Posts Tagged ‘newsroom’

Reason #73 why charter schools are wrong: they teach creationism

Written By: - Date published: 11:46 am, July 31st, 2018 - 78 comments

Newsroom has reported on claims that Villa Education Trust, which opened up National’s conference singing Hallelujah, has taught creationism in science classes as a preferred theory of evolution.

Fonterra’s High Court injunction against Newsroom

Written By: - Date published: 6:04 am, March 5th, 2018 - 18 comments

Current affairs site Newsroom has been served an injunction until a further hearing on March 26.

Suck it up political sleazers.

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, November 8th, 2017 - 113 comments

Winston Peters has launched a legal fishing expedition to identify who exactly breached privacy on his superannuation over payments. A problem that he shares with about 50 thousand other pensioners. Unlike them, his problem wasn’t trying to find money to repay it. It was that the breach was deliberately timed to be a classic dirty politics ploy, almost certainly by National, in the leadup to the  recent election. I wish him good fishing.

 

Nats’ secret tax plan

Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, October 10th, 2017 - 35 comments

Newsroom (Shane Cowlishaw) reports that the Nats were considering significant hikes to fuel taxes, described in a document that was supposed to be released before the election – but somehow wasn’t.

Peters in super trouble

Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, August 28th, 2017 - 207 comments

Newsroom and Newshub have broken a story about Winston Peters receiving, for the last 7 years, a single person’s super payment that he was not entitled to because he was living with an (undeclared) other person. Peters denies this but has already payed back the excess from an “innocent mistake”.

Journalism matters

Written By: - Date published: 6:20 am, July 12th, 2017 - 22 comments

Who will tell us the truth in election year?

About that pay equity deal

Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, July 1st, 2017 - 15 comments

More excellent reporting from Newsroom: “Long overdue pay rate increases affecting 55,000 New Zealand care and support workers kick in on July 1. But the Government’s failure to fully fund the changes is threatening to derail service providers”

Debarclay gets sordid

Written By: - Date published: 1:47 pm, June 27th, 2017 - 82 comments

Newsroom with more revelations: “Intercepted discussions in the Clutha-Southland MP’s electorate office included talk of “sex and drugs”, a source tells Newsroom”. How dismally predictable. Eeeew.

Barclay debacle recap

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, June 21st, 2017 - 73 comments

From twitter, Holy shit, someone in NZ did some journalism and all hell breaks loose.

Welcome newsroom!

Written By: - Date published: 12:53 pm, March 13th, 2017 - 4 comments

The shiny new newsroom website is now up and running. They have a strong team, and a great first scoop on the sale of falsely labelled “free range” eggs.

Mt Albert date set

Written By: - Date published: 4:57 pm, April 20th, 2009 - 34 comments

From Newsroom: The bi-election for the Mt. Albert seat vacated by Helen Clark is set to be held on Saturday June 13, according to an announcement today by Prime Minister John Key. UPDATE: Key dates in the Govt release. Update 2: Isn’t it “by-election”, “bi-election”? Electoral Act says ‘yes’. Good one Newsroom.

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