Matthew Hooton on Radiolive

A very strange occurrence happened at about 2.20pm this afternoon on Radiolive. The normal political panel was happening with Matthew Hooton and Matt McCarten being left and right guests on Willie and JTs show when Hooton began what appeared to be a calculated attack on the hosts for their much controversial comments about the Roastbusters…

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The problem with vilifying the Roastbusters

First let me state that this post in no way supports the alleged actions of the group that has labelled themselves the Roastbusters, what this posts objective is to demonstrate to all New Zealanders the folly of convicting these guys before due process has occurred, and in fact the danger of not getting a conviction…

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Why Len Brown’s Affair Should Matter to the Public

I have been reading with great interest the conversations over the last few days about whether Len Brown’s affair should impact his political career. That is an interesting question but what we need politicians to know is that what happens ‘behind closed doors’ does actually matter. Here’s why. Politicians ‘sell’ an image, people vote on…

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Goodbye ACT. John Banks to stand trial

It began with Kim Dotcom and ends with John Banks facing charges over “over allegations that he falsified his 2010 mayoral campaign return.” What will this mean, well surely if the deal wasn’t sealed before it is now that ACT is gone from the 2014 election making it even harder for National to be re-elected.…

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I fell in love with Breaking Bad…but it could only be set in America

I came to Breaking Bad late, but with millions of others around the world yesterday I watched with a  mix of excitement and sadness the end of the series and indeed the character of Walter White. This morning I came across this cartoon in my inbox which I thought brilliant. If you are… 1.) A…

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