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The real Nadia Lim outrage

Sean Plunket: What I’m assuming Simon Henry was trying to say, with the subtlety of a herd of stud bulls in a porcelain emporium, was we should be wary of financial offerings that rely on star power

May 07, 2022
opinion

Brand destruction hits the mainstream media

Graham Adams: poll shows how badly the $55 million media fund has damaged public trust.

May 06, 2022
law and order

How slack age verification online impacts our youth

Ruby Griffiths: Pop-up age verification is a lazy, flawed and irresponsible system that is ripe for being taken advantage of

May 05, 2022
Free Speech

How my work on free speech brought me back to the left

Dane Giraud: With no will to address our real problems, a well-promoted censorship regime devised to protect the causes of the upper class is serving as a distraction from the concerns of the poor

May 05, 2022
nz politics

Ardern is forging a more US-friendly foreign policy

Geoffrey Miller: As usual, Jacinda Ardern’s latest foreign policy address was an exercise in reading between the lines

May 04, 2022
Economy

Why Labour won’t introduce a radical wealth tax

Dr Bryce Edwards: both left & right want to believe that Ardern’s Labour Govt are going to bring in radical wealth taxes. But it’s wishful thinking on everyone’s part – for very different reasons.

May 04, 2022
Education

Education and Its Purpose

Melissa Derby: Is morality an area schools should be wading into? Are teachers equipped to do so? And what role do families play in moral instruction?

May 04, 2022
nz politics

Three Waters: water infrastructure or co-governance?

Bryce Edwards: Labour has the opportunity for enduring and popular reform, but is dogmatically resisting that opportunity

May 03, 2022
Free Speech

Cows and cowards

Rachel Stewart: Until grownups stand up to this crazy culture war we’re all going to be ‘cancelled’ at some point

May 03, 2022
opinion

The "Caucasity" of 1-person/1-vote in Western Democracy

Martyn Bradbury: rather than white audacity, Rawiri could find the examples he needs to convince negative egalitarian voters that democracy can grow.

May 02, 2022