web analytics

Chaos and Mayhem at the Herald

Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 140 comments
Categories: john key, journalism, Media, newspapers - Tags: , ,

What is happening at the Herald?

This morning Rachel Glucina wrote an article on the victim of John Key’s frankly unacceptable behaviour. Many questions were asked about the appropriateness of this, especially after the victim suggested that her consent to the story was obtained by subterfuge.

The Herald responded by printing the following response, helpfully captured by Lamia on twitter.

 

Herald screenshot Herald screenshot2

 

But it was yanked.  Then this statement went up:

Rachel Glucina approached the Hip Group yesterday, after The Daily Blog broke the story. She knows the Hip Group owners personally.

Glucina wanted to follow-up The Daily Blog post and urged the couple to front-foot the issue.

She spoke to the couple and the waitress over the telephone. Regardless of any confusion over the initial approach, all three agreed they wanted to make a public statement.

They also agreed to pose for a photograph and a Herald photographer was dispatched. They were told by the photographer that the photo would be appearing in the Herald.

Herald editor Shayne Currie also spoke to the owners of the Hip Group yesterday afternoon following a call from a PR firm that had already been helping them.

“When I spoke to the owners, they told me they had initially thought Rachel was working on a statement to go to all media, along with the photograph.

“Given the situation, I wanted to absolutely ensure they knew this interview and photograph were for the Herald. To further ease any concerns, we took the very rare step of agreeing Rachel should run the quotes past the parties before publication.

“By then, no one was in any doubt that the article, quotes and photograph would be appearing in the Herald.”

Spot the difference.  Primarily the first paragraph has been changed to remove the words “for comment”.  Obviously when approaching someone for comment Rachel would have her journalist’s hat on and not her PR/National apologist hat on.

Apparently as I type this further revisions are being applied real time.

And clearly in these post Dirty Politics days there is much increased sensitivity about the behaviour of the main stream media, particularly the Herald.

So what on earth is happening?

Update:  Peter Aranyi has provided a track changed version.  I am not sure if it references the latest version …

Herald track changed version Glucina statement

140 comments on “Chaos and Mayhem at the Herald ”

  1. twitter is now reporting there is a version four..

    ..it’s quite cool how this is all unfolding in real time..

  2. vto 2

    Are the Herald’s owners in collusion with John Key?

    Do the Herald’s owners have links to the National Party or associated conservative political organisation elsewhere around the globe?

  3. David H 3

    Looks like a cover up attempt by the Herald has ummm blown up in their faces. And it seems it’s still blowing.

  4. lprent 4

    I suspect that Rachel Glucina and/or her editors and/or their PR/lawyers are simply lying by careful omission.

    Yes she may have asked the couple at Hip if they wanted an interview. However note that the statements aren’t directly saying that Glucina or the Herald asked the waitress. That is why they are using the “they” word without specifying the waitress.

    Just to give an idea how it works.

    ‘They’ are implying the lie is true, but not actually stating that ‘they’ asked the waitress for permission to conduct an interview or to take photographs. ‘They’ are lying arseholes of the most obnoxious order.

    Note that I haven’t called anyone an lying arsehole because of my careful use of language. It could be the owners of Hip, Rachel Glucina, Shane the editor, or the Heralds lawyers and PR people. It could be each of them are lying arseholes…

    • rawshark-yeshe 4.1

      Looks like they will have a chance to explain it all in court … courtesy of Graham McCready …

      http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/ponytail-saga-sexual-harassment-complaint-laid-against-john-key-6298530

      • tracey 4.1.1

        “The journalist, Rachel Glucina, tweeted this morning about the claims, posting “this is utterly not true” and that she will “be responding in due course”.

        • David H 4.1.1.1

          And hasn’t said bugger all since, and her E-Mail account at the herald isn’t accepting any E-mails at this time . But she’s getting a caning on twitter and other places as is Mr Currie. But nothing compared to Key.

    • shorts 4.2

      very carefully trying to ensure that there is no case of defamation to answer to I’d guess

      w_nkers the lot of them

    • Draco T Bastard 4.3

      +1

    • tracey 4.4

      Agree with LPrent.

      Nothing about the editor speaking to the waitress? Or is there?

      “agreeing Rachel should run the quotes past the parties before publication.”

      was the Waitress quoted in the herald article? If she wasn’t then the above statement doesn’t mean the waitress was spoken to again by Rachel and never spoken to by the Editor, unlike the owners.

      So the Herald, the Owners, Glucina, were all thinking about the owners, not the waitress

      “Regardless of any confusion over the initial approach, all three agreed they wanted to make a public statement.” – yeah, just dump that off to one side. It’s irrelevant isn’t it? What the waitress was told to get her to the meeting, to get her talking and to have her name and image revealed. Even the watress doesn’t dispute she was talking to “Rachel” about a statement to be made public… not quite the same as talking to herald journalist to write how she wanted?

      And what about the claim Rachel would email Waitress with the “statement”. Nah, not important, let’s just ignore that bit too.

      In fairness to the Herald, this is a reflection of the general standard of investigation many of their people undertake.

