Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, September 30th, 2016 - 96 comments
Don Brash and a group of other predominately privileged white males are complaining that Maori may also be receiving some privilege.
Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, September 27th, 2016 - 91 comments
The Ombudsman is to investigate John Key’s failure to disclose communications with David Farrar and Cameron Slater
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, September 25th, 2016 - 241 comments
Rodney Hide continues to provide extreme analysis free right wing ramblings courtesy of the Herald. Is it time for them to reintroduce a left wing columnist?
Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, September 20th, 2016 - 88 comments
Donald Trump has now finally accepted publicly that Barak Obama was born in America. But claims that Hillary was the cause of the birther theory.
Written By: - Date published: 4:02 pm, September 19th, 2016 - 74 comments
National’s latest plan to do something about the housing crisis is to buy a Motel and kick families who stay there out on the street.
Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, September 12th, 2016 - 139 comments
Figures provided by the Government to Labour suggest that providing accommodation for families with chronic housing needs is taking much longer than it did six months ago. But Paula Bennett has replied by suggesting that the figures do not reflect reality.
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, September 11th, 2016 - 36 comments
Reporter Eugene Bingham who broke the story on how Papakura police were doctoring crime statistics by recoding burglaries as other offences two years ago has written about how his attempts to get to the truth of the matter has effectively been thwarted by the police.
Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, September 8th, 2016 - 103 comments
The whitewash of the rugby players who assaulted a woman at a post season piss up has been released. A mightily relieved rugby boss Steve Tew can now go into the rest of the season knowing that the All Black squad will not be affected by the loss of any players to suspension. The only person to have lost their job over the incident is the victim. How cool is that?
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 1st, 2016 - 57 comments
Nick Smith’s latest excuse for inaction on water quality is birds. Yes birds. You couldn’t make this shit up.
For a dose of blessed sanity, watch the (10 min) webcast by Dr Mike Joy explaining what the real problem is.
Written By: - Date published: 4:49 pm, August 30th, 2016 - 16 comments
No Right Turn has reminded me that the deadline for submissions on the Spy bill is 7th October 2016. Submissions. can be made here. The spy bill. The bill makes it illegal for civil servants, or anyone else, to blow the whistle on the Government. It makes it legal for spies to break laws at […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, August 30th, 2016 - 32 comments
John Key has used some very dodgy figures to claim that the housing crisis was worse under Labour than it is now.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, August 25th, 2016 - 75 comments
Most of the media has reported the Government’s “3%” spin on the extent of residential property purchases in NZ going to foreign buyers pretty uncritically. There have been honourable exceptions, and yesterday property editor Anne Gibson in The Herald joined them.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 23rd, 2016 - 35 comments
Someone in Hamilton thinks that someone who wears a turban must be an ISIS supporting terrorist.
Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, August 14th, 2016 - 15 comments
Savea Peseta Al Harrington Lavea, Auckland Future candidate for the Whau Local Board, shares an unfortunate similarity with David Garrett.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, August 13th, 2016 - 4 comments
Auckland Future’s campaign has struck problems with candidates being nominated for the wrong positions, multiple right wing candidates running for the same positions and questions over whether the vetting of candidates has been as optimal as could be hoped for.
Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, July 30th, 2016 - 161 comments
As the temperatures increase and the sea rises Chris de Freitas still claims that anthropogenic climate change is not a happening thing. And shows his inability to analyze by misinterpreting a Jarrod Gilbert article which describes climate change deniers as charlatans.
Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, July 26th, 2016 - 56 comments
John Key has thrown Todd McClay under a bus and blamed him for dancing on the head of a pin and for no one telling Key that our second major trading nation wanted to dump sub standard steel on the local market.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, July 20th, 2016 - 80 comments
UK Labour continues to embarrass progressives throughout the world after a majority of MPs voted to support renewal of the Trident program.
Written By: - Date published: 3:17 pm, July 19th, 2016 - 49 comments
Yesterday this was the story: Speaking shortly after his arrival in Indonesia for a three-day trade trip, Key sought to pour cold water on the idea of any Chinese retaliation. While he could not confirm whether MBIE had received a complaint about steel dumping, due to the confidentiality of the complaints regime, the Government had […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, July 13th, 2016 - 28 comments
Having ignored the IRD and other advice, having insulted calls for transparency as “barking mad”, today the Nats’ U-turn on disclosure for foreign trusts is complete.
Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, July 2nd, 2016 - 73 comments
What will happen to the UK Labour Party? The chances of a split into a pro Corbyn activist based and Union based Labour Party and a MP dominated careerist party appear to be very high.
Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, June 28th, 2016 - 64 comments
April Key said our foreign trusts had full disclosure and proposals to increase transparency were “barking mad”. June Key is going to implement “sensible and well-reasoned” proposals to increase disclosure and transparency.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, June 22nd, 2016 - 37 comments
When it is a variable network pricing mechanism …
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 18th, 2016 - 56 comments
Te Puea Marae, whose only “crime” in this the Brighter Future was to try and help the homeless, “has fears of ‘smear campaign’ “. Naturally Paula Bennett is the real victim here. And furthermore, it’s all Labour’s fault.