RadioLive’s Wallace Chapman was looking at bloggers,new media and the elections this year. He talked to a few bloggers.
This was my interview.
Canadians are finding out the perils of local content regulations that socialists like to push when demanding more public broadcasting.
I wonder how NZ on Air would go with this?
The federal broadcast regulator wants the naked truth about a couple of porn channels.¬† Read more »
The Herald on Sunday followed up its story about the “politician” from the leafy suburbs with an editorial about the same case.
The editorial drops some hints as to the identity. Please do not take that licence to guess in the comments…to do so will get you the ban hammer faster than Pete or Travis can swing it.
He is one of the wealthiest men in New Zealand. He supports MPs who changed the law to expressly state that a defendant’s public profile should not, of itself, be grounds for keeping his identity secret.
And, in an acrimonious, multi-million dollar marriage break-up, this man was alleged to have grabbed or touched his wife’s neck, and admitted trying to kick in the door of their home and shouting abuse at her.
But in the Family Court this week, Judge David Burns ordered that the man’s identity be indefinitely suppressed – that anyone who even whispers at his identity be liable to three months’ imprisonment or a $2,000 fine.
Why? It is because his Queen’s Counsel, Lady Deborah Chambers, used a clause in the Family Courts Act to have him categorised as a “vulnerable person”, as both he and his wife had unsuccessfully sought protection orders against each other at the height of the drawn-out, torrid break-up.¬† Read more »
David Cunliffe reckons he cannot tell a lie.
And yet the evidence in that video says otherwise…and recent weeks have shown us more evidence that he can actually tell lies…lots of them.
Real estate deals for donors, misleads journalists when asked.
His secret trust administered by a blogger by the name of Greg Presland, set up to launder donations and hide donors.
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The Sunday Star-Times has an article about CV fraud.
But they are missing an important name from their list of dodgy ratbags who cheated and enhanced their CVs.
An Auckland private investigator claims 80 per cent of CVs his firm is called in to check turn out to be false in some way.
Graham Aylett of Aylett Investigations cited the example of an applicant for a top job at an international hotel chain who claimed he had worked at a hotel in another country. Trouble was, the applicant had never actually been to that country.
Other private investigators and recruiters say while CV fraud is widespread, the number of CVs that prove to be either misleading or outright incorrect is more in the range of 15 to 20 per cent. They say private investigators often get called in once a company already has suspicions over a candidate.
It’s a problem that has been around for many years, both locally and overseas, and it reared its ugly head again last month when it was revealed Michael Vukcevic falsely claimed to have a law degree from Victoria University when he applied for the top job at multinational law and patent firm Baldwins.
CV fraud is actual fraud as it usually involves a better job than that which they are qualified for, or unqualified as these cases show.¬† Read more »
Rodney Hide writes what he thinks Matt McCarten’s memo to David Cunliffe should look like.
Memo to:¬†David Cunliffe, Leader of the Opposition
From:¬†Matt McCarten, Chief of Staff
From now on you do nothing, say nothing, think nothing. Not until you run it past me. Better yet, just do, say and think what I tell you. That saves time and minimises risk.
What part of your political brain thought it a good idea to run donations through a secret trust?
No. Forget I even asked. I don’t want to know.
Secret trusts? Anonymous donations? Big business? US bagman? That’s how we attack Tories. Now they are attacking us. Just be thankful they suck at it. Imagine if Trevor Mallard, the duck, was doing you over.
Did you not notice passing laws stopping this carry-on? We made it so political parties can’t hide donors behind trusts. We changed Standing Orders so MPs must declare gifts and donations. You were in Cabinet. It was a Big Deal.
Oh, I know our law never contemplated a leadership primary but the spirit is clear. That’s what you broke. National can hit you with this from now until the election.
You look sleazy. You look tricky. You look like a hypocrite.¬† Read more »