    • tracey 4.5

      Employees aren’t people though Lynn. They are the property of the owner, so speaking to the owner is speaking to the employee.

  5. veutoviper 6

    Russell Brown’s Twitter feed is worth reading – for example this comment where he has found that Glucina’s brother Henry works for the Hip Group ….

    Full feed here – https://twitter.com/publicaddress

    • rawshark-yeshe 6.1

      I love this comment by Hebe from your link almost as much as I love the internet right now !!

      “Like watching lemmings jump off a cliff into a pile of poo this one”

  6. McGrath 7

    I don’t trust the Herald anymore, and I suspect that many others agree with me across the political divide. It’s why I read the political blogs. Regardless of your view of Whale/TS etc, at least the blogs have the decency to nail their colours in public.

  7. Atiawa 8

    The NZ Hairuled needs to dye.

    • tracey 8.1

      GOLD!

      Payoff will be big though, they have successfully deflected from the Emperor.

      • CnrJoe 8.1.1

        No. I think they have amplified the Keyreepiness by expanding the story. Not deflecting the shit, just flinging it further. imo

        • tracey 8.1.1.1

          They’ve kept it going but now it is about glucina and the editor’s behaviour, not Key’s

          • Dave 8.1.1.1.1

            I’m starting to think the Herald clusterfuck will be more damaging than what Key did. I’m certainly not downplaying Johnny Berlusconi here, just a thought I had.

            • Tracey 8.1.1.1.1.1

              My sense is Glucina is gone. Under the bus. To save Granny Herald. She will turn up in a national party assisted job somewhere. PM’s office would be too obvious, even for this lot.

  8. Paul 9

    Time for someone to do a post on Glucina and her role in Dirty Politics

  9. rawshark-yeshe 10

    http://quoteunquotenz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/wintec-press-club-rachel-glucina-edition.html

    steve braunias asking questions of Glucina at a Press Club gathering .. unfuckingbelievable trash answers.

  10. tracey 11

    Thing is the statement from the Herald dodges so many things…

    1. How did Glucina introduce herself on the phone to the waitress?
    2. When did it become clear at the meeting that Glucina worked for the Herald.
    3. Did the waitress, through, Martyn Bradbury, withdraw any consent sought for her story?
    4. Was consent ever sought from the waitress, by the Herald, for her story?
    5. Why didn’t the Herald contact the waitress after Bradbury rang the Editor?
    6. Since when does “my reporter said it so I know it’s true” become the yardstick?
    7. Can the Herald please publish all the notes and recording taken by Glucina of the phone call and stuff. Glucina handed those over last night aye? When the Editor asked for them? Following the call from Bradbury? Right?

    • lprent 11.1

      Very carefully worded and reworded and reworded….

      It appears to be quite clear that neither Glucina nor the Herald talked to the waitress about the Herald using this.

      The waitress has proven to be correct in all details that I have seen so far.

      The NZ Herald appears to be lying by omitting the relevant details that the waitress complained about.

      Glucina is clearly, in my opinion, a complete arsehole with no professionalism or integrity. As far as I can tell she deliberately lied to almost everyone, including her editors. But, that the Herald employs her says a lot about their lack of ethics of the editors.

      • Treetop 11.1.1

        Add to the list defamation and slander.

      • Sacha 11.1.2

        I’m told Glucina is Currie’s pet, or vice versa. Not going to be any accountability from that direction. Genuine journalists there are very unimpressed with the move towards gutter tabloidism.

  11. Sacha 12

    Peter Aranyi has helpfully provided a track changes view of all 4 versions:
    https://twitter.com/onThePaepae/status/591038722293964800/photo/1

    • tracey 12.1

      Interestingly one line that has changed is the “at no stage did she misrepresent herself or mislead anybody”. That’s gone by the final version… which may make a lie of the editor’s statement that none of what the waitress said this morning is accurate.

      Two resignations now required to restore standards to NZ:

      PM; and
      Rachel Glucina

  12. TheContrarian 13

    What a giant cluster-fuck.

    It’ll be interesting if other people came out of the woodwork having been hair pulled by the PM

    • tracey 13.1

      pulled and/or fondled… he does both so far

      • vto 13.1.1

        betcha this will be the only thing on key’s mind now

        nothing else will come close

        this is his looming departure

        there is no way out

        he is doomed

        he will know it

        he will be thinking “fake it ’til you make it has finally failed… I been sprung”

        • tracey 13.1.1.1

          SLEAZEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

        • Maui 13.1.1.2

          You really think this is the end of Key?

          • vto 13.1.1.2.1

            Yes I do.

            How can he survive? He is a laughing stock now

            He has conducted himself worse than Aaron Gilmore

            He has conducted himself worse than Roger Sutton

            He has broken several laws

            He has sexually harassed a waitress

            He doesn’t even understand the situation

            He has brought all his other nastiness sprayed around over the years together in one picture

            He has lost his credibility

            Virtually no women find his behaviour acceptable

            He has been severely admonished by his peers

            He has been severely admonished by several Rights organisations, both public and private

            He has proceedings issuing against him in court

            John Key cannot survive

            • Pat 13.1.1.2.1.1

              would like to think all that is true but he has confounded before….although ultimately I suspect you are correct…it may be the thing that decides him against running again

              • McFlock

                I suspect that the thing that anchors this in the public mind to cause him real damage is sadly the one thing that’s not actually immoral: he has a thing for hair.

