Written By: - Date published: 12:52 pm, June 29th, 2017 - 16 comments
Following an intervention by the Ombudsman the Government has been obliged to disclose the number of days that Peter Thiel spent in New Zealand in the five years leading up to his grant of citizenship. The answer is very few.
Written By: - Date published: 8:12 pm, June 28th, 2017 - 33 comments
On 20 June after Melanie Read’s Newsroom interview Andrew Geddis blogged about possible obstruction of justice by a National Party Board member. That was based on new information in the Barclay case, and may be why the Police have since re-interviewed Glenys Dickson.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, June 28th, 2017 - 21 comments
Julie Fairey raises a plethora of unanswered issues.
Written By: - Date published: 11:16 am, June 27th, 2017 - 129 comments
Police has commenced a re-investigation of allegations that the private communications of an individual were intercepted by Mr Todd Barclay MP.
Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, June 26th, 2017 - 20 comments
Newsroom has another investigative piece on the Barclay debacle. This is not only about a single MP and a lying Prime Minister. It’s also about the governing structure of the political party in charge of running the country, and who was involved in the coverup and dishonesty.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, June 25th, 2017 - 30 comments
Heather du Plessis-Allan asks why Barclay is taking the fall alone, when – just as with dirty politics – the rot goes to the top of the National Party.
Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 23 comments
Labour and Peters have both made complaints over English’s lie to Parliament. Peters is calling on English to step down. That’s going to make any post-election NZF/Nat coalition a bit tricky.
Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, June 21st, 2017 - 127 comments
Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, June 21st, 2017 - 32 comments
We may never know if Todd Barclay was one of the Simon Lusk / Cameron Slater Dirty Politics ‘clients’. However if you read the Whaleoil today, he has finally
received instructions (umm) figured out the spin line … Whatever…
Written By: - Date published: 7:38 am, June 21st, 2017 - 159 comments
Bill English lied and he tried to coverup what may well be a crime. He has blown his brand big-time.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, June 20th, 2017 - 112 comments
Newsroom has released details about how National handled the police investigation into Todd Barclay’s alleged illegal wiretapping suggesting that Bill English thought it had occurred and that the complaint was dealt with in part by a payment from John Key’s Prime Minister’s fund.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, June 17th, 2017 - 18 comments
Simon Bridges tried to block the release of a report on a Kiwirail proposal. The Ombudsman warns against flouting the Official Information Act. But it’s a well established pattern of behaviour with this government.
Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, May 24th, 2017 - 41 comments
Ngaro has fronted up with another grudging apology. English should have fired him and it speaks volumes of third-term arrogance that he hasn’t.
Written By: - Date published: 9:27 am, May 16th, 2017 - 36 comments
It isn’t just third term arrogance. Ngaro is merely the latest example of National’s long history of attacking, intimidating, and trying to silence critical voices and facts. Take a stroll with me down memory lane…
Written By: - Date published: 6:13 am, May 16th, 2017 - 23 comments
Lloyd Burr has some more quotes from Ngaro before he was forced to apologise, and Stuff writes on the Nats third term arrogance.
Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, May 15th, 2017 - 52 comments
Alfred Ngaro has apologised to the Prime Minister for threatening the funding of voluntary organisations critical of the Government, not for expressing the views or even thinking them but for being naïve.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, May 14th, 2017 - 78 comments
Alfred Ngaro has told a National Conference that critics of the Government can expect to lose Government support for proposed contracts. And that Labour prompted concern about families living in cars.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, May 12th, 2017 - 24 comments
An attempt to gag emergency housing providers got quickly withdrawn when Checkpoint started making enquiries. Given this government’s record, it’s not beyond the bounds of possibility that there will be further attempts to shut down bad news.
Written By: - Date published: 11:33 am, May 10th, 2017 - 17 comments
according to Health Minister Jonathan Coleman
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, May 10th, 2017 - 9 comments
South Korea has responded to corruption allegations by electing a new president who plans to dump their equivalent of the SIS and oppressive security laws, greatly tax the wealthy, clean out corruption, and hugely strengthen the public sector.
Written By: - Date published: 6:33 pm, April 30th, 2017 - 49 comments
TV3 has released video confirming that the atmosphere in the Pike River Mine was inert and raising major doubts about the claim that the mine was too unsafe to extract the bodies or to investigate the causes.
Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, April 26th, 2017 - 20 comments
I/S at No Right Turn: “spies are corrosive of our values. Its one thing to spy in wartime, out of military necessity. Its quite another to do it in peace, on your friends, for self-advantage.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, April 22nd, 2017 - 83 comments
Bill English would have you believe that there is no housing crisis. He desperately needs you to believe it until after the next election. Is Nick Smith deliberately suppressing housing data?
Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, April 19th, 2017 - 25 comments
Christchurch rebuilt must suffer the same central traffic madness as Auckland. Thus decrees Gerry Brownlee, as short-sighted, bullying, and ignorant as ever.