Blog Bits

  1. Eric Crampton reports on what he discovered under the OIA in relation to Marsden Jacob and how the Law Commission refused to get their work (concluding alcohol excise tax should increase 50%) independently reviewed.
  2. A group of bloggers disgruntled with the Qantas Media Award selections for Best Blog have set up their own blog award cheekily called the Air New Zealand Best Blog Award, complete with five judges from the left, right and centre. Entries close 1 June 2010.
  3. Whale Oil declares war on Fidelity Life.
  4. No Right Turn condemns the name suppression granted to the top Wellington “public servant” who was acquitted of assaulting his son. Stephen Franks also calls it an inexcusable intrusion on free speech and the principle of open justice.
  5. Tributes to the late Paul Reynolds from Bill Ralston & Janet Wilson, Brian Edwards, Russell BrownInternetNZ, Graham Beattie, Peter Griffin,  the National Library and many more at Pass the Source.

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