                Fuck, anyone who’s seen a Tarantino movie knows Mr Brown has a serious thing for women’s feet.

                But that’s the weirdness that will be the hallmark of this crisis, rather than the fact that he repeatedly felt entitled to use women to feed his personal fetish against their will and when they were powerless to confront him on it.

                Bets on how many other women have seen the media-dredged evidence of his ongoing behaviour and been additionally creeped out by an encounter with the PM that was already indefinably creepy?

                The entire thing has a lot more visceral kick than jobs-for-mates or the complexities of the security-vs-freedom debate.

              • freedom

                his biggest asset was his blokey personae, now that’s a liability there are probably some dark rooms making some tough decisions

            • Lanthanide 13.1.1.2.1.2

              🙄

            • Skinny 13.1.1.2.1.3

              The Teflon Don will weasel his way out of this his mates like the Herald are coming to the creeps aid.

              He has something weird going down with touching female hair. I hope he is forced to seek therapy.

            • sabine 13.1.1.2.1.4

              I can’t him see survive.
              I really can’t see it.
              Can you imagen Question time?

              Every attempt at diminishing the story so far has back fired. And obviously there is the complaint with the Human Rights Commision (?).
              And I bet, that shoud there be any future schools visits, it would be boys school only, lest he be tempted by tantalising Ponytails. After all John Key is the right honorable Hair Tugging John Key, the PM.

              nope, can’t see him stay long now.

            • keyman 13.1.1.2.1.5

              John key will survive you forget we won the election
              this all made up none of it is true

              • tricledrown

                Keyreepeating man .
                By hidding lots of dirty tricks and suldugery from the public.
                Sabin
                Key
                And other National party connections former candidates ex MP,s have identical born to rule take personel responsibility holier than thow rich powerful predators all taking No responsibility!

          • SHG 13.1.1.2.2

            Here’s what’s going to happen to JK’s approval ratings as a result of this: nothing.

            Until they forget about all this, which will be soon, the people who like him will perhaps like him a little less, or feel a bit weird about liking him, but they certainly won’t stop liking him. The people who don’t like him will not like him even harder. And when it becomes evident that his approval ratings haven’t changed, those people will not like him so much harder that many of them will be at risk of spontaneous human combustion, and we’ll all be hearing about landlines and mobiles and biased polling and Baby Boomers and DIRTY POLITICS!!1 and Crosby Textor and fuck kill me now.

            • SHG 13.1.1.2.2.1

              Today’s Herald Digipoll:

              Dates: 17 April to 26 April 2015

              National 51.0% (+0.6%)
              Labour 28.7% (-0.2%)

              Preferred PM:
              John Key 64.6% (-0.4%)
              Andrew Little 13.9% (+0.3%)
              Winston Peters 12.0% (+6.1%)

  13. dukeofurl 14

    Note this item on NZ press Council Web page:
    http://www.presscouncil.org.nz/principles_2.php

    “Subterfuge
    Information or news obtained by subterfuge, misrepresentation or dishonest means is not permitted unless there is an overriding public interest and the news or information cannot be obtained by any other means.

    There you have it , a liars and cheaters charter

  14. tracey 15

    Rachel Glucina and the Herald can post the phone records which show they called the waitress and put the quotes to her that they intended using, right? It will have to show it was made after 11pm last night though, cos they hadn’t run them past her before Bradbury called the Editor.

    “”I didn’t think it was appropriate behaviour and I didn’t feel I should have to put up with that,” the Rosie cafe worker told the Herald.

    “I expected more from him and I want the public to be aware.”

    She said Mr Key’s unwanted physical attention was wrong.

    “I felt the actions weren’t those of a Prime Minister and I felt New Zealand should know that. It is because he is the PM that I went to the media.

    John Key feels he is untouchable.””

    later she wrote

    “A source told the Herald Mr Key had been going to the cafe for years and would regularly enjoy “banter” with the staff on his Friday morning and Saturday afternoon visits.

    “John Key used to call one of the waitresses Princess. He was always matey with the girls.”

    She told her editor who that source was aye? So it wasn’t the owners or brother Henry, right?

  15. tracey 16

    ROFLMFAO @

    “Matthew Hooton ‏@MatthewHootonNZ 18m18 minutes ago

    @onThePaepae fuck that’s outrageous – breaches both PR and media ethics.”

    • dukeofurl 16.1

      What media ethics: According to Press council principles, dishonesty is Ok when its the only way.

    • Hateatea 16.2

      I read that with some disbelief as well. Methinks he talks out of both sides of his mouth!

      • Tracey 16.2.1

        Note he isn’t outraged at the treatment of the waitress but by the possible breach of “ethics” of his group… it besmirches his reputation see? He is never more outraged than when it is involving him…

        Hager
        Key recently
        school zoning changes
        PR ethics

  16. Hateatea 17

    It saddens me that the spotlight is moving from Key’s wrongdoing to that of Glucina, NZ Herald and the Hip Group.

