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Still an honest man?

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, May 26th, 2014 - 31 comments
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BLip has been maintaining for quite a while, a little list of Honest John’s statements that aren’t exactly true. One iteration of this list “An Honest Man” is still one of the most popular posts here with many page views on a daily basis – more than a year after it was posted. Looks like someone has made a video of a few of the times when some of these were made.

hat tip: Frankly Speaking

The most recent update on The Standard of BLip’s list on John Key was from the 15th of May this year. We fear that it may be substantially out of date. However …

Well, interesting you should mention that, I just happen to have it open . . .

  1. promise to always be honest
  2. we are not going to sack public servants, the attrition rate will reduce costs
  3. there’s no way one in five New Zealanders will lose their jobs
  4. we are not going to cut working for families
  5. firmly believe in climate change and always have
  6. We seek a 50% reduction in New Zealand’s carbon-equivalent net emissions, as compared to 1990 levels, by 2050. 50 by 50. We will write the target into law.
  7. National Ltd™ will provide a consistent incentive for both biofuel and biodiesel by exempting them from excise tax or road user charges
  8. I didn’t know about The Bretheren election tactics
  9. If they came to us now with that proposal [re trans-Tasman Therapeutic Goods regime], we will sign it
  10. can’t remember my position on the 1981 Springbok Tour
  11. Tranzrail shares
  12. did not mislead the House (1)
  13. Lord Ashcroft
  14. National Ltd™ would not have sent troops into Iraq
  15. Standard & Poors credit downgrade
  16. the double-down grade doesn’t really matter and its only about private sector debt
  17. did not mislead the House (2)
  18. didn’t say I want wages to drop
  19. can’t remember why I voted against increasing the minimum wage
  20. lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour will increase unemployment
  21. the real rate of inflation is 3.3 percent.
  22. the tourism sector has not lost 7,000 jobs
  23. no I have never heard of Whitechapel
  24. won’t raise GST
  25. people who are on the average wage and have a child are $48 a week better off after the rise in GST
  26. the purchase of farmland, by overseas buyers will be limited to ten farms per purchase
  27. the Pike River Mine was consented to under a Labour Government
  28. no promises were made to get the remains of the miners out of the Pike River mine
  29. did not provide a view on the safety of the Pike River coalmine
  30. did not mislead the House (3)
  31. capping, not cutting the public service
  32. raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour will cost 6000 jobs
  33. north of $50 a week
  34. privatisation won’t significantly help the economy
  35. wave goodbye to higher taxes, not your loved ones
  36. never offered Brash a diplomatic job in London
  37. Tariana Turia is “totally fine” with the Tuhoe Treaty Claim deal
  38. Kiwisaver
  39. National Ltd™ is not going to radically reorganise the structure of the public sector
  40. tax cuts won’t require additional borrowing
  41. New Zealand does not have a debt problem
  42. New Zealand troops in Afghanistan will only be involved in training, not fighting
  43. the wage gap between New Zealand and Australia has closed under my National Ltd™ government
  44. It took 9 years for Labour to make a complete and utter mess of the economy
  45. National Ltd™ has changed the Overseas Investment Act to include 19 different criteria
  46. the price of goods and services has risen by 6 percent since the last election, while the after-tax average wage has actually gone up by 16 percent
  47. no, although its a week ago and here I am being interviewed on television about them, I havn’t seen Gerry Brownlee’s comments regarding demolitions in Christchurch and which caused such outrage, but I can talk all about them
  48. our SAS soldiers were not involved in the Kabul Hotel gunfight
  49. the use of the Vela brother’s helicopter was required so I could attend meetings relating to national/international security concerns
  50. the DPS makes the decision about accompanying the Prime Minister or not, I had no choice but to take them on holiday to Hawaii
  51. did not mislead the House (4)
  52. oh, maybe our SAS soldiers were in the Kabul hotel gun fight but they weren’t wounded by friendly fire
  53. New Zealand has lost $12 billion from GDP due to the Christchurch earthquake . . . oh, it might actually be around $15 billion from GDP due to the Christchurch earthquake . . . Blinglish said what?
  54. 10,000 houses will have to be demolished in Christchurch due to the earthquake
  55. 14,000 new apprentices will start training over the next five years, over and above the number previously forecast
  56. our amendments to the ETS ensure we will continue to do our fair share internationally
  57. we are committed to honouring our Kyoto Protocol obligations
  58. any changes to the ETS will be fiscally neutral
  59. New Zealand has grown for eight of the last nine quarters”
  60. National Ltd™ will tender out the government banking contract
  61. we will be back in surplus by 2014-15
  62. Nicky Hager’s book “Other People’s Wars” is a work of fiction
  63. unemployment is starting to fall
  64. we have created 60,000 jobs
  65. we have created 45,000 jobs
  66. the 2011 Budget will create in the order of 170,000 jobs
  67. don’t know if I own a vineyard
  68. no, I did not mislead the House (5)
  69. the Isreali spy killed in the Christchurch quake had “only one” passport
  70. the Police will not need to make savings by losing jobs
  71. I voted to keep the drinking age at 20
  72. New Zealand is 100% Pure
  73. I’ve been prime minister for four years, and it’s really 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
  74. baseball in New Zealand is attracting more government support
  75. the decision to buy brand new BMWs was made by the Department of Internal Affairs without reference either to their minister or to me
  76. I didn’t have a clue that Ministerial Services, which I am in charge of, was going to buy brand new BMWs
  77. even though four of my ministers knew all about it, I didn’t have a clue that brand new BMWs were being bought.
  78. even though my Chief of Staff met with officials to discuss purchase of the the brand new BMWs, I didn’t have a clue
  79. even though I personally signed papers discussing the matter, I still didn’t have a clue
  80. Labour forced us into buying the brand new BMWs, its their fault
  81. ummm, look, sorry about that BMW thing , it was because I was so upset
  82. I did not describe David Beckam as thick as batshit
  83. I did not mislead the House (6)
  84. the public demanded that we change the labour laws for The Hobbit
  85. “The Hobbit” created 3000 new jobs
  86. we have delivered 800 extra doctors in the public service
  87. I did not mislead the House (7)
  88. I wasn’t working at Elders when the sham foreign exchange deals took place
  89. I was starting School Certificate exams in 1978
  90. don’t know who arrived on the CIA jet to visit the spies I am responsible for
  91. reducing barriers to property developers will increase the availability of affordable housing
