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Employment rewards slammed by Labour

Labour had better hope their union masters in the PSA were consulted before David Clark broke this non-story.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise spent more than $30,000 on greenstone gifts for its staff last year, new figures show.

The Labour Party said the spending on jewellery was extravagant, but the trade promotion agency said it was a reward for huge improvements in performance.

That’s right. After years of claiming National has been waging a war against public servants, Labour MP David Clark is now complaining ?employees at a government department have been given a reward for their hard work and dedication. ? Read more »

The Changing Hats of Fran O?Sullivan – NZ Inc. or NZME. ?

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So far we have looked at the following in this series:
And so we begin
Telling the Truth about Fran O’Sullivan and Dirty Politics
Dirty Politics and Fran O?Sullivan?s ?Unethical Alliance? With Bloggers
Dirty Media – Who feeds Fran?
Dirty Media ? a nice bit of confusion over names, and just who or what is NZ Inc?


On the 16th September 2014 an Application for Trademark of NZ Inc and New Zealand Inc was made by Fran O?Sullivan.

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Fran O?Sullivan, Secret tip-offs and Bullying an OIA Requester

A?concerned citizen passed me OIA documents as a result of his research into Nicky Hager?s book, the book all about me called Dirty Politics. He wanted to out bloggers and public relations people in the pay of the taxpayer and to check out the links with the National Party. Not surprisingly he found zero cash passed to me as (sadly) I am not and never have been on the payroll of the 9th floor in any way shape or form.

What the requester found however was that after OIA?ing for Fran O?Sullivan?s response that the first official response from NZTE about Fran O?Sullivan was on 21st April 2015.

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But he then found this tweet TWO weeks earlier where Fran O?Sullivan made a snarky comment about him. Coincidence?

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Dirty Media – a nice bit of confusion over names, and just who or what is NZ Inc?

 

So far we have looked at the following in this series:
And so we begin
Telling the Truth about Fran O’Sullivan and Dirty Politics
Dirty Politics and Fran O?Sullivan?s ?Unethical Alliance? With Bloggers
Dirty Media – Who feeds Fran?

Let us start?explaining the players and links between each.

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Parroting the obvious

In August 2014 real reporters around the world ran stories about China’s milk stockpile, and everyone in China who was anybody, knew China was stockpiling those resources.

The news that Russia is banning imports of dairy products from all EU states should be the least of our concerns.

What dairy farmers here should be doing, rather, is looking even further to the east, to China.

For there are some ominous signs that that country’s snapping up of massive volumes of dried milk powder produced in the west may well have been a stockpiling exercise and that it is now coming to an end ahead of an anticipated downturn in the Chinese economy.

That could have quite severe repercussions here where a lot of the ‘surplus’ milk, which has been sloshing about in the market, has gone to drying plants in an exercise which acts as a useful price stabiliser. The effects are already being felt in the arena of global dairy auctions, where prices dropped 8.4 per cent this week and are now 50 per cent lower than they were in February ? and it’s worth noting that whole milk powder (down 11.5 per cent) and skim milk powder (down 6.5 per cent) were among the big losers.

So stand by for even more price cuts at the farm gate…

Yet, despite how many junkets to China and resources put in by NZ Inc and a newspaper, it’s only when Bill English makes comment on it off his own bat, does Frances O’Sullivan – a newspaper’s?pre-eminent repeater – actually even record it as happening.

It was Bill English who finally punctured the myth that the lengthy price slump that has carved billions of dollars off New Zealand dairy returns is simply a short-run thing.

Not so, said the Finance Minister on his return from China this week. ? Read more »

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