Nats’ dirty tricks exposed?

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, September 16th, 2008 - 53 comments
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Cameron Slater, aka Whaleoil, is a nasty piece of work. If you’re a leftie and you get into the media, he’ll dig whatever dirt he can find on you from the ‘net and what he can’t find he’ll make up in an attempt to intimidate you and others into silence. But the intertubes flow both ways and Robinsod has been doing some digging of his own on Whaleoil and his even more dodgy co-blogger, Steady Eddy.

It’s well-worth reading ‘Sod’s full post. He seems to have identified a seriously dodgy chain linking National and Whaleoil’s disgusting attacks. ‘Sod promises to reveal the identity of the National staffer who blogs as Steady Eddy on Wednesday.

I’m sure all those who went into spasms over a former Young Labour member doing a web prank will be eager to see what he has to say about National’s involvement in dirty tactics.

53 comments on “Nats’ dirty tricks exposed? ”

  1. burt 1

    So when Steady Eddy gets outted you anon folk here at the 9th floor standard will be wondering if you are next.

    When it comes to outting people – be careful what you ask for.

    IrishBill says: Is that a threat, Burt? Take a week off.

  2. burt. non-one has ever shown any hesitancy in ‘outting’ Standardistas. Problem is I’ve seen 20-odd ‘real identities’ given for half a dozen writers

  3. Be very careful what you print. So far what Robinsod has said isn’t even remotely close to the truth.

    I can categorically state that no-one in National gives me anything. I can categorically state that not one of Robinsod’s hypothetical descriptions of “Steady Eddy” are even remotely close. But that won’t stop him hurling the crap, or will it stop you.

    Think very carefully before you and Robinsod “out” an innocent party and think about the damage you may cause. I will hold you to account if any harm comes of this.

    The sad fact is that your on ranks are leaking like the proverbial colander, a fact that you all will become aware of in coming days.

    IrishBill: you’re banned but in the interests of fairness we’ll let this one through.

  4. r0b 5

    burt – if you feel an overwhelming need to comment on this issue I’m pretty sure you could do so to your hearts content at ‘Sodblog.

  5. r0b 6

    heart’s content – whatever happened to edit?

  6. burt 7

    IrishBill

    No threat from me. I’m not about to out anyone. You need to understand the difference between a caution and a threat. But hey week off no trouble if that is what you want then it’s your blog shooting the messenger is classic Labour party MO. See ya next Tuesday @ 10:50.

  7. Scribe 8

    So when Cameron Slater does something he’s a nasty piece of work. When Robinsod returns the favour, you encourage people to read it.

    Am I reading that correctly?

    [no you’re not. Whaleoil’s nastiness is in his posting pictures of people, making sexual allegations, and making porn involving underage boys. ‘Sod pushes the boundary but doesn’t do that kind of stuff. SP]

  8. Felix 9

    No, you’re not. You’re not writing it correctly either. Why am I not surprised?

  9. randal 10

    Nice one SP…these creeps think they can just do what they like with no comebacks. they are the slime in the system and as you say just downright nasty. In reality they are not even interested in politics. It is just a convenient outlet for their psychopathology and their general hatred of the world and the people in it.

  10. Treating others how you like to be treated yourself, comes pretty early on in ethics and morality, I’ve got no problem with it!

    (perhaps ‘sod might need to arm himself incase the whale flips his lid though!)

  11. KITNO – ‘sod has been a pig hunter since he was a small child.

    Oh and to you righties who are claiming this makes me scum like Cameron? It does and I’m not happy about it but if you had taken your moral outrage to him when he started this shit a year ago you’d have more moral credibility…

  12. Scribe 13

    Felix,

    What am I missing, O wise one?

  13. “Robinsod

    KITNO – ‘sod has been a pig hunter since he was a small child.”

    Nice, I’m going for my licence this summer!

  14. Patrick 15

    If ‘sod says he’s got IP addresses, and I have no reason to doubt that he does (I would never even consider registering for Whaleoil, so I can’t check this for myself) then it takes very little work to track everything back the the source.

    Can’t wait for Wednesday!

  15. Jeeves 16

    Whaleoil… interesting fellow. Very angsty. Seems to be one of those “give it out but can’t take it” types. Slurring and slandering. He’s like a plump version of Winston. His obsession with unnatractive socialists (namely his posts on Sonny Thomas) I found both amusing and ironic.

    Aside from DPF, the right wing “blogosphere” is full of fruitcakes who need more sunlight.

  16. Crank 17

    I personally don’t think you should be endorsing this behaviour Steve.

    I would just like to check whether this blog would start revealling the identities of commenters here if it became politically expedient.

    Whale oil and Robinsod are very similar. Both are fantasists who think they are web “personalities”. This belief led Robinsod to start his own blog but the reality of what people thought of him was displayed by their absence on his site. I think this move is an attempt to salve his ego through rubber neckers increasing his traffic.

