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What is the bet that Slater gets it wrong?

Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, August 17th, 2014 - 130 comments
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Apparently Cameron Slater is going to “out” the identity of who got the emails off his system. What is the bet that he has it wrong – again?

His track record is that he virtually always gets it wrong when he “outs” people. Look at his “outing” of Simon Pleasants – wrong. And he is always wrong on our authors.

So far he has outed DotCom for this break in. Yeah right…. Next up is ?

Poor bugger. The stats on that reeking stupid fuckwit Cameron Slater is that he will pick the wrong person. I hope that someone competent has been hand holding the gibbering child. It’d be better if it was accurate for a change.

 

Updated: Yep. It is all DotCom’s friends provided by an txt from DotCom to ex-employee Wayne Tempuro that refers to ? Well nothing much. It reads to me like something related to his case against the state.

130 comments on “What is the bet that Slater gets it wrong?”

  1. Nick 1

    Vote Positive, indeed!

    • lprent 1.1

      That is the slogan of the Labour party. I am not the Labour party.

      I am a member of Labour,which means to remain a member that I will pay a membership fee of about $20. However I will be party voting Green this year as Labour lost my party vote at the conference in 2012. I will be voting for the Labour candidate in my electorate David Shearer – the irony is overwhelming.

      I write my opinions. Now that will all be hard for you to understand because you clearly are a Moran who never thinks. A perfect right wing fool.

      BTW: I don’t tolerate unthinking fools well. I like to torment them. If you don’t like it, then toughen up.

  2. srylands 2

    You are taking yourself too seriously again.

    • tricledrown 2.1

      5eyedspylands caught out well and truly testing the water’s is this the best the upper Echelon can do the I’ll looney nutters(Illuminati Iluminazis) !
      The bigger the lies the bigger the spies!

    • Will you admit that Slater is barking mad?

    • ropata 2.3

      in other words, sly randian doesn’t care if the national govt is full of dirty lying cheats because the sun shines from the rectum of jkey and slater

  3. TheContrarian 3

    I couldn’t see anything in those text that was in any way revealing to this particular case. So far nothing from Whale that links Dotcom to Hager.

    Though, just as an aside, if it transpired that it was Dotcom or flunkies related to Dotcom, that would certainly shake things up even more.

    These last few days have been very popcorn worthy.

    • I thought I heard Hager say that the actual hacker is planning to release the emails himself in the near future.

      What’s Slugula going to say when it isn’t KDC?

    • mickysavage 3.2

      I couldn’t see anything in those text that was in any way revealing to this particular case.

      In fact I read it the opposite. In the most “incriminating” texts Dotcom says they have been “collecting evidence and witnesses for 3 months. I hired professionals to get me information. We are preparing a case against everyone involved.”

      Slater’s hypothesis is that Dotcom would hack his server, steal his emails and then front up to court with them expecting to use them as evidence.

      How likely is that?

      As if …

      • Anne 3.2.1

        People like Slater tend to assume everyone would behave the same way they do…

      • Tracey 3.2.2

        if that were true dotcom is paying too much for his lawyers. I suspect slater isnt paying enough cos he knows everything.

      • Yoyo 3.2.3

        Perhaps that’s why Nicky was required by whoever did it – to put the emails in the public domain – thereby allowing them to be used by whoever they were useful to?

      • grumpystilskin 3.2.4

        What if the KDC email/txt refers to the event on the 15th, not the current shenanagins?

  4. Ant 4

    Slater is desperate, wonder if the journos will fall for it?

    • ropata 4.1

      Maybe not, even John Armstrong seems pretty pissed off with Slater and Nat’s deceptive shenanigans. Took long enough but they might be waking up..

      • Vaughan Little 4.1.1

        I read Armstrong as telling Key his best chance of getting National through this to an election victory is the purging of Ede.

    • Tracey 4.2

      it depends on which journos slater has dirt on as to what follows methinks

  5. outofbed 5

    So he admits the emails were stolen
    So therefore, they exist
    If they exist, Collins must resign immediately

    • Picard110 5.1

      That would require slater to admit he is a liar. Despite anyone with a brain knowing Cameron slater is a massive liar and attack dog for national, he won’t admit the emails are real, even if in the same breath he says they were stolen from him.

  6. Salsy 6

    Who is the Phil he is referring to?

  7. Heather Tanguay 7

    The plot thickens, and what a dirty messy plot. I am well into the book now and have to stay I am shocked at the depths Cameron and his cronies have sunk to. Seems to me too, that those crying the loudest usually have something to hide! The role of Ede is very interesting given his position, we need to know more about him. I am sure we are not at the end of this and tomorrow morning will bring a good deal more claims and counter claims. Meanwhile, let’s vote Positive.

    • Tracey 7.1

      hoots allegedly provide hagers street name in response to an email suggesting damage could be done to hager if chinese businessman knew where lived. If true, HOW can a single media outlet use this guy ever again?

      • yeshe 7.1.1

        this, exactly this 100%

      • Murray Olsen 7.1.2

        That foul Cactus thing was the one encouraging Horton and Seaslug. I don’t think that’s reasonable behaviour for a lawyer. Nice of her to say that the people she does legal work for are basically murderers as well. Still, what can we expect from ACT?

      • dave 7.1.3

        so shooton is involved to is there any connections to hoskins ?????yet !!!! waiting for second print run
        iam off topic does slater make money from whale oil or has he paid tax or was he claiming a benefit while earning income?

      • politikiwi 7.1.4

        I see Hooton is lined up for Nine To Noon’s politics spot this morning, with Kathryn Ryan and Mike Williams.

        That’s gonna be worth a listen.

        • Tracey 7.1.4.1

          Maybe, but Williams has no history of challenging Hoots.

          Anyone emailing Kathryn Ryan to suggest Hoots supply of a guy’s street name in response to a call for him to be harmed by a tax lawyer in Hong Kong is worthy of RNZ listeners???

          ninetonoon@radionz.co.nz

        • Dialey 7.1.4.2

          I thought Hooten looked pretty uncomfortable on the Nation yesterday, maybe thinking he might be questioned?

  8. Slug writes:

    There can be no doubt now that Kim Dotcom has wreaked unholy hell on the political landscape and at the same time drawn in every political party on the opposition side into his sphere of influence.

    All the visits to the mansion by Clare Curran, Russel Norman, Winston Peters, Laila Harre, Martyn Bradbury, Alistair Thompson, Nicky Hager. They are all part of a mega-conspiracy to wreck an election, all for the benefit of Kim Dotcom.

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    draws breath

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    And he thinks Hager is the conspiracy theorist…

    • Macro 8.1

      hehehehehehee

      :)

      He wouldn’t know a conspiracy theorist if he met one!

      Oh that’s right! … he is one!

  9. ropata 9

    Slater isn’t stupid, he’s an intelligent chap with an awfully dark narcissistic streak. His depression probably stems from his tattered conscience reminding him what a foul person he has become. But that inconvenient voice of morality has been effectively silenced by his growing ego and nasty schemes against political foes.

    His daily Proverb is just a christian pretension to help his marketing.

