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Here's a selection of some of the more interesting and meaningful responses on Twitter to news that John Campbell is leaving Campbell Live. The most recent tweets are first. To be updated... Polonga Pedro ‏@PolongaPedro Who will be the voice of nz now @JohnJCampbell won't be on @CampbellLiveNZ. Sanjay Patel ‏@spat106 Leaving Mediaworks also means that @JohnJCampbell avoids the obligation to appear on Dancing With The Stars. Brett Roberts ‏@brettroberts If there were more people like @Hilary_Barry and @JohnJCampbell on TV I would watch more TV but there aren't so I don't Koshgate Atlantis ‏@radioovermoscow Got in the car in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
Here's a selection of some of the more interesting and meaningful responses on Twitter to news that John Campbell is leaving Campbell Live. The most recent tweets are first. To be updated... Duncan Garner ‏@Garner_Live Going to miss @JohnJCampbell a giant in the game. The truest of all pros. x Sacha McNeil ‏@SachaMcNeil The old adage rings true - to comfort the afflicted & afflict the comfortable. Love you Mr @JohnJCampbell & your ace @CampbellLiveNZ team. Patrick Gower @patrickgowernz · John Campbell came to my journo class in 1999 and said "journalists are heros". @JohnJCampbell hero to me then, since,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
This is some of the most interesting and insightful tweets about the 2015 New Zealand Budget. The most recent tweets are first. (Sorry I might have missed lots of good ones - too many to read!) Mark Hubbard ‏@MarkHubbard33 When @NZNationalParty delivers a state dependency budget, & Grant Robertson & Ardern tweet pro small business, the sky has fallen in. Duncan Garner ‏@Garner_Live Can someone tell the protestors against the Budget that benefits will rise for the first time in 43 years - outside of inflation. Thanks. StoogetalkZB ‏@mattedwords Let's just call #budget2015 what it really is- the KiwiShaver budget.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at liberation
This is a collection of some of the more interesting and insightful tweets in reaction to the National Government's announcement of a significant tightening of the rules around the taxation of house sales. The most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Brook Sabin ‏@BrookSabin Govt will consult on whether you can claim tax back if you post a loss under the new "bright line" test. Tax lawyer's heaven. Alex Coleman ‏@ShakingStick How about, at least until we hear back from the philosphers, we just agree to call it the 'John Key Tax'? Rosamalia Gray ‏@hollyford_rosa Property speculators joking on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at liberation
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This is a collection of various cartoons and images relating to the John Key #Ponytailgate saga, as well as the related #Glucinagate saga about the reportage of it. Emmerson - NZ Herald 24 April 2015 Scott - Dominion Post 24 April 2015 Emmerson - NZ Herald 23 April 2015 The Scotsman The Guardian Chicane - Southland Times 23 April 2015 neetflux.tumblr.com Nisbet - The Press 23 April 2015 Hubbard - 23 April 2015 The Independent UK Turkey's "Today's Zaman" Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at liberation
Keith Ng ‏@keith_ng We are not honouring the dead. We are celebrating and retelling the lies which killed them. #anzac Dan Knox ‏@knoxdani I am amazed at the extent to which almost everyone it this country has a mythologized view of the Gallipoli campaign #historianproblems Keith Ng ‏@keith_ng With the backdrop of ANZAC spirit being used to "inspire" another invasion, with all the actual lessons of ANZAC forgotten... Marianne Elliott ‏@zenpeacekeeper And I've never felt more conflicted about an ANZAC Day. James Cardno ‏@jamescardno This ANZAC fervour (and resultant anti-fervour) seems to have largely escaped Auckland so far. David Slack... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at liberation
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Moreu - Timaru Herald 25 March 2015 Emmerson - NZ Herald 18 April 2015 Murdoch - The Press 15 April 2015 Hubbard - Dominion Post 7 April 2015 Nisbet - The Press 16 April 2015 Chicane - Southland Times 2 April 2015 Emmerson - NZ Herald 27 February 2015 Slane - Listener 16 April 2015 Moreu - Timaru Herald 20 March 2015 Murdoch - Sunday Star Times 15 February 2015 Hubbard - 13 April 2015 Hubbard - 20 March 2015 Hubbard - Dominion Post 2 April 2015 Emmerson - NZ Herald 22 January 2015 Hubbard - 27 February 2015 Moreu... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at liberation
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Emmerson - NZ Herald 10 April 2015 Body - NZ Herald 13 April 2015 Bromhead - NZ Herald 12 April 2015 Chicane - Southland Times 11 April 2015 Emmerson - NZ Herald 11 April 2015 Moreu - Timaru Herald 11 April 2015 Moreu - Timaru Herald 13 April 2015 Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at liberation
This is some of the more interesting and insightful initial reaction on Twitter to the possibility that TV3 might axe Campbell Live. The most recent tweets are first. More to be added. Dovil @Dovil · Introducing John Campbell, Mayor of Auckland! Work with me here people. Amanda Millar ‏@MillarIAM Ambivalence & apathy won't protect us. We need CLIVE's advocacy & investigative skills. Game on JC & Linda Clark!#saveCampbelllive Donna Mojab ‏@UnPressed This is what happens when men whose sole skill is making money for the rich take over running the country &the media http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11430918 … Russell Brown ‏@publicaddress #CampbellLive was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at liberation