    As a lifetime South Islander, I have had little interaction with the NZ Herald except vicariously through blogs etc. Glucina’s name was one that I had only fleeting glimpses of but always in a derogatory sense. Now I understand why she and the paper are most often referred to in a negative light.

    I would love them to be brought to account for their shoddy tactics but more than that, I want justice for Amanda. She was the original injured party and now she has been injured again.

    Shame on all the parties concerned in the abuse of Amanda but most of all, shame on John Key without whom none of this would have happened.

  17. xanthe 18

    #TAILGATE

  18. Treetop 19

    The Herald cannot deny the offence taken by the waitress to having been subjected to a pattern of having her hair pulled by the PM.

    The Herald need to focus on the power imbalance and the differcult situation which the waitress was put in, is put in and will be put in. (The Herald are now part of the problem).

    The incidents of hair tugging have not been denied by the PM. The reasons for action taken or not taken by the waitress is not for the media to determine. The situation needs to be properley remedied; two bottles of wine and a dubious apology is not good enough.

    There is a legal process for such a matter and it is up to the waitress if she pursues it.

    What would be the case if the Commissioner of Police did what the PM did?

    • Tracey 19.1

      Time for another publication to investigate Ms Glucina, her brother, Collins, Slater, the PM, the cafe owners and so forth, you know, like journalists would.

    • Murray Rawshark 19.2

      “What would be the case if the Commissioner of Police did what the PM did?”

      Someone who was on the way to becoming commissioner was alleged to have done far worse, so I think we can guess. He was suspended on full pay.

      • Lanthanide 19.2.1

        “He was suspended on full pay.”

        Which is actually standard and accepted legal procedure when someone is undergoing an employment-related investigation. To withold pay would be risking a personal grievance.

        Just in case, you know, it turns out they haven’t done anything wrong, or the allegations were much more serious than the actions turned out to be.

        • Murray Rawshark 19.2.1.1

          Yes, thank you for telling me something I already know. We agree on what would happen to him.

  19. Stickler 20

    So now the Minister of Women’s Affairs has come out on behalf of the Prime Minister.

    So that’s two women afraid they’ll lose their jobs if they speak out, then?

    PS: When did the current Minister of Women’s Affairs last speak out on behalf of women? Anyone?

    • Tracey 20.1

      link?

      She was chastised by Marilyn Waring at a speaking occassion recently marking international Womens Day.

      We need a photo of Team Key and photoshop a whole lot of brown noses

    • Hateatea 20.2

      I cannot recall this one ever doing it but that means nothing. It is an office that once had an active role in speaking out but now it just seems to be a way to pay a sycophant more money. Tokenism 🙁

    • arkie 21.1

      Just awful.

      Minister FOR Women?

      I’ll believe that when I see it.

      • sabine 21.1.1

        that just sounds like out of Orwell…..do we also have a minister for men?

        how about we create a ministry for equality and do away with this fucked up MInistry for Women. Ack, that in itself is mysoginist as hell.

        • arkie 21.1.1.1

          Isn’t society itself the ministry for men?

          But yeah i get what your saying, I meant the role requires advocacy for women and it seems that at every opportunity this minister fails to do that.

      • tricledrown 21.1.2

        For Women’s Affairs obviously its not in her portfolio as as Keyreep didn’t pull it off and didn’t have an affair.
        That would make complete sense to Any Key fanboy or girl.
        SleezKey.

    • Zorr 21.2

      It can also be guessed that Australia’s Minister for Women will also be standing in solidarity with Key…

      • McFlock 21.2.1

        [facepalm]
        You had to remind me 🙂

        I guess that no matter how bad things get, somebody somewhere has it worse…

      • tracey 21.2.2

        GOLD!

      • Sans Cle 21.2.3

        OMFG!!!! I don’t follow Aussie politics so closely, so had NO idea that he was Minister for Women. Really don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the state of the world. It’s 2015 for fox sake!!!!

    • McFlock 21.3

      Which can equally be read: “Woman with job to protect the rights of women has to defend creepy and possibly illegal behaviour against women because the perpetrator is the man who can fire her, demote her, or otherwise damage her career at will”.

    • felix 22.1

      Bill Ralston is a young girl?

      • tinfoilhat 22.1.1

        @felix

        ..shapeshifter ?

      • AmaKiwi 22.1.2

        @ felix

        They changed the clip!

        It was a girl approx. 8 to 10 yrs. old (brown hair) with 2 braided pony tails with Key pulling them.

      • AmaKiwi 22.1.3

        @ felix

        They changed the news clip!

      • Lloyd 22.1.4

        Bill might not be a girl but he is still supporting the concept that the FJK team and cronies are centre-right. FJK may think his policies are centre-right based on his US training and experience, but by NZ standards almost everything FJK does is to the far-right. Bill should get hounded for that comment. The pulling of pony-tails being harmless fun and the selling of assets at bargain basement prices being thought of by the FJK team as being centre-right policies are two facets of the lack of empathy of FJK.
        I suspect FJK was never really loved during his childhood in a State house, That’s probably why he has a down on the State spending money on housing and why he fondles hair. (Looking for attention from Mummy? Any pictures of FJK’s Mum – did she wear a pony-tail?}

  20. Stickler 23

    But will Rachel Glucina get to keep her job?

