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Yes, the girl who used to be somebody, you have a question?

RelaX-Factor

I figured the Rumi needed some sort of trashy blog about this reality TV shitstorm to demonstrate site diversity.

by × March 24, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Politics

TV3: Seemingly prepared to help the Nats with a dirty deal

TV3: Seemingly prepared to help the Nats with a dirty deal

I’m a big defender of our media. I’ve copped some flak for it, but I think that on the whole our reporters do a reasonably good job

by × March 9, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, News, Politics

Key: "I dunno"

John Key: I don’t even know what the GCSB is

By New New Zealand News correspondent Charles Harrison In a belligerent press conference, John Key has admitted he isn’t sure what the GCSB does.

by × March 6, 2015 × 1 comment

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The police were excited with their new tools to combat speeding motorists.

All sorted for Es and Whizz

So people are up in arms, in ARMS about the Police’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards speeding over the Christmas period. And by zero tolerance I mean that if you went over 100/kmh by even 2km you got a ticket.

by × January 14, 2015 × 5 comments

International, News, Politics

The case for stricter surveillance laws/the case for fewer surveillance laws

The case for stricter surveillance laws/the case for fewer surveillance laws

On the afternoon the Martin Place Siege was happening, I tweeted the following (and no, don’t worry, it’s not flippant):

by × December 16, 2014 × 1 comment

News, Politics

This man wouldn't break a law

Nicky Hager and the false flag

So a lot of people are up in arms about the raid on Nicky Hager’s house. According to reports from media and a statement from the man himself, the police showed up when he wasn’t there, executed a search warrant and took a bunch of stuff from his house.

by × October 7, 2014 × 6 comments

International, News

I don't think I could top this

My list of things I probably won’t be dressing as this Halloween

Halloween is approaching, and though in New Zealand we half-ass it in comparison to our American friends, a lot of people still get into the spirit of it.

by × October 6, 2014 × 0 comments

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Ōtautahi Spring

Ōtautahi Spring

Christchurch is verdant, floral, and blossomy.

by × September 25, 2014 × 0 comments

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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 × September 16, 2014 × 3 comments

News, Politics

Thoughts on the media coverage #4

Thoughts on the media coverage #4

Media rant 9 days to go

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 × September 11, 2014 × 5 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 × September 8, 2014 × 0 comments

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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 × September 6, 2014 × 9 comments

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Thoughts on media coverage of the election #2

Thoughts on media coverage of the election #2

Media rant 15 days to go

by × September 5, 2014 × 1 comment

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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 × September 4, 2014 × 0 comments

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Ambushed eyes

Ambushed eyes

I walked down Manchester Street today.

by × June 30, 2014 × 1 comment

News

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-changes

I worked in Christchurch’s CBD until Labour weekend last year. Now I work in Linwood, but I still commute via the CBD. It gives me a good chance to keep an eye on what’s changing around the central city.

by × June 24, 2014 × 5 comments

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America’s Cup ain’t my cup

America’s Cup ain’t my cup

I have grown about as disillusioned as the next person with the Americas Cup itself

by × June 23, 2014 × 0 comments