Tag Archives: NZ Herald

Winston vs Harry — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: A Mongrel Mob leader accused of helping a Covid-positive sex worker obtain documentation to travel to Northland has lashed out at the allegations and threatened legal action.In an interview with Te Ao Māori News this afternoon, Hawke’s Bay Mongrel Mob leader Harry Tam says the claims levelled by former Deputy Prime Minister…

Winston vs Harry — Kiwiblog

A Defence of Democracy and All Her Operatives — The BFD

InformationThis article was submitted to both NZ Herald and The Spinoff. Obviously, it didn’t suit their narrative. “You’ve got to ensure that the holders of an opinion, however unpopular, are allowed to put across their points of view.”Betty Boothroyd, Former Speaker of the House of Commons.Trust in public authority is a fragile thing and must…

A Defence of Democracy and All Her Operatives — The BFD

What the NZ Herald Chooses to Publish — The BFD

Cultural Norm Last weekend, the NZ Herald published a superb column by Bruce Cotterill, headed “Any risk of being in Govt’s pocket is a danger to democracy.” Cotterill laid out a lot of evidence and a good argument for his claim that what New Zealand’s major media is doing is very unhealthy for a supposed democracy. His only…

What the NZ Herald Chooses to Publish — The BFD

Govt funded Mob leader on suspended sentence for weapon charge — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: A Mongrel Mob leader of a drug rehabilitation programme which got $2.75 million from the Government is subject to a six-month suspended sentence for a stun gun found after a police search at his home.A stun gun constructed to look like a torch was found in the bedside drawer of Central Hawke’s…

via Govt funded Mob leader on suspended sentence for weapon charge — Kiwiblog

So mental health system is working well — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: An Invercargill father called mental health services 40 times in the weeks before his son killed his stepson.Today, Joseph Kevin Boyle was found not guilty by reason of insanity of the murder of his stepbrother, 19-year-old James Clark, at a High Court hearing in Invercargill. …In October 2019, Boyle’s father contacted his…

via So mental health system is working well — Kiwiblog

RNZ Bans Comments on Laurel Hubbard Stories — The BFD

Dr David CuminSpokespersonFree Speech Union Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, 43, is set to make history as the Olympic Games’ first transgender Olympian. But our national broadcaster, Radio New Zealand, has banned people from commenting on articles that discuss Hubbard’s participation on the broadcaster’s Facebook page. This move was also made by the New Zealand Herald,…

via RNZ Bans Comments on Laurel Hubbard Stories — The BFD

Govt asked to hand entire conservation estate to Maori — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: National leader Judith Collins says she has been leaked documents that recommend the Government undertakes a major shake-up to Department of Conservation (DoC) land.The document, which National passed on to media this morning, outlines a number of draft recommendations from the Options Development Group – a body tasted with reviewing conservation policies.The…

via Govt asked to hand entire conservation estate to Maori — Kiwiblog

US army halts gender neutral fitness test as women struggle — Family First NZ

NZ Herald 13 March 2021Family First Comment: “Research showed that the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), which is the same for male and female soldiers, was leading to lower results for women with a knock-on effect for promotions. An early Pentagon study showed women were failing the ACFT at a rate of 65%, compared with 10%…

via US army halts gender neutral fitness test as women struggle — Family First NZ

Tennessee can enforce Down syndrome abortion ban — Family First NZ

NZ Herald 21 November 2020Family First Comment: A victory for the unborn child “A federal appeals court ruled Friday (Saturday NZT) that Tennessee can begin outlawing abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as well as prohibit the procedure if it’s based on the race or gender of the fetus.” A federal appeals court…

via Tennessee can enforce Down syndrome abortion ban — Family First NZ

Cunliffe is right — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: “Absolutely incompetent and absolutely staggering loss,” Cunliffe wrote on social media.He was responding to a Herald article about the council booking $1.4b in balance sheet losses on interest-rate derivatives in the past two years after its strategy of fixing interest cost long-term backfired when interest rates fell. …Mayor Phil Goff, who declined…

via Cunliffe is right — Kiwiblog

Govt wants Aucklanders to wait over 20 years for a second road harbour crossing — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Transport experts did not believe a new road connection to ease congestion on the ageing Harbour Bridge would be needed until mid to late 2040 – 10 years after the rail tunnel. So at least 20 more years of massive congestion. Tags: Auckland Harbour Bridge

via Govt wants Aucklanders to wait over 20 years for a second road harbour crossing — Kiwiblog

