Posts Tagged ‘rumour’

Key’s 4th term – something doesn’t add up

Written By: - Date published: 6:49 am, December 6th, 2016 - 144 comments

Key has long craved a “historic” 4th term. Interviewed on 24 September he was still saying he wanted it, he now claims he had already decided to quit. While rumours are hard to believe, something doesn’t add up here.

Goff’s leadership safe for now

Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, March 29th, 2011 - 171 comments

The Labour Party front bench meeting in Dunedin has just concluded.  Goff’s leadership has been confirmed, with unanimous support.

Leadership rumours

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, March 26th, 2011 - 247 comments

It’s been a dreadful week for Labour.  So out come the oft repeated rumours of a coup against leader Phil Goff.  Usually this is just the ever predictable right wing blogs stirring.  This time the excellent Scoop news site is making the claim.  Scoop has it wrong.

Owen Glenn’s secret shame

Written By: - Date published: 1:20 pm, April 22nd, 2008 - 28 comments

As Robinsod notes below in his insightful review of Wishart’s Absolute Power it’s abundantly clear that the author specialises in a particular brand of “idiocy, madness and paranoia”. I was particularly intrigued by the sensationalist chapter accusing Owen Glenn of Mafia connections. The basis for this defamation? ‘Some of his associates allegedly have names like […]

Rodney’s weightloss secret revealed! (maybe)

Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, March 20th, 2008 - 22 comments

We’d assumed it was all the dancing but perhaps there’s another explanation. Stuff reports that: ACT on Campus – the youth branch of the party – apparently sold BZP party pills last month for $1 each to Auckland University students as an inducement to get them to join ACT.

Some questions

Written By: - Date published: 9:51 pm, March 5th, 2008 - 54 comments

Today in Parliament Bill English made a very interesting comment which, if true, raises some very concerning questions about either his own honesty or the editorial integrity of APN, publishers of the New Zealand Herald. Referring to a quip from Michael Cullen about John Key’s statement that ‘we would love to see wages drop‘, English […]

Tell the panel Don & I am not a liar

Written By: - Date published: 2:34 pm, November 16th, 2007 - 10 comments

Spotted yesterday in the Westin Hotel in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin by our orbiting surveillance satellite & Don Brash in a job interview line. Could it be he’s going for the now vacant National Party general manager’s job? Steven Joyce and Jo de Joux, also of Hollow Men fame, are back at National’s HQ & perhaps […]

More gossip from the right

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, November 9th, 2007 - 25 comments

Crown Prosecutor Simon Mount is rumoured to be replacing Bob Clarkson for National in Tauranga next election. Which is a bit rough considering Bob won the seat off Winston last time round. But you can’t blame them – the man can barely feed himself, let alone represent an electorate. And Sam Lotu-Iiga, newly elected C&R […]

2008’s big issue?

Written By: - Date published: 12:47 pm, November 2nd, 2007 - 39 comments

An interesting piece in yesterday’s Molesworth and Featherston (off line): Labour will pick a fight over workplace law reform. Trevor Mallard is in there to promote a message of ‘higher wages through better industrial law’ along with a scare campaign that says National will cut pay and conditions. Now we’ve been saying work rights are […]

Labour: who’s gonna get it?

Written By: - Date published: 8:33 pm, October 30th, 2007 - 30 comments

Coming into an election when work rights is going to be a major issue, we’ve heard Ruth Dyson will be relinquishing her labour portfolio tomorrow. The big question is who’s going to pick it up? Across the ditch work rights has become the defining issue of the upcoming election and given National’s desperate attempts to […]

Abandon ship

Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, October 5th, 2007 - 5 comments

The HMS National Party appears to be adrift and taking on water. No surprise to hear that another leak has sprung up. Strangely though, this one’s from the Northern Club. A source there tells me that National will soon be launching a billboard campaign. Watch this space.

Our very own Jared

Written By: - Date published: 6:04 pm, October 4th, 2007 - Comments Off on Our very own Jared

Nats start to pay off debt to Exclusive Brethren

Written By: - Date published: 8:51 am, October 2nd, 2007 - 2 comments

No wonder National’s education policy (what we know of it so far, anyway) includes more money for private schools. I know a staff member in an EB school (whose identity I have promised to protect) who said he had heard from high levels within the EB that National promised them that if it formed the […]

National to sue Southpark creators

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, September 17th, 2007 - Comments Off on National to sue Southpark creators

UPDATE: Whew! Trey and Matt were evidently thinking ahead.

English plays the long game

Written By: - Date published: 11:27 am, September 5th, 2007 - Comments Off on English plays the long game

People the country over were puzzled by the odd choice of Key’s entrance music to the National Party annual conference last month. Originally we were told that Key was holding a competition to choose the song. Next it seemed that Kevin Taylor might be the man behind the strange choice. In a bizzare twist, rumour […]

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