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Today’s content Dirty Politics Brendan Manning (Herald): Judicial review hearing for Hager Simon Wong (TV3): Nicky Hager gets Dirty Politics court date over search Pete George (Your NZ): Word of the Year: #dirtypolitics Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Guess who won Massey Univeristy’s Quote of the Year competition? Stuff: Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater wins quote of the year Stuff: Judge orders handover of Nicky Hager raid documents No Right Turn: The courts and the Public Records Act Pete George (Your NZ): Slater versus Hooton on Dirty Politics Pete George (Your NZ): Summary of “Dirty Politics” and dirty politics Economy, and inequality... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
Today’s content Economy and fiscal policy John Armstrong (Herald): Tax-cut signal looks like rod for National's back John Armstrong (Herald): Quixotic English like dog with bone Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): “I said surface, not surplus” Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Milk price could sour English's optimism Vernon Small (Stuff): Deficit a bitter pill for Government Patrick O'Meara (Radio NZ): English still tilting for surplus next year Herald: Editorial: English must do more than hope surplus will appear No Right Turn: No surplus Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Bill English's money meteorologists Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Government surplus in doubt Patrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Economy can... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at liberation
Climate change Adrien Taylor (TV3): Govt told to cut climate change target gap Isaac Davison (Herald): Climate Change: NZ's emission impossible Press: Editorial: Climate deal as remote as ever Dom Post: A small step on climate change Year in review Colin James (ODT): The year of a man who’s been around a while Martyn Bradbury (Waatea News): Why proclaiming Key as the Politician of the Year is ethically bankrupt Dirty Politics Matthew Hooton (NBR): Left reveals fascist tendencies over Judith Collins’ column (paywalled) Rodney Hide (NBR): Imagine Winston’s Dirty Politics scenario Giovanni Tiso (Bat Bean Beam): Tending fascist Nick Grant... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Year in review Fairfax: Front bench report 2014's winners and losers Tracy Watkins (Dom Post): One clear winner, plenty of dashed hopes Tracy Watkins and Vernon Small (Stuff): One bumpy ride of an election Duncan Garner (Stuff): Key my politician of the year, but now for the third-term blues Scott Yorke (imperato Fish): The 2014 Imperator Fish Awards... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at liberation
Inequality TV3: Inequality study 'robust' and 'sound' – economist Stuff:Labour at inequality crossroad Newswire: John Key dismisses 'out-of-date' OECD report RNZ: Money for poor schools to tackle inequality Susan St John (Daily Blog): Economic ideology destroys us all Audrey Young (Herald): Politicians squabble over income inequality Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): OECD on inequality Peter Cresswell (Not PC):Inequality? It’s education, not redistribution, stupid [updated] TVNZ: Only half of NZ's most wealthy paying top tax rate Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Jump in public servants on $100K-plus Jessica Williams (RadioLIve): Public sector bosses' pay increases above inflation Countering Foreign Fighters bill The Standard: New... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation No Right Turn: The final insult No Right Turn: We should be very, very worried RNZ: Labour wants clear terrorist definition Andrea Vance (Stuff): Winston Peters sitting on fence over anti-terror law State intelligence David Fisher (Herald): Why NZ spy chiefs can no longer get away with saying 'we can neither confirm or deny'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of tweets in response to Judith Collins first Sunday Star Times newspaper column. The most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at liberation
Giovanni Tiso ‏@gtiso I once had a conversation with @JonoMilne about the need for diversity in opinion columns. He agreed. He now edits the SST. Judith Collins. > AnkyloSarus‏@writehandedgirl @gtiso @JonoMilne The singular reason I was given a column was diversity. Oh, and I can write. But mainly "we need young female voices." Sanjay Patel ‏@spat106 Surely the title for the column to be written by Judith Collins is simply Judith's Column. Alex Coleman ‏@ShakingStick If Judith Collins author photo isn't in a WO polo and fedora and the header isn't 'Tipline' I'm not reading it. HarveySpectre ‏@HarveySpectre_ Judith Collins'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at liberation
Dirty Politics Karl du Fresne: Stop bullshitting us, prime minister RNZ: Parker raises Hotchin, SFO allegations Simon Wong (TV3): Parker wants Hotchin allegations probed Stuff: Labour demands SFO probe Simon Day (Stuff): Scientists are 'undermined by attack campaigns' – expert Adam Bennett (Herald): 'Unloseable' election blown – Peters John Palethorpe (Shinebone Star): A Change Of Key The Standard: Is John Key on the skids? Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Someone isn’t telling the truth Russel…here’s a clue, it’ s you Wellington super city Andrea O’Neil (Dom Post): Wellington super city: Good, bad and indifferent Simon Wong (TV3): Wellington super capital 'biggest change... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Dirty Politics TV3: Key reflects on 'ugly' election campaign John Armstrong (Herald): PM's proactive stance on dirty politics blogger Patrick Gower (TV3): Opposition: Slater holds something over Key TVNZ: Key calls Norman a 'muppet' when probed about Slater text Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Not the best blog then? David Fisher (Herald): Cameron Slater's 'best blog' nomination criticised Andrea Vance... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at liberation
Labour Party Brook Sabin (TV3): Andrew Little to redefine who Labour stand for John Armstrong (Herald): New leader out to dismantle economic handicap Colin James (ODT): The big Little start to Labour’s rebuild Vernon Small (Dom Post): 'Work' speech a giant first leap for Labour leader Vernon Small (Stuff): Andrew Little's underwhelming speech Herald: Editorial: Little's focus on increasing rewards of work welcome Dom Post: Editorial: Early signs promising from Little Audrey Young (Herald): Andrew Little works to reposition Labour Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Labour to work with public on future of work Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): A problem Rob Salmond... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at liberation
Dirty Politics texts Adam Bennett (Herald): Key: I am not actively contacting Cameron Slater Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Strength can become political weakness TVNZ: John Key's 'credibility is on the line' for not disclosing texts with blogger Patrick Gower (TV3): John Key 'genuinely couldn't recall' text messages TV3: Ross: Kiwis don't care about PM-Slater texts RNZ: 'Not fair on me' - PM on text messages RNZ: Little suspects further text messages Duncan Garner (RadioLIve): This time it doesn’t wash, Prime Minister Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Key claims confusion over texts with Slater No Right Turn: John Key's TXTs and the Public... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting tweets in response to revealations about recent texts sent between John Key and Cameron Slater. As usual, the most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at liberation
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This is a collection of recent cartoons and images relating to Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book and ongoing issues and reports relating to these scandals. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at liberation
Official reports into Dirty Politics Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): A further thought on the Gwyn report Rob Hosking (NBR): SIS report: shocking naivety or toadying by SIS officials (paywalled) No Right Turn: An abuse of power Nick Grant (NBR): SIS report equals egg all over Key’s face – Goff (paywalled) Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Judith Collins cleared of involvement in SFO smear campaign TVNZ: Phil Goff: John Key needs to guarantee dirty politics stops here Isaac Davison (Herald): Dirty Politics: No evidence Judith Collins acted inappropriately - report Stuff: Govt in 'spin control' as three reports drop within hours David Farrar (Kiwiblog):... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting tweets in response to the release of the official report into Judith Collins and Cameron Slater relating to the Serious Fraud Office. As usual, the most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting tweets in response to the release of the official report into the release of information to SIS information to Cameron Slater, as alleged in Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book. As usual, the most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at liberation
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Murdoch - @domesticanimal Moreu - Timaru Herald 20 November 2014 Murdoch - @domesticanimal Nisbet - The Press 20 November 2014 Bromhead - NZ Herald 23 November 2014 Nisbet - The Press 22 November 2014 Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at liberation