Written By: - Date published: 1:02 pm, December 4th, 2018 - 60 comments
Another day, another leak from the National Party. If it’s not JLR, just who is poking the borax inside the Tory caucus?
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 17th, 2017 - 26 comments
The ongoing Barclay scandal has taking a familiar turn, with the PM’s office trying dirty tactics on journalists. Meanwhile the pressure builds on English over Barclay’s taxpayer funded disappearing act.
Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, April 19th, 2017 - 25 comments
Christchurch rebuilt must suffer the same central traffic madness as Auckland. Thus decrees Gerry Brownlee, as short-sighted, bullying, and ignorant as ever.
Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, June 15th, 2016 - 24 comments
One of Giovanni Tiso’s clever “Erratum” series.
Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, March 3rd, 2016 - 48 comments
Any campaign against cyberbullying is going to need a more plausible figurehead than Key.
Written By: - Date published: 12:07 pm, March 3rd, 2015 - 80 comments
Danyl at the Dim-Post has looked more closely at the decision to award a worker $168k over a cake and a Facebook post – and what it tells us about National’s employment law reforms.
Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, January 9th, 2015 - 64 comments
Whatever the reason for a person’s disability if it is to such an extent that they cannot work we condemn them to a life of subsistence living with a big pay rise when, and if, they reach retirement age to 65% of the average wage!
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, September 27th, 2014 - 78 comments
David Farrar continues the Dirty Politics strategy of trying to intimidate critics of the government into silence.
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, July 28th, 2014 - 76 comments
“Conservation Minister Nick Smith is threatening legal action against Fish and Game council members who accused him of trying to gag the organisation.”
Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, August 9th, 2013 - 43 comments
John Key is a bully who uses the powers of his office inappropriately. Every now and then someone calls him on it – Mike Joy, Jon Stephenson, Andrea Vance and Bradley Ambrose being examples. Now it is the turn of Law Society member Rodney Harrison QC to stand up.
Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, December 28th, 2011 - 126 comments
Under cover of Christmas, the Nats are following in their long tradition of intimidating journalists, by going after the teapot tape reporter for “costs”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, November 15th, 2011 - 43 comments
Key is now using the police to intimidate journalists at The Herald and at 3 News to keep the “game changing” teapot tapes from being released. What a surprise! Not. John Key and the Nats have a long, long history of bullying their critics and intimidating the media.
Written By: - Date published: 4:44 pm, September 11th, 2011 - 74 comments
The other night I resigned from the bot of my local school. My experience in the field of education is fairly varied, with time on both sides of the chalkface as it were. … the bot has been forced by the government, through the moe to include national standards, and I can’t in good conscience be a party to such foolishness.
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, September 8th, 2011 - 133 comments
RNZ had the news this morning that the schools most strongly opposing the nonsense of “national standards” – the Boards Taking Action Coalition – have decided to change their tactics.
Written By: - Date published: 6:43 am, April 5th, 2011 - 41 comments
Under Key’s government we are seeing an escalation in violence committed by children. Why? TV and media violence hasn’t noticeably step-changed in the last year. More likely it is a symptom of the stress that families are under. Children are the canaries in the coal mine…