  17. Tane 18

    Crank, this blog has a policy of not revealing the private information of its commenters, something Whale has demonstrably failed to do through his own technical incompetence.

  18. weka 19


    If ‘sod says he’s got IP addresses, and I have no reason to doubt that he does (I would never even consider registering for Whaleoil, so I can’t check this for myself) then it takes very little work to track everything back the the source.

    How does that work? I thought the name using an IP was protected by the ISP. And don’t some ISPs use dynamic IP addresses anyway?

    It’s easy to see the large difference between what Wail does and what ‘sod has done. However the risk here is that ‘sod is upping the ante. Which is fine for people with IT skills who are better placed to judge risk, but not for the rest of us. I’m not convinced, yet, that this doesn’t just make the blogosphere less safe.

  19. From memory farrar kicked it all off when he started revealing the workplace of some of kiwi blogs (ex?) posters, who had turned up the heat a bit more than he could cope with.

  20. Crank 21

    Weka,

    I have the same feeling. In the past it was just blog authors that have been targets of “outing”. I really fear that Robinsod has just escalated this to commenters as well.

    I have visited Whale oils site rarely and have never commented but these events have forced me to reassess my own participation in the blogosphere and I imagine quite a few other will be doing the same thing.

  21. Tim Ellis 22

    I don’t encourage this behaviour at all, from either side, but I do think that people who hide behind anonymity, and from that shield of anonymity behave in a way that deliberately provokes outrage from others, then it is inevitable that some new enemy will try to reveal that person’s anonymity. I have noticed that people who use their real names tend to be far less likely to engage in obnoxious hyperbole.

    Lots of commenters and bloggers do seem to be able to behave themselves when using anonymous names, but it seems to me almost all of the very badly-behaved people are anonymous.

    I don’t think it speaks very highly of any of the people involved. Including you, for writing a post about it, SP.

    [lprent: So what do you think of WhaleOil?
    He happily attacks people anonymous or not, and simply makes things up to make the ‘facts’ fit whatever theory he has. ]

  22. bill brown 23

    Tim,

    If a blog allows anonymous comments and people choose to comment anonymously, is it not immoral for the people who run that blog to actively try to uncover the anonymous commenter’s real identity?

  23. Tim Ellis 24

    Of course it’s immoral, Bill, and I do not argue otherwise. I just say that while it is everybody’s right to blog or comment anonymously, if they behave in a way that deliberately offends others, they are likely to create enemies for themselves. One of the consequences of making enemies like that, is that your anonymity is at risk.

    The solution is quite simple. Don’t say anything anonymously that you wouldn’t have the personal integrity to sign your name to. Don’t behave in a way that you wouldn’t normally, just because you have the protection of anonymity.

  24. bill brown 25

    Tim, I do hope that you point out the immorality of this practice wherever you see it.

  25. Daveski 26

    But accuse the Standard of having 9th floor links and get banned for life.

    Those of you who are very politically motivated will obviously have personal and other contacts that you use. In neither case, does this amount to a conspiracy.

    I’m not expecting balanced commentary from a partisan blog but some reflection on pots and kettles is needed before anyone should get too excited.

    [lprent: Sure we’re tired of the 9th floor smear and tend to react accordingly.
    It isn’t correct, there has never been any substantiation – just blow-hard unsubstantiated claims from the bloated one. They could probably convince Bill Ralston – but he is computer illiterate anyway. Most of the rest of the people who use it are only doing it for effect, and I treat them as looking for a fast martyrdom. Being the generous person I am, I oblige. ]

  26. TomS 27

    The central allegation appears to be that a National Party insider using a pseudonym hands a virtual brown envelope full of smears to Cameron Slater, who repeats them as “rumours and gossip.” DPF links to these “rumours and gossip,” which are then picked up at at least a subliminal level by important MSM opinion makers who read these blogs, effectively laundering the misogynistic hate speech dogwhistles around Helen Clark that National want to get out there but don’t want to be seen to be associated with.

    If this is provable to the high level of the National Party that Robinsod claims it is, then it IS a big MSM story, no doubt about it – because it involves a sophisticated, thematic and systematic attempt to deceive and manipulate the New Zealand public from within the National Party itself.

  27. Felix 28

    What are you missing Scribe? In a nutshell – context, relevance and perspective.

    But you knew that already didn’t you? Because if you really, really needed the difference explained you’d be an actual retard.

    (As opposed to just playing retard’s advocate which is what you usually do here).

  28. Draco TB 29

    …just because you have the protection of anonymity.

    No such thing as anonymity on the internet. All traffic can be traced. This is what most people don’t understand about posting on blogs and forums.

