Tag Archives: Dirty Politics

Creep

Prime Minister Key is on his way to Gallipoli, New Zealand’s troops are on their way to just another jolly war in the region and a Facebook play on words picture/comment takes on an altogether different meaning. The story broke … Continue reading

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100 years after Gallipoli New Zealand’s ‘freedom and democracy’ will be decided in Northland

100 ago New Zealanders fought at Gallipoli for ‘freedom and democracy’ so we are told. Now our freedom and democracy hang in the balance depending on the result of the Northland by-election. Stuff reports that John Key is warning voters there is no “free … Continue reading

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Sky City and the magic potion, which lets JK get away with it

The “free” Sky City Convention Centre has always been a bum deal. The old casino rule applies : The house always wins. That how the roulette wheel or the poky machines are programmed. The initial deal was packaged as “We … Continue reading

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No prophet is accepted in her own country

Booker Price winner Eleanor Catton has done us all a favour with her criticism of New Zealand’s “neoliberal, profit-obsessed, very shallow, very money-hungry politicians who do not care about culture. They care about short-term gains. They would destroy the planet in order to … Continue reading

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Rod Oram : Defend the right to debate

If you haven’t read Rod Oram’s latest column yet please do ! It hasn’t stopped to amaze me how brilliantly the government spin worked in the lead-up to the recent election. It had almost an Orwellian quality of turning the meaning of … Continue reading

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