Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, November 15th, 2015 - 98 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, October 30th, 2015 - 46 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, October 29th, 2015 - 213 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 4:17 pm, October 28th, 2015 - 36 comments
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”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, October 26th, 2015 - 56 comments
Westpac passing over Nicky Hager’s details was probably illegal, and may turn out to have been a very bad move…
Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, July 13th, 2015 - 49 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, April 21st, 2015 - 32 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, March 23rd, 2015 - 133 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, March 10th, 2015 - 42 comments
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…
Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, March 6th, 2015 - 51 comments
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?)
Written By: - Date published: 6:29 am, March 5th, 2015 - 169 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 6:46 am, October 24th, 2014 - 71 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 12:54 pm, October 23rd, 2014 - 14 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, October 10th, 2014 - 189 comments
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…
Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, October 9th, 2014 - 89 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, October 9th, 2014 - 33 comments
The legal defense fund for Nicky Hager is approaching
$20,000 $25,000 $35,000 $40,000. Why not help it over the line?
Written By: - Date published: 12:09 pm, October 8th, 2014 - 77 comments
The legal defense fund for Nicky Hager is about to hit
$20,000 $25,000. Why not give a little?
Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, October 7th, 2014 - 241 comments
Hager has said that he will go to prison rather than reveal the identity of the Rawshark / Whaledump hacker.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, September 13th, 2014 - 22 comments
Action Station want to run a full-page ad in the Herald calling on politicians to clean up NZ politics. (Update: only $580 needed! Let’s do it!)
Written By: - Date published: 3:53 pm, September 11th, 2014 - 47 comments
In a series of tweets Giovanni Tiso has highlighted important issues concerning the relationship between the media and National as disclosed by Dirty Politics.
Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, September 3rd, 2014 - 41 comments
No. Not Pete George. Instead Andrew Geddis appears to be up to his neck in the mire of organising “Debating ‘Dirty Politics’: Media, Politics and Law”, at a ‘scholarly’ debate on Friday from 1pm-4pm. It is a long-winded scholarly debate inside work hours. But it will be streamed on youtube and hopefully not only live.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, August 31st, 2014 - 170 comments
National’s dirty politics, for all its corrosive damage, also marks an opportunity for NZ. An opportunity to take stock, recognise such tactics for what they are, and reject them. An opportunity to clean up both politics and the media’s coverage of it.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, August 30th, 2014 - 44 comments
The latest Dominion Post contains survey data on people’s responses to Dirty Politics but attempts to manufacture a message by quoting selected interviews suggesting that Labour and not National have been hurt by Hager’s revelations. The headlines though are that half of all New Zealanders think less highly of John Key and 7.9% of voters are considering changing their vote. National should be afraid.
Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, August 27th, 2014 - 65 comments
“Dirty Politics” and “The Hollow Men” have revealed the extent of the National party’s nasty internal war over the past decade. Cameron Slater is merely one of the noisier but dumber sock puppet weapons in use against National’s centre and moderates. Looking at the actions of Simon Lusk using his sock puppet is more revealing…