    I don’t particularly like what ‘sod is doing but if even half of what he says is true then it needs to be brought to light.

  29. Crank 30

    Whale oil is a raving nut job. You would have to be insane to involve him in a high level, clandestine media infiltration programme like you claim TomS.

    A fantasist like Whaleoil couldn’t help boasting to everyone that he was an essential cog in a huge conspiracy.

    Anyway you can’t tell me that the agenda of the Standards authors is not the same thing i.e. infecting the MSM with their spin by osmosis.

    Unfortunately for them they are not that good at it. Labelling the entire press gallery as amateur “cocks” probably didn’t help.

    [lprent: Read the About. There was a hole in the blogs and that was one part of it. The MSM have been known to read the blogs sometimes…. ]

  30. Scribe 31

    Felix,

    Well, considering ‘Sod has admitted his actions are equivalent to those of Whale, who is “a nasty piece of work”, not sure who looks like a retard.

    Not even the man himself chooses to defend himself, yet you do. Soldier on.

  31. weka 32

    I just say that while it is everybody’s right to blog or comment anonymously, if they behave in a way that deliberately offends others, they are likely to create enemies for themselves. One of the consequences of making enemies like that, is that your anonymity is at risk.

    The solution is quite simple. Don’t say anything anonymously that you wouldn’t have the personal integrity to sign your name to. Don’t behave in a way that you wouldn’t normally, just because you have the protection of anonymity.

    There is of course a difference between posting anonymously and posting under a pseudonym.

    Tim, as a woman I can tell you that there are serious reasons for posting on the internet under a pseudonym, other than wanting to post obnoxiously. I would hate for the rationale you present to be the only way that people can think about this issue. And I would hate for your argument to undermine the strategies that some people need to take in order to have a relatively safe internet presence.

    The other huge problem is that it’s not just about posting obnoxiously (in the sense of personal attacks) that creates problems. It’s pretty obvious that posting a strong opinion that someone else doesn’t like can be enough to be harassed.

    Having said all that I can understand the attraction for someone like ‘sod to take to task someone like Wail (and co). I just think it’s risky.

  32. weka 33


    just because you have the protection of anonymity.

    No such thing as anonymity on the internet. All traffic can be traced. This is what most people don’t understand about posting on blogs and forums.

    Sure Draco, but there are different levels of anonymity, and not everyone has the skills to trace another person’s tracks.

    It would be helpful if someone would write, in plain language, how that tracing happens. I found ‘sod’s explanation about Wail’s site and why it was easier to trace pretty interesting. How many non-geek commenters would have known that?

  33. bill brown 34

    …and not everyone has the motivation to trace another person’s tracks.

    Having the knowledge is not the same as using it.

  34. Bill 35

    Tom S appears to be the only one who ‘gets it’!

    What Robinsod is saying is that the Nats are SYSTEMATICALLY spinning scurrilous shite out through particular blogs, using the same pathway every time, to have it (or enough of it) picked up by an obliging msm. Part and parcel of their campaign? Am I wrong?

    That’s FUCKED. If the Nats have something to say, they should say it and not hide behind blubber….who, by the way sounds pretty fucking scared in his comment up yonder. A case of ‘Methinks he doth protesteth too much’ or however the accurate quote should read.

    If you have just realised that you can be tracked as an individual from comments on the web, well congratulations, you just learned something. But ‘sods post ain’t about your navel.

  35. Felix 37

    Scribe you miss the point willfully, that’s why I say you’re playing retard’s advocate. As usual.

  36. randal 38

    keys intends to keep his promises to anyone who wants to buy Kiwibank and ACC

  37. weka 39


    If you have just realised that you can be tracked as an individual from comments on the web, well congratulations, you just learned something.

    I already knew that, Bill. But I can’t trace who you are, so obviously it’s not as simple as you and some others are stating. There’s an issue about power here, who holds it, and how it’s being used. ‘sod has one kind of power, that they’re using, but they’re not the only person affected.

    I get the issue about dirty tricks from the right, and I agree that something needs to be done about it. I’m concerned about the fall-out in the blogosphere of upping the ante.

    I’m not saying ‘sod is wrong to take action, just that I’m concerned. I’d feel more comfortable about it if someone on the left would write about the safety issues as well.

    Captcha: list ransome

  38. Anita 40

    weka,

    What would something about safety issues look like? As a woman who’s worked in IT I could possibly write a something, but it might not be the right one 🙂

    The short version is to assume that anyone who makes a reasonable effort can figure out who you are. In this case in particular, every time you post on a blog the blog owners probably have enough to find you quite easily. If the owner is sloppy, as Robinsod says Whale has been, they can give that information to lots of other people by accident.

    Assume that all net transaction are insecure, almost all of them are 🙂

  39. Anita 41

    Oh, I should also say, the old net traditions about pseudonymity are all about convention, politeness and social norms. It is absolutely usual to know someone’s real name and never use it.

