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Cyberbullying: by Loren Heaphy

Cyberbullying: by Loren Heaphy

The Ruminator’s Loren Heaphy (LOZ!) is a finalist in the Westpac Millennial Women of Influence competition. by

by × September 23, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

That's not a Prime Minister. THIS is a Prime Minister

Labour in Vain

By Colin Jackson It’s now 24 hours since the election result, a victory for the National Party giving John Key his third term. This, after the strangest election campaign I’ve ever seen, where jousting over policy seemed to take second place to juvenile sneering – and that’s just the protagonists. by

by × September 22, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

Baby, baby, where did our love go?

Baby, baby, where did our love go?

So that was a pretty brutal massacre wasn’t it? There’s an awful lot of reflection happening around the country as the left wing comes to terms with just what the hell actually happened. by

by × September 22, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

Pundity punditing

Pundity punditing

So I made some predictions and based on the provisional results this is how I did: by

by × September 21, 2014 × 0 comments

General

Look at this face! Who could stay mad at this face?

A letter to New Zealand

Hello New Zealand It’s Dave here.  How you been? by

by × September 19, 2014 × 5 comments

Politics

Election Prediction

Election Prediction

I hate predictions, but I saw that Danyl made some. So I thought I’d get on board and hazard some guesses: by

by × September 18, 2014 × 3 comments

Politics

He also looks badass in this photo (credit: stuff.co.nz)

A reader writes: an endorsement

A long time reader has written the following. It’s interesting. by

by × September 18, 2014 × 3 comments

Politics

Hugely scientific twitter poll

Hugely scientific twitter poll

So I’ve been running this on Twitter now, and thought this would be another good way to check. by

by × September 17, 2014 × 0 comments

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 × 3 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 × 5 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