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A NEW Culture War: is ‘fat’ a banned word and are men’s views banned too?

Michael Laws: I look dreadful naked. Cast me in the next Generation Z zombie movie if you want that kind of horror.

May 19, 2022
nz politics

The column the New Zealand Herald wouldn't publish

Simon O'Connor (National): if you want to hear different views from across the political spectrum & to engage with more arguments – distance yourself from woke progressive politics taking hold in NZ.

May 19, 2022
nz politics

Is the jig up for Three Waters?

Graham Adams: Labour MPs jittery about re-election next year will be looking to jettison the government’s most unpopular policies.

May 18, 2022
Free Speech

Is Freedom of Speech even more important when you disagree?

Michael Laws: I may dislike - even detest these people. But do I have the right to deny them their freedom of expression?

May 17, 2022

Shallow woke Identity Politics trumps all in NZ Media

Martyn Bradbury: Not only does identity politics limit our understanding, it alienates as well. No wonder the Left are hemorrhaging votes.

May 17, 2022
nz politics

Political puff pieces funded by your tax dollar

Sean Plunket: there’s no way on God’s green earth this can be seen as anything but taxpayer funding of a politically partisan puff piece. To fund it with your taxes is bent, crooked, corrupt, wrong.

May 15, 2022

A moment of silence please for the death of free speech

Wendy Geus: Regional Council Chair sacked for having the wrong opinion on Three Waters policy.

May 11, 2022

Who is the party of law and order?

Dr Bryce Edwards: The under-investment of a succession of governments in deprived communities has resulted in a propensity toward crime.

May 09, 2022
nz politics

Time to end decades of continuity

Ani O'Brien: New Zealand needs something radically different. New ideas and fresh thinking. Not John Key 2.0.

May 08, 2022
nz politics

Have the Greens become too woke for their own good?

Dr Bryce Edwards: Instead of issues any leftwing party would normally be playing a leadership role on, the Greens have been focused on the adoption of new internal party rules about their leadership.

May 07, 2022