    One of the things about the recent growth of the net has been all the new people who don’t have those social norms. It has changed the character of the net a lot.

  40. Bill 42

    Weka.

    Who said it was easy? Blubber didn’t use blogging software, which meant ” that registered users (had) access to a tab at the top of posts that show(ed) the ip addresses of people who (wrote) comments there.”

    Now that’s pretty fucking stupid in my book. That would allow even me to get IP addresses. And then if I wanted to do a lot of leg work……

    It seems to me that ‘sod was seeking to allay people’s fears, but nobody read his post carefully enough.

    Anyway.

    Isn’t the story that Nat are using a pile of fronts to launder smear in much the same way as a company might money?

  41. Speaking of which, im sure some of us woudl really really like to know if mr Douglas Hancock is one of kiwiblogs regulars (http://www.stuff.co.nz/4694847a11.html). Gutter mole isn’t something ive read but telling Hellen Clark to get out why she still can was all the rage on kiwiblog a little while back.

  42. Ruth 44

    What I find amusing is the fact that people are arguing over someone whose handle is ‘Whaleoil’.

    It’s all a diversion for blog readers, but ‘Sod is in danger of inflating the already over-inflated egos of these people. Really they are nothing, and their opinions are nothing…let’s not encourage them to think otherwise.

  43. Pascal's bookie 45

    There is that Ruth.

    But on the other hand, if more respectable people are using Whaleoil to catapault propaganda then that’s another thing entirely.

    The fact is that whale and his various hangers on are a large part of the rightwing online community. While there are other more reasonable and less mental individuals these guys drive a lot of the discouse that fliters around the place. Talkback picks up a whole bunch of their crap and so on. National party MP’s have put out press releases based on their conspiracy mongering.

    Saying ‘oh don’t worry about them, who cares etc” at some point stops being disassociation, and starts being enabling.

  44. I use my name because I am not afraid to put my name to my beliefs. Why stand up for anything online if your name isn’t on it – it doesn’t make sense if you want people to know what you personally believe in whether they know you or not.

    I don’t want people to read my blog and treat it as gospel, after all we all have different opinions don’t we? Nobody is right or wrong, but that’s the joy of having free opinions.

  45. the sprout 47

    what a terrible disappointment SlaterWhale is to his father. and what comic irony that he his so desperate to win Daddy’s approval.

  46. weka 48

    Anita, that’d be great if you wanted to write something. I was thinking of stand alone posts, but also where people with IT skills are writing about issues like the one in this post they also write explaining the technology a bit. I don’t mean ‘how to’ explanations, but something that has more nuance than just ‘anyone can trace anyone’.

    The short version is to assume that anyone who makes a reasonable effort can figure out who you are.

    eg how does that work? Would someone hack an ISP to get a name? Or would they get the name from an ISP employee? Or is it simply a technical task?

    Personally I do assume that potentially whatever I write could be traced to me in real life and made public. But someone having to spend a week tracing a commenter is different to someone spending half an hour to do a trace. It’s important for people to have enough knowledge to be able to make informed choices about what they do online.

    I’ve also been assuming that any of the Standard writers can easily find my IP, but I don’t know how easy it is to connect that to my real life. I’m not too bothered really because I feel there is more than enough trust and integrity with the management of this blog. But there are other blogs where I wouldn’t feel that way, and I previously wouldn’t have understood the problems with Wail’s ‘blog’ (not that you could pay me to post there, or probably even read).

  47. lprent 49

    Anita: All transactions are usually visible to the system operators. In the case of this site to the hosts, me, and the moderators. I’m not particularly worried about the hosts. We have a good reason not to break trust because that would mean that there isn’t a site. So do the hosts for commercial trust reasons. Besides I’d find out one way or the other.

    The server is visible on the net and outside any firewall (it is a net server). It has a reasonable level of lock down. It would be feasible for someone to break in from the outside. A *lot* of effort and very little to see.

    Deliberately there is no info about posters except gmail accounts.

    What you could be able to see (as Anita points out). You can see the e-mail addresses dummy or otherwise of the commentators and the IP numbers that they had when they put up a comment. We use this to be able to do moderation.

    There is some summary info processed from the logs and that may stay resident for up to a day. I clean the logs to a more secure location so you can’t track patterns by anything except what people choose to do by putting up comments. Ie I remove the transaction records. Ditto for the transactions on posts.

    This is all pretty routine hardening for an inherently insecure system. If you can see it from the net it is inherently insecure..

    Of course breaking into the system is illegal, and is likely to attract my attention. I read the log summaries at least a couple of times a day to keep an eye out for certain types of attacks.

    In the end the main person you have to trust is moi. I have access to all traffic patterns, but that is the nature of a sysop.