    A breathless world awaits…

  21. Jeeves 24

    The irony of the powerful straw which eventually broke the proverbial Dromedary’s back; was that it required the presence of a spine in order to have the required effect.

    And this is why, like fat from a Teflon pan, or water from a duck’s back, that single additional straw on a spineless beast will have little or no effect.

    This is not a rush against the Dollar, or Chinese money for jam. It is not a simple struggle between demand and supply. It is not about the dividend, not about pragmatics, not about the average, nor the output, nor the imputated credit, nor the Credit Crunch, nor the Wall St lunch. It is neither of the twin comforts of fear and greed, or the twin dimensional ‘good/bad guys’, who ‘love/hate freedom’. It is, unfortunately for those who see the world as black and white, good and bad, rich or poor or left or right- a little more than binary.

    This is about an altogether more organic reality- and those of us in the undeniable but proud minority who voted against them feel this truth acutely – that our leadership, like the vast number of good Kiwis who backed them into ruinous power – are just too simple, and too stupid, and two dimensional to understand how simple, stupid, and two-dimensional they are.

    And so, like ducks staring balefully into the distant thunder- the leadership of our country will flutter about, echolessly quacking as loudly as they can to counter the noise they hear about them in the only way they know how; with clichés and sound bites, slogans and slurs, defamations and denials, simplicities and insinuations, legalese and lies – all the while blissfully ignorant that it is the lightning they should fear, not the thunder.

    Storms are gathering, I for one hope they get struck.

    • Colonial Rawshark 24.1

      Great comment

      And yes, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does all the work

      • rawshark-yeshe 24.1.1

        what a delicious post ! insight and incite .. love it !

        now, where did I put my Tesla coil ?

  22. freedom 25

    with sincere apologies to Crowded House

    Four Changes in one day
    Lying is the scope of your imagination
    Words are just the things you throw
    Knowing there is worse to come it’s your reaction

    Even when you’re caught out cold
    The instinct is to shape what’s sold
    So we get four changes in one day

    Smiling as the shit comes down
    You can tell a man from what he has to say
    Everything gets turned around
    Even to protect those with the most to gain

    You just take the big blue pill
    You’re up the creek you are a shill
    Like all the things you can’t explain
    Four changes in one day

    Lies stack up
    Good pay, good pay
    Fills their cup
    For four changes in one day

    It surely pays to make corrections
    Stepping hard on ethic’s head
    Finding out wherever there is comfort there is pain
    Only one more lie away
    Like four changes in one day

    Lies stack up
    Good pay, good pay
    Fills their cup
    For four changes in one day

  23. Popeye 26

    Two questions to tie this together:
    1) What is the name of the PR firm / person Hip Group had hired?
    2) Is Glucina linked to said firm / person?

    • weka 26.1

      It’s a small place, I wouldn’t be surprised by those connections. A link between the PM’s office and the PR firm though… ‘cept they’ve already learnt their lesson on leaving those links visible.

      • Anne 26.1.1

        The “Glucina” story was part of a damage control attempt operating in the first instance out of the PM’s Office. Just because Jason Ede is no longer around doesn’t mean dirty politics in no longer happening. This time it went wrong because they didn’t realise they were dealing with a clued-up and intelligent young lady who swiftly sensed she was being manipulated.

        Here we have tory girl Glucina – a well known Key collaborator and friend – plus two owners whose only concern was the harm to their businesses – conspiring with Key’s lackeys through Glucina to jack up a story aimed at discrediting the young waitress.

        • weka 26.1.1.1

          Probably true but I doubt they leave a trail anymore. Although there is apparently no accounting for their stupid sometimes.

  24. Chrys Berryman 27

    Key will go down in our political history as that PM who couldnt control his hair fetish and sexually harassed a waitress on several occasions back in the early part of this century,that is his legacy…thats what he will be remembered for….of his other “achievements’ ‘{selling assets,ignoring the poor etc]there will be no mention……this creepy little man has written himself out of being taken seriously by this and future generations…….oh the joy

    • cogito 27.1

      I was going to suggest that everyone should buy and wear a strap-on ponytail in support of the young waitress but, having just googled “strap-on ponytails”, I see that they have significant sexual connotations.

      Makes me wonder if Key’s ponytail fetish is even more creepy…..

    • sabine 27.2

      And yes.
      No matter where on this planet and when, he will be Hair Tuggin John Key.
      Not sure if that reputation will help with a job at the world bank or some such thing.

    • Stuart Munro 27.3

      At least we finally have an explanation for Peter Dunne’s continued political existence … irresistible to JK…

      And Winston’s new face, Ria Bond, may prove to have strategic skills…

  25. weka 28

    Herald has a ‘meltdown’

    The Herald has fought back against accusations its reporter misled Ms Bailey, with several versions of a statement posted to its website today.