Bumbling Fools Running the Country — The BFD

Not satisfied with blindly and non-analytically peddling the government’s propaganda and presenting Jacinda Ardern as the saviour of the nation, covering her in yet more fairy dust and glitter, without questioning the veracity or accuracy of her utterances, the New Zealand Herald last week joined our schoolmarm, scolding prime minister to lecture us about our…

via Bumbling Fools Running the Country — The BFD

Police Commissioner confident lockdown enforcement was legal — Your NZ

NZ Herald: Legality of police action during covid 19 coronavirus lockdown questioned in legal quarters Leaked emails from the police top brass show how legally exposed they felt when the country was ordered into lockdown in March. Emails from Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement to district commanders and to the now Commissioner Andy Coster show a […]

via Police Commissioner confident lockdown enforcement was legal — Your NZ

Whoops we missed 1,300 dead people — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: The central Chinese city of Wuhan has raised its number of Covid-19 fatalities by 1290, with state media saying today the undercount had been due to the insufficient admission capabilities at overwhelmed medical facilities at the peak of the outbreak.Wuhan’s revised death toll of 3869 is the most in China. The number…

via Whoops we missed 1,300 dead people — Kiwiblog

COLFO Ad CENSORED by NZ Herald — The BFD

 

The NZ Herald has censored an ad placed with them by COLFO. They refused to publish photos of children taking part in a healthy and active legal sport with one or more family members. A sport that brings families together, moreover, and that puts food on the table. I am talking of course about hunting.…

via COLFO Ad CENSORED by NZ Herald — The BFD

Harete Hipango: Cannabis decriminalisation safer option to legalisation — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 4 March 2020Family First Comment: Excellent commentary by National MP Harete Hipango…“This is the reality of the people and communities I have worked amidst throughout my almost 30 years in criminal, family, youth, child welfare and mental health law. Do I have a bias? Most definitely.Cannabis addiction is a pre-cursor to ongoing and…

via Harete Hipango: Cannabis decriminalisation safer option to legalisation — Family First NZ

A very thin denial — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is emphatically denying he or any of his MPs sent covert photos of reporters investigating the NZ First Foundation to a Whale Oil-linked blog.The photos, which emerged on BFD blog last week, showed Stuff and RNZ reporters – who have been looking into the mysterious NZ…

via A very thin denial — Kiwiblog

‘A Newspaper’ Trots Out a Ten Year OLD Story to Help Govt Sell Its Policy — The BFD

 

We have all seen that the legacy media in NZ are particularly fond of the Ex-President of the International Socialist Youth and will bend over backwards to do what they can to help her stay in power. This, of course, trickles down to supporting the brain farts of her minions when they come up with…

via ‘A Newspaper’ Trots Out a Ten Year OLD Story to Help Govt Sell Its Policy — The BFD

Canada awash with excess dope — Family First NZ

 

Canada racks up 400-tonne cannabis mountain after production bingeNZ Herald 25 November 2019Family First Comment: This is the supposed ‘success’ of legalisation….“Cannabis inventories came to almost 400 tonnes at the end of August, enough to cover two-and-a-half years of demand. Meanwhile the price of the drug has slumped as legal and illegal cannabis distributors grapple for…

via Canada awash with excess dope — Family First NZ

Hospices call for more protection in euthanasia law — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 16 August 2019Family First Comment: “Organisations were also worried that without further protections, those who didn’t want to participate would be at risk of coming under pressure to provide euthanasia services or lose public contracts,”#coercion Hospices say they want more protections to ensure their facilities won’t be used for assisted dying if euthanasia legislation…