    It isn’t fully secure, but it is as good as I can get for the time budget that I have.

  48. Anita 50

    weka,

    One of the things about IP addresses is that they end up glued onto lots of different things.

    So, for example, the IP address I’m writing thing from tonight is stuck into the email I send to a mailing list about chickens, which I post on with my full name, it is stuck on to quite a lot of emails I write for work (when I am working at home), it appears when I post on other websites and so on.

    So, even if the IP address someone is using gives a relatively meaningless hostname (e.g. blah blah xtra blah) if you have access to enough other sources you can join them all together and start building a picture.

    That’s not true of all IP addresses (e.g. many organisations push all their web traffic through a single IP address) but it’s common enough that if you had access to a list of comments and their originating IP addresses you could get real names for some of them quite quickly.

    To take an example, if someone was on some political party mailing lists they could quickly link some names to commenters on their blog.

    There are lots of other ways to work IP addresses, but that’s a relatively good example of an easy one which requires next to no technical skills, no hacking and nothing remotely illegal. It wouldn’t always be easy to get to a real name from an IP address, but unless people work really hard at security anyone who tries hard enough will get there in the end.

    In my case I only use my first name here, but I assume that anyone can get my surname in <2 minutes. Knowing that is a good thing, people who think they can be anonymous on the net get burnt 🙁

  49. Anita 51

    lprent,

    Part of the point is that if you really wanted to you could get many commenters’ names pretty quickly. We either trust you to not do that, or we don’t care about protecting our anonymity.

    We also trust you to not go making that logged information available to all and sundry. Apparently trusting Whale Oil to have the same level of competence and ethics was unwise :-/

    The most paranoid people I’ve ever met about personal information on the net have been security specialists. The more forensics and hackery one is involved in, the more one comes to know just how easy it is to piece the jigsaw back together.

    P.S. I’ve just done the 10.5.5 upgrade and still no edit. To borrow a cliché – I don’t think it’s me, it’s you 🙂 Email me if you need a guinea pig when you’re fixing it. Not urgent tho 🙂

  50. Hawkeye 52

    Just a quick observation.

    The words :’It isn’t correct, there has never been any substantiation’ sound very Winston like to me. If something isn’t true just because no one has proven it, then there must be some interesting truths out there.

    The truth is. It isn’t in need of proof, it just is, like air. If you had said “this is not true” it would have been a statement of fact, and could have been believed, but to say it’s not true because it hasn’t been substantiated is to obfuscate, and I have to wonder why!

    Mr. Peters has shown himself to be the master of denial till proven wrong, indeed, he often continues to deny even then. Please don’t join him in this practice any longer. IREMOVES ALL CREDIBILITY FROM YOUR SITE.

  51. weka 53

    Thanks for the explanations, that’s helpful 🙂 Cheers.

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    WerewolfBy lyndon
    2 days ago
  • Building better housing insights
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    Greater AucklandBy Guest Post
    2 days ago
  • Putin would be proud of them
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    3 days ago
  • Resources for debunking common solar and wind myths
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    3 days ago
  • Juggernaut
    Politics were going on all around us yesterday, and we barely noticed, rolling along canal paths, eating baguettes. It wasn’t until my mate got to the headlines last night that we learned there had been a dismayingly strong far right result in the EU elections and Macron had called a ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    3 days ago
  • Numbers Game.
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    3 days ago
  • Media Link: AVFA on post-colonial blowback.
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    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    3 days ago
  • Policy by panic
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    3 days ago
  • PSA: NZ's Richest Company, Zuru, Sucks
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    David FarrierBy David Farrier
    3 days ago
  • Bernard's Dawn Chorus and pick 'n' mix for Monday, June 10
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    3 days ago
  • In Defence of Kāinga Ora
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    Greater AucklandBy Connor Sharp
    3 days ago
  • Baby You're A Rich Man
    “How does it feel to beOne of the beautiful peopleNow that you know who you areWhat do you want to beAnd have you traveled very far?Far as the eye can see”Yesterday the ACT party faithful were regaled with craven boasts, sneers, and demands for even more at their annual rally.That ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    3 days ago
  • Stopping a future Labour government from shutting down gas exploration
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    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    3 days ago
  • 2024 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #23
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    4 days ago
  • Fission by the river
    This is where we ate our lunch last Wednesday. Never mind your châteaux and castles and whatnot, we like to enjoy a baguette in the shadow of a nuclear power plant; a station that puts out more than twice as much as Manapouri using nothing more than tiny atoms to bring ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    4 days ago
  • Fact Brief – Is the ocean acidifying?
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    5 days ago
  • 20,000+ on Queen St.
    The largest protest I ever went on was in the mid 90s. There were 10,000 people there that day, and I’ve never forgotten it. An enormous mass of people, chanting together. Stretching block after block, bringing traffic to a halt.But I can’t say that’s the biggest protest I’ve ever been ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    5 days ago
  • Josh Drummond's Columns
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    David FarrierBy David Farrier
    5 days ago
  • Bernard’s Saturday soliloquy and weekend Pick ‘n’ Mix for June 8/9
    Photo: Lynn Grieveson / The KākāTL;DR: On reflection, the six things to note in Aotearoa-NZ’s political economy around housing, climate and poverty this week were:The Government-driven freeze in building new classrooms, local roads and water networks in order to save cash for tax cuts is frustrating communities facing massive population ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    5 days ago
  • The no-vision thing
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    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    5 days ago
  • When Journalists are Disingenuous
    Hi,One of the things I like the most about Webworm is to be able to break down the media and journalism a little, and go behind the scenes.This is one of those times.Yesterday an email arrived in my inbox from journalist Jonathan Milne, who is managing editor at Newsroom.I don’t ...
    David FarrierBy David Farrier
    5 days ago
  • Me, elsewhere: Just say you’ll do the thing
    Wrote something over at 1/200 on a familiar theme of mine: The way we frame the economy as a separate, sacred force which must be sacrificed to, the way we talk about criminals as invaders who must be repelled, the constant othering of people on the benefit, people not in ...
    Boots TheoryBy Stephanie Rodgers
    6 days ago
  • A Voyage Among the Vandals: Accepted
    A nice bit of news today: my 4600-word historical fantasy-horror piece, A Voyage Among the Vandals, has been accepted by Phobica Books (https://www.phobicabooks.co.uk/books) for their upcoming Pirate Horror anthology, Shivering Timbers. This one is set in the Mediterranean, during the mid-fifth century AD. Notable for having one of history’s designated ...
    6 days ago
  • Ministerial conflicts of interest
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • The 2024 Budget Forecasts Are Gloomy Prognosis About The Next Three Years.
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    PunditBy Brian Easton
    6 days ago
  • A government that can't see twenty feet ahead
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    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    6 days ago
  • A post I hope is incorrect
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • Māori Cannot Re-Write New Zealand’s Constitution By Stealth.
    The Kotahitanga Parliament 1897: A Māori Parliament – at least in the guise of a large and representative body dedicated to describing the shape of New Zealand’s future from a Māori perspective – would be a very good idea.THE DEMAND for a “Māori Parliament” needs to be carefully unpicked. Some Pakeha, ...
    6 days ago
  • Cowpats and Colonials.
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    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    6 days ago
  • Gordon Campbell on cutting the sick leave of vulnerable workers
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    WerewolfBy lyndon
    6 days ago
  • Nobody Move: Ageing Boomers, Laurie & Les, Talk Politics.
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    6 days ago
  • In Search Of Unity.
    Kotahitanga: New Zealand’s future belongs to those who do not fear a nation carved out of unity and solidarity, and are willing to trust the carvers. Some New Zealanders will be required to step up, and others, perhaps for the first time in their lives, will be expected to step ...
    6 days ago
  • Weekly Roundup 7-June-2024
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    Greater AucklandBy Greater Auckland
    6 days ago
  • The Hoon around the week to June 7
