Thursday, February 20, 2020


Paula Bennett’s attack on NZ First

So hold the phone ... Paula Bennett is accusing the Prime Minister of refusing to face up to the issue around photos of a former NZF functionary meeting with a journalist turning up on Not-WhaleOil, claiming also that Winston's statements in relation to this make him unfit to continue serving as Deputy PM.

Consider the distance National are pretending exists between them and Jami-Lee...

This whole sordid clusterfuck of ego, abuse of power, depression, anger and political toxicity is a Shakespearean Greek fucking Tragedy but everyone is MacBeth with an achilles heal.

GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Money For Nothing

So.. the median house price for New Zealand, excluding Auckland, in January, is up 11.7 percent compared to January 2019.

Political Caption Competition

Good people of Auckland! Hear me now! You will NEVER get a refund! #TheBitchIsBack

ALRANZ Co-sponsors National Day Of Action

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa is co-sponsoring a National Day of Action – Our Bodies, Our Choices, with Fem Force, Victoria University Feminists Organisation, NCW,...




Best of the Week

Latest TV3 Poll shows the horror scenario of Greens falling below 5%

As TDB has been pointing out for some time, the Greens are in trouble.

Who is going to take responsibility for the Greens plummeting to 5%?

The Greens have now dropped down to 5% - seeing as they over poll there is a very real chance they could slide under the threshold - who is going to accept responsibility in the leadership for this?

TVNZ Poll: National 46% Labour 41% Greens 5% NZF 3% ACT 2%

National + ACT are the Government on these numbers.

Ummmmmm, so Winston took photos of Journalists and gave them to a far right...

You can't take photos of journalists investigating you and then hand those photos over to a far right hate blog and pretend that's a legitimate way of countering that investigation.

You forget how much this country genuinely hates young people until the entitlement of...

Listening to Boomers tell me replacing their precious Concert FM for a commercial free youth station is a 'neoliberal agenda' is like being lectured by Trump on feminism. 

MEDIAWATCH: The awful moment when Mike Hosking is right 

We all hate Mike Hosking. That is righteous and that is proper and his most recent column stating he is considering leaving Auckland was met with the usual howls of mirth and people begging him to do so.

Defining Issues

UNFOLDING, IN A WELLINGTON COURTROOM, is a drama which speaks directly to the defining issues of our time. What is racism? How central is racial discrimination to the moral deficiencies of our society? What is Hate Speech? More importantly, what is the relationship between Hate Speech and Free Speech? And, lastly, what sanctions – if any – should be imposed upon those whose opinions give widespread offence?

Jacinda’s “We’re fixing what you broke” attack line far better than Simon’s “stop making...

So Jacinda and Simon clashed in Parliament yesterday and we got to see how their peer reviewed attack lines played out and extrapolate from how they are insulting each other what they are trying to spin to the watching voters

MEDIAWATCH: National promises that if elected, they’ll bring back the Housing Crisis

If National get back in, they promise to take NZ back to the Housing Crisis by cementing into place middle class property speculation rights over the working poor, Gen X, Millennials, Māori, Pacifica & beneficiaries.

In Focus

5 years and finally justice: NZ Police formally apologise & settle for breaching my civil rights

After 5 years, the NZ Police have apologised and settled my complaint against their breach of my privacy and civil rights during their deeply flawed case against Nicky Hager. The formal apology is as follows.

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