web analytics

Kiwiblog supports anti TPPA protest

Written By: - Date published: 12:17 pm, October 1st, 2015 - 24 comments
Categories: blogs, David Farrar, dpf, trade, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags:

Kiwiblog advertising tppa walk away

David Farrar’s Kiwiblog has taken to advertising the TPPA Ministerial protest promoted by the Its Our Future website. Does this represent a change of heart on his part?

24 comments on “Kiwiblog supports anti TPPA protest ”

  1. eszett 1

    Isn’t it the other way around? Anti TPPA supports kiwiblog?
    Because DPF is the one getting revenue from this

    • Enough is Enough 1.1

      Exactly. Why are they supporting that fool.

      They should be pulling all sponsorship and financial support for his hate blog.

      • Puckish Rogue 1.1.1

        Its one of the most popular political blogs in the country so its probably targeted advertising

        • Rosie

          Lols. I can agree with the targeted advertising.

          Didn’t Key, in response to the last nationwide anti TPPA protests, shrug off any concern by stating something like “a third are probably labour green voters, and the other third are probably rent a crowd…………” without filling us in on who the other third were?

          So the other third are kiwiblog readers?

          The effects of the TPPA go beyond a left/right argument. It’s way bigger than that. It is quite possible that even some RWer’s have thought about the consequences. If “It’s our future” want to advertise on kiwiblog then so be it. I’d rather ALL people, irrespective of political leanings, and not just the left, took the threat of the TPPA to NZ’s sovereignty seriously.

          That, or, DF doesn’t care about where his advertising dollar comes from and is happy to take the $$$ regardless of the message.

        • alwyn

          I doubt if it is targeted at all.
          I can remember both the Labour Party and the Green party had advertising on Cameron Slater’s blog, the name of which must never be mentioned here.
          They were just buying ad space and the ad’s were posted on that site.

  2. The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 2

    And Helen Clark supports the TPPA:


  3. Srylands 3

    I was very pleased to see Helen’s support.

  4. Nessalt 4

    Amazingly strong support on this from Helen Clark. In the language of international diplomacy she basically called all those opposing New Zealand being in the TPPA, Idiots!

  5. James 5

    Hate to point it out to you. That’s based on your browsing history and will pop up on all sorts of websites. He is not selling space to anti tpp sites, he gets generic revenue via (probably) google. Wasn’t there an mp who made the same mistake when talking about Russian wives advertising?

    • infused 5.1

      best one was a dude complaining about dildos, and posting a pic of the giant man o war….

  6. millsy 6

    Who here thinks its OK to sue governments for keeping power prices down?

  7. Dudley 7

    Has Helen’s life membership of the Labour Party been rescinded yet?

    • millsy 7.1

      I hope it will be.

      People like her need to realise that TPPA will just burden New Zealanders will more costs.

      • savenz 7.1.1

        Shocking. Too much time hanging out with bureaucrats and being out of the country. No wonder Labour is in so much trouble and their supporters feel betrayed.

        If the agreement is so good for us, why is it secret?

  8. Reddelusion 8

    Helen obviously does Milsy, with a bit more of an educated, worldly and reasoned view than yours

  9. infused 9

    he just doesn’t ban ads.

  10. millsy 10

    Under TPPA we will:

    Not get sick leave
    Pay more for power
    Pay more for medicines
    Have to pay more for water
    Pay more for creative content
    Pay more for education
    Have everything privatised
    Not be able to swim in clean rivers or breathe clean air

    • Naki man 10.1

      So you have read the TPPA then millsy??

      • millsy 10.1.1

        Well for a start it has been reported that the TPPA will have any environmental protections watered down to the lowest level, and that privatisation will be enforced.

        The lawyers will be ready to start suing us at 9am Monday.

        • savenz

          @ Millsy

          Actually the tobacco industry lawyers work all night, 7 days a week to keep people smoking.

    • Lanthanide 10.2

      “Not get sick leave”


  11. millsy 11

    We will probably have to pay tolls on our roads too.

  12. Paul Campbell 12

    The real headline here probably should be “Kiwiblog prefers money over principles”

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Celebrating the Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
    [Opening comments, welcome and thank you to Auckland University etc] It is a great pleasure to be here this afternoon to celebrate such an historic occasion - the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This is a moment many feared would never come, but ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Supporting disabled people to stay connected
    The Government is providing $3 million in one-off seed funding to help disabled people around New Zealand stay connected and access support in their communities, Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni announced today. The funding will allow disability service providers to develop digital and community-based solutions over the next two ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Voluntary saliva testing offered to quarantine workers from Monday
    Border workers in quarantine facilities will be offered voluntary daily COVID-19 saliva tests in addition to their regular weekly testing, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. This additional option will be rolled out at the Jet Park Quarantine facility in Auckland starting on Monday 25 January, and then to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Next steps in firearms buy-back
    The next steps in the Government’s ambitious firearms reform programme to include a three-month buy-back have been announced by Police Minister Poto Williams today.  “The last buy-back and amnesty was unprecedented for New Zealand and was successful in collecting 60,297 firearms, modifying a further 5,630 firearms, and collecting 299,837 prohibited ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Jobs for Nature projects target iconic ecosystems
    Upscaling work already underway to restore two iconic ecosystems will deliver jobs and a lasting legacy, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says.  “The Jobs for Nature programme provides $1.25 billion over four years to offer employment opportunities for people whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 recession. “Two new projects ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New Public Housing Plan announced
    The Government has released its Public Housing Plan 2021-2024 which outlines the intention of where 8,000 additional public and transitional housing places announced in Budget 2020, will go. “The Government is committed to continuing its public house build programme at pace and scale. The extra 8,000 homes – 6000 public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates President Joe Biden on his inauguration
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America. “I look forward to building a close relationship with President Biden and working with him on issues that matter to both our countries,” Jacinda Ardern said. “New Zealand ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Jobs for Nature funding will create training and employment opportunities
    A major investment to tackle wilding pines in Mt Richmond will create jobs and help protect the area’s unique ecosystems, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says. The Mt Richmond Forest Park has unique ecosystems developed on mineral-rich geology, including taonga plant species found nowhere else in the country. “These special plant ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Pre-departure testing extended to all passengers to New Zealand
    To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “The change will come into force for all flights arriving in New Zealand after 11:59pm (NZT) on Monday ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Bay Cadets learn skills to protect environment
    Bay Conservation Cadets launched with first intake Supported with $3.5 million grant Part of $1.245b Jobs for Nature programme to accelerate recover from Covid Cadets will learn skills to protect and enhance environment Environment Minister David Parker today welcomed the first intake of cadets at the launch of the Bay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following confirmation of the Cook Islands’ COVID ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities
    Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Border exception for some returning international tertiary students
    The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021. “Our top priority continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Tiwai deal gives time for managed transition
    Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New member for APEC Business Advisory Council
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps ensure that APEC’s work programme is informed by business community perspectives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Govt’s careful economic management recognised
    The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. Fitch has today affirmed New Zealand’s local currency rating at AA+ with a stable outlook and foreign currency rating at AA with a positive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Additional actions to keep COVID-19 out of NZ
    The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • 19 projects will clean up and protect waterways
    $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package A package of 19 projects will help clean up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka
    The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan. “The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago