Archive for 19 July 2013

A Question to Hugh Rennie, Counsel for the NZDF…

19 July 2013 4 comments

A letter to the editor, sent today (19 July),

from:     Frank Macskasy <>
to:     Dominion Post <>
date:     Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:52 AM
subject:     letter to the ed

The Editor



In the recent defamation trial brought against the Defence Force by  freelance journalist Jon Stephenson, the lawyer for the defendent, the NZ Defence Force, Hugh Rennie said that if Mr Stephenson won the case, he deserved only a $10 payout.

I trust Mr Rennie’s bill to the NZDF will also be for the amount of $10?

-Frank Macskasy

(address & phone number supplied)



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Categories: The Body Politic

Citizen A with Martyn Bradbury, Chris Trotter, & Selwyn Manning

– Citizen A –

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– Chris Trotter, & Selwyn Manning –

This week on Citizen A host Martyn Bradbury, Chris Trotter, and  Selwyn Manning debate the following issues:

  • Issue 1 Has the Consensus Building Group been a giant waste of time? What now for meaningful traffic management in Auckland?
  • Issue 2 The latest welfare reforms are being rolled out, when does beneficiary bashing stop being politically attractive?
  • Issue 3 Why is the defamation case against the NZDF by a journalist so important? (please note, since this episode broadcast, the jury overseeing this case returned without be able to reach a majority decision. Read here for more…)

Citizen A broadcasts weekly on FaceTV and webcasts on The Daily Blog,   and

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Acknowledgement (republished with kind permission)

The Daily Blog



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