  92. Labour left the economy in poor shape
  93. forecasts show unemployment will fall
  94. we have closed the wage gap with Australia by $27
  95. Ngati Porou and Whanau Apanui are not opposed to mining
  96. I have not had any meetings with Media Works
  97. our [NZ's] terms of trade remain high
  98. the TPPA is an example of democracy
  99. the TPPA will still have to be ratified by Parliament
  100. National Ltd™ will use the proceeds of state asset sales to invest in other public assets, like schools and hospitals
  101. New Zealand troops will be out of Afghanistan by April 2013
  102. overseas investment in New Zealand adds to what New Zealanders can invest on their own
  103. overseas investment in New Zealand creates jobs, boosts incomes, and helps the economy grow
  104. National Ltd™ will build 2000 houses over the next two years
  105. there are only 4 New Zealand SAS soldiers in Bamiyan and all working in the area of logistics and planning only
  106. selling state assets will give cash equity to those companies
  107. the Sky City deal will provide 1000 construction jobs and 800 casino jobs
  108. all five bidders for the convention centre were treated equally
  109. my office has had no correspondence, no discussions, no involvement with the Sky City deal
  110. did not mislead the House (8)
  111. can’t remember what was discussed at my meeting with the SkyCity Chief Executive on 14 May 2009
  112. I have no record of the 12 November 2009 email from Treasury advising that the SkyCity deal was dodgy and needed to be referred to the Auditor General
  113. there was nothing improper about the Sky City deal
  114. SkyCity will only get “a few more” pokie machines at the margins
  115. any changes to gambling regulations will be subject to a full public submission process
  116. Sky City has approached TVNZ about the purchase/use of government-owned land
  117. did not mislead the House (9)
  118. this government has been very transparent about all its dealings with SkyCity
  119. did not mislead the House (10)
  120. the Auditor General has fully vindicated National over the Sky City deal
  121. did not mislead the House (11)
  122. the Deputy Auditor General supports the view that there was nothing inappropriate about the Sky City deal
  123. did not mislead the House (12)
  124. I did not breach the confidentiality of the Auditor General’s Report into the Sky City deal
  125. the Labour Government did exactly the same sort of deal back in 2001
  126. Labour has promised to not revoke the Sky City legislation
  127. there’s a 50/50 chance the Hobbit is going off shore unless we do something
  128. David Shearer has signed up for the purchase of shares in Mighty River
  129. Solid Energy asked the government for a $1 billion capital investment
  130. fracking has been going safely on in Taranaki for the past 30 years without any issues
  131. no frontline positions will be lost at DOC
  132. Iain Rennie came to me and recommended Fletcher for the GCSB job
  133. told Cabinet that I knew Ian Fletcher
  134. I forgot that after I scrapped the shortlist for GCSB job I phoned a life-long friend to tell him to apply for the position
  135. told Iain Rennie I would contact Fletcher
  136. I haven’t seen Ian Fletcher in a long time.
  137. did not mislead the House (13)
  138. I have no reason to doubt at this stage that Peter Dunne did not leak the GCSB report
  139. called directory service to get Ian Fletcher’s number
  140. the new legislation narrows the scope of the GCSB
  141. the GCSB has been prevented from carrying out its functions because of the law governing its functions
  142. because the opposition is opposed the GCSB law ammendments, parliamentary urgency is required
  143. the increasing number of cyber intrusions which I can’t detail or discuss prove that the GCSB laws need to be extended to protect prive enterprise
  144. it was always the intent of the GCSB Act to be able to spy on New Zealanders on behalf of the SIS and police
  145. National Ltd™ is not explanding the activities of the GCSB with this new law
  146. cyber terrorists have attempted to gain access to information about weapons of mass destructionheld on New Zealand computers
  147. the law which says the GCSB cannot spy on New Zealanders is not clear
  148. it totally incorrect that the Government effectively through GCSB will be able to wholesale spy on New Zealanders
  149. we self identified that there was a problem with the GCSB spying on Kim Dotcom
  150. the illegal spying on Kim Dotcom was an isolated incident
  151. The advice I have had in 4 years as a Minister is that in no way ever has there been an indication of unlawful spying
  152. the Ministerial Warrant signed by Bill English did not cover anything up
  153. first I heard I heard about Kim Dotcom was on 19 January 2012
  154. first I heard about the illegal spying on Kim Dotcom was in 17 September
  155. did not mislead the House (14)
  156. won’t be discussing Kim Dotcom during my Hollywood visit.
  157. The Human Rights Commission couldn’t get its submission on the GCSB legislation in on time.
  158. it would cost too much to for the police and SIS to carry out the spying on New Zealanders that this new legislation will permit
  159. critics of the GCSB legislation, including the Law Society, the Human Rights Commission, and the Privacy Commission, are all uninformed
  160. no, I did not mislead the House (15)
  161. do not know how Mr Henry is conducting the Enquiry
  162. no, I did not mislead the House (16)
  163. the Henry Enquiry had permission to view Ministers’ emails
  164. no, I did not mislead the House (??)
  165. we do not spy on journalists
  166. the passing of phone records to the Henry Enquiry was an error on the part of a contractor
  167. I wasn’t aware that my own Chief of Staff was instructing Parliamentary Services to hand over information concerning journalist Andrea Vance
  168. National Ltd™ has never tried to impinge on the role of the media
  169. I had nothing to do with information on a journalist being handed over to the inquiry into the leaking of the GCSB report
  170. the terms of the enquiry made it clear to everyone that it was only the phone records of parliamentary staff and ministers that were to be provided
  171. I have the utmost respect for the media and the role it plays in New Zealand’s democracy
  172. the Henry Enquiry did not access a journalist’s building-access records
  173. the Henry Enquiry did not ask for phone and email records
  174. no, I did not mislead the House (17)
  175. the Greens are opposed to the GCSB and the SIS even existing
  176. the GCSB needs to spy on New Zealanders because there are al-Qaeda terrorists in New Zealand
  177. John Minto is in the Green Party
  178. the GCSB needs to spy on New Zealanders because of the terrorist threat, even though official reports released over my signature say there is no risk and the SIS has the matter in hand
  179. the GCSB Bill does not give the GCSB the power to look at the content of communications as part of its cyber-security functions
  180. no, I did not mislead the House (18)
  181. there will be no mining on Conservation land in the Corromendel
  182. no, I did not say we would follow the US and Australia into a war against North Korea
  183. New Zealand has an arrangement to have asylum seekers processed in Australian detention camps
  184. did not mislead the house (19)
  185. paid for that lunch and I’ve got the credit card bill to prove it
