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‘ The Secret Dotcom papers ‘ screamed the headline and these immediately sprang to mind.



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Facepalming NZ Fashion Journalism

My few close friends (and anyone within 500 metres when I have an outburst) have all come to realise there are not many things I hate more than Croc shoes.

There is one larger crime against the shoe senses I have found in my travels – Camper.

Shoes are easy to nail.  Buy cool ones. Spend lots of money on them as they will last for years. A good pair of shoes is far more important in a wardrobe than any other item of clothing.

So bless the NZ Herald work experience subbie (well he or she has to be) as they scream out

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Really? ¬†Camper is now a “High-end footwear label”?

Watch out for Auckland to be infected with a bad dose of Camper. Snigger at those people wearing them and point.  You are smart enough not to pay grossly over-inflated prices for sensible shoes.

Mark Yaxley of Fibre Ltd – BE ASHAMED.

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NZ First MP Asenati Lole-Taylor’s husband Dennis Taylor is being investigated.


Combative list MP and twitter user Mrs Lole-Taylor said there were ” a lot of people that I have upset because I’m very upfront.”.

-NZ Herald
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Trial by media, the Police aren’t pleased

Activist feminist + Green Party + TV3 + Herald + Duncan Garner + Paula Penfold = ?

Police are continuing to support Tania who has recently applied to the court to vary the automatic name suppression given to her based on the charges involved. Police did not oppose this course of action as we wanted to support the wishes of the victim.

The process to facilitate Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail’s return to New Zealand is continuing with the support of MFAT.

As the matter remains before the courts, it is not appropriate for Police to make any comment about the circumstances of the offences.

We continue to encourage other commentators on this matter to be mindful of the potential implications on any legal process. Any speculation on the likely outcome of the prosecution process ahead of the alleged offender appearing before the court is premature, unhelpful and risks prejudicing any forthcoming judicial process.

Sorry Police, that ship has sailed. ¬† Read more »

If the Herald is in contempt then perhaps Kevin Hague and Tariana Turia are as well

Earlier I broke the news that the NZ Herald is facing a possible contempt of court charge after they published a poll.

The text of the article, which the Herald has taken down also quoted two MPs.

Given the trouble that the NZ Herald appears to be in it may be that Kevin Hague and Tariana Turia are also in trouble.

Green MP Kevin Hague favoured a conviction, though he said it was rightfully for a judge to decide, not a politician.

“It seems to me that the magnitude of the offending, and Mr Banks’ repeated denials of any culpability, indicate that a conviction would be appropriate.”

But Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia said Banks did not deserve a conviction.

“I don’t think so. It’s not the worst thing in the world. ¬† Read more »

NZ Herald in contempt of court over John Banks article?

The other day the NZ Herald ran a story about poll results regarding the sentencing of John Banks on 1 August.

The article has been taken down but remains on Google.


This has potentially landed them in a spot of bother with Wylie J issuing a minute concerning their apparent contempt of court.¬† Read more »

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Now here is a judge that would not have let Prince Paki off.

We need more judges like this one.

Justice Simon Moore

Justice Simon Moore

An Opotiki man has been given the open-ended sentence of preventive detention for what a judge said was the protection of vulnerable women in particular and the community in general.

Justice Simon Moore imposed the lengthy prison term on Bligh Lawson Thompson, 48, in the High Court at Rotorua on Friday.

He ordered a minimum period of imprisonment of five years on each of the three charges Thompson faced – unlawful detention, sexual violation by rape and unlawful sexual connection. Thompson pleaded guilty to the charges as his trial was about to commence in April.

Justice Moore noted Thompson’s March 2013 offending against a young Opotiki woman he didn’t know was a virtual carbon copy of what he’d done to an Auckland woman 18 years earlier.

For that he’d been jailed for 9¬Ĺ years, subsequently breaching his parole and being returned to prison.

-NZ Herald

Putting your breasts on the line

Most of us these days concede that ‘ Breast is best ‘ when it comes to feeding a newborn baby but most of us also do not judge or have a problem with Mothers who choose to bottle-feed for whatever reason. It is so sad when the most natural and the most beautiful thing in the world, (breastfeeding) is seen as some how obscene or dirty because a boob is involved in the process.

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Years ago when Cam was not at his best he was interviewed by Michele Hewitson. The stand out line from her interview for me was her comment that he had ‘ dead eyes,’ so it was of no surprise to me whatsoever to see her comments on Laila Harre.

Don’t hold back Michele tell us what you really think.

Laila Harre

Laila Harre in her ‘ Uniform ‘

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Liu and Labour lawyers’ letters

Labour going on the front foot demanding apologies from Liu may not have been the best strategy. ¬†Never ask a question to which you don’t already know the answer is the Golden Rule, and now it seems that Labour are going to find out everything they really don’t want to know.

Millionaire businessman Donghua Liu has hired a high-profile Queen’s Counsel to deal with any legal action from the Labour Party.

Aucklander Paul Davison, QC, is heading a team of advisers for Liu reviewing the property developer’s records following the comments of David Cunliffe this week.

The Weekend Herald understands this includes more than 30 photographs taken over 18 months linking Liu to Labour, including a fundraiser at an Auckland restaurant and a trip to China, where he hosted a Cabinet minister in 2007.

Oh my… photos? ¬†Photos of Labour people? ¬†Photos of Labour people accepting money?

Remind me again:  they could find NO RECORDS of Liu having donated to the Labour party.  Am I rite?

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