Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 20th, 2017 - 42 comments
John Key’s support as preferred Prime Minister has plunged in the latest Colmar Brunton poll. And he has been seen playing sponsored golf for a Japanese businessman with unusual characteristics.
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, February 15th, 2017 - 35 comments
Over in the United States of Trumpsville National Security Advisor to the Trump White House Mike Flynn, who famously said that Hillary Clinton should be locked up for threatening national security by having a private email server, has been sacked for threatening national security and for lying to the vice president.
Written By: - Date published: 1:43 pm, February 4th, 2017 - 93 comments
The Government signed a deal with Peter Thiel that socialised the losses and allowed him to privatise the gains of the joint venture fund that the parties entered into.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 23rd, 2017 - 195 comments
The Trump / Spicer claim that the inauguration crowds were “the largest audience ever to witness and inauguration, period” are such an obvious lie that it seems unhinged. But there could be method to the madness.
(Update: Apparently in Trump speak these are “alternative facts”.)
Written By: - Date published: 10:10 pm, January 20th, 2017 - 10 comments
, Back in the US, back in the US…R
Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, January 11th, 2017 - 114 comments
The Taxpayer’s Union has shown a concerning inability to comprehend in its criticism of MFAT for supporting an aid initiative to address malnutrition in Africa.
Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, January 7th, 2017 - 51 comments
St Johns is one of the first organisations to use new Industrial powers brought in by the Government and is attempting to refuse to negotiate with First Union and is docking workers pay for wearing a campaign t-shirt.
Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, January 5th, 2017 - 154 comments
Peter Leitch has hired Michelle Boag to deal with publicity issues caused by his comment that Waiheke is a white man’s island. She has not helped.
Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, January 2nd, 2017 - 369 comments
In strange news Kim Dotcom is talking about resurrecting the Internet Party and claims have been made that a New Zealand journalist is seeking asylum in Russia. Update: I am satisfied the application is for real.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 31st, 2016 - 8 comments
The Standard’s ten most popular posts of 2016.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, December 28th, 2016 - 126 comments
Israeli Prime Mininster Benjamin Netanyahu told Murray McCully that New Zealand supporting the rights of Palestinians in the homeland areas would be regarded as a declaration of war.
Written By: - Date published: 12:59 pm, December 27th, 2016 - 37 comments
Pauline Hanson is upset that vegemite has achieved Halaal status.
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, December 26th, 2016 - 72 comments
Donald Trump’s success in the recent Presidential Election may have had a lot to do with very judicious use of targeted Facebook advertising and the proliferation of fake news stories.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, December 23rd, 2016 - 26 comments
President Donald Trump reckons that the US must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability to make the world come to its senses regarding nukes.
Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, December 5th, 2016 - 26 comments
An analysis of things that John Key said about the Mt Roskill shows a series of contradictory positions were taken at various times of the campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, November 29th, 2016 - 100 comments
US President elect Donald Trump has expressed support for a widespread investigation of America’s electoral system
Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, November 26th, 2016 - 47 comments
One News has reported on the strange case where a local Mt Roskill resident was threatened by someone describing themselves as Parmjeet Parmar’s right hand man, had a horse shoe thrown at him, complained to the police, but was subsequently told that the horse shoe had been destroyed.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 48 comments
As National’s Mt Roskill by election campaign starts to implode John Key’s absence is becoming very noticeable.
Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, November 22nd, 2016 - 21 comments
Gerry Brownlee has attacked a public servant firstly for not approached the Government for increased Geonet monitoring and then for raising the issue but not telling him personally.
Written By: - Date published: 2:38 pm, November 20th, 2016 - 7 comments
Apparently today, Netsafe will start acting as the “Approved Agency” of the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015. This is an act that is meant to deal with some of the excessive online abuse and bullying. Unfortunately it doesn’t appear to me that Netsafe is currently capable of dealing with the task. Instead they look like incompetent monkeys.
Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, November 13th, 2016 - 97 comments
On the same day that the pollsters in the world’s most advanced democracy were shown to have got things terribly wrong a Professor in New Zealand says that National will win next year because of polling data.