Tag Archives: Politics

2014 Flashback “Voters don’t care if John Key”

​Everything that is wrong with our political process can be summed up in this one text: 

“Voters don’t care if John Key uses SIS files or lie pathologically, at least he doesn’t wear a scarf to a job interview !” Claire Robinson

Please tell me @Spinprofessor is wrong?


White Man Behind A Desk: Money and the Media @manwithdesk

Some good stuff in here, well worth sharing. 

There just isn’t enough money to make mainstream journalism good… But who needs good when you’ve got Hey Martha!

 White Man Behind A Desk: Money and the Media @manwithdesk FB/WhiteManBehindADesk

“This week, with Campbell Live cancelled, we figure out what happened to journalism. ” 

“Portrait of a Prime Minister” Garrick Tremaine ODT 27 June 2014

Tremain Portrait of a Prime Minister ODT 27 June


Garrick Tremaine, Otago Daily Times 27 June 2014

(picture source http://on.fb.me/1mjfxm0)

Nevile Lodge, Evening Post, 08/09/1981 – Operation Rugby

Springbok Tour Cartoon Tax Paye

‘Policing the 1981 Springbok tour, cartoon’, URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/policing-the-tour-cartoon, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jul-2013

Some felt that the New Zealand Rugby Football Union should have to pay the bill for policing the tour out of the profits they made from the matches. The police spent an estimated $15 million on ‘Operation Rugby’.


Policeman: ‘Kiwi Joe Taxpayer, you are hereby warned that you will be charged with the unknown cost of police overtime, transportation and accommodation, the uncertain cost of supplying umpteen giant hopper bins of gravel, the as-yet-uncalculated cost of installing umpteen rolls of barbed wire, the yet-to-be-estimated cost of—’

Taxpayer:’Why me? What about them?’


Alexander Turnbull Library
Cartoonist: Nevile Lodge, from Evening Post 8 September 1981
Reference: B-135-895
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

INSIDE PCNZ MUPPETS: Attorney General Pepe Finlayson on imitation in party politics and the rise of Topper Bridges and Jami-Lee Pepe