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Govt needs to explain Dotcom "political pressure"
"John Key has two important questions to answer, who was exerting political pressure on officials and why were they doing it."
15 Jul 14
“Global thinking” needed to spark NZ’s digital future
Giving Kiwi digital innovators the tools to help them think globally from day one is how New Zealand will become world-leader in the digital economy, says the Internet Party.
14 Jul 14
Internet Party slams the spy who doesn't love Kiwis...
"Our basic right to privacy is under attack. That’s going to be a real drag on our digital economy and undermine the trust that overseas customers place in our technology services."
03 Jul 14
Dotcom party comes down hard on Copyright Law...
People wanting to watch TV blockbusters such as Game of Thrones at the same time as the rest of the world will benefit from changes to copyright law proposed by the Internet Party.
27 Jun 14
MANA Movement heralds new political partnership
"This deal is good news for MANA," said Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau.
28 May 14
"Win for digital generation" as political parties merge
"Our ambition has always been to get the voice of young New Zealanders – the digital generation – heard in Parliament."
28 May 14
Sue You! Hollywood movie giants take Megaupload to court…
"That's not a storage facility; that’s a business model designed to encourage theft – and make its owners very rich in the process. There’s nothing new or innovative about that..."
09 Apr 14
Internet Party takes political leap of faith…
"Thanks to our over 2k members for your continuing support!" tweeted the Internet Party, fresh from applying to register as a political party...
08 Apr 14
Flip backs Internet Party vision to half NZ broadband costs
"Love them or hate them, no-one can argue with the daring vision of the Internet Party in halving the cost of broadband in New Zealand."
03 Apr 14
Orcon cuts off Dotcom internet campaign...
Orcon has revealed its campaign featuring Kim Dotcom is coming to an end, as the internet mogul focuses on his political aspirations.
26 Mar 14
Mana Party meets with Kim Dotcom, but nothing more...
Mana Party leader Hone Harawira has revealed he recently met with Internet Party leader Kim Dotcom, but insists nothing more should be made of the discussions.
25 Mar 14
Dotcom aims for $210m backdoor NZX Mega listing
Investment company TRS Investments has entered into a conditional agreement with the stakeholders of Mega to acquire 100% of the shares on issue in Mega, which will be funded by the issue of TRS shares.
25 Mar 14
Apple approves Dotcom’s Internet Party app
Cupertino signs off Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party app for iOS, allowing Kiwis to sign up for the political party.
25 Mar 14
Dotcom denied US evidence access
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been denied in his request to access US government evidence against him, as announced by the Supreme Court in Wellington today.
21 Mar 14
State of Orcon; Timeline of events…
Orcon’s on the market, again. Less than a year after Kordia sold the ISP to a buyer group of Kiwi businesspeople, the firm is once again being touted to bidders. Check out Techday’s run-down of events during the past twelve months...
10 Mar 14
Appeal Court rules Dotcom search warrants valid
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of government submissions that search warrants executed during the high-profile arrest of Mega founder Kim Dotcom in January 2012 were valid, though it agreed that the police shouldn't have let cloned information leave the country.
19 Feb 14
Dotcom vows to repay $500k creditor debt
"My position has always been those creditors should be paid. When Mega is listed my family, which owns the shares, [will] settle those obligations."
19 Feb 14
State of Orcon; We dig the dirt
"I can assure you the company is solvent," Orcon chief executive Greg McAlister says. "Every month as an organisation our board has to have confidence that the business is solvent and they do."
05 Feb 14
Dotcom's Internet Party beckons for resigning Mega CEO...
"What I’m clear about is that I’m not going to put my hand up to be a candidate for the party. This is a career hiatus rather than a career shift."
24 Jan 14
Come on Dotcom let the good times roll…
"My motto is if they seize all your assets and destroy your billion-dollar company, just build a new billion-dollar company, and that's what I'm doing."
21 Jan 14
"The raid took place NOW, exactly 2 years ago…"
Helicopters, assault rifles, anti-terrorism units, attack dogs and 72 cops terrorising a zero-threat family.
20 Jan 14
25,000 tickets in the trash as Dotcom cancels birthday bash
Kim Dotcom has been forced to cancel his extravagant birthday party at the Vector Arena next week in a bid to avoid breaching electoral laws.
16 Jan 14
Dotcom dives into politics with the Internet Party
"My new political party won't be named Mega Party. We are the Internet Party. Here's our logo for the first time."
15 Jan 14
Party launched as Dotcom “f****** tires” of political nonsense
"Get ready for low blows and smears against me and my political party. My attackers are worried. They should be. We will get more than 5%."
15 Jan 14