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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: A possible solution to Party campaign funding rorts

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

If Jami Lee Ross has achieved anything, it is casting the full glare of public scrutiny over Party donations. His methods may have been unorthodox – but he’s got our attention. We can no longer feign lack of awareness of this dark shadow over our democracy.

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EXCLUSIVE: Some troubling questions about the Ross Affair

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

The bottom line is that a donation was made. The question is: how was it made? Both claims of a single $100k donation  and “eight donations” cannot be reconciled.

Someone is lying. By now the Police probably have a good idea who.

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While the Left fiddles, the Right beats their war-drum

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

While the Left has been fiddling about with much gnashing of teeth and tears of concern over the right of two Canadian neo-fascists to speak at an Auckland City council venue – National’s focus has been laser-like at regaining power in 2020.

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The many mendacities of Mr Bridges – a few volts short of an EV

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Is it any surprise the Greens wanted nothing to do with National during coalition talks last year?

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Why we urgently need to investigate Chinese influence over National

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  107 Comments

National Party MPs are personally invested in Chinese Business Interests and shock horror the policy National puts out just happens to benefit those Chinese Business Interests, as for China using farms to help test missile guidance systems for the Chinese military, can anyone possibly find an example more spectacularly splendid than that?

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2014 Election – Post-mortem Up-date

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Counting of Special Votes are completed and the Electoral Commission’s final election results have been announced;

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An election looms: do I feel lucky?

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Consider this. A few hundred metres away, right in front of you, there’s a man with a very big gun — a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world. You’re looking down the barrel. He’s just pulled the trigger, and a bullet is speeding towards you. You would very much like to dodge the bullet, but your fate depends on the actions of the political parties standing for election on September the 20th.

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