Media Advisory-MANA List
Monday 18 August 2014
List is now confirmed with all the candidates as below (the
numbers are the respective InternetMANA rankings).
attached PDF for candidate profiles and photos.
3 Annette Sykes
4 John Minto
7 Te Hamua
9 James Papali’i
11 Angeline Greensill
15 Makelesi Ngata
17 Tangi Tipene
21 Sitaleki Finau
23 Joe Trinder
27 Lisa Gibson
31 Roger Fowler
32 Yvonne Dainty
[Sykes, Minto rankings corrected 19/8/14]
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On The Glenn Greenwald Revelations
The problem with Key’s belated plea for trust – and with his claim that Kim Dotcom is the only person here disclosing information for political purposes – is that Key patently did not behave honestly last year when the GCSB legislation was being was going through Parliament.
For example: New Zealanders were never told that the GCSB was scoping out a system of mass surveillance, one that had got to the stage of power points and pdfs and a working relationship with the NSA to enable its implementation. Instead, Key was assuring us that a system of mass surveillance was not an issue, never had been etc etc And that the GCSB law change was merely a matter of tidying up the precious law.
Tonight we will see Greenwald’s evidence. Yet in terns of basic logic, Key’s claims appear implausible. More>>