We revealed on Whaleoil that “extreme left wing, hate speech blogger, ” Martyn Bradbury (or as we like to call him Martyn Martin ) was enrolled to vote twice at the last election. One enrollment was for Martin Bradbury and the other for Martyn Bradbury. For the two enrollments to occur two separate forms had to be filled out and individually mailed in so it cannot be dismissed as someone else’s mistake. We have no evidence that he actually used this ” error ” to vote twice but simply brought to the public’s attention that the potential for voter fraud was there because of the double enrollment.
The boxing bludgers have their hands out for taxpayer cash.
Joseph Parker’s promoters are asking for taxpayers’ money to ensure the New Zealand heavyweight boxer gets a world title fight in Auckland in December.
Promoter Dean Lonergan told the Herald last week that Duco Events will require sponsorship and funding to the tune of seven figures for the December 10 fight between Parker and Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBO world title.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce confirmed yesterday that an application for Government funding had been received for the bout. Read more »
Water managers have been told they need to take a stronger lead in ensuring communities in New Zealand are supplied with safe drinking water.
Around two hundred water sector leaders and representatives attended a panel discussion on the implications of the Havelock North Water contamination crisis as part of the three day Water New Zealand Conference and Expo in Rotorua. Read more »
An Ombudsman’s interim decision released about the existence or otherwise of legal advice on the multimillion dollar Saudi sheep deal shows MFAT has failed to back up the Prime Minister’s claims on the matter, says Labour MP David Parker.
“The Prime Minister and Murray McCully have both repeatedly claimed that there was a legal risk to New Zealand taxpayers that justified the payment of $4m to a Saudi businessman.”
“The Ombudsman has said MFAT are refusing to disclose whether a legitimate legal risk ever existed, now claiming this would prejudice New Zealand’s international relations.
“It’s an absurd position but a very revealing one.
“If the advice did exist, then Ministry officials would have confirmed National Ministers’ assertions; but instead they’ve chosen to hide behind ‘international relations’ to avoid Ministers’ embarrassment.
“How can the Minister and PM credibly say admitting the existence or otherwise of a legal claim would prejudice New Zealand’s international relations, when both have already publicly asserted the legal risk justified the payment?
“By hiding behind potential threats to international relations, there’s only one credible explanation; no advice existed.
“The excuse has always been hollow. Read more »
Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister
Born to Lose, Lived to Win
Baddest Mother…… of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Lemmy was a true hell-raiser and his tales of half a century of hard partying often left interviewers lost for words. Even in his older years he’d hang out in The Rainbow Bar on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, with a glass of bourbon in one hand and a Marlboro red in the other, wearing his famous cowboy hat and the Iron Cross around his neck. And he sure lived life to the full. So much so, fans were beginning to think he was actually immortal.
He previously admitted he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel’s every day from the age of 30, he took speed for THREE decades, had run ins with the police and was rumoured to have bedded 2,000 women.
Lemmy made the shocking admission about his whisky addiction in the documentary Live Fast Die Old and fans were stunned when he revealed he’d cleaned up his act in 2013 after a health scare.
But he didn’t give up on his unhealthy lifestyle altogether, instead, he cut down on cigarettes and swapped from Jack Daniel’s and coke to vodka and orange – reportedly to help with his diabetes. Although, during an interview his assistant wondered whether swapping from one 40 per cent spirit topped with sugar to another 40 per cent spirit topped with sugar was really going to help.
“I like orange juice better,” Lemmy said. “So, Coca-Cola can f off.”
Who is going to be held to account for the massive increase in assaults on guards since Serco were given the boot?
Assaults on prison guards by inmates have increased by more than 100 in the last year.
But the Department of Corrections say that a three-year staff safety plan will “directly contribute to making prisons a safer environment”.
The Department of Corrections Annual Report was released at 4pm today and revealed that in the 2015/16 year just under 20 staff were seriously assaulted by inmates while on the job, and more than 450 minor and non-injury assaults were also reported.
In 2014/15 there were less than 10 assaults on staff classed as serious and just under 400 minor or non-injury incidents were recorded.
The report comes two days after three Corrections officers were assaulted – one of them seriously and requiring hospital treatment – by a group of prisoners at Auckland Prison.
The report, signed off by Corrections chief executive Ray Smith, revealed that the prison population has more than doubled since 1996.
Back then just 4079 people were incarcerated in New Zealand, compared with 9798 as of September this year. Read more »
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Who would ever have a guessed…a dodgy Meatworkers union boss caught stealing from his own dodgy Meatworkers union accounts.
Remember I busted these guys a few years back for dodgy accounting.
No surprises then that one ratbag union boss is before the courts for stealing his own member’s money.
An Invercargill man is facing multiple charges totalling nearly $55,000 for allegedly misusing a meatworks company’s union expense account.
Court documents reveal Jamie David Clark, 61, faces more than 35 charges between 2007 and 2015. Read more »