  186. am honest and upfront
  187. the only way net new jobs can be created is by private investors putting their money into businesses in New Zealand
  188. you can’t hide if yuu’re Prime Minister
  189. an increase in the number of people looking for work indicates that confidence is returning to the economy
  190. the 10 percent of taxpayers in New Zealand who are the top earners pay 76 percent of all net personal tax.
  191. did not mislead the House (20)
  192. the substantial wage growth under Labour was eroded by inflation
  193. National Ltd™’s 2010 tax changes were fiscally neutral
  194. did not mislead the House (21)
  195. the bulk of New Zealanders earn between $45,000 and $75,000 a year
  196. Pike River Coal did not put profits and its production ahead of the safety and lives of those 29 workers.
  197. Radio Live had sought advice from the Electoral Commission about my show just before the election
  198. it is because of National Ltd™’s policies that the price of fresh fruit and vegetables has dropped.
  199. the length-of-the-country cycleway will create 4000 jobs.
  200. police training for next year has not been cancelled
  201. National Ltd™ has only cut back-office jobs in the health service
  202. The Crown’s dividend stream from the Meridians, the Mighty Rivers of the world is large and there is no motivation to sell assets; actually we’re about creating assets not selling assets.”
  203. National believes employment law should treat all parties fairly. It should . . . Protect employees and employers.
  204. I am not trying to tackle such issues in a “fearful” way ahead of the next election
  205. Wellington City is dying.
  206. National Ltd™ has been working on a number of things with New Zealand First on a number of things one of which has a financial component but I can’t talk about it
  207. the best way to get growth in the economy is to reduce public debt
  208. New Zealand mum and dad investors will be our number one priority in the allocation of Mighty River shares
  209. we won’t let “cowboy” oil exploration companies operate here in New Zealand
  210. the Green Party is racist by not allowing Chinese residents in New Zealand to buy a house
  211. the Labour Party is promising a four-bedroom house in Auckland for $300,000
  212. the food in schools programme is in the 2013 budget
  213. the meat exports are being held up in China because of issues in relation to the Chinese looking to trace counterfeit meat
  214. its notoriously difficult to win three elections in a row
  215. I am deeply concerned about every child in New Zealand who is in poverty
  216. there is no manufacturing crisis in New Zealand
  217. the government’s exposure to MediaWorks’ going into receivership is reasonably limited
  218. the money from the sale of state assets will not be used to prop up Solid Energy
  219. I don’t see a place for a Winston Peters-led New Zealand First in a government that I lead. It’s not a matter of political convenience, it’s a matter of political principle.
  220. The vast majority of the buildings in Christchurch came through the earthquakes in good shape
  221. the commemoration of New Zealand’s involvement in the Korean War will not be used to bolster trade talks
  222. third generation Chinese New Zealanders will be required to present their passport before buying a house under the Labour government
  223. the Labour housing policy is an attempt by David Shearer to save his leadership
  224. the Labour housing policy is in breach of free trade agreements
  225. only 2% of the proceeds of the sale of Mighty River will be spent on the sales process
  226. David Cunliffe is lying to you
  227. Labour wants to nationalise the super market industry
  228. The government will engage in no further negotiations with Rio Tinto
  229. Without a government subsidy of hundreds of millions of dollars Chorus will go broke
  230. No, I did not mislead the House (??)
  231. the justice system is already adequate for handling situations involving new evidence
  232. my Minister Nick Smith was not aware of the content of the leaked draft submission on the Ruataniwha situation until 17 September
  233. New Zealand First will nationalise a host of industries and businesses
  234. I have no responsibility for the statements I make
  235. Mark Mitchell was just gossiping at a cocktail party when he tipped Webster off about Len Brown’s affair
  236. it was a lack of external analysis and accountability which put Solid Energy into its debt crisis
  237. the Commerce Commission misinterpreted the law when deciding the price for access to the Chorus copper infrastructure
  238. no analyist predicted that the cost of access to the copper infrastructure would go down
  239. there has been only one problem with oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
  240. If it was my vote, it would be no pay increases for Mps
  241. Greenpeace are just scare mongering about any oil leaks off the New Zealand coast
  242. For every election for the last five elections , we have had royal visitors to New Zealand.
  243. No decision has been made on the timing of the sale of Air New Zealand shares
  244. its not true that in New Zealand the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer
  245. This summer is the most active season ever for oil and gas exploration, with the industry spending up to $750 million. At the same time, the Government is strengthening the regulationsthat govern drilling, particularly in deep water.
  246. Labour is trying to mislead people about eligibility for Best Start because they don’t get the payment while they also get paid parental leave.
  247. A mountain of evidence shows that the quality of teaching – inside the classroom – is the biggest influence on kids’ achievement
  248. Governor General Jerry Mateparae has been jostled while walking onto Te Tii Marae at Waitangi .
  249. Cameron Slater, who I speak to regularly and who told me about Winston meeting Kim Dot Com, has got absolutely nothing to do with the National Party.
  250. Cameron Slater rang me
  251. What I do know is that when this Government came in, there were predictions that unemployment would rise to over 10 percent.
  252. The Cabinet Office had cleared Judith Collins of a conflict of interest
  253. The golf tournament in which I played the chairman of Oravida was for charity.
  254. The Cabinet Office has cleared Collins of a conflict of interest after it translated comments on Oravida’s website which stated that she had praised its products
  255. My Justice Minister, Judith Collins, didn’t lie to Parliament, she just didn’t understand the question.
  256. The [MFAT] paperwork shows right through this that not only did the Minister have a very busy programme, all on judicial and justice issues, but, secondly, all the way through it talks about a private dinner.
  257. No, I did not mislead parliament. (??)
  258. No, I did not mislead the House(??)
  259. The Unions decide the leadership of the Labour Party and picked David Cunliffe
  260. Unions give the Labour Party millions of dollars a year
  261. The economic mess inherited by the Abbott government in Australia can be likened to the economic mess inherited by National Ltd™ when it came into office in 2008.
  262. National Ltd™ inherited an economic mess from Labour
  263. National Ltd™ inherited an economic mess from Labour in 2008
  264. No, I did not mislead the House(??)