Recently Keith Ng challenged Matthew Hooton about his media commentary and analysis, suggesting that his “agenda” made his involvement problematic. The debate involved plenty of others, too. Here’s my attempt to record the lengthy Twitter conversation, in chronological order. [Read more below] Peter Aranyi ‏@onThePaepae Apr 7 Those gasping in outrage re Rolling Stone firing NO journos over campus rape debacle—consider inaction by NZ media re Dirty Politics cohort Peter Aranyi ‏@onThePaepae Apr 7 >> I know that's an unpleasant subject to raise (compromised journalists being exposed, sanctioned) but re-read this http://j.mp/1HJ0lvp John Drinnan ‏@Zagzigger Apr 7 @onThePaepae Isn't it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at liberation
I am currently writing a chapter for an academic (edited) textbook about Media and Politics in New Zealand. My chapter is on how politicians interact with the media, and the tools they use - in particular spin doctors. I'm keen for any ideas and feedback on what is important to discuss. My previous version of the chapter (from 2012) is reproduced below. All feedback is welcome. [Read more below] Introduction New Zealand political parties and politicians now carry out their election campaigns on a permanent basis, mostly via the media. To do this they use numerous strategies and devices. Central... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at liberation
Here's a selection of some of the more interesting and insightful tweets in reaction to the Northland by-election results. The most recent tweets are first. Matthew Hooton ‏@MatthewHootonNZ debacle An event or enterprise that ends suddenly and disastrously, often with humiliating consequences. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/debacle #northvote Matthew Hooton ‏@MatthewHootonNZ humiliation   The state of being humiliated, humbled or reduced to lowliness or submission. #northvote Belinda McCammon ‏@BelMcCammon An election loss for the Nats, does this raise the stakes on the outcome of the flag referendum (aka Key's legacy)? #northvote Andrew Chen ‏@andrewmeows The overall right->left swing in Northland is roughly 10,000 votes.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at liberation
Here’s some of the more interesting and insightful tweets in response to the release of the Independent Police Conduct Authority’s report into the Police’s handling of the Roastbusters case. The most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at liberation
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The following cartoons (and other related images) show how newspapers and cartoonists are portraying the Northland by-election race to replace Mike Sabin. [Read more below] Murdoch - Sunday Star Times 15 March 2015 Scott - Dominion Post 27 March 2015 Phil Walter photo - 26 March 2015 Tremain - ODT 27 March 2015 Moreu - Timaru Herald 27 March 2015 Phil Walter photo - 26 March 2015 Chicane - Southland Times 25 March 2015 Nisbet - The Press 27 March 2015 Emmerson - NZ Herald 19 March 2015 Phil Walter photo - 26 March 2015 Chicane - Southland Times 27... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily goes into hiatus today. Instead, from next week, I'll be concentrating on writing analytical commentaries on NZ politics. Northland by-election Toby Manhire (Herald): The kauri files - byelection leaks Brent Edwards (RNZ): Playing politics in Northland Jane Clifton (Listener): Bridges of sighs (Paywalled) Chris Keall (NBR): Northland by-election: old guy wins social media war Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Nats: Roads in doubt if Winston wins Rob Salmond (Polity): Buy election Claire Trevett (Herald): Northland byelection: Peters evasive over long-term plan Herald: Northland by-election: Q+A with leading candidates Tova O’Brien (TV3): National's Northland promises nothing new Hamish Rutherford (Stuff):... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at liberation
NZ spying revelations Evening Report: Nicky Hager Interview on the Snowden Revelations Evening Report: Full Transcript: The Nicky Hager Interview Ryan Gallagher (The Intercept): New Zealand targets trade partners, hacks computers in spy operations Nathan Smith (NBR): New GCSB documents show China on target list for NZ spies (Paywalled) Rob Salmond (Polity): The GCSB and the Unknown Unknowns Andrea Vance (Stuff): GCSB spies 'collecting less intelligence' Audrey Young (Herald): Little a bit less worried about GCSB activities Audrey Young (Herald): 'Transparency is not an easy matter' - GCSB director Jane Patterson (RNZ): GCSB: 'We do not do that' Thomas Beagle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at liberation
NZ spy revelations Nicky Hager and Ryan Gallagher (Herald): Snowden revelations New Zealand's spy reach stretches across globe Matt Nippert (Herald): UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says it's time to 'move on' from Snowden RNZ: NZ spies on Asian countries, says Hager No Right Turn: Spying on friendly nations Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Latest Snowden revelations: NZ spies on China, Japan, North Korea, Vietnam, South America, South Pacific, Pakistan, India, Iran… Andrea Vance (Stuff): John Key digs in over spying claims Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept): NZ Prime Minister retracts vow to resign if mass surveillance is shown The Guardian: Australian... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at liberation
Northland by-election Andrew Geddis (Pundit): To call each thing by its right name John Armstrong (Herald): National crosses into the cynical side of politics Dom Post: Editorial: Northland may be a bridge too far Tracy Watkins (Stuff): National rolls out pork barrel in bid to stop Winston Peters' juggernaut Phil Quin (Herald): Little looking ready to take bullet meant for Key Peter Wilson and Sarah Robson (Newswire): Peters: National bribing Northland voters Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim Post): Deals Rob Salmond (Polity): More pork David Farrar (Kiwiblog): What are their BCRs? Claire Trevett (Herald): John Key unapologetic about Northland byelection promises Herald:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at liberation
NZ spying revelations Brent Edwards (RNZ): PM refuses to rule out mass surveillance RNZ: PM confident spy agency acts within law Nicky Hager, Ryan Gallagher and Anthony Hubbard (Stuff): Snowden files: NZ's spying on the family Nicky Hager and Ryan Gallagher (Stuff): Snowden files: Inside Waihopai's domes Sunday Star Times: Snowden files: which satellites are targeted by Waihopai? Andrea Vance (Stuff): Silence on surveillance not healthy Ryan Gallagher (The Intercept): Documents shine light on shadowy New Zealand surveillance base Dom Post: Editorial: Spying demands an explanation John Minto (Daily Blog): Blather, blah, blah, – John Key – blah, blah, blather... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at liberation
NZ spying revelations RNZ: GCSB in mass collection of Pacific data: Ferguson Vaimoana Tapaleao (Herald): NZ breached our trust - Tongan PM David Fisher (Herald): Snowden revelations / Complaint lodged over GCSB spying on Kiwis in the Pacific Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Complaint laid over GCSB spy claims David Fisher (Herald): Snowden revelations / PM John Key tight-lipped on why spying claims are 'wrong' Vernon Small (Stuff): John Key dismisses spy claims Tova O’Brien (TV3): Pacific spying allegations 'incorrect' – Key Jane Patterson (RNZ): Pacific spy revelations reignite debate TVNZ: Pacific leaders demand answers from NZ over alleged spying No Right... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at liberation
NZ spy revelations David Fisher (Herald): Snowden revelations: John Key failing leadership test with terrorists-under-the-bed response Herald: #snowdenNZ / How foreign spies access GCSB's South Pacific intelligence Nicky Hager and Ryan Gallagher (Herald): #snowdenNZ / The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations and sending vast amounts of intelligence to NSA David Fisher (Herald): #snowdenNZ / Leaked documents show New Zealand spies on its Pacific friends and sends the data to the US Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher (The Intercept): New Zealand launched mass surveillance project while publicly denying it Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim Post): And we’re... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at liberation
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This is a collection of recent cartoons and images relating to various state surveillance issues over the last six months. [Read more below] Moreu - Timaru Herald 6 March 2015 Murdoch - The Press 7 March 2015 Hubbard - 13 March 2015 Moreu - Timaru Herald 9 March 2015 Chicane - Southland Times 6 March 2015 Sunday Star Times - 8 March 2015 Emmerson - NZ Herald 6 March 2015 Murdoch - Sunday Star Sunday 8 March 2015 Chicane - Southland Times 7 March 2015 Nisbet - The Press 6 March 2015 Yeo - Sunday News 7 March 2015 Emmerson... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at liberation
Here’s some of the more interesting and insightful tweets about the latest Snowden revelations about NZ spying as investigated by journalists such as Nicky Hager and Glenn Greenwald. The most recent tweets are first. To be updated. [Read more below] Vikram Kumar ‏@vikram_nz Third rule of FVEY Club #snowdenNZ The more friendly you are with a country, the more you spy on them Vikram Kumar ‏@vikram_nz Second rule of FVEY Club #snowdenNZ Collect everything, send it to us. Use 'national security' as a smokescreen Vikram Kumar ‏@vikram_nz First rule of FVEY Club #snowdenNZ Bugger your laws & citizens, you're here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at liberation
The most recent tweets at at the top. To be updated. David Slack ‏@DavidSlack When the PM launches once again into his "Hager is a liar" spiel, just remember that's as accurate as saying Richie McCaw is a wimp. mjfield ‏@mjfield Will Pacific states wake up tomorrow and discover NZ has been spying, bugging their phones and changing governments? http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/66944644/nicky-hager-kiwis-will-be-shocked-by-spy-claims … Sacha Dylan ‏@kaupapa So long as our media unthinkingly regurgitate his lies about Hager, Key's onto a winner again #nzpol Hayden Eastmond-Mein ‏@h_yd_n With Key trotting out the preemptive horseshit on Hager, you know it's about to turn into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at liberation
Teina Pora conviction quashed The Wireless (RNZ): The trials of Teina Pora Brook Sabin (TV3): Political fallout from Pora's victory Anna Pearson and Paul Easton (Stuff): Teina Pora conviction quashed Newswire/TV3: Pora case proves need for review panel – expert RNZ: Teina Pora 'happiest man' as conviction quashed Anna Leask and Phil Taylor (Herald): I hope to get justice for my sister - Susan Burdett's brother on Teina Pora decision TV3: Retrial decision delay surprised Pora's legal team Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): What next for Teina Pora? Newstalk ZB: Burdett family welcome Pora verdict Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On the Privy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at liberation