Nicky Hager defends Dirty Politics … again

So right now on RNZ, Kathryn Ryan is giving another balanced viewpoint about the timing, implication, validity and methods behind Dirty Politics. Cough. What seems to have come out of the whole saga is that the Nats and supporters position New Zealand politics as inherently ‘dirty’.  We are supposed to accept this as a given […]

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More Surreal Landscapes: UnitedFuture’s Music Video

Something even more unbelievable has happened. It’s as if the town water supply has been eye-droppered with Peyote and UnitedFuture have taken a massive slug from the tap and made a music video to assist their election campaign for 2014. Unlike the ACT Party opening address, which was filled with strange arabesques of meaning and […]

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Dirty Fashions: Election Edition

Policy wars, first debates and USB sticks filled with grotesque secret emails aside, there’s something else awful happening in the political sphere this month. Fashion. Let’s cut to it: 1. Mike Hosking’s 3-Piece Suit, The First Leaders’ Debate, TVNZ1 Hosking was clearly wanting approval. The only reason you’d wear your best 3-piece on live television […]

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