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The protest of a generation

Samuel Hill argues this is now the most high-profile protest in a generation & a direct challenge to not only Ardern but to the political establishment.

February 22, 2022
opinion

The protestors have won

Rodney Hide argues the PM has used her world to turn protestors' worlds upside down by a bewildering and constantly changing array of covid rules which don’t make sense and which serve no purpose.

February 22, 2022
opinion

Circus in Wellington

Dr Michael Bassett compares the protestors at Parliament to the ministers who refuse to meet with them.

February 21, 2022
opinion

Sterile video is no substitute for flesh-and-blood court proceedings

"Justice is ultimately a flesh and blood business, after all, and judges shouldn’t allow it to be dehumanised," says Karl du Fresne.

February 21, 2022
sport

The Greatest Show on Earth

Martin Devlin reflects on the spectacular entertainment of US Sport. Could we re-create that in New Zealand?

February 19, 2022
opinion

Mainstream media chiefs and the five stages of grief

The Government giving money for journalism with strings attached is creating big problems for the organisations which accepted it. Some now regret taking the handouts. Graham Adams reports.

February 18, 2022
opinion

The Safe Areas Bill should be seen for what it is

Regardless of their views on abortion, those who believe in free speech and the associated right to protest should take careful note of how MPs vote.

February 16, 2022
nz politics

Contempt from the Parliamentary balcony

One does not need to share the views of the protestors to see and condemn the at times dehumanising rhetoric and tactics of Trevor Mallard.

February 14, 2022
opinion

The Anti-Mandate Protestors Are Winning

The protestors in Wellington are by and large not asking for any paradigm shifting concessions.

February 14, 2022
nz politics

There's something happening at Parliament

The story being told by the Speaker Trevor Mallard and mainstream media, who appear to have joined him in fortress Parliament, isn't a fair or accurate representation of what is really happening.

February 14, 2022