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Matthew Hooton and the Radio New Zealand post

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, May 15th, 2016 - 192 comments

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Radio New Zealand recently published a piece penned by well known supporter of the right Matthew Hooton.  What has happened to the concept of balance?

The link between tax havens, criminals and the amoral rich

Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, May 9th, 2016 - 160 comments

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“The Panama Papers issue is either illegal, or verging on illegal, it’s tax evasion, rather than tax avoidance,” Brash said.

Sprung! New Panama Papers dump confirm NZ is a tax haven

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, May 9th, 2016 - 277 comments

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A new release of Panama papers absolutely confirms New Zealand is a tax haven says Nicky Hager. And ironically, it is because of New Zealand’s squeaky clean reputation that tens of thousands of foreigners have come flooding here.
Rather than actually dealing with the issue, John Key is using his old classics “nothing to see here” coupled with “Labour did it too”, “nicky hager is a conspiracy nut”, and “wait for the (Shewan) whitewash enquiry” defenses.

Nicky Hager opens new case against police

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, April 6th, 2016 - 30 comments

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It sounds like the Police have a lot of questions to answer.

A measure of justice for Nicky Hager

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, March 19th, 2016 - 21 comments

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The Police’s return yesterday of Nicky Hager’s data, equipment and belongings is – too little and too late – a measure of justice for Hager. But the process doesn’t end there, and open questions remain.

Another win for Nicky Hager

Written By: - Date published: 4:26 pm, January 27th, 2016 - 38 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

“Yesterday, the New Zealand Police informed Nicky Hager through their counsel that they are electing not to appeal the decision of the High Court given in December last year.”

The media in 2015

Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, December 29th, 2015 - 87 comments

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Some random musings on what happened in New Zealand’s media this year.

A letter of thanks from Nicky Hager

Written By: - Date published: 2:31 pm, December 21st, 2015 - 71 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

“On 2 October last year the police raided our home and I had the hugely encouraging experience of watching hundreds of you coming to my aid on Givealittle: giving money and, just as important, sending kind messages and giving moral support. The financial support made it easy for us to decide to launch legal action…”

What was National’s role in the police raid on Nicky Hager?

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, December 18th, 2015 - 128 comments

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Justice Clifford’s decision that the police raid of Nicky Hager’s home was illegal raises serious questions about what political pressure was applied on the police.

Police raid on Hager ruled illegal

Written By: - Date published: 4:41 pm, December 17th, 2015 - 263 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

“Wellington High Court judge Justice Clifford issued his judgement today on the legality of the police search of Nicky Hager’s home on 2 October 2014.

The judge found that the search was illegal.”…

Scoop’s second Hager document release

Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, November 15th, 2015 - 98 comments

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Scoop has released a second collection of documents from the Hager v Attorney General case.  Among them is comment by a former Police Commissioner expressing surprise at the amount of resources put into the case and the involvement of a senior member of the Police Executive.

Dirty Politics was in the public interest

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, October 30th, 2015 - 46 comments

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Today’s anonymous editorial in The Herald makes for interesting reading, with the right conclusion in the end – Hager’s Dirty Politics served a genuine public interest, and should be legally protected as such.

Technology and the law – and going after Hager

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, October 29th, 2015 - 213 comments

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A recent supreme court ruling that a “stored sequence of bytes” constitutes property is pretty bizarre – and it seems to be being used to go after Nicky Hager.

“A creeping authoritarianism from the current government”

Written By: - Date published: 4:17 pm, October 28th, 2015 - 36 comments

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The reaction to Westpac handing over Nicky Hager’s data to police is still playing out. Rob Hosking observes “a creeping authoritarianism from the current government”.

Angry at Westpac

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, October 26th, 2015 - 56 comments

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Westpac passing over Nicky Hager’s details was probably illegal, and may turn out to have been a very bad move…

Scoop on the Hager Rawshark raid case

Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, October 24th, 2015 - 186 comments

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Scoop on the Hager Rawshark raid case – and more!