    • Picard110 9.1

      Given the way he behaves in public and private, he is no Christian of any description.

      • disturbed 9.1.1

        Agreed Christianity would cast Slater out as evil with no hope of repentance.
        Him and his kind are not Christian.
        Slater was caught on RNZ news at 10am Sunday as saying Labour even sent him dirt too???

        We have asked labour to come out and deny this.

        Statergate attack coming on, he needs to be put under oath and face the judge and jury over his evil doings.

        • One Anonymous Bloke 9.1.1.1

          It was more-or-less immediately refuted by Hager, who said that there were zero messages from NZLP MPs in the material. Susan Woods’ body language was interesting: she knows Hager is 100% credible.

          I liked the way she correctly characterised a lot of Slater’s effluent as “hate-speech”.

          • TheContrarian 9.1.1.1.1

            “It was more-or-less immediately refuted by Hager, who said that there were zero messages from NZLP MPs in the material.”

            Sure but he may not have had all the emails himself and the leak could have redacted everything but National material so that Hager hasn’t seen any means nothing.

            I would find it very surprised indeed if that over the period in question there was no communication from anyone identifiable from Labour or the left side of the fence.

            • One Anonymous Bloke 9.1.1.1.1.1

              If there are, and they show anything like the kind of criminally vicious corruption displayed by Judith Collins, Slater has Labour over a barrel.

              He’ll be releasing those dox any day now :lol:

          • Psycho Milt 9.1.1.1.2

            It was more-or-less immediately refuted by Hager, who said that there were zero messages from NZLP MPs in the material.

            I don’t doubt him, but the fact there were no messages from Labour MPs in the material he was provided with isn’t the same thing as ‘refuting’ Slater’s claim to have had messages from Labour MPs.

            • redfed 9.1.1.1.2.1

              If Labour MPs have been communicating with Slater, and it is a big if, then he should release their names. Labour can then decide how to handle it. His claims are an attention seeking power grab. I think the sooner that NZ politics can be returned to normal and Slater permanently sidelined the better.

            • Tracey 9.1.1.1.2.2

              Right, so we have Hager’s word against Slater’s word. Slater needs to release them now and make a liar of Hager (once the emails and metadata have been independently verified). Mr Slater’s personal integrity has never been and is not today at an all-time high

    • Ropata, I think his “proverbs” would run along the lines of, “Do Unto Others, before they do unto you…”

    • Macro 9.3

      Yes much like the fundamentalist evangelist – who is only in it for the money and the sex.
      http://letmetellyouthis.wordpress.com/tag/list-of-christian-evangelist-scandals/

    • Mike Smith 9.4

      Maybe we should have a proverb for Slater – my pick would be Proverbs 26 verse 11: “As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” The whole of Chapter 26 also applies – take your pick.

  10. lprent 10

    Yeah right. The guy is a paranoid fuckwit. According to him labours slogan was all about him…

  11. wellyB 11

    What is the point in you being so viscous? Of course Slater was going to come back with an explanation for it all and KDC does often make himself an easy target… But walk the talk, mate. Don’t call someone a ‘reeking stupid fuckwit … gibbering child’ even if they deserve it. Don’t fan the flames of Slater’s utu hunt, the public will just grow tired of both sides when really the Left should be welcoming people with open arms and as much transparency as possible.

    Don’t want this blog used as an example against Labour’s ‘Vote Positive’ slogan… They are doing well to uphold it for once

    • lprent 11.1

      Read the about. We aren’t the Labour party.

      I’m just tired of having this fool being held up as being any kind of blogger. He isn’t. He is a self destructive fool who takes pay for pushing strange ideas using hate speech. We need to get rid of him.

      • wellyB 11.1.1

        maybe I’m being too idealistic in thinking that Hager’s challenge to the Left to step up and be better wasn’t falling on deaf ears.

        This blog, of course, is nothing like the charade of WO – and Slater is a disturbing individual with no journalistic merit, to say otherwise is a joke. I was mainly just commenting on the language, if I didn’t know any better (which most people unfortunately don’t) I would think the message was nasty and similar and just close my browser.

        Sorry if my comment about Left blogs likely to be used against Labour’s positive party ‘line’ was out of place. But all it would take is a slip up/false claim/distraction … some ‘scandal’ about the Left using blogs too and a lot of hard work will be undone.

        You have a platform for this message, and by the look of the false visitor numbers to WO, a more real platform than many.

        Onward and upwards is all I’m sayin’

  12. ghostwhowalksnz 12

    So the Oily Orca thinks hes got iron clad evidence ?

    I think hes one of the iron dome missiles that has gone off course.

    Some screen shots of a txt message ??. Yep theres an app for that. Create your own FAKE messages

    “iPhoneFakeText is a cool HTML5 application that you can create fake iphone text conversations. You can edit conversations as well as save your conversation ”

    As for his weird claims he found out about the hack at the time it happened ! Yeah baby!

    The hack would have come through his home computer network, as he has a wife and teens at home, easy peasy to run a social enginnering attack through them and once youre in, there is his personal email db all ready for the hacking.

    • TheContrarian 12.1

      Given these are texts from identifiable people I highly doubt they are faked.

      • Macro 12.1.1

        Gezz! Your easily fooled.

        • TheContrarian 12.1.1.1

          Well given that Dotcom has come out to say the texts relate to something completely benign instead stating they are faked kinda speaks to their authenticity, no?

          • lprent 12.1.1.1.1

            if you had a paranoid sociopathic fuckwit with dirt on journos saying something about you – you’d let it ride.

            Are you a wimp?

            • TheContrarian 12.1.1.1.1.1

              I’m sorry, I don’t understand your comment.

              Fact remains that Dotcom has stated, through a spokesperson, that the texts are about a different matter altogether…meaning they are genuine – just not in the context Slater thinks they are.

            • Yoyo 12.1.1.1.1.2

              I think what the poster was saying (actually it’s reasonably obvious) is that Dotcom himself is not denying they are his texts. Why if they are fake, would he say they are his?

              • lprent

                They may be dotcom’s txts. Who cares?

                What I am saying is that the txts look to me like they are related to some upcoming court case. They simply don’t look like they have anything to do with hacking. Ask yourself this. Can you point to anything in them that doesn’t look like it is to do with a court case.. And can you point to anything in them that says it must be hacking.

                It just looks like one of the many cases that dotcom has.

                I suspect that Cameron is deluded if he thinks this proves anything at all. Paranoid desperation appears to be seeping from his every utterance at present. He also seems to think that everyone is against him. Look at the desperate attempts to join up all of his enemies in a vast conspiracy.

                • Yoyo

                  As the case may be, you’re more than welcome to make an additional point that has nothing to do with the one you replied to. However, people will be confused if you make points unrelated to theirs in response to them. You seem a little upset, perhaps that is masking your clarity of thought.

      • tricledrown 12.1.2

        Wayne Tempero couldn’t hack his way out of a wet paper bag

  13. rob 13

    I read the latest boogie man post on Camerons Blog. It doesn’t seem to offer proof and is more the monster under the bed type tale I would expect from Juana writing under his name.
    Her posts often read different, still ranting and crazy, but lacking venom.
    They are clutching at straws, trying to shut the story down.

