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Paddy Gower gets his pound of flesh


Sean Plunket writes:

I have an apology to make to 3 News Political Editor Patrick Gower.

On Friday, I suggested Patrick knew about the Nicky Hager book in advance, and in particular the material relating to Judith Collins.

Patrick was tricked into coming on-air under false pretences. I then questioned him about this live on air without having any evidence whatsoever to support the claims. These claims were based on comments from listeners that I did not check and I have since discovered there is no basis for the claims. Read more »

Kim Dotcom trying to keep Wayne Tempero from speaking with media

From the Tipline:

Kim just issued a legal letter to Radio Live over Wayne’s interview

Shaun [Plunket] just read a bit out.

Basically trying to gag the media.

Don’t talk to Wayne they say.

…and so the pressure mounts.

Does show that Tempero is one of Kim Dotcom’s biggest thorns. ?Every time he speaks up, it generates more legal action from Kim Dotcom to try and stop him.


Transcribed: Sean Plunket and Wayne Tempero Interview 18 August 2014

Mon, 18 Aug 2014


Sean Plunket speaks with former bodyguard of Kim Dotcom Wayne Tempero, about his time with Dotcom and his views on Kim?s motivation for starting The Internet Party.

In a telling interview, Tempero says he used to respect Dotcom, but has since changed his opinions of him after seeing him buy himself favours, along with his way into New Zealand politics.

“His motives are to save himself and have nothing to do with politics in New Zealand,” says Tempero of his former employer.

Wayne agreed to come on the program this morning to have a discussion, I would thank him for doing so and I would welcome him to the program now..


Sean: ?Wayne very good morning to you?

Wayne: ?Good Morning?

Sean: ?Wayne can you first tell me, I just want to go background, you are, a body guard right? How long have you been doing that??

Wayne: When I heard that music, I laughed because it?s pretty common knowledge I looked after Whitney Huston for a while when I was working for the Royal family of Brunei, she was a very hard woman to look after, I tell ya, it?s not like the movie. Pardon?

Sean: oh so the movie was partly factual?

Wayne: Yeah yeah can be, some of it , the funny part I remember that when I went to pick her up in LA, in one of the private jets, she came up the stairs and she knew who I was because she had been told we would be meeting her there, and she had a bit of a smiley face, and she said you don?t look like a body guard and it was a play on the film I have never forgotten it, but she was a hard client to look after.

Sean: Alright Wayne, now how long have you been in this business?

Wayne: 24 years

Sean: and before that?

Wayne, Um before that, I was in Dunedin umm, like a lot of Dunedin people, when I learned, I went to the freezing works, Burnside freezing works, ?I was on the kill floor when in those days you made an awful lot of money and you were probably making moir? than doctors actually and I learnt my trade, what I did was umm I learnt with a guy ?called Jeff Todd in Dunedin and he?s the master hand to hand combat instructor for the worlds special forces believe it or not and he still lives in Dunedin and I was lucky enough to train with Jeff for over 15 years before I took the opportunity with him to do contracts overseas and got into this profession. ? Read more »

Sean Plunket sticks it to Red Radio

Sean Plunket sticking the knife into Red Radio (yesterday on his show)…over political bias.


Duncan Garner on the Internet Party

He doesn’t pull any punches.

There?s one major and terminal problem with?Kim Dotcom?s Internet Party: he can?t be the leader.

He can only be the shadowy, backroom figure that pulls the strings. He will do that. And that will turn off some voters.

The other thing that should, and will, turn people off is that?he collects Nazi memorabilia. He should be treated the same as any other political leader found draped in the Nazi flag: they would be crucified.

If it was David Cunliffe or Peter Dunne or, in the past, Don Brash or Rodney Hide et al, they would be forced to resign. They would be shamed and sent packing. Dotcom should not be seen as any different. Why treat him as special?

I agree New Zealand needs better internet, but does it take an “internet party” to get us there? This party is a sham and a side-show feeding Kim Dotcom?s vast wealth and ego ? not to mention his desperate ambitions to stay in New Zealand, rather than rot in some American jail.

I’m just glad not all of the main stream media are fooled by the glitz and glamour of the Dotcom media show. ? Read more »

Radio Live interviews on blogging and bloggers

RadioLive’s Wallace Chapman was looking at bloggers,new media and the elections this year. He talked to a few bloggers.

This was my interview.

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Perhaps the best talkback call of the year

This has to be the best talkback call of the year.

The funny thing is it was a member of the Whale army who confessed to me a couple of days laters it was him. I told Sean Plunket over a beer, which was a silly thing to do since he sprayed it out his nose.

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JT to sue Mediaworks, slams the sisterhood

John Tamihere is going to sue Mediaworks over his dumping from Radio Live.

NBR reports:

Former RadioLive host John Tamihere says he will sue MediaWorks over his departure.

Mr Tamihere and co-host Willie Jackson werestood down?last month after a controversial interview with a girl who phoned saying she was a friend of a victim of the Roast Busters. ? Read more »

Poisonous Lying Scumbag

On Monday on Radio Live Wallace Chapman had Michelle Boag on the show and she took it upon herself to launch into a vitriolic (poisonous?) attack against me, ignoring what the law says and blathering on about fairness and balance and all sorts of other subjective crap. The discussion was about defamation and she was taking a high and mighty approach and defamed me in the process.

I decided to call in and did so whereby Michelle got all puss-faced…as she does often…and got upset that I had called her a “poisonous lying scumbag” in a a blog post.

Have a listen.

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The Len Brown doll? (aka the end of civilisation as we know it)

Duncan Wilson over at Radio Live is channeling his inner Whaleoil. ?Good to see.

Drug-pulling mayor of Toronto Rob Ford has released a?special limited edition “bobblehead” doll of himself.

Hundreds of people queued up outside Toronto City Hall to buy a plasticised version of the city’s crack-consuming chief – called “Robbie Bobbies” – many of which are now selling on auction site ebay for over ten times their retail price.

Auckland, New Zealand, and Mayor Len Brown dolls are nowhere to be seen. They don’t exist. Well, rather, they?didn’t?exist. One does now.

And here it is.

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