Does Michael Wood have enough integrity to be a Minister?
His failure to disclose these has been a clear breach of Parliament’s Standing Orders, and the Speaker can refer Wood to the Privileges Committee over the violation.
From comrade to Dame in a New York minute
Whilst Key’s comments were uncontroversial, they omitted to acknowledge the uneasy relationship that the Labour Party, and Ardern in particular, has with the Honours system.
NZ: a blank canvas for stokers of the culture wars
Elite groups have always used their own coded jargon to project (and protect) their power, to enhance their aura of exclusivity and to impress the impressionable.
The NZTA's worse than useless road signs
I saw several other examples of utterly useless signs pointing to no-name places rather than to localities that travellers actually want to get to
Has the Law Society lost the room?
The Treaty has become a vessel that can be filled with a wish list of rights and opportunities which begs the question, of whose interpretation of the Treaty will be used.
Luxon’s Lack Of Political “Muscle Memory”.
Slow Learner: Effective leaders develop a political “muscle memory” of their own. The National Party should get one.
Deathly Silence by our leaders shows NZ's level of wokeness
Tyranny and anarchy rule when free speech dies
A more civil vaccine policy
History may never repeat, but sometimes it rhymes. One day something like this, not quite the same but familiar enough, will happen again. The real question of this article is how to ensure it does not happen again. What would a more civil vaccine policy look like?
John Tamihere and the Waipareira Trust
The Charities Services decision to require the Waipareira Trust to claw back $385,000 of interest-free loans from John Tamihere brings renewed attention to the links between Whānau Ora and the Trust.
House Prices Are Still Outrageous: Blame Your Local Council and the Greens
The tragedy is that we have known for more than a decade what is causing extremely unaffordable housing in most of our major cities (Christchurch is a partial exception).