Written By: - Date published: 12:33 pm, November 5th, 2015 - 21 comments
Excellent piece on TV3’s woes at Spinoff this morning. It’s a grim picture for news over all, and we are much the poorer for it. (Bonus bouquet to Kirsty Johnston at The Herald for her current series on education.)
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, May 30th, 2015 - 47 comments
Rachel Stewart’s piece should be required reading for anyone who cares about New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, May 29th, 2015 - 255 comments
Campbell Live plays for the last time tonight. With New Zealand on Air having new targets that will make support for similar shows unlikely the holding of the powerful to account is about to become more difficult.
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, May 24th, 2015 - 47 comments
He who pays the piper calls the tune. The killing of Campbell Live is just the latest example.
Written By: - Date published: 2:42 pm, May 21st, 2015 - 83 comments
John Campbell has quit TV3. Campbell Live is dead.
Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, May 1st, 2015 - 11 comments
“When we began covering zero hours, BK, Pizza Hut, KFC, Starbucks, Carls Jr, Hell & McDonald’s all had them. Now none do. Great!”
Written By: - Date published: 4:01 pm, April 13th, 2015 - 277 comments
Joe Trinder at Mana News claims Key’s direct involvement in the attack on Campbell Live.
Written By: - Date published: 8:47 am, April 10th, 2015 - 111 comments
The attack on Campbell Live appears to be political.
Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, March 4th, 2015 - 61 comments
Zero hour contracts are the logical end point of National’s agenda for employment legislation. But last night Workplace Relations & Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse promised legislation to “prohibit the worst excesses”. “Excesses” in the free market – who would have thought?
Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, November 28th, 2014 - 41 comments
There are two approaches to being a star of dirty politics and not wanting to answer questions about it. Both were displayed on Campbell Live last night by Jason Ede and Cameron Slater. And Andrea Vance has details on taxpayers paying for Slaters legal bills.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 pm, January 31st, 2014 - 46 comments
One handwritten poster by a student in South Korea, asking “How are you all doing?” has started a poster movement where people doing it tough talk truth to power. Campbell Live featured a woman writing to John Key about her struggles on low pay.
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, August 15th, 2013 - 272 comments
The interview of John Key by John Campbell last night on Campbell Live (on the GCSB Bill), showed what a formidable spin merchant Key can be. It is important to understand Key’s MO. This is a work in progress – transcript
of the first 10.44 12.27 mins. completed.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 pm, August 12th, 2013 - 70 comments
John Key shows contempt for New Zealanders and democracy in refusing to talk about the GCSB Bill and saying New Zealanders care more about snapper quotas. Campbell Live discovers some Kiwis are well informed and have views on the GCSB Bill.
Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, July 11th, 2013 - 116 comments
Excellent reporting on Campbell Live last night, with a detailed look at the timeline of events surrounding the GCSB Bill, the Kim Dotcom raid, the appointment of Key’s school chum to head the GCSB, and certain visits between Washington and NZ. This government is dancing to America’s tune, and privacy is under attack.
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, April 5th, 2013 - 84 comments
Key & a government source responded to Ferguson’s criticisms by attacking Labour & Ferguson. They claimed Fletcher was the best person to “change manage” the GCSB. Yet, in Queensland Fletcher was publicly criticised for the management of his department. [Updated]
Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, September 29th, 2012 - 22 comments
Welcome to Poverty Watch, a weekly update on National’s lack of response to the urgent and growing issue of poverty in NZ. This week, right wingers whine about the focus on poverty, 3 News and Kidscan try to do something about it.
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, May 14th, 2011 - 43 comments
Over the coming week Campbell Live will be highlighting the rising cost of living, falling wages, life on the pension, and so on. In short, exactly the sort of stuff which should be front and centre of any budget, and any election campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, February 7th, 2011 - 25 comments
Tomorrow is the first day of Parliament for the year, so I’m picking we’ll see John Key’s annual passing mention of the ‘underclass’. You remember Key’s promise to make lifting the underclass his priority, eh? Well, Key doesn’t. He has abandoned Aroha Nathan after using her for PR and now says he can’t do anything for the poor.
Written By: - Date published: 11:11 am, March 19th, 2009 - 28 comments
Another reason to watch Campbell Live: cycleway updates. John Campbell announced last night he’d be doing regular (nightly?) updates on the number of jobs created by the cycleway and how many kilometers of it have been built. The top to bottom national cycleway is one of Key’s highest profile initiatives for fighting the conomic downturn […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, August 7th, 2008 - 46 comments
Here’s Close Up from last and Mike Hosking giving John Key an absolute bollocking. Key tries to run Crosby Textor’s new lines: “dirty tricks campaign” and “entrapment”. Hosking doesn’t give him an inch. Definitely worth a watch – if you’re in a hurry fast forward to about the 2:50 mark… UPDATE: commenters have asked for […]