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News

Is there a more real-life version of Mr Burns than Rupert Murdoch?

Media media media

I have to disagree with my mate Rumi. I don’t think the media are our friends and I’d rather they weren’t. by

by × September 16, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

It's a broken house! Geddit? Like Parliament is a broken house!

National’s success is bad for the right and consequently democracy

No, I haven’t suddenly turned into Martyn, I’m not going to perceive any bad news for the left as actually good news for the left. Just bear with me. by

by × September 12, 2014 × 3 comments

News, Politics

Thoughts on the media coverage #4

Thoughts on the media coverage #4

Media rant 9 days to go by

by × September 11, 2014 × 0 comments

Humour, News

I swear I'm just misunderstood

The mainstream media’s secret agenda

By Cameron Murray The following is an opinion piece, that opinion is mine. by

by × September 11, 2014 × 4 comments

General

Let’s not be dicks

Let’s not be dicks

So this isn’t going to make me very popular but I don’t care. by

by × September 8, 2014 × 5 comments

Politics

You want details on my tax plan? What do I look like? A finance guy?

The difference between Labour and National on tax (a short post because I don’t understand tax)

So in the debate between Key and Cunliffe the other night, there was a palaver over a very minor point about whether or not Cunliffe knew whether homes that one inherited from a dead relative would be subject to a Capital Gains Tax. by

by × September 8, 2014 × 4 comments

News, Politics

Thoughts on media coverage of the election #3

Thoughts on media coverage of the election #3

Media rant 12 days to go by

by × September 8, 2014 × 0 comments

News

This man is not here to please you

The media, they’re our friends

Hello New Zealand, you seem a touch angry. We at the Ruminator tried to cheer you up by reminding you that New Zealand is pretty amazing by

by × September 6, 2014 × 9 comments

Politics

Audience Interaction! Interact from the audience.

If you’re watching the debate tonight it’s important you tell people what you think INSTANTLY. Either do that on twitter or use the below which I am totally shilling for. by

by × September 5, 2014 × 0 comments

General

Why New Zealand is pretty great.

Why New Zealand is pretty great.

Disclosure: This is not a cooking review. It is also not about politics. by

by × September 5, 2014 × 4 comments

News

Thoughts on media coverage of the election #2

Thoughts on media coverage of the election #2

Media rant 15 days to go by

by × September 5, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics, Rights

Dear John

Dear John

Dear John Key You’re the Prime Minister of our country. Our leader. That means we expect you to be better than us. by

by × September 4, 2014 × 5 comments

News

Boomtown/Ghost-town

Boomtown/Ghost-town

Where are we at? Four years ago, on 4 September 2010, Christchurch and Canterbury was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. This morning I went back to my old stomping ground. by

by × September 4, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

Thoughts on media coverage of the election #1

Thoughts on media coverage of the election #1

Media Rant – 16 days to go by

by × September 4, 2014 × 2 comments

Reviews, Tech

Uber the review

Uber the review

By Steve W August 28th was the official launch day for Uber in Wellington. by

by × September 3, 2014 × 6 comments

Feminism, Rights, Tech

These are not the nudes you were looking for

Think Before You Click or: Why I Haven’t Seen JLaw’s Boobs

The internet has exploded in the last 72 hours because naked photos and videos of over 100 people, several of them high profile Hollywood actresses and models (and most notably 24 year old Jennifer Lawrence) were stolen. by

by × September 2, 2014 × 5 comments

Politics, Rights

Why I think Labour’s letter to the Police Commissioner may have legs

Why I think Labour’s letter to the Police Commissioner may have legs

So David Parker has written to the Police commissioner arguing that he needs to start an investigation under the Crimes Act in to allegations against Judith Collins, Cameron Slater, Carrick Graham and Cathy Odgers et al. by

by × September 2, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

Wilful ignorance

Wilful ignorance

Confession statement: I’m a frustrated political junkie – frustrated because, as a particular type of public servant, I’m not allowed to participate in democracy the way I would like… i.e. not openly. by

by × September 2, 2014 × 0 comments