    As Workplace Relations and Safety Minister, ACT’s Brooke van Velden is fronting proposed changes to sick pay regulations and The Holiday Act. Photo: Lynn Grieveson / The KākāTL;DR: The podcast above of the weekly ‘hoon’ webinar for paying subscribers features talking with:The Kākā’s climate correspondent talking about the ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    6 days ago
  • Did we boil the oceans by cutting pollution?
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    6 days ago
  • Skeptical Science New Research for Week #23 2024
    Open access notables Abrupt reduction in shipping emission as an inadvertent geoengineering termination shock produces substantial radiative warming, Yuan et al., Communications Earth & Environment: Human activities affect the Earth’s climate through modifying the composition of the atmosphere, which then creates radiative forcing that drives climate change. The warming effect ...
    7 days ago
  • Fragments
    The best observation I’ve read this week about the deep, profound harm Trump is doingTrump has hurled threats and smears at witnesses, jurors and the judge (including his family)... [he] has tried to intimidate witnesses and delegitimize the New York courts as corrupt. In continuing to incite his mob (that ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    7 days ago
  • March for Nature
    Do do do do do do do doDo do do do do doDi di di di di di di di di di diNature enter me…In 2018 the Labour lead government banned new oil and gas exploration in Aotearoa. A change welcomed by those who care deeply for our environment and ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    1 week ago
  • Bernard’s Dawn Chorus and pick ‘n’ mix for Thursday, June 6
    The Transport Minister is trying to push through urgent legislation that would allow him to change emissions standards for car imports without approval from Parliament, after only consulting car importers. Photo: Lynn GrievesonTL;DR: Just as two major reports showed fossil fuel burning was warming the planet to dangerous levels and ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    1 week ago
  • A Better Broadway: Act 2
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    Greater AucklandBy Guest Post
    1 week ago
  • National breaks another health promise
    National has broken another manifesto health promise, apparently to save only $550,000. It will now train an additional 25 med students next year rather than the 50 it promised. This comes on top of the delays caused by National’s coalition partners in pushing ahead with the Waikato Medical School and ...
    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    1 week ago
  • Climate Adam: Coping as the world’s best known climate scientist
    This video includes conclusions of the creator climate scientist Dr. Adam Levy. It is presented to our readers as an informed perspective. Please see video description for references (if any). Katharine Hayhoe is quite possibly the world's most famous climate scientist. She's produced wide ranging research, and communicated climate change with ...
    1 week ago
  • SIS “evidence” isn’t, again
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • As Low As You Go
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    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    1 week ago
  • Bernard's Dawn Chorus and pick 'n' mix for Wednesday June 5
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    1 week ago
  • A Better Broadway: Act 1
    This is the first of a two-part guest post by Grant A, a long time reader and commenter with a keen interest in all things urban, especially cycling and public transport. He’s been thinking about how to fix Broadway. Stay tuned for Act 2! Readers might remember the pre-Christmas traffic snarl-ups in ...
    Greater AucklandBy Guest Post
    1 week ago
  • Road trance
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    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    1 week ago
  • You Can't Undo Fake News
    Hi,I’ve been thinking a lot about Corey Harris, the 44-year old man who went viral after Zooming into his court appearance while driving. The headlines generated were basically all the same: “Man With Suspended Driver's License Dials Into Court Hearing While Driving”. The headlines said it all, and most people ...
    David FarrierBy David Farrier
    1 week ago
  • At a glance – CO2 is the main driver of climate change
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    1 week ago
  • Acting Prime Minister David Seymour.
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    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    1 week ago
  • More democratic abuse from National
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Gordon Campbell on the curse of being politically moderate about everything
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    1 week ago
  • Bernard’s Dawn Chorus and pick ‘n’ mix for Tuesday, June 4
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    1 week ago
  • Budget 2024 Highlights
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    1 week ago
  • Jeff Masters and Bob Henson give us the low-down on the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season
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    1 week ago
  • Bernard's pick 'n' mix for Monday, June 3
    TL;DR: The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, which consumes over 15% of the motu’s renewable electricity, has struck a deal to stay open for another 20 years. This will delay Aotearoa-NZ’s transition to carbon zero and make it more expensive and unfair for the 100,000 households who currently can’t afford their ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    1 week ago
  • maBaguette
    Today we rolled through troglodyte caves and ate a fresh roast chook by the river, the mighty Loire River, the still quite angry-looking Loire River. The Loire is not itself because it has been raining here for the last seven months without a break, the locals have been telling us, ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    1 week ago
  • Empty Promises.
    Fighting out of the blue corner, wearing a pale pink jacket, a half hearted smile, and a lot of flack from the left and the right, it’s your Finance Minister - Nicola Willis.Her challenger will probe the Minister for answers. Armed with boyish charm and tricky questions, the last remaining ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    1 week ago
  • 2024 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #22
    A listing of 33 news and opinion articles we found interesting and shared on social media during the past week: Sun, May 26, 2024 thru Sat, June 1, 2024. Story of the week Sometimes one story is not enough. Our ongoing 2023-2024 experiences with lethal heatwaves, early wildfires and a threatening Atlantic hurricane season ...
    2 weeks ago

