Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 28th, 2017 - 266 comments
Ben Torkington has proposed on twitter that there should be a white dude of the year competition. Who should be the inaugural winner of this esteemed competition and why?
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, June 3rd, 2016 - 35 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, August 20th, 2015 - 68 comments
Seems like Hosking is not the only journalist attracting attention for his obvious pro-National bias.
Written By: - Date published: 12:46 am, August 27th, 2014 - 143 comments
Of course I (and other Standard authors) condemn lyrics that incite violence, and any and all threats to the children of politicians (who are completely out of bounds). Does this even need saying? But – Farrar, his little fan club, and the moral high ground? – it is beyond hypocrisy. There is no equivalence between the actions of a disenfranchised, angry few and the systematic abuse of democracy and decency undertaken by National’s dirty politics.
Written By: - Date published: 6:55 pm, March 21st, 2009 - 14 comments
On Thursday I linked to a piece in the NBR that suggested Simon Power’s appointment of Dr Mark Berry to replace Paula Rebstock at the Commerce Commission hinted at a radical shakeup of the consumer watchdog. Today John Drinnan has an in-depth piece in the Herald that suggests radical reform is indeed on the way, […]
Written By: - Date published: 3:47 pm, September 2nd, 2008 - 34 comments
John Drinnan in the NZ Herald: “One of the biggest challengers in the telecommunications business, TelstraClear, has attacked National Party plans for a fibre-optic network, saying the party should be focused on business. “The telco says the main result of faster broadband links to the home may be more downloads of pornography and movies rather […]
Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, May 16th, 2008 - 43 comments
If you’ve been reading Bill Ralston’s columns in the Herald on Sunday over the last few months you’ll have noticed how they’ve started to read more and more like long-form National Party press releases. To date I’d put it down to pure laziness – after all, why would you bother coming up with an original […]