. . . don’t like to clutter up threads with the whole thing in case I interrupt the flow . . . but since you asked.

31 comments on “Still an honest man?”

  1. fender 1

    It’s a little unfortunate that the first item on the video turned out to have some truth to it when it was revealed a kiwi got taken out by drone in Yemen.

    But the rest is just an awesome reason to have the creep “govern alone”/sarc

  2. greywarbler 2

    Wikipedia should have a page for Blip the Chronicler. Perhaps we need to photocopy A4 portions of the lists. And start letter boxing just one page at a time within a grid pattern for the area being covered. I need to walk, to lose weight, and I think I might just do this for beneficial effects all round, or less round as will likely happen.

    And another thought – at the top it could say that the full list and other important political discussion can be seen on -line at The Standard.
    So getting two points over even if there is just a quick glance.

    A heading of – Why John Key is bad for New Zealand and is driving NZ into the ground and confusing people about the truth.

    I would very much like to read what heading other people would put on each page to explain them in a short way, but also compelling so that people will read them at least briefly. So if you could put your heads to it I would be grateful.

    • Tracey 2.1

      the links are what makes offline dispersion more difficult.

      Each statement with a date needs a second statement with a date…

      Would still contribute to a poster campaign… A new tui type billboard campaign… A lie a day exposed to the election.

      • greywarbler 2.1.1

        Yep Tracy, I would donate also. That was being talked about.

        But the A4 letterbox delivery would still work out. Just put at the top that to access the links for any of Key’s lies, go to The Standard Archives and look for Blip – will take a minute of your time.

        The actual answer isn’t the only advantage from them reading that, even if they never searched for it, the thought that there is a lie has penetrated to their brain.

        Alternatively there could be a few items fully printed – the statement and the truth and just those few on a sheet distributed and they would act as a teaser with the instruction that there are more of these to be seen —as above.

        And what heading did you suggest for the sheet? None. Just a critique and another suggestion. Which is a great way of stepping on ideas, and just one of the carbon footprints of NZs that we have to guard against if we are going to go forward as a nation. Can we change, or have we been Pavlova’ed?

        • Tracey 2.1.1.1

          Thats the way grey. I didnt do what you want so you tossed your toys out of thecot. Boo fucking hoo.

          • greywarbler 2.1.1.1.1

            Very adult intelligent approach Tracey. You let yourself down. What about helping me out as I asked. And what do you think of what I suggested.

            • Tracey 2.1.1.1.1.1

              when did you become my father?

              i told you what i thought and you went all passive aggressive.

              You work on what interests you and so will i. Sometimes they might be the same sometimes not.

  3. seeker 3

    Here is video evidence of key lying for BLip’s archives. It’s the one place I remember him being caught out (as key is using cricket analogies in the Herald today) and recorded on film

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics-videos/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503464&gal_cid=1503464&gallery_id=131968

    Feel sorry for BM et al seeing their ‘popular’ hero, the ‘Most Honourable’ john key in action. Who on earth in their right mind would want a liar as leader of their party let alone their country? And as for the ‘Honourable’ Minister of Justice…… Back to the drawing board National…….too many obfuscaters in your ranks. Rank ranks National, clean your house.

    • Tracey 3.1

      they dont care. Winning is more important to them, than whether they are being lied to.

      Perhaps if we keep poking the borax one of them might refute, say, a quater of blips list?

    • vto 3.2

      they stink of lying rats

      liar john key

  4. AmaKiwi 4

    I spoke to a well-educated Kiwi who told me what he likes about Key is that he was so open and honest!

    Can video this be used as a campaign advert?

    • Tracey 4.1

      reflected in north and south article too.

    • I spoke to a well-educated Kiwi who told me what he likes about Key is that he was so open and honest!

      coughsprays tea over monitor & keyboardcough

      • Colonial Viper 4.2.1

        “a well-educated Kiwi”

        problem is that we have way too many people who are well versed and fully certified in what to think but who have absolutely no idea how to think.

    • Roy 4.3

      This list definitely needs more publicity. Too many people think like the person AmaKiwi spoke with.

  5. captain hook 5

    he still has not explained where he got $80,000,000 from either.

  6. fisiani 6

    The video states that New Zealanders are training with terrorists in Yemen. Hey presto -turns out he was telling the truth.

    • Tracey 6.1

      1 to the pm. over 200 to blip

      thanks fizzi

    • lprent 6.2

      And your evidence that he was training with terrorists is ? Nothing apart from being a liar like Key? As far as I can see there is no crime in being Muslim or Christian or even a Moonie. Nor is being in Yemen. In fact there is absolutely nothing that indicates any reason for his murder by a drone operator of the US.

      http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/raw-data-kiwi-killed-drone-strike-%E2%80%94-patrick-gower-interviews-jeremy-scahill-ck-156330

      Based on previous experience, it is most likely he happened to be in the wrong place when one of the murder targets of the US was around. What is the average collateral murder rate of the US drone strikes? 20 innocents to 1 target? Since no real data has been released on how or what or even when this strike took place, we just have to rely on the word of prime minister who has a list of bullshit and lies like the one above. Hardly a credible source.

      Of course the US and probably the stupid like yourself who try to justify this illegal and immoral wholesale slaughter with them being in a “war”. Of course there is that slight issue that congress hasn’t declared that they are in a war. That it isn’t a “war” by any measure of international law. Basically it is just a gutless bully killing bystanders and afterwards labelling them as enemies because of who they were around.

      Sounds like you have a very mushy moral centre – probably more than a little bit atrophied and shrivelled. Kind of person who gets off on watching children being killed as well.

      • Roy 6.2.1

        Well said lprent.

      • Colonial Viper 6.2.2

        And your evidence that he was training with terrorists is ? Nothing apart from being a liar like Key? As far as I can see there is no crime in being Muslim or Christian or even a Moonie.

        We’re back to the good old days of guilt by association. With summary executions and no benefit of a trial. All in the name of “democracy and freedom”.

    • seeker 6.3

      Watch this video clip fisiani. Hey presto – turns out he/key was telling a…..lie.

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics-videos/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503464&gal_cid=1503464&gallery_id=131968

  7. fisiani 7

    I foolishly clicked on one at random
    249
    Cam Slater is not and never has been a member of the National Party.

    • Tracey 7.1

      but acts as a conduit for national party… remember those photos from a press party… and theres his meetings with pm…

      and yea u chose it randomly… took u to number 240 to find one you thought you could refute without looking foolish… but wait

  8. captain hook 8

    thats a very fishy statement arnie.

  9. Bob 9

    1.”I promise to always be honest” Terrible link! It cuts out what he was actually asked to promise too, then has him promising “I’ll do my best”, that’s not promising to always be honest, in fact it is almost impossible to go through life being 100% honest without living with constant black eyes from every time your wife asks if she ‘looks good in this’.

    3.”there’s no way one in five New Zealanders will lose their jobs” How is this a lie?