  14. tricledrown 14

    he is in Israel hoping some left wing politician can make some antisemitic comments so he can deflect all his conniving !
    Or is he going to stay their because they don’t have an extradition treaty !

    • disturbed 14.1

      Slatergate in Israel?

      Why there?, are we wondering if there is anther reason, say their spy technology is cutting edge??

      Could be the extradition thing or him converting to Jewish religion? I said no Christian would own him now

      Bet your’e right as today he sounded cocky and wont mind saying what he likes there now criminal he is. “Run Forest run!!

      • Ron 14.1.1

        I think is going to Israel to purchase the Iron Dome anti missile system. It might do a better job of protecting his server

        Why there?, are we wondering if there is anther reason, say their spy technology is cutting edge??

      • Murray Olsen 14.1.2

        My guess is that he’s in Israel on a reward trip paid out of the Hasbara budget. The Zionist regime has a huge social media propaganda program and reward people who repeat their poor excuses for their atrocities. I know one guy who I am 100% sure is a Hasbara operative, and he is also a dishonest overweight bully. He’s not in Aotearoa.

  15. I rarely go to his site, or visit any right wing sites any more, but I’m startled at the sheer number of posters who believe that K.com is some sort of all powerful Bond villain. They’ve all worked themselves up into a lather about it. Amazing.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 15.1

      Yeah its hard to believe, he used to have a security business but ran it into bankruptcy, walked away with an income protection policy for his depressive illness but had his payments cut off for ‘working’.

      Promised to fight the insurance company ( Fidelity Life) to the bitter end. Of course that was all bumf and bluster as he didnt have a leg to stand on legally.

      Goes on about elected councillors ( including his alter ego Lusk who writes all the stuff about HBRC- he lives at Otane in Central HB) but was roundly defeated ( about 12th) when he stood for election himself)

    • mpledger 15.2

      It’s probably all from the same person just posting from differemt accounts.

      • ghostwhowalksnz 15.2.1

        Mostly 40 people who comment as though their life depends on it.
        The site traffic, does seem too much for the content, then again if you have lots of traffic sourced to Indian educational sites that would be paid for clicks

        • Tracey 15.2.1.1

          Sir Douglas Graham. I wonder what he thinks about his son’s paid behaviours?Allegedly going to WO under aliases to “support” posts he wrote for Cameron Slater (who posted them word for word as his own), and then mocking maori and using the most vile language you could imagine.

    • Tracey 15.3

      He needed to give them a diversion. Imagine if they started facing the truth about him. This way they can bury the truth about him, while simultaneously feeding off his diversion which actually proves Hager’s whole point about him.

  16. Glenn 16

    Wankers at Yahoo pushing as their current headline Whale Oil hacking “funded by Dotcom”.
    When you click on it it comes up as Whale Oil alleges hacking funded by Dotcom.
    Deceitful buggers. Pushing Dear Leader all the time. Time to change my homepage.

  17. Dumbrse 17

    I can’t get the smirk off my face long enough to write. Stay focused team and remember what the leader said, no talking to Cameron.

    • One Anonymous Bloke 17.1

      Yeah, Cameron has all the emails from Labour on a separate server that didn’t get hacked, and what will their existence (which you have Cameron Slater’s word for – good luck with that) say about John Key and Judith Collins’ behaviour? Nothing.

      If Labour MPs have something to answer for shame on them. If you think that gets the Prime and Justice Ministers off the hook you’re either delusional or your ethics are in the gutter.

  18. Well, I took the time to visit the WhaleOil site.

    The reasoning didn’t seem strong. I noticed a couple of things about both sets of texts that were in the post.

    The first text was the one in which Dotcom wonders who might have done the hacking and then ‘winks’. This has been used to implicate Dotcom as ‘confessing’ to the hack. But the odd thing is that Wayne Tempero (assuming these were his screenshots as claimed) then replies “Ha not me.”

    One reading would be that Wayne Tempero’s interpretation of the Dotcom winking text was that Dotcom was suggesting that he (Wayne Tempero) had done the hacking. Of course, Tempero could have been playing along with the ‘joke’ and wasn’t seriously denying that he had done the hacking. A further interpretation is that they could have both been referring to a third person who they had discussed previously as being the likely hacker.

    All in all, hardly an incontrovertible ‘confession’.

    More interesting was the second set of texts. Cameron Slater says they were from ‘June’ (no indication of when in June).

    That’s interesting because of the claim Dotcom makes that mickysavage has already highlighted:

    collecting evidence and witnesses for 3 months. I hired professionals to get me information. We are preparing a case against everyone involved.”.

    Three months prior to (early) June is (early March). That means the suggested evidence collection period does not overlap with the period that involved the hacking of Slater’s computer system since that was in February.

    Finally, I don’t think hacked emails would be admissible as evidence – going on mickysavage’s comment above.

    I suppose the book ‘Dirty Politics’ might be admissible but what is there in it that would be useful to Dotcom’s case? (I haven’t read it yet).

    • ghostwhowalksnz 18.1

      Dotcom has spent a fortune trying to get a lot of his siezed material back.

      When the FBI is on your back, someone like Slater barely registers.

  19. Enough is Enough 19

    Fucking stuff and nzherald are currently running this bullshit as their lead ahead of the brilliant Green launch today.

    The fat bastard is stealing our air time.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 19.1

      Face it , Greens campaign launch would find it hard to compete with ‘man stuck in lift’

    • BLiP 19.2

      The fat bastard is stealing our air time.

      That was the idea, wasn’t it?

  20. vto 20

    So the emails are true then.

    That clears that up.

  21. JanMeyer 21

    This is so much fun! What wrre Labour’s policies again? God knows given this noise!

  22. dv 22

    SO let me get this straight.
    Slater wants us to believe he knew that DotCom was hacking his site in June.
    AND Slater kept quiet about it until now!!!

    • tricledrown 22.1

      Slater is in even bigger trouble accusing Wayne Tempero of being involve Tempero couldn’t hack his way out of a paper bag he was KDC’s personal security guard most likely got the sack for not being able to keep KDC secure during raids!

      • Dumbrse 22.1.1

        Shame you can’t read or keep up with current events. If you look hard you will see Tempero went out of his way to ring Cameron in Israel today and bring him up to date with events as he recalled them. Engage your brain before your keyboard.

        • tricledrown 22.1.1.1

          Hager has said it had nothing to do with Dotcom ,Tempero is just another narcissistic egotistical attention seeker we’ll see who’s right I think you have been had you believe anything on whaleoil!

          • Nick K 22.1.1.1.1

            No he didn’t. He said Dotcom wasn’t the source.

            • tricledrown 22.1.1.1.1.1

              He said he would have given it to other media outlets if Dotcom had anything to do with it!
              NicKK

              • Nick K

                Well, then I stand corrected.

              • Dumbrse

                And does tricledown still standby his previous statements about Tempero. As I said before, engage your brain.