    The first version said Ms Glucina had approached the Hip Group, which owns the Rosie cafe in Auckland, “to seek comment from them and the waitress for a NZ Herald article”.

    The second removed the reference in that sentence to an article for the NZ Herald, simply saying Ms Glucina approached the group after The Daily Blog broke the story.

    A third version added that Ms Glucina “wanted to follow-up The Daily Blog post” when she had urged the couple to “front-foot the issue”.

    A fourth change to the article removed the timestamp, re-setting the article’s publish time to 5am, thus removing the “updated xx minutes ago” information.

    http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/ponytail-saga-public-won-t-really-know-happened-until-herald-releases-transcript-6298704

    Looks to me like Glaucina treats the waitress as secondary to the cafe owners. So even if she runs the line that she had permission, it’s still about permission from the owners. Smacks of neoliberal worldview that cafe staff are part of the property of the business owners. Either she was intentionally manipulating the owners and lying to get to the waitress, or she thought the owners could give her permission. Not sure which is worse tbh.

    • felix 28.2

      weka that same thought about staff being property occurred to me today, but regarding John Key.

      He said it’s “a cafe I go to regularly, I’ve been going there for years, we have a fun relationship“.

      At first I had thought he was talking about his relationship with the waitress, and I found that a weird thing to say given the circumstances. It’s too obvious a lie, isn’t it?

      But then I realised he was talking about his relationship with the business. And I remembered how instead of asking the waitress, he had asked her boss “Does she really not like it.

      You call it a neo-liberal worldview, I’m leaning toward “feudal”.

      • Richard Christie 28.2.1

        I remembered how instead of asking the waitress, he had asked her boss “Does she really not like it.

        well observed

      • weka 28.2.2

        yep that makes sense. Neo-feudal it is.

        I had also thought that about how he asked the manager instead of her. That’s the stuff that creeps me out, whether there is sexual intent or not. It’s the same repeating dynamic that happens in sexual abuse/assault, as well as this kind of harrassment. The person being abused is rendered an object that is owned/controlled/there for the purpose of others, and the person doing the abusing is the one in charge and believes in their own inherent right to this without question. It’s why Key had that reaction to the Roastbusters (he identifies with the objectifiers), it’s why he doesn’t see what’s wrong with playing with the hair of girls he doesn’t know in public, and it’s the exact reflection of the Key government politics and how they think the world works and should be run.

        I’m wondering if the mask has well and truly slipped now, and even all those people that don’t get the politics will still be having a gut reaction to this that makes sense beyond the intellect. You can’t smile and wave at this stuff because that just makes you seem even more creepy. He’s probably got no way out, because it’s who he is, not something he can adjust with the right media training/spin.

        • felix 28.2.2.1

          Yep I get the distinct feeling that a lot of people might be seeing his true personality for what it really is for the first time.

      • BLiP 28.2.3

        You call it a neo-liberal worldview, I’m leaning toward “feudal”.

        I agree entirely on the ownership of employees which has seeped into society but I wonder if you are not confusing the outcome with the process.

  26. The Visible Hand 29

    So let’s get this straight. The cafe that the PM has been known to favour (and generated much free publicity over the years) is part-owned by the brother of a NZ Herald gossip journalist who regularly favours the PM. It seems that there have been some strong coincidence of interests over the years that is only now coming to light. I doubt that the high profile photos of the PM at Rosies over the years is a coincidence but product placement in exchange for favourable reporting.

  27. North 30

    Good Samoan mate of mine tells me this is being hooted all over Auckland Samoan talkback…….

    “Ride your own pony…….!”

  28. tc 31

    Glucina is simply doing what’s expected of her. That’s why she is still there contributing to the memes.

    Thats a very nice mechanism Ede, Slater, Farrar etc have fine tuned since the covers were whipped off by Hager.