    4.”we are not going to cut working for families” He didn’t, all he did was make changes to the marginal tax rate and he said he was going to do that in the same article you linked to!
    “I have long held concerns, in addition, about high effective marginal tax rates acting as a disincentive to people under WFF, but we are confident that this issue will be addressed by our tax package.”

    5.”I firmly believe in climate change and always have” why is this a lie? Even in your link all he says is “and I am somewhat suspicious of it”, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t firmly believe in it. I firmly believe that Fluoride is good for your teeth, but I am somewhat suspicious of it.

    So that is 4 of the first 5 that I can put into my BLip is a liar list? I hope you didn’t spend too much time putting this list together because it certainly feels that way.

    I should add, point 2 was a lie, but this is based on the fact no-one could have predicted the depth of the GFC at the time he said this, so even though it is a lie it is a justifiable one.

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    Labour | 20-08
  • By Hoki! It’s Labour’s fisheries policy
    A Labour Government will protect the iconic Kiwi tradition of fishing by improving access to the coast, protecting the rights of recreational fishers and reviewing snapper restrictions, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. “Catching a fish from the rocks, beach...
    Labour | 20-08
  • Mighty River – Mighty Profits – Mighty hard to swallow
    Mighty River Power’s profit increase of 84 per cent is simply outrageous, says Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer. “Demand for electricity is flat or declining yet the company has made enormous profits. It is the latest power company to celebrate...
    Labour | 19-08
  • Collins’ actions were wrong, not unwise
    John Key’s moral compass remains off-kilter as he cannot bring himself to declare Judith Collins’ actions outright wrong, not simply ‘unwise’, said Labour MP Grant Robertson. “Under pressure John Key is finally shifting his stance but his failure to condemn...
    Labour | 19-08
  • The Press Leaders Debate – proof a newspaper can kill the internet
    No more beersies for you Mr Key. Seriously – was the Prime Minister drunk during this debate? I am so sickened by what passed as a Leaders debate, I will make this review short and vicious. Everyone involved in putting...
    The Daily Blog | 02-09
  • Voting starts tomorrow!
    On the telly, in the papers, on the Net, billboards on almost every street corner – it’s hard to miss the fact that there’s an election coming up. Everyone’s trying to win your vote on Election Day, September 20, (this...
    The Daily Blog | 02-09
  • Collins inquiry a whitewash before it has even started
    The farce whitewash that Key is trying to push through here for the inquiry into Judith Collins role in a hit on the SFO should enrage any NZer, regardless of how they vote. Whaleoil won’t be forced to appear, it’s...
    The Daily Blog | 02-09
  • Press Leaders Debate – Round 2 – 7pm tonight
    This debate is live in a Town Hall, Key has done well at these in the past, but since the hate politics exposed in Dirty Politics, expect real fury directed at Key. My guess is that Key will attempt to use whatever he...
    The Daily Blog | 02-09
  • MANA hit speed wobbles – why Annette Sykes will win Waiariki
    MANA are my favourites. But of late, their transition from crawling to sprinting has hit some speed wobbles. Hone’s and Pam’s aggressive attitude towards the media recently is very understandable in light of how connected many of the media were to...
    The Daily Blog | 02-09
  • Soz Cam – PaknSave boycott of whaleoil continues – time to start a boyc...
    Cam is so carcinogenic now, not even his mates in the Tobacco Industry are talking to him any longer. I suspect only the Israeli Defence Force propaganda department are paying for content on whaleoil now. Cam says that PaknSave have dropped their problems...
    The Daily Blog | 02-09
  • The Rock Fuels NZ Roastbuster Rape Culture
    This is making me feel pretty uncomfortable. Here we have an instance of Jono and Ben posing like “exposed celebrities”. But do you know what I’m seeing? I’m seeing two dudes who basically “roasted” a woman online (exposed pictures of...
    The Daily Blog | 02-09
  • GUEST BLOG: Kate Davis – Why beneficiaries need advocacy
    There are times when I am wrong. I was wrong recently when someone suggested to me that AAAP should be eligible for government funding to continues its advocacy work. That was before. Before dealing with advocacy on a weekly basis...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • TheDailyBlog September Political Poll Has Been Kicked Off
    The Daily Blog’s August poll has concluded and the September poll has been kicked off, asking readers: What party will you likely vote for at this year’s General Election? You will see this month’s poll in the right-hand sidebar of...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • GUEST BLOG: Kelly Ellis – Jamie Whyte, leave that poor seal alone!
    Worse than showing mere lip service to Rainbow inclusion, ACT leader Jamie Whyte showed stunning arrogance when appeared at a candidates debate on rainbow issues hosted by the Auckland University Students’ Association last Thursday. The stunning hypocrisy was evident as...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • Right wing can’t help but use scum
    Some people have been shocked that the traditional right wing party in New Zealand politics is so deeply embedded with scum like the blogger Whale Oil. We need not be so surprised. It takes a certain type to support the...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • EXCLUSIVE: National’s Ohariu candidate admits contact by Simon Lusk
    . . Wellington, NZ, 31  August – At a meet-the-candidates public meeting in the Rongotai Electorate, National’s Ohariu candidate, Brett Hudson, confirmed that he had been approached by “a mate”, who passed on a message from  National Party operative, Simon...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • Coalition for Better Broadcasting – Auckland Broadcasting Debate 2014
    Coalition for Better Broadcasting – Auckland Broadcasting Debate 2014...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • Petition for Governor General of New Zealand to Investigate all the allegat...
      Now we see the inquiry will be a whitewash, that is secret, won’t be consulted with the Opposition, will have limited scope and will ignore Nicky Hager’s book, we must demand the Governor General step in and demand an...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • Ashburton, 1 September 2014
    I NEVER WENT BACK to Aramoana after the killing. I had been a frequent visitor to the tiny seaside village back in the late 1970s and throughout the 80s. Its tall cliffs and broad beaches providing a colourful backdrop to...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • Checkmate in 1 move – how could Slater have known what was in OIA request...
    And now we get down to the final few moves before checkmate. If the following investigation is right, how could Slater and Collins have known what was in the Secret Intelligence Service Official Information Act request that hadn’t been released...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • The Edge Posts Naked Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence Without Consent
    Today the Edge website – owned by Media Works – published fully naked photographs of Jennifer Lawrence without her consent. It is not OK to publish naked media of any woman without her consent, full stop. It is absolutely disgusting...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • Bomber, Laila and Maggie – a highlight from Auckland Broadcasting Debate ...
    Bomber, Laila and Maggie – a highlight from Auckland Broadcasting Debate 2014...
    The Daily Blog | 01-09
  • Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, how good was I i...
    Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking on Radio Hauraki...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • Maggie Barry slags Laila Harre & blogger, audience erupt
    The Coalition for Better Broadcasting held their public meeting in Auckland last night and it became a fiery shouting match when Maggie Barry decided to slag Laila Harre and me off. 250 people packed into the Pioneer Hall off High...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • It has to be a full independent public inquiry and Key MUST front
