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Staggering bunk from Collins over surveillance bill

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Apparently, Police Minister Judith Collins has a law degree. That was not evident during her performance on Morning Report today. Was she deliberately misleading us, or did she simply not know what she was talking about?
She said:
Actually, video surveillance has been used by the police with the support of the Court of Appeal for around […]

Picking up the Bill II

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

So now John Key is accusing Labour of being behind the “bugging” of conversations at the cocktail party. He suggested on Morning Report this morning that the repeated questions put to Bill English about Kiwibank sounded like someone was trying to set him up.
(Key is also throwing in the suggestion that Labour was behind Nicky Hager’s […]

Target under fire

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

A few years ago, I did a report for RNZ’s MediaWatch programme, raising questions about whether the hidden camera stings in TV3’s Target programme were complying with broadcasting standards and the law of trespass.
Over the years, Target has survived a string of broadcasting standards complaints. The producers deserve some credit. They always take care to try to ensure […]