  • Ministry for Regulation targets red tape to keep farmers and growers competitive
    Regulation Minister David Seymour, Environment Minister Penny Simmonds, and Food Safety Minister Andrew Hoggard have today announced a regulatory sector review on the approval process for new agricultural and horticultural products.    “Red tape stops farmers and growers from getting access to products that have been approved by other OECD countries. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    51 mins ago
  • Government to reverse blanket speed limit reductions
    The Coalition Government will reverse Labour’s blanket speed limit reductions by 1 July 2025 through a new Land Transport Rule released for public consultation today, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says.  The draft speed limit rule will deliver on the National-ACT coalition commitment to reverse the previous government’s blanket speed limit ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 hours ago
  • Chair appointments for NZSO, CNZ and NZ On Air
    Minister Paul Goldsmith is making major leadership changes within both his Arts and Media portfolios. “I am delighted to announce Carmel Walsh will be officially stepping into the role of Chair of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, having been acting Chair since April,” Arts Minister Paul Goldsmith says.  “Carmel is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 hours ago
  • Government focus on long-term food, fibre growth
    Food and fibre export revenue is tipped to reach $54.6 billion this year and hit a record $66.6b in 2028 as the Government focuses on getting better access to markets and cutting red tape, Agriculture Minister Todd McClay and Oceans and Fisheries Minister Shane Jones say. “This achievement is testament ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Govt consulting on cutting red tape for exporters
    A new export exemption proposal for food businesses demonstrates the coalition Government’s commitment to reducing regulatory barriers for industry and increasing the value of New Zealand exports, which gets safe New Zealand food to more markets, says Food Safety Minister Andrew Hoggard.  “The coalition Government has listened to the concerns ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • New Zealand and Philippines elevating relationship
    New Zealand and Philippines are continuing to elevate our relationship, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.   “The leaders of New Zealand and Philippines agreed in April 2024 to lift our relationship to a Comprehensive Partnership by 2026,” Mr Peters says. “Our visit to Manila this week has been an excellent ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Paid Parental Leave increase to help families
    Workplace Relations and Safety Minister, Brooke van Velden says paid parental leave increase from 1 July will put more money in the pockets of Kiwi parents and give them extra support as they take precious time off to bond with their newborns. The increase takes effect from 1 July 2024 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Defence increases UN Command commitment
    The number of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel deployed to the Republic of Korea is increasing, Defence Minister Judith Collins and Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today.  NZDF will deploy up to 41 additional personnel to the Republic of Korea, increasing the size of its contribution to the United ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Zealand to attend 'Summit on Peace in Ukraine' in Switzerland
    New Zealand will be represented at the Summit on Peace in Ukraine by Minister Mark Mitchell in Switzerland later this week.    “New Zealand strongly supports Ukraine’s efforts to build a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace,” Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.   “Minister Mitchell is a senior Cabinet Minister and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Big step forward for M.bovis programme
    Farmers’ hard work is paying off in the fight against Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) with the move to a national pest management plan marking strong progress in the eradication effort, says Biosecurity Minister Andrew Hoggard.  “The plan, approved by the Coalition Government, was proposed by the programme partners DairyNZ, Beef ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Build To Rent opening welcomed by Housing Minister
    Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Housing Minister Chris Bishop formally opened a new Build to Rent development in Mt Wellington this morning. “The Prime Minister and I were honoured to cut the ribbon of Resido, New Zealand’s largest Build to Rent development to date.  “Build to Rent housing, like the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Agriculture to come out of the ETS
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Luxon Tokyo-bound for political and business visit
    Prime Minister Christopher Luxon will travel to Japan from 16-20 June, his first visit as Prime Minister.   “Japan is incredibly important to New Zealand's prosperity. It is the world’s fourth largest economy, and our fourth largest export destination.  “As you know, growing the economy is my number one priority. A strong economy means ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Bayly travels to Singapore for scam prevention meetings
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • More help for homeowners impacted by severe weather
    People who were displaced by severe weather events in 2022 and 2023 will be supported by the extension of Temporary Accommodation Assistance through to 30 June 2025. Social Development and Employment Minister Louise Upston says the coalition Government is continuing to help to those who were forced out of their ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government to reverse oil and gas exploration ban
    Removing the ban on petroleum exploration beyond onshore Taranaki is part of a suite of proposed amendments to the Crown Minerals Act to deal with the energy security challenges posed by rapidly declining natural gas reserves, Resources Minister Shane Jones says. “Natural gas is critical to keeping our lights on ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New Zealand and Malaysia to intensify connections
    New Zealand and Malaysia intend to intensify their long-standing, deep connections, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.    “Malaysia is one of New Zealand’s oldest friends in South-East Asia – and both countries intend to get more out of the relationship," Mr Peters says.   "Our connections already run deep and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Ending contracted emergency housing motels in Rotorua
    The end of Contracted Emergency Housing (CEH) motels in Rotorua is nearing another milestone as the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announces it will not renew consents for six of the original 13 motels, Associate Housing Minister Tama Potaka says. The government is committed to stop using CEH ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • First Home Grant closure exemptions
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Faster consenting for flood protection projects in Hawke's Bay
    Work to increase flood resilience in Hawke’s Bay can start sooner, thanks to a new fast consenting process, Minister for Emergency Management and Recovery Mark Mitchell and Environment Minister Penny Simmonds say.  “Faster consenting means work to build stop banks, spillways and other infrastructure can get underway sooner, increasing flood ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Judge Craig Coxhead and Nathan Milner newest Māori Land Court appointments
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Government signs Indo-Pacific Economic agreements to boost trade
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Government signs Indo-Pacific Economic agreements to boost trade and cooperation
    Trade Minister Todd McClay and Climate Change Minister Simon Watts, today signed three Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) agreements that will boost investment, grow New Zealand’s digital and green economies and increase trade between New Zealand and the 14 IPEF partners. IPEF’s partners represent 40 per cent of global GDP ...
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