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Revealed – Standard bloggers paid by Labour

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, April 1st, 2016 - 50 comments

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It is our hope that revealing this previously top-secret information will both contribute to an atmosphere of open and honest politics, and reduce the incidence of injury amongst dirty politics insiders.

RIP NZ satire

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, February 18th, 2016 - 49 comments

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Stay Classy: TV3’s Newshrub.

Written By: - Date published: 12:51 pm, January 21st, 2016 - 32 comments

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TV3 have announced they are getting out of the news business and getting into cross platform media hotdesking across the continuum of diminishing eyeballs. Welcome to TV3 Newshrub, the place where no news is good news!

Our man in Paris

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, December 2nd, 2015 - 17 comments

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Some time today, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, will be wandering around the hallways of his Paris hotel in his underpants. Or maybe his swimming togs.

Employment Relations Authority backs Air NZ prima nocta policy

Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, August 11th, 2013 - 36 comments

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Following a successful application to access a sacked employee’s bank statements, Air New Zealand has had its right to insert a prima nocta clause into all of its employment agreements backed by the Employment Relations Authority.

Unsworth slams Police, Crown Law

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, November 24th, 2012 - 37 comments

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Hot on the heels of his bold stand against environmental scientists, uber-lobbyist Mark Unsworth has come out swinging against the police and crown law over their unpatriotic highlighting of crime in New Zealand.

Compulsory vaccination for shareholders’ children

Written By: - Date published: 3:37 pm, May 12th, 2012 - 12 comments

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In a shock new announcement the Prime Minister has confirmed recipients of corporate welfare will be forced to vaccinate their children.

CCD Myth: The planets are warming

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, September 20th, 2009 - 8 comments

We haven’t seen much of this myth in NZ. However it shows some good examples of selective reading of news articles and papers by CCD’s in support of the “Martians drive hummers” line. Thanks to Andrei for reminding me why videos like this have to be made. You have to read the whole article or […]

Lyndon on ACT

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, September 18th, 2009 - 19 comments

Found this gem at Fighting Talk. Lyndon Hood examines the act of leaking. Lyndon Hood: Act Doesn’t Feel Climate Heat Click to enlarge The Act party, in their minority report on the recent review of the emissions trading scheme, have argued that man-made global warming should not be considered a threat. Because they know better. […]

John Key ‘may’ be able to understand it?

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, August 6th, 2009 - 11 comments

John Key has recently acted like a jerk to a young mother worried about what climate change is going to mean for her future and that of her child. Essentially he said that she should stick to what she knew. Bearing in mind the complete lack of understanding that both John Key and his NACT […]

John Key keeps disappearing into satire

Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, January 29th, 2009 - 2 comments

Danyl at The Dim-Post has been indulging in his favored pastime again – satire. In this case Cabinet expresses concern over missing PM is about John Key going missing all of the time. Danyl compares him to a pooch avoiding something… Finance Minister Bill English has accepted responsibility for his leader’s absence. ‘I usually let […]

Guest Post: QoT – Mmm, delicious linear time

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 pm, November 4th, 2008 - 28 comments

I loved this post for QoT so much that I asked to reproduce it in full here. It resonated with me after reading the comment stream today. So, from Ideologically Impure, an observation on the patently ridiculous… Lynn This comment over at The Standard cites one of my favourite (or, really, least-favourite) bits of political […]

Franks caught vandalising own billboards

Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, October 31st, 2008 - 23 comments

In a strange twist in the Franks billboard monitoring saga, infra red camera footage has revealed that Franks himself was responsibile for defacing his own hoardings. Franks had previously claimed that he was the victim of an organised campaign to deface his hoardings and had installed infra red cameras to monitor his billboards. Photographic evidence […]

The pragmatist

Written By: - Date published: 12:09 am, May 26th, 2008 - 38 comments

Who do you want answering the phone?

Written By: - Date published: 3:41 pm, April 30th, 2008 - 70 comments

Just received this parody of Hillary Clinton’s 3am ad, but with a New Zealand twist. Very funny.

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