Posts by Alfie

  • Hard News: Barclay and arrogance,

    The arrogant Barclay is back in Queenstown. That'll finally give the cops a chance to interview him over those charges which we must remember carry a penalty of more than two years in jail. I'm sure he'll be doing the right thing and fronting up to the QT Police station shortly.

    Hmmm... Millbrook... jobs for the boys. Those Nats sure do look after their own. Even the criminals amongst them, eh Judith.

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  • Hard News: Memories of the news, in reply to Euan Mason,

    Sputnik. My Dad took me outside to look at it, then JFK's assassination.

    Snap, Euan. I can clearly remember my Dad pointing to the little light traversing the sky and telling me that there was a dog inside the capsule. Then the shock my Mum and grandmother exhibited the day JFK was killed.

    It's no wonder I went on to become a news junkie.

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  • Hard News: And so it begins ..., in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    If, like me, you’ve used up your month’s free access to The Washington Post...

    If you believe that you own any cookies which reside on your computer, there is an easy solution. I've sent you an email Ian. ;-)

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  • Hard News: Barclay and arrogance,

    Todd Barclay has got away with it again. By turning it into a he said/she said situation? Or maybe by offering a reasonable alibi? Nope. By simply refusing to talk to the cops. Again.

    Police have now closed the case as they have insufficient evidence. No warrants were executed and Barclay again refused to be interviewed.

    Can other criminals use that tactic to avoid prosecution or do you have to be a National Party MP?

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The Panama Papers,

    Another offshore provider of "services" for the super-rich has been hacked. Bermuda-based Appleby has admitted their servers were hacked last year but decided to keep shtum... until journos from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists began asking some rather awkward questions.

    Stand by for another round of crooks being exposed. I wonder how many New Zealanders are involved this time?

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The Future,

    I’m sorry to see the show departing. Throughout the years, 7/3/T has provided a much needed perspective on the NZ media, and a few other things besides. And I’ll credit Media Take for introducing me to other areas of Maori Television. Thanks team!

    I’m delighted to see Rachel Stewart is on tonight’s show. Her gamekeeper turned poacher role always provides a refreshing antidote to DairyNZ’s sustained PR nonsense.

    Maybe the revamped RNZ will provide a home for the next iteration of the show? It would seem to be a natural fit from where I’m sitting.

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  • Hard News: The climate changed, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    My little Mazda 323’s speedo dial goes up to 240kph!!

    That’s most impressive Ian.

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  • Hard News: All Change, in reply to steven crawford,

    That’s not good...

    Have a read of the Drug Foundation's policy proposal Steven. I'd like to believe some of that thinking will inform our future drug laws.

    Damn, but I love this new wind of optimism that's blowing through our little country.

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  • Hard News: All Change, in reply to BenWilson,

    I’m curious why they have that policy.

    Maybe because various Grey Power groups have been asking for a change in policy, especially for medical cannabis. Change is afoot.

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  • Hard News: All Change,

    Seymour is a wanker. Even if Shane Jones has some prior claim in that regard.

    Looking at a photo of the National cabinet earlier this week I thought, "I despise almost every single one of these people." It would be hard to find a bigger collection of liars and self-interested pricks who don’t give a damn about our country. Thank God that's finally changed.

    And it’s great to see that the Greens’ gained a referendum on cannabis legalisation. Hopefully any future legislation will be based on the Drug Foundation’s excellent Model Drug Law proposal which takes a refreshingly common-sense approach to the issue.

    After years of neo-lib darkness there is actually a glimmer of hope... of a better future for all New Zealanders. Today is a good day.

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