Hager v Attorney General & Dirty Politics

Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, July 13th, 2015 - 49 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

Nicky Hager’s case against the Police is being heard in the Wellington High Court today.  Jon Stephenson is live blogging (slightly delayed) proceedings and will tweet developments to #HagerCase.

Police using “sealed” Hager documents?

Written By: - Date published: 7:14 am, July 7th, 2015 - 48 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

Nicky Hager’s lawyer claims that the police are using supposedly “sealed” information taken in the raid of Hager’s home.

Parsing John Key

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, April 21st, 2015 - 32 comments

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John Key’s recent public response to the news of the likely interception of Chinese diplomatic communications resemble those of a used car salesman rather than those of a New Zealand Prime Minister.

Spying for torturers

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, April 17th, 2015 - 19 comments

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The most disturbing allegations yet in the Snowden leaks on the activities of the GCSB.

GCSB spied on foreign communications to help Groser’s WTO bid

Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, March 23rd, 2015 - 133 comments

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More embarrassment for the Government as it is revealed that the GCSB spied on internet communications involving diplomats competing with Tim Groser in his bid to be elected as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation.

Hager: “The GCSB is not a New Zealand operation”

Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, March 10th, 2015 - 42 comments

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Selwyn Manning’s new EveningReport site got off to a massive start last night with a long, interesting interview with Nicky Hager. Take home quote (courtesy Russell Brown): “The GCSB is not a New Zealand operation, in any practical sense”. Watch the video…

The Ferguson interview

Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, March 6th, 2015 - 51 comments

The Big Brother Police State Control Grid

An extraordinary interview with former director of the GCSB Sir Bruce Ferguson on RNZ this morning. He confirms that NZ is conducing mass surveillance. (Any help with transcription?)

Key fails the leadership test

Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, March 5th, 2015 - 30 comments

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Fine work form David Fisher at The Herald. Does Key get to lie and deny his way through yet another crisis?

NZ spies on its Pacific neighbours

Written By: - Date published: 6:29 am, March 5th, 2015 - 169 comments

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Nicky Hager and the Herald have reported that the GCSB has been collecting data en masse from New Zealand’s pacific neighbours and handed it over to the Americans for inclusion in xkeystore.

Hager vs police – suppressing debate

Written By: - Date published: 6:46 am, October 24th, 2014 - 71 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

The police and Hager are in the process of initiating legal proceedings against each other. The police action against Hager was and is designed to intimidate, to suppress debate. Rod Oram calls shame on dirty politics and the people who perpetrate it.

Raising money for good works

Written By: - Date published: 12:54 pm, October 23rd, 2014 - 14 comments

Schoolgirls in Kalimpong, West Bengal, India.  Photo / Julie Zhu

One of the features of recent weeks has been the remarkable success of the online fund raising to allow Nicky Hager required to challenge the police raid. My partner Lyn has similarly had success in raising money for her to transfer skills to charity workers in India. I am now resigned to living on my own for a time while she does good works elsewhere.

Donations still rolling in for Hager

Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, October 11th, 2014 - 15 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

Assisted no doubt by attempts to have the fund shut down, donations are still rolling in for Nicky Hager’s defence.

Who is trying to shut down Hager defence fund?

Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, October 10th, 2014 - 189 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

The Hager defence fund stands at over $41,000 $43,000 $44,000 and still climbing. But some mean-spirited wingnuts are trying to have it shut down…

Even the police sense the hypocrisy

Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, October 9th, 2014 - 89 comments

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It looks like even the police can sense the rank smell coming off their theft of Nicky Hager’s systems and documents. They ignored a complaint about Cameron Slater two years ago. But the police are still on a holiday. This looks like a limp PR exercise by the police to prove that they aren’t John Key’s poodles. Updated.

Hager defense fund approaching $35K – Make that 40K

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, October 9th, 2014 - 33 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

The legal defense fund for Nicky Hager is approaching $20,000 $25,000 $35,000 $40,000. Why not help it over the line?

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