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This is what you get when you have “Tech” bloggers over 35


Yet it has been freely available via TradeMe, and PBTech have had a NZ version for months


but… it’s finally here!

NZ Herald, at the congealing edge, as usual.





Remember this from yesterday?



This is news to Helensville and New Plymouth I suspect

Rachel Smalley:   professional journalist.





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  • Carl

    Can I just say, Rachel please stop wondering it is not doing you any good.

    • Cowgirl

      That opinion piece literally poses more questions than it answers. It seems a lot like someone is trying to compensate for the unelectability of the Labour leader.

    • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

      Does this Media juvenile have a minder? I suggest she has someone read and check her verbal dross before it is released into the digital ether. Perhaps then she might be taken seriously. Mind you most of the MSM clowns should be separated from their twitter accts to give them some credibility.

      • wooted

        And we were worried that we’d miss Lole’s tweets!

    • This is the problem with people with only one brain cell, that cell has nothing to compare notes with.

    • Saggy

      Rachel does not have the requisite equipment for wondering.

  • If key and angry stood in an electorate – at least neither would have to change their Twitter handle the next day

  • Teletubby

    Good old Herald. I bought a Chromecast from Noel Leeming nearly 6 months ago

  • Teletubby

    If Key and Little both stood in New Plymouth or Helensville it would rest in a handsome victory to Key either way

  • BlitzkriegNZ

    Poor Katie would’ve had to get Cunliffe to drink that whole pallet before his beer goggles worked well enough to jump back in the sack with her.

    • Pete

      I reckon she is a bit of a minx! :)

      • BlitzkriegNZ

        Compared to old tarnbabe69 anyway!

        • Pete

          Fair call.!

  • Pete

    Hay Juha, did you know NZ now has a thing called broadband, it’s where you don’t have to dial up anymore, plus you can use your phone line and are still able to make phone calls while browsing a thing called Google !

  • dgrogan

    That Smalley is such a dunce. How on earth did she get a job as a journalist?

    • Spelt her name in joined up writing . . .

    • ozbob68


    • Carl

      From a weet-bix packet.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Smelley would have been more appropriate…..

    • Saggy

      Hard to say. But I’d rather spend time with someone slightly lardo or heiferish with a brain than this idiot.

    • FredFrog

      Those who can’t, teach. And those who can’t teach become toxic left-wing attack journos.

  • Wallace Westland

    Bet the dozy truck driver doesn’t park there again BEFORE he’s unlocked his camlocks. Bet he tried to blame the crane driver too!

    And the top pic is just disturbing…just saying!

    Edited for wrong word

    • Billythekid

      And the top pic is just disturbing !!! LMFAO at your comment. Thanks for your humour.

  • Hard1

    That’s 960 bottles of Heineken on that pallet, how many attendees at that interview?

    • 1951

      We taxpayers are soooo generous. Note the Lindauer & Ara by the box too. After that appalling loss of responsibility during the election coverage, I hope they all choke!!

    • Salacious Crumb

      Just Winston.

    • David

      Barry Toper, er… Soper will drink half of them alone.

  • kiwibattler

    I see Paddy Gower said on his twitter the other day that the only blog he reads is whaleoil? Who’d of thought……..

    • niggly

      Well he should come on here and dish it out and engage, after all Gower’s not one to hold back on what he thinks!

      Maybe Cam can give him an opportunity to write an occasional guest political column, at least it (and the ensuing feedback) will be entertaining!

      • kiwibattler

        I actually think next year Whaleoil should try having a weekly/monthly guest post or even a question/answer post with different people of interest across the political divide – be interesting to see who would accept and who wouldn’t.

    • Dumrse

      With looks built for radio we don’t want to see him here.

      • Fritz

        I’m sure there are lots of rodents that think he is very attractive!

      • Never in the dark…..

        Whenever I see him I think of the TV show Grimm.

    • Timboh

      Met Paddy Gower around 8 years ago and spoke to him about the WO Blog. He was reading it then and would not be stupid enough to not read it now. Free information such as on WO would attract all the ‘journalists’ looking for a story to tell the punters with their own take on the information. They are the tapeworms of NZ politics. However as with most parasites they give no thought to the health of the host.

  • Curly1952

    Beggars belief some of the rubbish and corners some people back themselves into. I wish the PM and Government ministers were allowed to interview some of those in the press gallery – We would have some very stuttering answers I suspect.
    Has Helen finally come out?

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    “Small”ey is not her name…it is her brain folks….

    • Pete

      I forced my self to listen to her over the last couple of weeks, and she is definitely starting to fray around the edges…maybe its the long drive in from the beach every day, or more likely, her small circle of acquaintances seeing her for what she really is ..a silly lefty..out of her depth on TV, so she has been banished to a radio slot that only burglars and milkmen listen to…and crack addicts !

    • Betty Swallocks

      Surely it is an embryonic 21st Century Pam Crockery.

  • Tom

    Call me dense, but I don’t get the container pic?

    • Captain Darling

      Is it something to do with the truck hoisted above the containers?

      • Tom

        Haha yep you can call me dense! iPhone fail :)

        • Saggy

          I missed it too. Was trying to work it out but I think I was too disturbed by the JK/HC face swap thing.

    • Sooty

      When you go to get a container lifted off your truck, there is a lock on each of the four corners. These hold the container to the truck, the 20ft container can weigh 20ton and 40ft weigh 30ton. So they are strong. Crane picks up container (which is probably empty) and truck and hides the truck from the truck driver. The driver has to hop out off the truck while unloading,( talking, coffee etc). Just imagine the look on truckies face, when he finally finds his truck!

  • Timboh

    Kudos to Paddy for honesty about a trough. Ground control to Major Smalley, Andrew Little got smashed in New Plymouth’s electoral vote last election and Mr Key won. You appear to be in a most peculiar way

    • timemagazine

      Smalley was away. In Gaza.

  • NZ Groover

    Re: Helen & John. Check out Helen, I always wondered where. christopher Walken got his look.

  • Wahbonnah

    Why the hell are taxpayers paying for a press gallery boozeup?

    • ozbob68

      Because otherwise they will simply turn to filtering turpentine through bread and end up in Wellington Hospital, so this is slightly easier on the taxpayer.

      • Mark C

        Meths is the liquid of choice for bread filterers.

        • ex-JAFA

          That’s only for drinking with red meat. The done thing to do is have turps with white meat. Some people are so uncultured!

      • Wahbonnah

        lmao if its ok for prisoners, why not for the press gallery?

        • ozbob68

          Oh for the Speaker of the House to utter those words!

  • Forrest Ranger

    Blonde women all through the land must be heartily sick of Rachel Smalley reinforcing the dumb blonde stereotype