Pakeha Party

A visit to the Trophy room

The MSM recently wheeled out a ‘ victim ‘ of Whaleoil’s investigative journalism, Shane Bradbrook. As this may be the beginning of a trend by the MSM I tiptoed down to our basement yesterday to refresh my memory as to who Whaleoil has successfully victimised investigated over the years.

Gathering dust in the corner was a pair of sad looking clown shoes beside a half dead lemon tree in a pot and some empty Whiskey bottles. A print out of some late night drunken texts was taped to the tree.

The Clown of Campbell's Bay

The Clown of Campbell’s Bay

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Who remembers the Pakeha Party?

Oh how we laughed when some web designed guy tried to sell his Facebook page for $100,000 to the people that liked the idea of a Pakeha Party, only to discover that the membership fee was being used to buy alcohol for the scam artist.

Did they stop?   (Were they ever charged?)   Nope, and nope.


Well, yes.  Now they are an NGO, apparently.

It also highlighted, at the time, the practice of “buying likes”   Read more »

The Pakeha Party was the original Party Party

As you may recall, we covered the rise and fall of the Pakeha “Party” extensively on Whaleoil, ultimately exposing it for the personal ego trip that it was.

Accusations that David Ruck, the person “running” the Pakeha Party, was actually just taking all the donations and spending it on alcohol was eventually eventually admitted.

A bit like The Internet Party, The Pakeha Party was really just a Party Party – in other words – the aim is to just mess people around.

Unfortunately, the geniuses behind the Internet Party and the Pakeha Party do manage to inspire some hopefuls who feel the “Party” represents their views and will be able to affect change for the better.

And guess what?  The money starts to flow in.

In the case of the Pakeha Party, you’d be surprised to learn that even after our expose and the resulting public meltdown, there is still money flowing into the Pakeha Party’s bank account. Read more »

Pakeha Party flop attempts relaunch as “Real Websites Limited”

Remember the Pakeha Party?  Where’s that at these days?

via Facebook

via Facebook

Golly.  That sounds nasty.   Read more »

Click Farms getting outed

We have covered click farming here at WOBH, especially with the Pakeha Party and the daughter of Brian Tamaki, Jasmine McPhee. Both had quickly garnered Facebook likes in an unnatural time frame.

The Guardian looks into the phenomenon of “click farming”.

How much do you like courgettes? According to one Facebook page devoted to them, hundreds of people find them delightful enough to click the “like” button – even with dozens of other pages about courgettes to choose from.

There’s just one problem: the liking was fake, done by a team of low-paid workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, whose boss demanded just $15 per thousand “likes” at his “click farm”. Workers punching the keys might be on a three-shift system, and be paid as little as $120 a year.

The ease with which a humble vegetable could win approval calls into question the basis on which many modern companies measure success online – through Facebook likes, YouTube video views and Twitter followers.   Read more »

Pakeha Party going into Voluntary Receivership?

With the Labour Party factions competing for the Trainwreck of the Week, the demise of The Pakeha Party could almost have slipped by unnoticed if it wasn’t for this little snippet via the Tipline



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Pakeha “Party” self destructs in alcohol fuelled binge



Perhaps it was always meant to be a party, you know, like like with alcohol and food and music?

smashdracs at opeUReyes reports

A few weeks ago a Facebook page was started for a new political party in New Zealand calling itself the Pakeha Party. It instantly went viral and gained a solid amount of media coverage and even started an official website for people to join and pay fees to have the party properly registered.

This evening however things appear to have gone way of the rails on their Facebook page with the founder David Ruck embarking on a night of drunken raving which has been hilarious to watch, especially for the anger and disappointment being expressed by the pages followers at the obvious destruction of credibility.

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Like? What’s not to like? Be more popular than your dad!

As part of my research into the dodgy area of boosting Facebook Likes in relation to the Pakeha Party this morning, I also came across this curious anomaly.





So, if Jasmine has 52,000 followers, how many do you think The Bish has?

Want to guess?

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Like? What’s not to like? Likes for everyone!

I’ve been thinking about Facebook Likes lately.



Here’s the blog’s Facebook page.  And it has 483 likes.

And here is David Shearer’s:

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The Pakeha Party: For a limited time only [EXCLUSIVE]

A week ago I introduced you to the idea that the Pakeha Party is a marketing scam.  You got to see the email exchange between David Ruck, the Pakeha Party marketing guy, and what he thought was a potential “buyer” of the Party.  A cool $100,000 was being asked for.

The blog ran a poll and at the time and 56% of you decided on the strength of what you had seen about the The Pakeha Party  back then, it was most likely a personal initiative by David Ruck to make money, and not a genuine political movement.

Here is convicted criminal David Ruck‘s latest attempt to get money from anyone that  hasn’t given up on the The Dream of a NZ where there is no Treaty of Waitangi:


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