Links to post

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • United Nations General Assembly: 76th General Debate Statement
    E ngā Mana, e ngā Reo, Rau Rangatira mā o tēnei Whare Nui o te Ao Prestigious people, Speakers of note, Chiefs one and all of this General Assembly Ngā mihi mahana ki o koutou katoa, mai i toku Whenua o Aotearoa Warm greetings to you all from my home ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum prioritises women’s economic empowerment
    Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today chaired the virtual APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum, which is working to address outstanding issues for women and girls across the region as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum brought together Ministers and representatives from 21 economies to discuss gender ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • Upper Hauraki to move to Alert Level 2
    Upper Hauraki will move to Alert Level 2 from 11:59pm tomorrow, 25 September, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. After positive cases were detected in the Upper Hauraki area on Sunday, extra Alert Level restrictions were put in place to immediately prevent any wider transmission of the virus.  “We’ve ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Report into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system released
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed the findings of an independent review into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system, which regulates the export of goods to foreign militaries, police forces or paramilitaries. Produced by David Smol, a former Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New District Court Judge appointed
    Attorney-General David Parker has announced the appointment of Brett Crowley of Wellington as a District Court Judge.  He is currently the Wellington Public Defender and started his career as a staff solicitor working in a range of litigation including criminal defence work. He went to the bar in 1999 specialising ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Mental health stocktake shows strong progress
    The first report of the Government’s Implementation Unit has found strong progress has been made since the Mental Health and Addictions Package was announced in 2019. “The report notes most initiatives funded in the Budget 2019 package are on track to deliver what is expected by 2023/24,” Grant Robertson said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Working together to grow the West Coast
    A project that has been crucial in allowing businesses to continue during the tourism downturn is among a number of initiatives to receive a boost from the Government’s Jobs For Nature programme, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. Sustaining South Westland is an extension of an initiative set up last year ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Next steps to improve safety in wake of Whakaari White Island tragedy
    The Government is moving to improve safety in light of the Whakaari White Island tragedy and has released proposals to reinforce safety standards in registered adventure activities. The package of proposals includes: Strengthening requirements for how operators, landowners and the regulator manage natural hazard risks Improving how risks are monitored, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Zealand donates more COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX and the Pacific
    Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health Minister Aupito William Sio announced today that New Zealand is donating additional Pfizer vaccines to the Pacific and AstraZeneca vaccines to the COVAX Facility, to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. “New Zealand is donating 708,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Speech to the Property Council of New Zealand
    Kia ora koutou katoa   Is it a pleasure to be able to speak with you today, and to be able to answer some questions you may have. I would like to acknowledge the organisers of this event, the Property Council. The theme of this year’s conference is City Shapers. Together ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Additional MIQ for Christchurch
    An additional hotel will be added to our network of managed isolation and quarantine facilities, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I have approved and Cabinet is in the final stages of signing off The Quality Hotel Elms in Christchurch as a new managed isolation facility,” Chris Hipkins said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • NZ COVID-19 response earns another major digital investment
    Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications Dr David Clark welcomes Amazon’s Web Services’ (AWS) decision to establish a Cloud Region on New Zealand shores, further boosting New Zealand’s growing digital sector, and providing a vote of confidence in the direction of New Zealand’s economic recovery. “Amazon is the second ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New Zealand invests in cutting edge cancer R&D
    Scaling up the manufacture of CAR T-cell cancer therapy for clinical trials Advancing New Zealand’s biomedical manufacturing capability Supporting future international scientific collaborations Transforming cancer care with targeted, affordable solutions Research, Science and Innovation Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods has announced that the fight against COVID-19 will not stop the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Expert group appointed to lead New Zealand’s future health system
    An outstanding group of people with extensive and wide-ranging governance and health experience have been appointed to lead the Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “This Government is building a truly national health system to provide consistent, high-quality health services right across the country. This ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Funding to help clean up contaminated sites
    The Government is supporting the clean-up of contaminated sites in Northland, Dunedin and Southland to reduce risk to people’s health and protect the environment. Environment Minister David Parker said the funding announced today, through the Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund, will help us turn previously hazardous sites into safe, usable public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Predator Free apprenticeships open up new job opportunities
    The expansion of a predator free apprenticeship programme is an opportunity for more people to kick-start a conservation career, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The Predator Free Apprenticeship Programme is focused on increasing the number of skilled predator control operators in New Zealand through a two-year training programme. “The Trust ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Further NCEA support confirmed for Auckland students
    The number of Learning Recognition Credits for senior secondary school students will be increased for Auckland students, Education Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. This recognises the extended time these students will spend in Alert Levels 3 and 4. “It means students in Auckland will have a fair opportunity to attain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Long-term pathway next step to better mental wellbeing for New Zealanders
    The Government is taking a new approach to support people who experience mental distress, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “Kia Manawanui Aotearoa – Long-term pathway to mental wellbeing (Kia Manawanui) is the first 10-year plan of its kind that targets the cause of mental distress and also sets out how ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Keeping our Police safe to keep our communities safe
    The Government is committed to keeping our frontline police officers safe, so they in turn can keep New Zealanders safe – with one of the largest investments in frontline safety announced by Police Minister Poto Williams at the Police College today.   The $45 million investment includes $15.496 million in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Clean Vehicles Bill passes first checkpoint
    The Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill will help New Zealand drive down transport emissions by cleaning up the light vehicle fleet, Transport Minister Michael Wood says. The Bill passed its first reading today and will establish the legislative framework for key parts of the Government’s Clean Car Package, including ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Funding boost supports ongoing Māori COVID-19 response