      You know things are bad when images like this start appearing in the media.  It isn’t a ‘left wing conspiracy’ to point out the over whelming evidence of what is clearly a right wing conspiracy! If it looks like a conspiracy, sounds like a conspiracy...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • Political Party social media stats – National playing Dirty Politics on s...
    Interesting data from friend of the blog, Marty Stewart, on social media likes and it shows an interesting question that post Dirty Politics should probably get asked…   …it’s interesting that Key has so many personal followers.  One wonders if...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • The depth of the National rot and the compliance of our news media
    I’m so tired. Aren’t you? I don’t want to read the news anymore. It’s awful and I feel ashamed of it. We live in a country that people all over the world would give an arm, a leg; their life...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • Conservative Party candidate links smacking ban with suicide, sexually tran...
    If Chemtrails, faked moon landings and climate change denial weren’t enough, welcome to your new Minister for Spanking,  Edward Saafi... The anti-smacking law is to blame for youth suicide, youth prostitution and even sexually-transmitted infections, a leading Conservative party candidate...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • A brief word on the canonisation of Matthew Hooton
    Before we all start the canonisation of Matthew Hooton, let’s consider some home truths here shall we? While the Wellington Ruminator Blog, the blog who was previously mates with Judith Collins, now seems to have a crush on Matthew Hooton… …I...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • A brief word on undercover cops in bars
    Dunedin police booze operation labelled ‘creepy’ Undercover police officers drank in Dunedin bars as part of an operation targeting liquor licensing offences. While police said the inaugural operation was a success — with most bars found compliant — the Hospitality...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • Judith Collins press conference
    Judith Collins press conference...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • GUEST BLOG: Angry Lawyer – Collins, Odgers, Williams and legal ethics
    We deserve better lawyers than Judith Collins Three of the worst offenders exposed in Dirty Politics are lawyers: Judith Collins, Cathy Odgers, and Jordan Williams. What Nicky Hager exposed them doing would be out of line for anyone, but from...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • GUEST BLOG: Pat O’Dea – Necessary Defence
    Increasingly climate change is becoming the main fracture line between political parties. Where political parties stand on climate change defines political parties and movements like no other issue. The Mana Movement like the Maori Party it sprang from, came out...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • Why it is all over for John Key
    Image: Melanie D I’ve been confident that National will lose this election and that our focus should be on what a progressive Government needs to establish as its agenda in the first 100 days. Past that point, the establishment pushes back...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • A brief word to everyone who voted National in 2011
    I received this interesting email from a National Party supporter today… …let me say this to anyone who voted National last election – you should be ashamed by what has been revealed and what your vote ended up enabling but...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • EXCLUSIVE: Déjà Vu All Over Again: John Ansell confirms his participation...
      THE MAN BEHIND the Iwi-Kiwi billboards that very nearly won the 2005 election for Don Brash and the National Party has confirmed his involvement in businessman John Third’s and former Act MP Owen Jennings’ campaign to drive down the...
    The Daily Blog | 31-08
  • Public Broadcasting Auckland debate 6.30pm tonight now with Colin Craig &am...
    The Coalition for Better Broadcasting debate on public broadcasting happens tonight at 6.30pm in Auckland at the Pioneer Women’s Hall, High Street, Auckland City.  In the light of Dirty Politics and the manipulation of the media, public broadcasting is more important for...
    The Daily Blog | 30-08
  • Winners & Losers in Collins sacking plus what’s the latest on Slater...
      Make no mistake, there was no way this was a resignation, it’s a face saving way out for Collins, she was sacked.  My understanding is that National internal polls are haemorrhaging and that the powers that be within National...
    The Daily Blog | 30-08
  • Third party propaganda attacks incoming Labour-led government
    . . Further to a report by Daily Blogger, Chris Trotter, on receiving information regarding planned attack-billboards, the following billboard is highly visible to traffic on the southbound lane of the Wellington motorway, just prior to the Murphy St turn-off....
    The Daily Blog | 30-08
  • Labour wins the Internet
    I’m sure I’m not the only one who tried to vote online for the leaders debate and couldn’t because the website was down. The next option was the txt vote, 75c a pop of course. So I’m not surprised that...
    The Daily Blog | 30-08
  • GUEST BLOG: Anjum Rahman – Rotherham and the need to challenge willful bl...
    I haven’t been following the events in Rotterham too closely.  I’ve read about the basic issues and the culture of silence that stopped action been taken even after complaints were made.  That culture of silence is incredibly familiar, and described...
    The Daily Blog | 30-08
  • Review: Hairspray
      Oh Hairspray! What fun! Somehow I managed to miss the movie when it came out, I had no idea really what it was about though I felt it had a vague relation to High School Musical. In retrospect, that...
    The Daily Blog | 30-08
  • Mounting global pressure against Timor-Leste’s ‘death sentence’ media...
    East Timor’s José Belo … courageous fight against ‘unconstitutional’ media law.Image: © Ted McDonnell 2014 CAFÉ PACIFIC and the Pacific Media Centre Online posted challenges to the controversial ‘press law’ nine months ago when it emerged how dangerous this draft...
    The Daily Blog | 30-08
  • GUEST BLOG: Curwen Rolinson – Spies, Lies and When Campaigns Are Fried
    Like most of the rest of the nation’s political classes, I was eagerly affixed to TV One from 12:30 on Saturday afternoon to witness the downfall of Judith Collins.Whenever we witness the crumbling of a titan of the political landscape...
    The Daily Blog | 30-08
  • BREAKING: Whaleoil crushes Crusher
    Judith ends up shooting herself A new email has been released suggesting that Collins was attempting to undermine the head of Serious Fraud Office with the help of far right hate speech merchant Cameron Slater. Unbelievable!   She has been forced...
    The Daily Blog | 30-08
  • BREAKING: Rumours Judith Collins gone at lunchtime
    Brook Sabin first of the mark with rumours Judith Collins is about to resign – PM announcing a statement at 12.30pm… …Paddy follows… …Vance confirms..   …if Collins is gone by lunchtime, it will be because the PM understands the...
    The Daily Blog | 29-08
  • BREAKING: UPDATE on DIRT ALERT!
    Thanks to the information passed to Chris Trotter by “Idiot/Savant” from No Right Turn it is now possible to identify at least some of the persons involved in this latest example of attack politics. What follows is Chris’s response to Idiot/Savant’s timely assistance: Well done...
    The Daily Blog | 29-08
  • Comparing burning puppets, hip hop lyrics and drunk student chants to black...
    Watching the mainstream media try and obscure Cunliffe’s surprise win in the leaders debate  is a reminder the Press Gallery is in depressed shock. The current spin line from the Wellington bubble media in the wake of Dirty Politics is that...
    The Daily Blog | 29-08
  • Why has it all gone quiet on Charter Schools?
    They’re one of ACT’s flagship policies and the National Party have been gung ho in supporting them. So how come we’re not hearing Hekia Parata, Jamie Whyte, Catherine Isaac, et al singing from the rafters about what a resounding success charter...