via Hospices call for more protection in euthanasia law — Family First NZ

Cannabis poll: Support plummets for legal pot — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 17 August 2019Family First Comment: Superb!!“just 39% of responders to a new survey say they will vote yes. And a growing number of Green Party voters – whose party has pushed for the referendum – are saying they are now opposed to the bid to make pot legal.”Similar results to polls on Newshub and ONENews.…

via Cannabis poll: Support plummets for legal pot — Family First NZ

Why the claims Genter just used the wrong letterhead are pitiful — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: The Associate Transport Minister will also be looking to spruce up her stationery to avoid confusion over whether she’s corresponding in her ministerial capacity or as a transport spokesperson for the Green Party.The letter Genter sent to Transport Minister Phil Twyford in March this year regarding Let’s Get Wellington Moving has landed…

via Why the claims Genter just used the wrong letterhead are pitiful — Kiwiblog

Harassed Labour staffers ask Bennett for help — Kiwiblog

The Herald reported: Parliamentary workers who complained about inappropriate behaviour in the Labour Party are fearful, intimidated, and feel they have not been taken seriously, says National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett.Bennett said she had been contacted by one of the women who made a formal complaint with the Labour Party, one of several who…

via Harassed Labour staffers ask Bennett for help — Kiwiblog

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defends proposed abortion law — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 5 August 2019Family First Comment: “Meanwhile, conservative lobby group Family First has vowed to run a strong campaign against the legislation. “Under the current law, an unborn child is at least afforded some recognition and minimal legal protection. In contrast, these proposals will give the unborn child the same status as an appendix, tonsils or…

via Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defends proposed abortion law — Family First NZ

Brave NZ Government on human rights — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Foreign Minister Winston Peters hasn’t raised concerns about the deportation of New Zealanders from Australia at a meeting with his transtasman counterpart, despite calling the situation “indefensible” after the previous time they got together. You’d think if you were going to grandstand in the media calling something indefensible, you’d at least discuss…

via Brave NZ Government on human rights — Kiwiblog

ACT policies — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Today’s relaunch has been more than a year in the planning, with the party looking to boost the paltry 0.5 per cent of the vote it got at the last election.A range of policies were revealed, including:• Setting-up a “student education account” for each child from the age of 2, with the…

via ACT policies — Kiwiblog

A sweet piece of advocacy posing as journalism — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Blogger Eric Crampton is cancelling his NZ Herald subscription and he has written a blog post explaining what motivated him to do so. One particular Herald article has left a bad taste in his mouth and the NZ Herald will have to change their ways if they want to sweeten him up and regain his…

via A sweet piece of advocacy posing as journalism — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mike Hosking: Legalising cannabis makes no sense — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 23 May 2019Family First Comment: Mike Hosking nails it!“Mobile phone use in cars is illegal, buying alcohol when drunk is illegal, domestic violence is illegal. Yet it all still happens. Using the justification for the cannabis vote, why don’t we throw our hands up and legalise it all… They promote legalising weed when they’re…

via Mike Hosking: Legalising cannabis makes no sense — Family First NZ

David Clark’s responses to written questions – Speaker: “the breach was so blatant” — Your NZ

Audrey Young at the Herald, in scores of Ministers, rated Minister of Health David Clark one of the three poorest performs at 4/10. Evidence today that supports claims that Minister Clark is may be out of his depth and performing poorly. In Parliament the Speaker awarded the Opposition an additional 12 supplementary questions due to […]

via David Clark’s responses to written questions – Speaker: “the breach was so blatant” — Your NZ

Jacinda’s inner circle — Kiwiblog

A premium article at the Herald “reveals” Jacinda’s inner circle. I’m more interested in roles, than names. The roles are: Her electorate agentA former Young Labour activist now in the PM’s OfficeHer Chief of StaffHer Deputy Chief of Staff (about to become CoS)Her Chief Press SecretaryHelen’s Chief of Staff (H2)Labour’s former Deputy Leader (Annette)Her former…

via Jacinda’s inner circle — Kiwiblog