And this is what they think of us overseas…

BoingBoing, one of the largest blogs on the internet, have posted about the leak of the teapot tapes

Here’s the utterly inconsequential recording that resulted in NZ PM John Key ordering raids on the free press

New Zealand media were raided by police last November just before the general election, after the incumbent centre-right Prime Minister John Key made a criminal complaint over a recording of a conversation in a cafe between him and far right-wing politician John Banks during a staged media event. The country’s biggest broadcasters and newspaper were raided by police, who requested unpublished material and sources for interviews as well as the recording itself. Radio New Zealand covered the “Teapot Tapes” scandal and was raided too even though it didn’t have a copy of the recording.

The comments are also well worth a read.

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