                • tricledrown

                  dumbrse i will put my money where my mouth is and donate $10.00 to a worthy charity kids can if you put your money where your mouth is and do the same.
                  The Herald has quoted Winston Peters email address not that there making a claim that its Winston But you continue to believe a desperate man who is flailing around like a beached whale won’t do interviews!

        • Tracey 22.1.1.2

          Can you point me to Mr Tempero’s statement to this effect, other than Slater said Mr Tempero said…

  23. karol 23

    2 guys with big egos and aggressive styles go at it.

    All smoke and mirrors from Slater – big diversion from Nat-Slater-Ede-Collins dirty dealings.

  24. Mark 24

    Internet Mana at 4% in TV1 poll. Nats down to 47.5 in TV3 poll. And all before “Dirty Politics” came out.

  25. kenny 25

    Haven’t had time to read all the posts – why has no-one in the media tried to interview Jason Ede?

    Where is he hiding?

  26. Mike the Savage One 26

    Perhaps it is wise to be prepared for a “revenge attack”, other agendas, or something sinister of that kind, as there are signs of something brewing, or being prepared to look like a “conspiracy”:

    “Judith Collins’ husband targeted in burglary”
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11310180

    “MP burgled and hacked”
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11310030

    Having watched the news on One and TV3, and not just taken note of the polls, I see there is something coming up.

    Either these are coincidences that are being used to attack Dotcom, perhaps even charge him, or there is indeed something more to it.

    Of course Dotcom would not be so silly to get himself involved, but the text messages between him and his former security staffer Tempero sound a bit worrying indeed.

    It is too early to read anything in and out, but it is almost certain, this will all be used to launch a nasty attack on Dotcom, and to further implicate Nicky Hager into all this.

    What an “election campaign”, I have never seen one like this in dear old New Zealand.

  27. redfred 27

    I think something orchastrated is brewing and its not National.

    Wait until about the 22nd, I think we will see either the SIS Goff OIA emails or the Collins prisoner transfer messages, or maybe one on the 22nd and one on the 23rd. If its substantitave enough (it will be) to wreck Nationals campaign launch Ede and Collins gone Tuesday.

    Im picking the 8GB will be up on wikileaks by the end of the month, I don’t think they will let Hager take any more punishment. Hope not anyway.

    • lprent 27.1

      I suspect a wikileaks style release as well. Keeps it well out of NZ hands, and accessible by everyone.

      • Mike the Savage One 27.1.1

        That is EXACTLY what I am expecting, something loaded onto a “neutral” website from an “anonymous” source, or a new website with no detectable connections to any known person or party, to suddenly reveal what documents there are.

        I am sure the SIS will have their “fun” and will be kept busy, surely also their “boss”!

        Wikileaks have shown us how it can be done.

        • Kiwiri 27.1.1.1

          Heh. Some National MPs, particularly a certain one, should be quite concerned and stay awake till 4am. For the next few mornings until the emails are disclosed.
          Sleep tight everyone!

  28. Tigger 28

    Slater really is a typical bully – all fire and bluster when he’s throwing punches but all tears and whining if someone dares to take him on.

    He grows sadder and more pathetic by the day.

    • tricledrown 28.1

      I looked up conferences mid August Te Aviv found the International association of Psychoanalytical self-help Physcology!
      Maybe bully boy can’t handle the pressure coming onto him from his own self destructive behaviour !

    • Mike the Savage One 28.2

      When nobody loves you, especially the desired sex candidates, and what else there may be as “frustrations”, hatred can grow to be highly destructive forms for any person affected.

      How did his parents treat him, I wonder?

      Why has the Whale turned out to be the specimen of a human he is?

      Is there a self help group for persons like him?

      Maybe the 12 step program, but before you qualify, you have to accept and surrender, to your failings and so forth. I see him too far away from that at this stage. Let us hope and wish for the best, that our “friend” Cameron may find his human self one day, and eat humble pie and discover his heart and soul and gentle feelings.

      Oh, I sound like a Christian, do I not?

  29. meconism 29

    If Dotcom’s analysis of WO blog is close to right, then WO spilling all this bile for the Nats is being read by way less than the hundreds of thousand Slater is telling Ede. I just hope the GCSB have got the ninth floor bugged. I wonder if they are stupid enough to pay him? Follow the money.

    • tricledrown 29.1

      Canon The tobacco and the Grocery council will want their money back because of low readership
      Yeah right!

  30. ropata 30

    The fat little oxygen thief is somewhat of a distraction. There are many other scandals going on in NZ. But the common factor is a government that hates the poor and working class, and serves the rich.

    A few other things that should be front page news:
    * kids with third world diseases
    * kids going to school hungry and without shoes
    * the working poor, unable to earn a living wage
    * the top 1% taking 99% of the economic gains since ’84
    * the government selling public assets to their one-percenter pals
    * a dairy industry running amuck and turning rivers to shit
    * the demise of the kiwi dream and rise of the rentier class

    Watch Nigel Latta’s latest documentary, The Haves and Have Nots and try not to smash your TV

    • miravox 30.1

      +1 Ropata

      The most important part of this dirty politics uproar is these people lie, steal and manipulate information to maintain their presumed entitlements and deny others a fair life.

  31. Mike the Savage One 31

    It was totally bizarre what Cam Slater said in the interview with Susan Wood on Q+A today, when he said, about half his “contacts” were from the Labour Party, and that he was having contacts all over the political spectrum in New Zealand. He even mentioned Stuart Nash and Kelvin Davis, and I wonder what that was about.

    So Cam is multi party all over a sudden, and he is “not” even a National Party member, he said. He identified himself more in line with ACT politics, and that tells us something perhaps, about the names he mentioned about Labour members he had been in touch with?! It seems he is keen to work more on the split in Labour, and he seems to have been a great force behind the scene, to encourage and promote the ABC brigade. That may be speculation, but who knows? I am sure Phil Goff is NO friend of Slater, after all this.

    Anyway, does anyone believe this person, this so self centred maladapted character? I hope he gets taken to court for his misdeeds, and that he will fail with his attempts to lay charges against some he is now saying he will prosecute.

    We will have some interesting weeks ahead, I think.

    • Roy 31.1

      Funny that there are no pictures of him snuggling up to Cunliffe at Labour Party functions, like there are pictures of him snuggling up to Key at National Party functions, then, isn’t it?

      • lprent 31.1.1

        You won’t see me snuggling up to politicians at all. I have an allegy to charm. Also to photos – I like being known for ideas rather than wasting my time on presence.

  32. Hami Shearlie 32

    I also wonder about Slater mentioning contact with Stuart Nash and Kelvin Davis. Mind you he is so desperate to deflect attention from himself, he would say ANYTHING about ANYONE at this point!

    • Tracey 32.1

      dont you think they would be angry to be wrongly associated with this guy…

      Mr Davis’ behaviour up noirth, taking donations from Fafer and so on doesn’t make you a little suspicious?

      Even BS-ers tell the truth sometimes.

      • McFlock 32.1.1

        if truth is indistinguishable from deceit, all we have is our own preconceptions. And a halfway decent lie preys on preconceptions.

        Slater’s hoping for denials to distract from him and also to make labour sound like key. I suspect the best course of action is to merely let his credibility speak for itself – slugboy added nothing with his claims.

        If slugboy said that the sky was blue, I’d check. And if he said it was raining, I’d double check to make sure he wasn’t covering for john key taking a massive piss all over the front door.

  33. discreetly 33

    Did Cameron Slater disclose income from Carrick Graham while on the SB?

  34. mpledger 34

    Dot Com is the go to “whipping boy” for National when they can’t blame Labour. But it may actually work against them – any court action here is going to delay the extradition hearings and that will work in Dot Com’s favor. And the longer Dot Com hangs around and is in the news being hounded by the National government the more he will become the “little guy against the State”. NZers don’t like that kind of thing, especially when it’s out of proportion to the “crime”, and will start siding with him.

  35. Michael W 35

    What a disgraceful and poor image. Swearing and name calling galore all throughout the site, as long as directed at “the enemy”. So much for your “policy”.

    [lprent: Our policy is here.

    We don't have a policy against swearing or name calling. Instead we support robust debate including swearing and name calling where appropriate. So long as there is a point and you don't go too far over the top (ie attract moderator attention), it adds to the robust debate that people can be challenged at a personal level when they are being fools. This tends to be quite educational especially for the arrogant and profoundly ignorant loudmouths like yourself.

    The moderation follows in the same vein. When we see someone claiming describe what our policy should be rather than what it actually is, the moderators (especially me) tend to call them gormless fools. We really don't like jerkoffs who are too illiterate and impolite to read the rules of the site before they start spraying around whatever hangs around their small and diseased mind. We consider such behaviour to be potentially infectious and move to excise the contamination as soon as possible in case it is contagious.

    Banned 6 weeks for the stupidity of thinking this site is a political party and being too thick to read the about. ]

