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Media response to the Mt Albert By election result

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, February 26th, 2017 - 99 comments

The media have responded to the Mt Albert by election result by raising the prospect of Jacinda Ardern becoming deputy leader of the Labour Party.

Bradbury should be ashamed

Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, January 16th, 2017 - 148 comments

Martyn Bradbury has hit rock bottom and suggested that Pike River is somehow Andrew Little’s fault.

Wikileaks unravels

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 8th, 2017 - 222 comments

In the space of a day Wikileaks managed to complain about another entity leaking information, threaten to dox pretty well every reporter, delete the tweet and then sound like Donald Trump.

NZ Tax Haven Inc – of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, April 4th, 2016 - 92 comments

A huge leak of confidential documents which reveals how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth suggests that New Zealand plays its part.

Humans of Remuera revolt against the Unitary Plan

Written By: - Date published: 9:43 am, February 26th, 2016 - 123 comments

The humans of Remuera succeeded this week in getting Auckland Council to withdraw evidence from the Unitary Plan hearing supporting increased intensification in the leafy suburbs.

The TPPA day of shame

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 4th, 2016 - 224 comments

Undated: The TPPA has now been signed, but not ratified, and not (hello NZ Herald!) “passed in to law”. There have been widespread protests throughout Auckland.

RNZ had live coverage with John Campbell.

Well this is awkward

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, January 8th, 2016 - 80 comments

Jamie Whyte yesterday wrote an article for the Herald claiming that child poverty does not exist in New Zealand. But he wrote essentially the same article in 2005 about child poverty in Great Britain.

Auckland Council Mayoral candidates – Mark Thomas

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 24th, 2015 - 21 comments

Mark Thomas who has close ties with the National Party has announced that he is going to run for the Auckland Mayoralty next year.

Paula Bennett feeds raw meat to the base about Social Housing waiting lists

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, July 26th, 2015 - 65 comments

Paula Bennett wants us to believe that people on Housing Corporation’s waiting lists are choosy.

Len Brown is toast

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 18th, 2015 - 117 comments

Bernard Orsman has reported in the Herald today that Len Brown’s campaign team no longer back him and are considering support for a Phil Goff run for the mayoralty.

Rupert Murdoch on Charlie Hebdo

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 11th, 2015 - 123 comments

Rupert Murdoch has tweeted questioning if most Moslems are peaceful and saying they are responsible for extremists within their ranks.

Len Brown’s future

Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, October 19th, 2014 - 41 comments

The Herald has stated that Penny Hulse will not rule out an attempt at the Super City Mayoralty although she will not do so if Len Brown is standing. Now is a good time for Len to say what he intends to do.

National must be very afraid

Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, September 1st, 2014 - 75 comments

The latest Whaledump has a collection of emails that makes no reference to Judith Collins. It makes you wonder if Key did not have the Cathy Odgers email whether he would have sacked Collins.

Judith Collins must go

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, August 19th, 2014 - 67 comments

Five months ago John Key gave Judith Collins a final warning regarding her Ministerial Career after misleading him and the media about Oravida.  Following the release of Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics and the allegations, backed up by emails, that Hager has made against Collins her last chance must have now been used up.

John Key’s defence to Hager’s book starts to unwind

Written By: - Date published: 4:29 pm, August 16th, 2014 - 153 comments

The Herald is reporting that the first of Key’s denials about the allegations in Dirty Politics has been refuted. National did hack Labour’s crippled server in 2011 and even apologised for it but Key claims National had no involvement.

ACT goes weird

Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, August 12th, 2014 - 43 comments

ACT Epsom candidate David Seymour is complaining that left voters in the seat may vote tactically.

Key denigrates All Black jersey

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, July 25th, 2014 - 324 comments

John Key is now pretending to be an All Black as part of his campaign for re-election.

Pagani should read up on Labour policy

Written By: - Date published: 5:26 pm, June 1st, 2014 - 100 comments

On Q&A this morning Josie Pagani criticised Labour for not trying to get the MMP coat tail rule removed. The only  problem is that Labour already has a bill ready to do just this. Before criticising the Party for inaction she should learn what the party is actually doing.

The drone strike killing of a Kiwi

Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, April 21st, 2014 - 280 comments

The Government is completely indifferent to the killing of innocent children and New Zealand citizens because it is part of the war against terrorism. But the extra judicial killing of innocent adults and children is by definition a terrorist act.

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