    The Daily Blog | 29-08
  • Moment of Truth – September 15th – Auckland Town Hall
    Moment of Truth – September 15th – Auckland Town Hall...
    The Daily Blog | 29-08
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dirt Alert! Are the Greens and Labour about to become the target...
    WE’VE SEEN IT ALL BEFORE. In 2005 pamphlets began appearing all over New Zealand attacking Labour and the Greens. For a couple of days both the parties targeted and the news media were flummoxed. Who was behind such an obviously...
    The Daily Blog | 29-08
  • The Donghua Liu Affair: the Press Council’s decision
    . . 1. Prologue . The Donghua Liu Affair hit  the headlines on 18 June, with allegations that David Cunliffe wrote a letter in 2003,  on  behalf of  business migrant, Donghua Liu. Four days later, on Sunday 22 June, the...
    The Daily Blog | 29-08
  • The difference between Cunliffe & Key in the debate
    It was with much interest that I watched the leaders debate on Thursday night.  I watched with an open mind, always happy to have my opinion changed.  Maybe John Key is all the wonderful things that many say about him,...
    The Daily Blog | 29-08
  • GUEST BLOG: Denis Tegg – When Did We Agree To Our Data Being Shared with ...
    New shocking evidence has emerged from Edward Snowden’s trove of documents about a program called ICREACH under which data collected by the GCSB is shared with 23 US spy agencies. Under new sharing agreements which appear to have commenced immediately after...
    The Daily Blog | 28-08
  • Independent Epsom Candidates ‘One Strike’ Crime Policy
    Best wishes to all of those who live in Epsom, Mount Eden, New Market, Remuera and of course the rest of New Zealand....
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Large majorities of NZ First voters would prefer Labour deal
    67% of those who voted for New Zealand First at the 2011 general election would prefer Labour to lead a coalition government if one is needed after September 20’s general election....
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Jointly owned urban development agency for Christchurch
    “Given the strategic importance of the Canterbury rebuild, it is logical that the transition from emergency governance arrangements is overseen by the Prime Minister’s office, but to maintain momentum in the city centre an expert development agency...
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Collins inquiry at best a Band-Aid, a permanent fix needed
    Collins inquiry at best a Band-Aid, a permanent fix is needed The Public Service Association (PSA) says the inquiry into Judith Collins’ behaviour must be accompanied by a process to restore the lost trust between Ministers and public servants if...
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Association welcomes new Chief Executive
    “The New Zealand Police Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Verry to Chief Executive. Heather picks up the mantle from Chris Pentecost, who recently retired from this position,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor said...
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Young Voters Want Politicians to Grow Up
    Young voters want answers to the questions that directly affect them – but it seems as much as anything, they want politicians to grow up....
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Climate Voter election debate to get big audience
    Auckland, 2 September 2014 - Tickets to tomorrow night’s first-ever Climate Voter election debate have sold out but an online audience will also get to see the event live....
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • The Edge show disregard for consent
    The Edge has shown complete disregard for consent, for women’s bodies and in doing so has contributed to the wider issue of rape culture in New Zealand says specialist sexual violence prevention organisation, Sexual Abuse Prevention Network. Yesterday,...
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • The Rock is Fuelling New Zealand’s Roastbuster Rape Culture
    The Rock are still displaying without-consent images of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities online. They are making fun of this without-consent action, saying that she was "asking for it", etc. They appear to be supporting this kind of...
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • HRLA Condemns Murder of Filipino Human Rights lawyer
    Attorney Rodolfo R. Felicio, a member of the National Union of Peoples Lawyers , was gunned down while working on a land dispute in Rizal, east of Manila. Two caretakers of the disputed land were also injured in the attack....
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • SFO lays charges for procurement fraud
    Two individuals have been charged in the Auckland District Court today with Crimes Act charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office for alleged fraud against Mighty River Power Limited relating to procurement for the Company’s Southdown power station....
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Commitment to lifting wages good for New Zealand
    The Service and Food Workers Union has applauded the Green Party workers’ policy announced today....
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Sykes: There’s Only One Poll That Counts
    “One of the oldest sayings in politics is that there is only one poll that counts – the one on Election Day – and that’s the one that I am focusing on” remarked the MANA Movement candidate for Waiariki, Annette...
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Winston Peters Shown up by the Civilian Party
    Even the satirical 'Civilian Party' has now offered the Taxpayers’ Union more credible figures for the ' Bribe-O-Meter ' than Winston Peters’ New Zealand First. The Taxpayers’ Union Bribe-O-Meter now includes, National, Labour, the Greens,...
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Further criminal investigation into CTV Building collapse
    Police has today confirmed it will be advancing the criminal investigation into the collapse of the CTV building in February 2011....
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Greens policy to restore link between effort and reward
    The Green Party’s new workers policy articulates an alternative to wage repression and job insecurity based on restoring the link between effort and reward, according to FIRST Union. The core tenets of the policy include implementing an $18 minimum...
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Greens workers policy supported by union movement
    The CTU is supporting the Green Party’s policy launched today focused on improving life for working New Zealanders. “This policy shows the Greens commitment to collective bargaining as the best and fairest way to improve workers terms and conditions. It...
    Scoop politics | 02-09
  • Research Scholarships for Cannabis Treatments
    Medical cannabis research will be boosted by $140 million if the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is elected on September 20. Pediatric epilepsy treatment will be one of the main priorities for the research scholarships....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Ngai Te Rangi Change to Tribal Elections
    Ngai Te Rangi has begun a postal vote of beneficiaries to change the way representatives are elected to the two Ngai Te Rangi tribal organisations....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Greens’ commitment to pay equity welcomed by workers
    The Public Service Association (PSA) says the 58,000 workers they represent will benefit from the announcement by the Green Party of a commitment to pay equity and to a living wage for core public servants and contractors....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Real People Powering Real Policy
    New Zealanders from all walks of life have helped the Internet Party create a full platform of strong, progressive and realistic policies that will create a better future for everyone, says leader Laila Harré....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • University of Canterbury to help with forestry safety
    The University of Canterbury is to launch a new research project to make sure New Zealand’s new forestry roads are safe and are established with minimal environmental impact....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Time to get serious about ending homelessness!