    The Government is responding to the need by whānau Māori and Māori Health providers to support their ongoing work responding to COVID-19 and to continue increasing rates of Māori vaccination, Associate Minister for Health (Māori Health), Peeni Henare and Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson announced today.   This increased ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Significant increase to COVID-19 penalties
    Penalties for breaches of COVID-19 orders are set to significantly increase from early November 2021 to better reflect the seriousness of any behaviour that threatens New Zealand’s response to the virus, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Throughout this Delta outbreak we’ve seen the overwhelming majority of people doing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill returns to Parliament
    The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill has returned to Parliament for its second reading in an important step towards giving enforcement agencies greater power to protect New Zealanders from terrorist activity. “The Bill addresses longstanding gaps in our counter terrorism legislation that seek to protect New Zealanders and make us safer,” Justice ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Joint Statement: New Zealand and Australian Trade Ministers
    Hon Damien O'Connor MP, New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth, and Hon Dan Tehan MP, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, met virtually on Monday 20 September to advance trans-Tasman cooperation under the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (CER). CER is one of the most ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Prime Minister’s Post Cabinet Press Conference/COVID-19 Update opening statement
    ***Please check against delivery***   E te tī, e te tā, nau mai rā [To all, I bid you welcome]   As you will have seen earlier, today there are 22 new community cases to report; three of which are in Whakatiwai in the Hauraki area, and the remainder in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Major milestones for Māori COVID-19 vaccine rollout as new campaign launches
    Whānau Ora and Associate Health (Māori Health) Minister Peeni Henare acknowledges two major milestones in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for Māori. “I am very pleased to announce more than 50 percent of eligible Māori have received their first dose and 25 per cent are now fully vaccinated,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Government funding to fight infectious diseases
    $36 million for research into Covid-19 and other infectious diseases The investment will improve our readiness for future pandemics Research will focus on prevention, control, and management of infectious diseases The Government’s investing in a new Infectious Diseases Research Platform to boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 response and preparedness for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Quarantine-free travel with Australia to remain suspended for a further 8 weeks
    Suspension to be reviewed again mid to late November Decision brought forward to enable access from Australia to first tranche of around 3000 rooms in MIQ Air New Zealand working at pace to put on more flights from Australia from October    The suspension of quarantine-free travel (QFT) with Australia has ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Extra support for Ethnic Communities to share vaccination information
    Extra support is being made available to Ethnic Communities to help them share COVID-19 vaccination information within their communities, Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities Priyanca Radhakrishnan said. “We know we need to get every eligible person in New Zealand vaccinated. A fund being launched today will allow for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • School holidays remain unchanged for Auckland region
    School holidays in Auckland will continue to be held at the same time as the rest of the country, starting from Saturday, 2 October, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I’ve carefully considered advice on the implications of shifting the dates and concluded that on balance, maintaining the status quo ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government continues crackdown on gangs and organised crime
    Operation Tauwhiro extended until March 2022 Since it was launched in February, Operation Tauwhiro has resulted in:   987 firearms seized $4.99 million in cash seized 865 people charged with a firearms-related offence Gangs and organised crime groups will continue to be relentlessly targeted with the extension of Police’s successful ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Speech to Body Positive 'HIV Treatments Update Seminar 2021'
    E ngā mana E ngā reo E ngā iwi Tēnā koutou katoa Ka huri ki ngā mana whenua o te rohe nei. Tēnā koutou. He mihi hoki ki a tatou kua tau mai nei I raro I te kaupapa o te rā. Nō reira tēnā koutou katoa Acknowledgements It’s a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Power bill changes bring fairness to charges
    A key recommendation of an independent panel to make electricity charges fairer across all households will be put in place, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced. “Phasing out the regulations on ‘low-use’ electricity plans will create a fairer playing field for all New Zealanders and encourage a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • NZ economy’s strong momentum will support rebound from Delta outbreak; COVID fund replenished
    The economy showed strong momentum in the period leading up to the recent Delta COVID-19 outbreak, which bodes well for a solid economic rebound, Grant Robertson said. GDP rose 2.8 percent in the June quarter, following on from a 1.4 percent increase in the previous March quarter. This was a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Projects create benefits into the future
    Making a well-known lake swimmable and helping to halt the decline of the endangered hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins are among a suite of new projects being supported by the Government’s Jobs for Nature programme across the southern South Island, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “It’s no secret that many of our most ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Opening statement for Whāriki Indigenous Small Business Roundtable
      Kei ngā tōpito e wha o te āo e rere ana te mihi maioha ki a koutou nō tawhiti, nō tata mai e tāpiri ana ki tēnei taumata kōrero mo te ao hokohoko arā mā ngā pākihi mo ngā iwi taketake Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa – Pai Mārire.  ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New members appointed to Kāpuia
    The Government is adding four additional members to Kāpuia, the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques. “I’m looking forward to having Pamela MacNeill, Huia Bramley, Melani Anae and Katherine Dedo  join Kāpuia and contribute to this group’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Timeline confirmed for Emissions Reductions Plan
    Cabinet has agreed to begin consulting on the Emissions Reduction Plan in early October and require that the final plan be released by the end of May next year in line with the 2022 Budget, the Minister of Climate Change, James Shaw confirmed today. “Cabinet’s decision allows organisations and communities ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pay parity pathway for early learning teachers confirmed
    Pay parity conditions and higher funding rates for education and care services will come into force on 1 January, 2022, Minister of Education Chris Hipkins confirmed today. The Government signalled this work in Budget 2021. “From 1 January, 2022, centres opting into the scheme will receive government funding and be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Speech to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Conference 2021
    Kia Ora tatau katoa.   Ka tuku mihi ki nga nēhi, He pou Hauora o Aotearoa, E ora ai tatou.   Whakatau mai  I runga i te kaupapa o te ra Te NZNO conference.   Tena koutou tena koutou Tena tatou katoa   Good morning, and thank you inviting me ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago