I had hoped so hard I’d never know your name
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By Burnt out Teacher

Whatever happened to not touching women you don’t know? Did the prime minister miss the memo? Since when does ‘fun and games’ include bullying someone smaller, weaker and less powerful than you?

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Setting The Agenda View All →

Gallipoli, our Boys’ Overseas Experience of Imperial Militarism

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By   10 hours ago

We served, we lost, we won, we remember. Was God on our side? It’s not that simple.

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John Key: Profile of a trichophiliac

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By   11 hours ago

It seems that our esteemed Prime Minister has a certain on-going fascination with other people’s hair. Especially those of girls and young women…

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Weep, Zealandia, Weep! Oh, what a heart-breaking week it’s been.

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By   1 day ago

THERE ARE TIMES when it’s heart-breaking being a New Zealander. This past week has been one of those times.

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John Key, Tania Billingsley, The Waitress, and me

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By   1 day ago

After The Daily Blog published the story of the [then un-named] cafe waitress who has been harassed by our esteemed Prime Minister for seven months, it now becomes apparent why he was so reluctant in this case;

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#Waitergate – Joined-At-The-Hip-Group

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By   2 days ago

I’m disgusted with the way Glucina and The Herald have acted here.

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I had hoped so hard I’d never know your name.

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By   2 days ago

We are in international news, not only because our prime minister sexually harassed a hospitality worker then tried to bribe her with valuable wine, and because she spoke up.

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One Flew Over The Russel’s Nest: Initial Reflections from the Green Party’s Male Co-Leadership Forum

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By   2 days ago

The Shadow of Winston Peters hangs long over the Green Party – and I don’t just mean because I was sitting there in the room.

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Shoot ‘em and throw away the key

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By   2 days ago

The confused, disembodied head of the client slumped forward on the screen so that only his pale scalp showed.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

If only we could commemorate and celebrate peace the way we do war

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By   10 hours ago

Remembrance can never be used as an excuse for forgetting the atrocity of going to war in the first place. The dead deserve nothing less.

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The real problem about NZ spying on China

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By   5 days ago

This ANZAC Day the weight of symbolism from such titanic Pacific giants thrashing around us bears down and demands a response.

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Why is the Ministry of Culture and Heritage so keen on destroying culture and heritage?

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By   5 days ago

By destroying our culture and heritage, The Ministry under National have more in common with ISIS

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For the Greens it must be climate change, climate change, climate change

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By   5 days ago

Allow the people of NZ to step up for their environment and show we are prepared to defend it by taking climate change leadership.

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A side of fear mongering terrorism with your slice of ANZAC Day patriotism?

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By   6 days ago

We should refuse to allow fear and hate to direct our decisions. We are a free liberal democracy, that is our strength, not more police powers and security crackdowns.

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What the Green co-leaders would mean politically

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By   6 days ago

Should the Greens tack to the left as Labour move to the right with their new relationship with NZ First or do the Greens step to the middle to see if there is a deal to be done with National?

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Key threatens trade with China after new Snowden spying revelations

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By   7 days ago

On the one hand we are selling all our milk powder to China while lazy immigration from there continues to prop up Auckland’s property bubble and on the other hand we are spying on China for America.

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Why did MediaWorks strangle Campbell Live advertisers?

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By   7 days ago

If we allow one of the last bastions of critical media on TV to die, we will be a poorer culture for it.

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Media Watch View All →

UPDATE: The Prime Minister and the Waitress Part 2 – Dirty Politics?

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By   3 days ago

If you are reading this and the NZ Herald has printed it, they did so knowing that the woman in question had removed her consent after feeling deceived.

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The Bitchelor Episode 12 The Tail Dogging the Wag: One Woman’s Reflux

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By   3 days ago

Arty Green reminds me of someone else. It’s been bugging me all night. He reminds me of some other well-known New Zealand male who comes across as affable and gormless and treats women like pets?

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The Bitchelor Episode 11 Game of Drones: One Woman’s Reflux

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By   4 days ago

Now there are only five contenders left. I had intended comparing them to characters on GoT but they just aren’t up to it.

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Fiji needs independent watchdog to watch MIDA for future elections

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By   4 days ago

The Multinational Observer Group’s final report on the first post-coup Fiji general election since 2006 highlighted the threat of penalties under the Media Industry Development Decree 2010, that established the controversial MIDA, but it did not go so far as to recommend scrapping the decree, which this blog advocates.

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Why Rachel Glucina is the female whaleoil

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By   5 days ago

Glucina is a Judith Collins acolyte, Judith once forced her attack pet Cameron Slater to bury the hatchet in his long running feud with Glucina so that they could better operate together for the Right.

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Producer of ‘The Nation’ hits back at “interference” allegations over ‘Campbell Live’

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By   6 days ago

If a blogger – untrained in media or journalism – has to advise a TV producer “how to cover it on TV now that it’s broken”, then one of us is in the wrong job.

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RNZ: the final broadcast 2/3

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By   7 days ago

Part 2 of a 3 part series recording the last minutes of RNZ National.

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The Nation review – has MediaWorks damaged political journalism worse than Dirty Politics has & what future for Public Broadcasting?

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By   1 week ago

The reality is that MediaWorks position on news is more damaging than the revelations that most of the mainstream media worked hand in glove with the dirty politics smear team of Cameron Slater & Co.

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Graham Cameron – Lest we remember: the jarring jingoism of the Iraq deployment on this Anzac Day

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By   10 hours ago

We honour our ancestors when we face their reality of World War I. However one group in our society has stuck out for spinning themselves away from that grounded reality to use the centenary Anzac Day as vehicle for their own warmongering and intrusive intelligence gathering: the National-led government.

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GUEST BLOG: Shanna Reeder – The repercussions of having a PM who is a sexual harasser

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By   1 day ago

Although Key has admitted his behaviour, he is now trying to minimise, minimise, minimise his conduct just as all abusers do. It was just a harmless bit of fun he will say. He’ll add that he didn’t realise she didn’t like it but he is very sorry.

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GUEST BLOG: Chris Fowlie – Sentencing against Cannabis

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By   3 days ago

Today the Daktory Three will be sentenced in the Auckland District Court over charges relating to New Zealand’s first cannabis social club.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Prime Minister and the Waitress

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By   4 days ago

This is a guest blog from an anonymous waitress about the way John Key kept touching her when he repeatedly visited her place of work.

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GUEST BLOG: Tim Leadbeater – The Absurdity and Obscenity of Gallipoli

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By   7 days ago

This is the truth about Gallipoli: the outcomes are all negative. Looked at narrowly, it was a cynical and callous act of power politics which claimed the lives of thousands of men fighting each other in horrible conditions on a tiny strip of coastline.

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GUEST BLOG: Douglas Renwick – The Political Economy of Thought Control

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The use of thought control is much celebrated by the elite in New Zealand, and has become a deeply engrained part of culture, used by all the large business, all the main political parties, and the media.

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Carolan – Union Offices attacked in NZ

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By   1 week ago

I am furious beyond belief at the anti working class scumbags who would do this to an organisation that serves low paid and vulnerable workers.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Protecting the Bill of Rights

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We seek a declaration that the National/ACT law change in 2010 which took away the right of prisoners serving three years imprisonment or less to vote for the government of their own country:

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

NZ teenagers – read this book!

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By   6 days ago

I remember one of my English teachers doing his best to exhort a class of reluctant-reader teenage boys to read Erich Remarque’s book “All Quiet on the Western Front”. He described it as the best book about the reality of life for soldiers in the trenches of the First World War.

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Of Mice and Men- try to see it

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By   2 weeks ago

Don’t let Calder’s patronising judgement of ‘staid’ put you off this extraordinary live theatre experience.

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LIVE EVENT: Table Talk – Making Sense of the Campbell Live Affair

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By   2 weeks ago

Join host Wallace Chapman at IKA Seafood Bar and Grill, 3 Mt Eden Rd, Eden Terrace for a public discussion on the implications for journalism and broadcasting with guests…

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Amnesty International presents… The SECRET POLICEMAN’S BALL

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By   2 weeks ago

All of the proceeds are going towards Amnesty International’s continual work for human rights. Sometimes we forget just how easy it is to take these rights for granted.

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Save Campbell Live & End Zero Hours protest this Wednesday

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By   2 weeks ago

Midday
Britomart, Queen Street
Wednesday 15th

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5 STAR COMEDY PREVIEW

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kicking off the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival

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MAY DAY AAAP BENEFIT SHOW

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By   3 weeks ago

AAAP fights for the rights of beneficiaries, the unemployed and low wage workers, so we’re looking forward to celebrating May Day – International Workers Day – with you and these amazing acts.

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Child Poverty Action Group – NATIONWIDE POST BUDGET BREAKFAST SERIES

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By   3 weeks ago

Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget. The aim is to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable who live in poverty.

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Like Mike – My love for John Key

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By   11 hours ago

Jeremy Wells from Radio Hauraki as Mike Hosking

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Malcolm Evans – ANZAC Day

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By   12 hours ago

Malcolm Evans – ANZAC Day

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Saturday 25th April 2015

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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TDB Political Caption Competition

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TDB Political Caption Competition

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Friday 24th April 2015

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Malcolm Evans – vulnerability

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By   2 days ago

Malcolm Evans – vulnerability

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Thursday 23rd April 2015

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By   2 days ago

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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By   4 days ago

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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