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    National’s move to speed up its state house sell-off shows it is bankrupt of new ideas, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “National has been in office for six years, yet the housing crisis has got worse every month and...
    Labour | 06-10
  • Government must lift social housing supply, not shuffle the deck chairs
    National's decision to shift the state provision of housing to third parties is a smokescreen for the Government decreasing the provision of affordable housing, the Green Party said today."What National should be doing is increasing the supply of both social...
    Greens | 06-10
  • Election 2014 – the final count
    While we have to wait for the final booth level counts we can now see how well we did in the specials and look at electorate level data. First off special votes (and disallowed/recounted votes etc). There was a change...
    Greens | 06-10
  • We need more houses, not Ministers
    The Government’s decision to have three housing Ministers will create a dog’s breakfast of the portfolio and doesn’t bode well for fixing the country’s housing crisis, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “New Zealanders need more houses, not more Ministers....
    Labour | 05-10
  • MANA’S CHALLENGE TO THE 51st PARLIAMENT
    Ten years ago I led 50,000 Maori on the historic FORESHORE AND SEABED MARCH from Te Rerenga Wairua to the very steps of this parliament, in a march against the greatest land grab in the history of this country –...
    Mana | 03-10
  • Is this really necessary?
    No one denies chief executives should be well paid for their skills and experience, but it is the efforts of all employees which contribute to company profits, Labour’s Acting Leader David Parker says. “Salaries paid to chief executives come at...
    Labour | 02-10
  • 5AA Australia – NZ on UN Security Council + Dirty Politics Lingers On
    5AA Australia: Selwyn Manning and Peter Godfrey deliver their weekly bulletin Across The Ditch. General round up of over night talkback issues: Thongs, Jandals and flip-flops… ISSUE 1: New Zealand has been successful in its campaign to become a non...
    The Daily Blog | 22-10
  • When I mean me, I mean my office & when I call whaleoil I mean not as m...
    This. Is. Ludicrous. Green Party co-leader Russel Norman put the first of what are likely to be many questions about Mr Key’s relationship with Slater, asking him how many times he had phoned or texted the blogger since 2008. “None...
    The Daily Blog | 22-10
  • A brief word on describing the Government as ‘boring and bland’
    The narrative being sown is that this Government will be a boring and bland third term. Boring and bland. Since the election, Key has announced he is privatising 30% of state houses without reinvesting any of that money back into housing society’s most...
    The Daily Blog | 22-10
  • More Latté Than Lager: Reflections on Grant Robertson’s Campaign Launch.
    BIKERS? SERIOUSLY! Had Grant Robertson’s campaign launch been organised by Phil Goff? Was this a pitch for the votes of what few Waitakere Men remain in the Labour Party? Was I even at the right place? Well, yes, I was....
    The Daily Blog | 22-10
  • About Curwen Ares Rolinson
    Curwen Ares Rolinson – Curwen Ares Rolinson is a firebrand young nationalist presently engaged in acts of political resistance deep behind enemy lines amidst the leafy boughs of Epsom. He is affiliated with the New Zealand First Party; although his...
    The Daily Blog | 21-10
  • About Kelly Ellis
    Kelly Ellis.Kelly Ellis – As a child, Kelly Ellis didn’t so much fall into the cracks, but willfully wriggled her way into them. Ejected from Onslow College – a big job in the 70s – Kelly worked in car factories,...
    The Daily Blog | 21-10
  • About Kate Davis
    Kate Davis.Kate Davis – Having completed her BA in English and Politics, Kate is now starting her MA. Kate works as a volunteer advocate at Auckland Action Against Poverty and previously worked for the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective. Kate writes...
    The Daily Blog | 21-10
  • Parker does a Shearer – oh for a Labour Leader who can challenge msm fals...
    Sigh. It seems David Parker has done a Shearer… Like a cult and too red – Parker on LabourLabour leadership contender David Parker says Labour borders on feeling like “a cult” and must look at its branding – including its...
    The Daily Blog | 21-10
  • A brief word on the hundreds of millions NZ is spending on the secret intel...
    The enormity of the mass surveillance state NZ Government’s have built carries a huge price tag… Kiwis pay $103m ‘membership fee’ for spyingThe $103 million taxpayer funding of New Zealand’s intelligence agencies is effectively a membership fee for joining the...
    The Daily Blog | 21-10
  • Where. Is. Jason. Ede?
    Where. Is. Jason. Ede?...
    The Daily Blog | 21-10
  • Labour’s Din of Inequity
    Watching Labour’s leadership candidates on Q+A on Sunday, I noticed the ongoing use of terms like “opportunity” and “aspiration”, and “party of the workers”. What do these mean? We glean much from Labour, and from the media about Labour, but not...
    The Daily Blog | 21-10
  • “Blue-Greenwash” fails the test when it comes to endangered dolphins
    National’s pre-election promises saw some wins for the environment – perhaps as the party sought to appease its “Blue-Green” voters and broaden its popular appeal. Some of the ecological gains were a long time in the making, overdue even– such...
    The Daily Blog | 21-10
  • Reasons not to be cheerful, Part #272b
    Why don’t you get back into bed? The next few years — the rest of this century — are not going to be pretty. There is an obvious disconnect between any remaining political ambition to fix climate change and the...
    The Daily Blog | 21-10
  • OIA protocols and official advice ignored to hide Child Poverty
    It might not seem so now, but child poverty was a major election issue. What a pity we did not have the full debate. In that debate it would have been very helpful to have seen the Ministry of Social...
    The Daily Blog | 20-10
  • Previewing the 4 candidates for Leader of the Labour Party
    The extraordinary outbursts by Shearer last week highlights just how toxic that Caucus is. Shearer was on every major media platform as the ABC attack dog tearing into Cunliffe in the hope of diminishing Cunliffe’s support of Little by tearing...
    The Daily Blog | 19-10
  • GUEST BLOG: Kate Davis – the sudden explosion of ‘left’ blogs
    Time to Teach or more people will suffer from P.A.I.D. Political And Intellectual Dysmorphia.I was on the Twitter and a guy followed me so of course I did the polite thing and followed him back. He wrote a blog so...
    The Daily Blog | 19-10
  • Ego vs Eco
    Ego vs Eco...
    The Daily Blog | 19-10
  • We can’t let the Roastbuster case slip away
    Those of us (like me) left with hope that the police would aggressively follow through on the large amount of evidence on offer to them (let’s not forget they forgot they even had some at one point) in the Roastbusters...
    The Daily Blog | 19-10
  • Food, shelter and medicine instead of bombs and bullets
    The on-going conflict across the Middle East – due in large part to the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq – has created another humanitarian crisis of biblical proportion. The essentials of life are desperately needed in Iraq and Syria...
    The Daily Blog | 19-10
  • The politics of electorate accommodations
    National’s electorate accommodations with ACT and United Future were a big factor in it winning re-election. Interestingly, there is another electorate accommodation scenario whereby the centre-left could have come out on top, even with the same distribution of party votes....
    The Daily Blog | 19-10
  • Why you should join the TPPA Action on 8 November
    On 8 November 2014, thousands of Kiwis will take part in the International Day of Action to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The rally cry for us is TPPA – Corporate Trap, Kiwis Fight Back. Why should you join...
    The Daily Blog | 19-10
  • GUEST BLOG – Patrick O’Dea: no new coal mines
    Green Party and Mana Party policy is “NO NEW COAL MINES!” Auckland Coal Action is trying to put this policy into action on the ground. ACA after a hard fought two year campaign waged alongside local residents and Iwi, in...
    The Daily Blog | 19-10
  • Comparing Police action – Hager raid vs Roast Buster case
    This satire had the NZ Police contact TDB and threaten us with 6months in prison for using their logo.   The plight of Nicky Hager and the draconian Police actions against him has generated over  $53 000 in donations so...
    The Daily Blog | 18-10
  • Malala Yousafzai, White Saviour Complexes and Local Resistance
    Last week, Malala Yousafzai was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Since her exposure to the worldwide spotlight, her spirit, wisdom and strength have touched the hearts of people everywhere. However, there have been cynics who have argued that...
    The Daily Blog | 18-10
  • Jason Ede is back – but no media can interview him?
    Well, well, well. Jason Ede, the main figure connected to John Key’s office and the Dirty Politics black ops is back with a company with deep ties to the National Party. One thing you can say about the right –...
    The Daily Blog | 18-10
  • GUEST BLOG: Curwen Rolinson – Leadership Transitions In Other Parties: A ...
    As cannot have escaped anyone’s attention by now, the country is presently in the grips of an election and campaign that will help determine the fate of the nation for years to come. It’s gripping stuff – with clear divides...
    The Daily Blog | 17-10
  • SkyCity worker says she faces losing her house
    SkyCity worker Carolyn Alpine told the company annual shareholder’s meeting today that she faced the prospect of losing her house because the company had cut her shifts from two a week to one without consultation. The solo mother, has worked...
    The Daily Blog | 17-10
  • Greg O’Connor’s latest push to arm cops & 5 reasons not to
    I was wondering at what point within a 3rd term of National that Police Cheerleader Greg O’Connor would start trying to demand cops be armed. O’Connor must have thought to himself, ‘if bloody Key can get us and the GCSB vast new...
    The Daily Blog | 16-10
  • You can’t have crisis without ISIS
    So the new scary bogeyman ISIS might have chemical weapons that the US secretly found in Iraq, but America didn’t want to expose this find because the WMDs were actually built and made by the US and Europe, the two powers...
    The Daily Blog | 16-10
