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In case you missed it: Nicky Hager awarded interim costs

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, November 15th, 2016 - 34 comments

Investigative journalist Nicky Hager has been awarded interim legal costs towards $475,082 spent suing police.

Dirty Politics Farrar and freedom of speech

Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 119 comments

There’s a petition – Get Rid of Hosking – it’s closing in on 16K signatures. Dirty Politics Farrar is a mite agitated about it, so let’s all give the Streisand effect a big hand.

National is missing Cameron Slater

Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, June 15th, 2016 - 33 comments

The ham fisted attack on Hurimoana Dennis by Paula Bennett’s office must make National yearn for the heady days when Cameron Slater was in charge of their smears.

The election campaign, the $6,000 toaster and the media beat up

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, June 5th, 2016 - 24 comments

In Australia in the midst of the election campaign an ordinary Australian, Duncan Storrar, talked publicly about how difficult it was to live and support his children on the minimum wage.  The response of the right through News Corp was to attack and humiliate him.

Random impertinent question: Why did Cameron get diversion?

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 11th, 2016 - 32 comments

Why did the police offer Cameron Slater the soft option of diversion when he doesn’t qualify?

The plot to hack The Standard

Written By: - Date published: 4:11 pm, May 10th, 2016 - 128 comments

As reported by Newshub: “Slater sought a court order to keep his name and the details of this case secret forever. However Newshub and others, including the owner of The Standard, fought him in court and won.”

Rodney Hide – stupid, corrupt or both?

Written By: - Date published: 10:56 am, April 24th, 2016 - 60 comments

Hide’s Herald piece today is straight out of Dirty Politics Farrar’s playbook.

Angry politics

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, March 30th, 2016 - 181 comments

Is our political culture getting more angry and aggressive? If so, why?

A measure of justice for Nicky Hager

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, March 19th, 2016 - 22 comments

The Police’s return yesterday of Nicky Hager’s data, equipment and belongings is – too little and too late – a measure of justice for Hager. But the process doesn’t end there, and open questions remain.

UK sugar tax

Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, March 17th, 2016 - 27 comments

The UK has done the sensible thing for public health and introduced “a new tax on sugary drinks”. The Herald asks: UK sugar tax – could NZ be next?

Key on cyberbullying

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.

Key Derangement Syndrome

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, March 1st, 2016 - 232 comments

A term made up by the usual suspects to mock and belittle any criticism of their primary asset.

Going too far

Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, February 23rd, 2016 - 254 comments

Physical attacks on politicians is going too far. So too is faking a hate-speech outbreak.

Another win for Nicky Hager

Written By: - Date published: 4:26 pm, January 27th, 2016 - 38 comments

“Yesterday, the New Zealand Police informed Nicky Hager through their counsel that they are electing not to appeal the decision of the High Court given in December last year.”

The media in 2015

Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, December 29th, 2015 - 88 comments

Some random musings on what happened in New Zealand’s media this year.

What was National’s role in the police raid on Nicky Hager?

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, December 18th, 2015 - 130 comments

Justice Clifford’s decision that the police raid of Nicky Hager’s home was illegal raises serious questions about what political pressure was applied on the police.

Police raid on Hager ruled illegal

Written By: - Date published: 4:41 pm, December 17th, 2015 - 264 comments

“Wellington High Court judge Justice Clifford issued his judgement today on the legality of the police search of Nicky Hager’s home on 2 October 2014.

The judge found that the search was illegal.”…

Political interference in the OIA

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, December 9th, 2015 - 14 comments

Yesterday saw the release of the Obmudsman’s review of the operation of the OIA. I think it makes clear an unacceptable level of political interference in the process – albeit not at the level that was rampant in Dirty Politics.

Hey Tracy Watkins – Judith Collins was not “cleared” of dirty politics

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, December 8th, 2015 - 33 comments

No, Judith Collins was never investigated, let alone “cleared”, of the serious issues raised by Dirty Politics. After a token year off Key is happy to have her back because he has precisely as many principles as she does.

Twyford to be smeared

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, November 18th, 2015 - 54 comments

The severed limbs of National’s Dirty Politics machine are still twitching, with TV3 reporting plans to target Phil Twyford.

More Rawshark Rachinger Slater stuff

Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, November 17th, 2015 - 25 comments

Keith Ng has been wading through some not-previously-released material on the Rawshark Rachinger Slater affair. No useful way to summarise it – go read it on Keith’s blog.

Dirty Politics was in the public interest

Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, October 30th, 2015 - 46 comments

Today’s anonymous editorial in The Herald makes for interesting reading, with the right conclusion in the end – Hager’s Dirty Politics served a genuine public interest, and should be legally protected as such.

Angry at Westpac

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, October 26th, 2015 - 57 comments

Westpac passing over Nicky Hager’s details was probably illegal, and may turn out to have been a very bad move…

Twelve long months

Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, September 20th, 2015 - 103 comments

Twelve months on from the last election and that brighter future we were promised has not happened.

The Attack

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, September 15th, 2015 - 52 comments

And they’re off!

NRT: Exposing dirty politics

Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, August 22nd, 2015 - 39 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the OIA into communications between Key and Glucina.

Colin Craig is serious

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, August 4th, 2015 - 84 comments

Colin Craig is serious about suing Williams, Stringer and Slater. His pamphlet is appearing in letter boxes (as far south as Dunedin). He’s putting dirty politics back in the spotlight, reminding NZ what a sleazy and amoral government this is, and the tactics and tools to which it will stoop. Updated with the soap-opera latest developments.

Absurdistan

Written By: - Date published: 7:09 am, August 2nd, 2015 - 39 comments

An excellent piece by Graham Adams – well worth reading the whole thing in Metro, but here are some extracts “on the slow unravelling of a small democracy”.

Press Council finds against Herald over ponygate reporting

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, July 3rd, 2015 - 76 comments

The Press Council has ruled that Rachel Glucina and the Herald breached the requirement of independence contained in the Press Council’s principles.

The Cyber bullying law and Dirty Politics

Written By: - Date published: 1:58 pm, July 1st, 2015 - 36 comments

The cyber bullying legislation is a cynical piece of law which allows National to claim that it has left dirty politics behind.

Edwards on politics and the media

Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, June 20th, 2015 - 21 comments

It won’t come as a surprise to any Standardista, but it’s good to see Brent Edwards being up front about some of the systemic problems in politics and the media.

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