce has spent $1,248 keeping a taxi waiting for him in Sydney for nine hours. The level of  born to rule arrogance displayed has been unmatched for some time.

Swings

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Date published: 11:26 am, May 1st, 2015 - 40 comments

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A snippet on Labour’s prospects in Scotland.

Not bad for an “entertainment” show

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Date published: 11:19 am, May 1st, 2015 - 11 comments

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“When we began covering zero hours, BK, Pizza Hut, KFC, Starbucks, Carls Jr, Hell & McDonald’s all had them. Now none do. Great!”

Rachinger on dirty politics

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Date published: 7:15 am, May 1st, 2015 - 57 comments

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Ben Rachinger is telling his story about his involvement in the world of dirty politics.

Key on women’s rights

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Date published: 7:02 am, May 1st, 2015 - 29 comments

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Key dodges women’s rights issues in Saudi Arabia. For obvious reasons really. In other media coverage of ponytail fallout…

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Open mike 01/05/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, May 1st, 2015 - 203 comments

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Daily Review 30/04/2015

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Date published: 5:58 pm, April 30th, 2015 - 46 comments

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What do you reckon?

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Date published: 11:25 am, April 30th, 2015 - 33 comments

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Video clip to make you all chuckle

Tauranga oil spill

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Date published: 10:08 am, April 30th, 2015 - 58 comments

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If we can’t even do simple things like refuel safely there is no way that we can guarantee the safety of deep sea drilling off the coast of NZ.

The pope and climate change

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Date published: 9:51 am, April 30th, 2015 - 32 comments

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The Pope is calling for action on climate change. Naturally, he is being attacked for it.

Embarrassed for NZ

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Date published: 7:01 am, April 30th, 2015 - 87 comments

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Open mike 30/04/2015

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Date published: 6:00 am, April 30th, 2015 - 99 comments

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Daily Review 29/04/2015

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Date published: 5:29 pm, April 29th, 2015 - 30 comments

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The Daily Blog under attack

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Date published: 4:46 pm, April 29th, 2015 - 110 comments

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Earlier today Martyn Bradbury reported that The Daily Blog was under attack.

Update: Its running again. Nope down again.

Numerical illiteracy at the Herald

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Date published: 1:21 pm, April 29th, 2015 - 46 comments

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Today, we see a Herald ‘editor’ demonstrating exactly how useless they are at interpreting polls. They are saying that a poll where almost all of the sample was taken before the Ponygate story broke, indicates that it doesn’t matter much. To rub home just how stupid and out of touch the Herald editors were last week, it then whines about nasty social media. What can one say of these cloistered monks of  ‘journalism’… Plenty.

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