  • NZ WINS UN SPIN THE BOTTLE! Privately sucking up to America for a decade me...
    Oh, we are loved! Little old NZ, the 53rd state of America after Israel and Australia, gets to sit at the adults table for the special dinner party that is the UN Security Council. How delightful, a decade of privately...
    The Daily Blog | 16-10
  • MEDIA BLOG – Myles Thomas – A World Without Advertising
    Non-commercial broadcasting and media. It’s a solution for all manner of problems ailing our tender nation… voter engagement, unaccountable governance, apathy, stupefaction, public education, science in schools, arts appreciation, cultural cringe… But no-one could’ve guessed that non-commercial media might solve...
    The Daily Blog | 16-10
  • March against war – 2pm Saturday 25th October
    March against war – 2pm Saturday 25th October...
    The Daily Blog | 16-10
  • Whack a mole as US govt foreign policy
    Whack-A-Mole was a popular arcade game from my youth.  It consisted of a waist high cabinet with holes in the top. Plastic moles seemingly randomly pop out of these holes. The purpose of the game was to hit as many...
    The Daily Blog | 16-10
  • In Paean of Debt
    This week is ‘Money Week’. It’s an opportunity to promote to the middle classes, and anyone else who will listen, the virtues of wise ‘investment’. The aims are to promote the mystical (and indeed mythical) virtues of saving for the...
    The Daily Blog | 16-10
  • The last 48 hours – Poverty denial, war denial and unapologetic abuse of ...
    The bewildering speed of events that simply end in Key shrugging and proclaiming he doesn’t really give a shit is coming think and fast as the Government suddenly appreciate the full spectrum dominance they now enjoy. Here is Radio NZ...
    The Daily Blog | 16-10
  • GUEST BLOG: Pat O’Dea – Mana 2.0 Rebooted
    Internationally the news is that Evo Morales of Bolivia won big with Left Wing policies But what are the chances that the Left will make a resurgence in this country? As the internecine struggles between the Left and the Right...
    The Daily Blog | 15-10
  • The Blomfield IPCA letter – Has Dirty Politics leaked into the NZ Police ...
    It’s difficult to know what to make of the IPCA letter to Matthew Blomfield over Slater’s continued insistence that the hard drive taken from Matthew wasn’t stolen.  Slater has selectively cherry picked the Police referring back to his claim that Blomfeild perjured...
    The Daily Blog | 15-10
  • ​Media release: Rail and Maritime Transport Union – Auckland move for K...
    The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is questioning a KiwiRail proposal to progressively relocate its Zero Harm personnel from Wellington to Auckland. “The purpose of the Zero Harm team is to drive KiwiRail’s performance in health and safety.  Rail is a...
    The Daily Blog | 15-10
  • Amnesty International – Friend request from an IS militant
    There’s always that one person, that one Facebook friend, usually a musician or event promoter, who, when you so foolishly accept their friend request, will completely inundate your news feed with copious event invitations and promotions. The person who, despite...
    The Daily Blog | 15-10
  • NZ should follow the UK and recognize the Palestinian state
    Over the past two weeks, the United Kingdom and Sweden have made headlines through their decisions to recognize the state of Palestine. They are hardly the first nations to do so. Indeed, 134 countries have, in various ways, given formal...
    The Daily Blog | 15-10
  • The Discordant Chimes of Freedom: Why Labour has yet to be forgiven.
    WHY DOES THE ELECTORATE routinely punish Labour and the Greens for their alleged “political correctness” but not National? It just doesn’t seem fair. Consider, for example, the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act 2007 – the so-called “anti-smacking legislation” –...
    The Daily Blog | 15-10
  • Hosking or Henry – Which right wing crypto fascist clown do you want to w...
    So Mediaworks are finally going to make some actual money from their eye watering contract with Paul Henry by launching a new multi-platform Breakfast show over TV, Radio and internet. This is great news for Campbell Live who have dodged...
    The Daily Blog | 14-10
  • Families need more money to reduce child poverty
    Prime Minister John Key is mistaken to rule out extending the In Work Tax Credit to all poor children (The Nation 11th Oct) and Child Poverty Action Group challenges government advisors to come up with a more cost effective way...
    The Daily Blog | 14-10
  • GUEST BLOG: Kelly Ellis – Don’t shit on my dream
    Once were dreamers. A large man, walks down the road and, even from 200 yards there’s light showing between his big arms and bigger body. It’s as if he’s put tennis balls under his arms. Two parking wardens walk out...
    The Daily Blog | 14-10
  • Labour and ‘special interests’
    The media narrative of Labour is that it is unpopular because it’s controlled by ‘special interests’. This ‘special interests’ garbage is code for gays, Maoris, wimin and unionists. We should show that argument the contempt it deserves. The next Labour...
    The Daily Blog | 14-10
  • Housing; broken promises, families in cars, and ideological idiocy (Part Ru...
    . . Continued from: Housing; broken promises, families in cars, and ideological idiocy (Part Tahi) . National’s housing development project: ‘Gateway’ to confusion . Perhaps nothing better illustrates National’s lack of a coherent housing programme than the ‘circus’ that is...
    The Daily Blog | 14-10
  • Here’s what WINZ are patronisingly saying to people on welfare when they ...
    Yesterday, a case manager from WINZ called to tell me that I needed to “imagine what I would do if I did not have welfare”. I replied “Well, I guess if I couldn’t live at home, I would be homeless.”...
    The Daily Blog | 14-10
  • David Shearer’s ‘no feminist chicks’ mentality highlights all that is...
    Mr Nasty pays a visit Shearer’s extraordinary outburst last night on NZs favourite redneck TV, The Paul Henry Show, is a reminder of all that is wrong within the Labour Caucus right now… He said the current calls for a female or...
    The Daily Blog | 13-10
  • Greenpeace 1 – Shell 0
    Greenpeace 1 – Shell 0...
    The Daily Blog | 13-10
  • GUEST BLOG: Kate Davis – A Tale Of Two Cities
    Sunday was surreal. I went for a drive and ended up in a different country. It wasn’t intentional but those days of too many literally intertextual references seldom are. There is no doubt that the Sunday drive this week had...
    The Daily Blog | 13-10
  • WorkSafe report raises concerns about asbestos
    The union representing construction workers in the Canterbury rebuild is surprised at WorkSafe’s conclusion that no action needs to be taken against EQC and Fletcher EQR over asbestos exposure in Canterbury homes. “This report was an opportunity...
    Scoop politics | 23-10
  • Union accuses SkyCity CEO of misleading public
    Unite Union has accused SkyCity CEO Nigel Morrison of misleading the public over the cut in hours for a staff member who raised the issue at the company's AGM....
    Scoop politics | 23-10
  • Last Hurrah on the Taxpayer
    Responding to the NZ Herald report that Hone Harawira spent up $54,000 on the taxpayer in his last three months as an MP, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “It is absolutely disgraceful that an MP managed to rack...
    Scoop politics | 23-10
  • Press statement in relation to search of Nicky Hager’s home
    On 2 October 2014, Nicky Hager's home in Wellington was searched by police. Mr Hager asserted that documents kept at his house were protected by privilege, including because they contained information that might identify confidential sources....
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • The Sam Simon arrives into Auckland for new campaign
    This morning Sea Shepherd ship, the Sam Simon, arrived into Auckland harbour after its journey from Melbourne. The ship and its 25 crew from around the globe have come to New Zealand to source supplies and prepare for the upcoming...
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • Low inflation – time for meaningful wage increases
    With inflation low, now is a good time for workers to negotiate for pay increases that outstrip price rises and deliver real increases in wages and salaries. “For too many people, real pay increases have been missing for several years...
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • Auckland Rates Rises Out of Control
    Responding to the NZ Herald report that Auckland ratepayers will face an average of a 29 percent rates increase, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “These rate rises show that Len Brown's spending is out of control.”...
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • Protest at New Plymouth Oil and Gas Expo
    About 30 protesters from Climate Justice Taranaki, Frack-free Kapiti, Te Uru Pounamu Action Group, Oil Free Wellington, Frack-free Manawatu and the east coast protested yesterday outside New Plymouth's biennial Oil and Gas Expo at the TSB Stadium....
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • FMA warns consumers about cold-calling investment offers
    The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is warning New Zealand consumers and investors to be wary of cold-calls asking them to buy shares or put their money into offshore firms....
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • Comprehensive plan needed to end child poverty
    Child Poverty Action Group says it is vital the newly re-elected National government takes a planned and comprehensive approach to reducing child poverty in New Zealand....
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • Metiria Gets Feed the Kids
    Yesterday the Speaker of the House advised that he had accepted my request to transfer my Feed the Kids (Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment) Bill to Metiria Turei of the Green Party....
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • DIA undercover investigation leads to jailing
    An undercover Internal Affairs investigation has led to a Hastings man being jailed for three and half years....
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of Balibo Five
    Media Information: Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of journalist Gary Cunningham and the Balibo Five...
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • Australia and NZ actions on press freedoms alarming
    Global support for investigative journalism in Australia and New Zealand is a welcome response to law changes and a police raid, says the Pacific Freedom Forum...
    Scoop politics | 22-10