    New Zealand needs a comprehensive set of policies that address the housing and support needs of homeless people as well as significantly increasing the supply of affordable, good quality houses and flats....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Hundreds to join domestic, sexual violence march
    Several social service providers from across New Zealand have come together to call for an end to the epidemic level of domestic and sexual violence in New Zealand....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Students helped with debt repayments
    New Zealand students now living in Australia are being reminded not to ignore their student loan debt as Inland Revenue expands its latest tool to help with repayments....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Launch of GenderNeutral.co.nz website
    GenderNeutral.co.nz are excited to announce the launch of their new website, GenderNeutral.co.nz ....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Factory farming debaters to look chicken in the eye
    MPs participating in a panel discussion about factory farming will come face-to-face with a real live hen, rescued from the claws of the intensive farming industry. Hettie the Hen will demonstrate to the MPs what little space is afforded to...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Leadership stands strong behind Internet MANA relationship
    “There is now, and always will be, a range of views about many issues within our movement and members are free to express them, but Georgina’s views on Kim Dotcom are not shared by the MANA Movement leadership or the...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Personal Statement by Matthew Hooton
    Personal Statement by Matthew Hooton 1 September 2014 For Immediate Release “This morning I made comments on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon programme about an attempt by staff in the Prime Minister’s Office to interfere in the appointment...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • The Worm turns down for John Key
    John Key struggled to coax The Worm above the line in Thursday’s Leaders Debate, according to Roy Morgan’s Reactor, the original Worm. John Key struggled to coax The Worm above the line in Thursday’s Leaders Debate, according to Roy Morgan’s...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • The Edge Posts Naked Photos Without Consent
    The Edge website, owned by Media Works have published fully naked photographs of Jennifer Lawrence without her consent....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Statement from the Governor-General on Ashburton Shootings
    The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, has expressed his deep shock following the shooting of three people in Ashburton today....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Update on IGIS inquiry into release of NZSIS information
    In recognition of the public interest, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, took the unusual step of providing an update during the course of an inquiry and confirmed today that she would be summoning a number of individuals...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • An Open Government Plan developed in secrecy
    The State Services Commission sent NZ’s Open Government Action Plan to the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat on 31 July. The countries involved in the OGP since its inception - from the UK and US to Indonesia and Brazil...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • KiwiRail; another year older and deeper in debt
    That is a lot of money and there are lessons that need to be learnt before we pour in another $1 billion....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Fonterra China Deal Demands Safe Supply Chain
    The future success of Fonterra’s deal to sell infant formula in China [1] requires all milk it uses be safe and for Fonterra to secure its supply chain from contamination by GE DNA and pesticide residues. There is now significant...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • HRC praises Auckland mum for speaking out
    Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has praised an Auckland mother of four who went public after humiliating treatment by staff at The Warehouse....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Southern DHB refers disputed issue to Serious Fraud Office
    Following advice from forensic investigation firm Beattie Varley Limited, Southern District Health Board has referred the expenditure at the centre of its long running dispute with South Link Health to the Serious Fraud Office. The parties have been...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • The Letter 1 September 2014
    Last night’s TVNZ Colmar Brunton poll puts the left and right 60 MPs each. United and the Maori Party say they will go with the side that gets to 61 MPs. ACT just needs just 1.3% or 28 thousand Party...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Shopping Giveaway Harmless Fun For Kids
    Family First NZ is rubbishing claims by critics including Gareth Morgan that the New World ‘Little Shop’ promotion is harmful for kids, and says that kids should be allowed to be kids. “Children love acting like their parents and pretending...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Red Cross launches employment service for former refugees
    New Zealand Red Cross is encouraging employers to give refugees a fresh startwith the launch of Pathways to Employment, a nationwide work assistance service....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • EDS welcomes Labour’s Conservation Policy
    The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed Labour’s Conservation Policy including the key objective of halting the current pattern of indigenous biodiversity decline within ten years....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Poverty is falling and income inequality is not rising
    “A Roy Morgan poll shows that the issue people are most concerned about is income inequality. This just goes to show how the persistent repetition of a lie bewilders the public. Income inequality is not in fact rising. And the...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Rotary NZ responding to Fiji water and sanitation issues
    Clean water and sanitation are vital to health. In Fiji Rotary New Zealand have been targeting 22 communities that are experiencing severe hardship mainly because they don’t have access to clean water for their drinking, cleaning and cooking needs....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Work & Income shooting a Tragedy
    Kay Brereton speaking on behalf of the National Beneficiary Advocacy Consultancy group says; “Two people shot and another wounded, this is a tragedy and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and whanau of the victims, as well as...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • 1080 Poison Deer Repellent not Effective – Farmers
    Four deer have been found dead within a farmer's bush block, after an aerial 1080 poison drop applied with deer repellent. The drop was part of a 30,000 hectare drop across the Northern Pureora Forest Park....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Employment Charter will strengthen migrants’ rights
    Establishing an Employment Charter for construction companies is a critical step to strengthening the rights of migrant workers that are fast becoming the face of the Christchurch rebuild, according to an alliance of union groups. The charter has...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Global March For Elephants and Rhino
    It’s a trans-national business that funds terrorist organisations, fuels conflict in Africa, and poses environmental, development and security challenges. The illegal wildlife trade is also a lucrative business, generating an estimated USD$20 billion...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • New series of videos aimed at disengaged youth
    From the people who brought you 'NZ Idle' (NZ's favourite web series about an artist on the dole) comes a new series about election time: Choice Lolz....
    Scoop politics | 01-09
  • Picket Of Leaders Christchurch Debate
    KEEP OUR ASSETS PICKET OF LEADERS CHRISTCHURCH DEBATE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd, 6 p.m. ST MARGARETS COLLEGE, SHREWSBURY STREET, MERIVALE...
    Scoop politics | 01-09
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