Latest

Golriz Ghahraman update: Cough-cough – about my whole ‘this is a political screw up by the Greens’

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Look, I like Golriz, I vote Green, I supported Metiria’s brave admission and I honestly hand on heart believe Green policy is the best for NZ – what I can’t support is the incompetent political mis-management that has seen the Party continue to go backwards at the ballot box for almost a decade!

Read More →
Latest

Green Party Lesson No. 1: Anticipating The Direction Of Political Sniper Fire

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

IN POLITICS, as in war, the aggressor’s first strike is almost always directed against the defender’s weakest point. That being the case, the National Opposition has clearly identified the Ardern Government’s lacklustre political management skills as its primary target. Their secondary target, equally clearly, is the Greens

Read More →
Latest

This picture shows why we can’t have democracy in New Zealand

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

You would think that an article as enormous as that would not only lead every news outlet, it would remain the top story.

Read More →
Latest

Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

The corridors of power never look so white and male

Read More →
Latest

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 30th November 2017

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

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

Read More →
Latest

GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – ‘Fear and Loathing’ – Auckland Transport and the Super City

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Recent disclosures about an unbudgeted blowout on staff salaries amounting to $42m, ‘communications’ costing $45.6m per year, and $1.3m spent on business class travel and luxury hotels, unhappily have coincided with widespread public complaints about the council’s failure to manage even basic services such as mowing the grass in local parks.

Read More →
Latest

Golriz Ghahraman has answered her critics well

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

In summary, Golriz has never hidden her defence role in the Rwanda and former Yugoslavia Tribunals. She has spoken about those experiences many times, and put them on her LinkedIn CV. It has been good to see the legal experts such as Andrew Geddes and so many progressive people coming to her defence.

Read More →
Latest

Revisiting the Moment of Truth and the realisation we were lied to

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

The unbelievable way New Zealanders and the mainstream media framed the Moment of Truth as a giant waste of time because Kim didn’t prove Key knew about him before he claimed shows the juvenile nature of our news culture.

Read More →
Latest

The face of the NZ Police is the grim guilt of the colonising settler

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

We turn a blind eye to let the Police ‘do what they need’  because we privately acknowledge the negative impact of our colonisation without ever wanting to rectify that negative beyond heavy handed policing to enforce order.

Read More →
Latest

Malcolm Evans – The Aussie Inn

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – The Aussie Inn

Malcolm Evans – The Aussie Inn

Read More →
Latest

Quin’s demolition of Golriz highlights far deeper crisis within Greens

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  64 Comments

Most people would assume by ‘putting on trial world leaders for abusing their power, and restoring communities after war and human rights atrocities, particularly empowering women engaged in peace and justice initiatives,’ that she was on the side of those being oppressed, not defending the oppressors. 

Read More →
Latest

EXCLUSIVE: Waikato DHB Chair jumps off cliff before being pushed

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

As suggested in The Daily Blog only a couple of days ago, Simcock’s continuing presence as the supposed ‘leader’ of one of the largest DHB’s ($1.4B annual turnover) was a major impediment to the organisation’s recovery from the excesses of rip-off merchant Nigel Murray, the former CEO outed, and ousted, six weeks ago, after blowing $218,000 of taxpayers’ money on wine, women and travel. 

Read More →
Latest

Waatea News: Can the activist left work constructively with new Government?

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

It’s not only the new Labour led Government who are finding the transition from opposition into power a difficult one to traverse, many activist groups seem to be struggling with how to engage constructively beyond mere opposition.

Read More →
Latest

Senior doctors welcome SFO scrutiny of Nigel Murray – ASMS

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The union for senior doctors and dentists working in New Zealand’s public hospitals is welcoming news of a Serious Fraud Office inquiry into the spending of former Waikato District Health Board Chief Executive Nigel Murray. “This additional scrutiny of the former Chief Executive’s disgraceful spend-up on the taxpayer’s coin – at least some of which […]

Read More →
Latest

Forest & Bird urge seismic blasting firm to quit NZ

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Forest & Bird urge seismic blasting firm to quit NZ

Forest & Bird has today sent an open letter to the company proposing to conduct seismic blasting in blue whale habitat, urging them to abandon the project. The seismic survey, which is looking for fossil fuels, covers 19,000 square kilometres and includes the area of the Government’s proposed Taranaki blue whale sanctuary. “The recent Speech […]

Read More →
Latest

Texan Oil Giant at Centre of Anti-Protest Legislation Quits – Greenpeace

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Greenpeace says it’s time for the new Government to administer the coup de grâce to the oil industry after Texan oil giant, Anadarko, has pulled the plug on its New Zealand operations. Subscription-only industry publication, Energy News, reported that Anadarko will surrender its final remaining permits held off the Canterbury Coast of New Zealand. Greenpeace […]

Read More →