  • Call for release of French journalists in West Papua
    West Papua Action Auckland, the EPMU Print and Media Council and the NZ Media Freedom Network call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to speak out in support of the two French TV journalists whose trial has just begun in...
    Scoop politics | 21-10
  • Court of Appeal: Dotcom v 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
    A The appeal is dismissed. B The 20 August 2014 order of the High Court dealing with confidentiality and the 29 August 2014 order of this Court dealing with confidentiality are set aside. C The confidentiality orders set out in...
    Scoop politics | 21-10
  • Glassons Blasted For Glamourising Animal Cruelty
    Clothing brand Glassons have found themselves embroiled in another controversy after launching a new advert featuring a girl riding a bull. Animal advocacy organisation SAFE have asked them to remove the ad immediately as it glamourises animal cruelty....
    Scoop politics | 21-10
  • Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet
    Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group applauds the tough line taken by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Border Staff at Auckland Airport. In deporting the couple found trying to smuggle bee products...
    Scoop politics | 21-10
  • Taxpayers’ Union Responds to Joyce on Corporate Welfare
    Responding to Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce’s defence of corporate welfare , Jim Rose, the author of Monopoly Money , a Taxpayers Union report on corporate welfare since 2008, says:...
    Scoop politics | 21-10
  • Speech from the Throne brings welcome focus on children
    Today’s speech from the Throne confirms the Government’s focus on children, youth and their families in the areas of health, education, youth employment, poverty alleviation and Whānau Ora; now the challenge is to ensure every child in New Zealand...
    Scoop politics | 21-10
  • John’s Job Fairs no fix for unemployment and poverty
    “John Key has clearly been looking to the US for his latest bright idea on dealing with employment issues,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty coordinator Sue Bradford. “Job fairs where the desperately unemployed queue in their corporate best to compete...
    Scoop politics | 21-10
  • Speech From the Throne Foreshadows More Corporate Welfare
    Responding to the Governor General’s Speech from the Throne, which outlined that the Government’s intentions for the next Parliamentary term would include further Business Growth Agenda initiatives, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan...
    Scoop politics | 21-10
  • Green MP to speak at panel on Rainbow Mental Health
    Hamilton, New Zealand: Recently re-elected Green Party MP Jan Logie will be a guest speaker at a panel on the mental health of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trangender, Takataapui and Intersex people taking place on November 1st as part of the...
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Evidence Supports GE Moratorium
    Federated Farmers spokesman Graham Smith's call for a 'rethink' on release of GeneticallyEngineered organisms is misguided, and instead it is time for a formal moratorium on GMOs in the environment.(1)...
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Chatham Rise mining could have impact on whales and dolphins
    Wellington, 21 October 2014--Mining phosphate on the Chatham Rise, off the east coast of New Zealand’s south island, could potentially have many impacts on marine mammals like whales and dolphins, the Environmental Protection Agency was told today....
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Council endorses Nanaia Mahuta as the next Labour leader
    Te Kaunihera Māori, the Māori Council of the New Zealand Labour Party, have passed a resolution to endorse the Hon Nanaia Mahuta as the next leader of the Labour Party...
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Kaumatua to organise petition to end Maori seats
    Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin has announced that he will be organising a nationwide petition to seek support from Maori voters to end the Maori seats. “These seats are patronising”, he says. “They imply we need a special status, and that...
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Announcing a New Voice for The Left
    Josh Forman is pleased to announce the creation of a new force on the Left of politics in New Zealand....
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Public services held back by poor workplace culture
    A new report by Victoria University’s Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime to ensure the public services New Zealanders value are able to continue....
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • iPredict New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update
    Andrew Little’s probability of being the next leader of the Labour Party has reached 70% and Jacinda Ardern is favourite to become his deputy, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealand’s predictions market, iPredict....
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Prison Drug Treatment Unit marks a milestone
    Christchurch Men’s Prison’s Drug Treatment Unit (DTU) celebrated the completion of its 50th six month Drug and Alcohol Programme today, with the graduation of a further twelve offenders....
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Security Council seat a chance for NZ to empower women
    The UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand (UN Women NCANZ) welcomes New Zealand winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council and is calling on New Zealand to use its position to proactively promote effective implementation of the...
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Waipareira and ACC sign Partnership
    Waipareira and The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Whanau Centre, Henderson – marking a special day for the West Auckland Urban Maori organisation....
    Scoop politics | 20-10
  • Humanitarian aid desperately needed in Iraq and Syria
    Global Peace and Justice Auckland is calling on the government to provide humanitarian funding for non-aligned NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in the Middle East rather than give any support whatever for the US-led military campaign in the area....
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • Court Judicial Decision: Dotcom v The USA: 17 October 2014
    The United States of America is seeking the extradition of Messrs Dotcom, Batato, Ortmann and Van Der Kolk. The matter has been before the Courts on numerous occasions, and no further recitation of the facts is needed....
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • Marshall Island poet speaks at UN climate summit
    “The fossil fuel industry is the biggest threat to our very existence as Pacific Islanders. We stand to lose our homes, our communities and our culture. But we are fighting back. This coming Friday thirty Pacific Climate Warriors, joined by...
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • Many tourist car accidents preventable
    Simple steps could dramatically reduce the number of accidents involving tourists, says the car review website dogandlemon.com ....
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • RainbowYOUTH: 25 Years, 25 More
    In 1989, a group of young people in Auckland got together to form a support group for LGBTIQ youth. They called it Auckland Lesbian And Gay Youth (ALGY). After 25 years, several location changes, a name change, a brand reboot...
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • Outdated Oath shows need for Kiwi Head of State
    MPs are sworn in today and New Zealand Republic has written to MPs asking them to talk about why 121 New Zealanders elected by the people of New Zealand and standing in the New Zealand Parliament swear allegiance to another...
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • Council shouldn’t revenue grab from windfall valuations
    Auckland Council should state clearly they will not try and capture revenue as a result of the latest valuations and needs reminding that the City’s skyrocketing property values doesn’t change the level or cost of Council’s services, says...
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • EPMU endorses Andrew Little for Labour leadership
    The National Executive of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union unanimously endorsed Andrew Little for the role of Labour leader, at a meeting held yesterday. “I have been speaking to our workplace delegates at forums across the country over...
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • World Food Day promotes Agroecology not GE technology
    The UN has stated that agroecology is a major solution to feeding the world and caring for the earth....
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • Labour Names Review Team
    Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban....
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • Contenders for Labour leadership debate for first time
    The contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party debated for the first time on TV One’s Q+A programme today....
    Scoop politics | 19-10
  • UN Ambassador Jim McLay on TV One’s Q+A programme
    New Zealand's United Nations Ambassador Jim McLay on TV One’s Q+A programme....
    Scoop politics | 18-10
  • The Nation: RSA President BJ Clark & Ian Taylor, New NZ Flag
    Lisa Owen interviews RSA President BJ Clark and tech innovator Ian Taylor about changing the NZ flag...
    Scoop politics | 18-10
  • The Nation: RSA President BJ Clark & Ian Taylor, New NZ Flag
    Lisa Owen interviews RSA President BJ Clark and tech innovator Ian Taylor about changing the NZ flag...
    Scoop politics | 18-10
  • Lisa Owen interviews Foreign Minister Murray McCully
    Murray McCully says New Zealanders can expect a 5-10 year engagement against Islamic State if we join military action in Iraq and the government will take that “very carefully into account”...
    Scoop politics | 18-10
  • Lisa Owen interviews Julia Gillard
    Julia Gillard says there is “sufficient evidence” to fight Islamic State and does not think it will increase the risk of a domestic attack...
    Scoop politics | 18-10
  • NZ businesses to make child abuse a priority conversation
    Many leading New Zealand businesses have partnered with national child advocacy organisation Child Matters to participate in the fourth annual ‘Buddy Day’ - New Zealand’s only child abuse prevention awareness day....
    Scoop politics | 17-10
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