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Three Waters looks like the government’s suicide note

Graham Adams - The powerful Māori caucus has the Prime Minister firmly in its grip.

May 02, 2022
nz politics

Could inflation lead to a voter backlash?

Dr Bryce Edwards: The rich have already done incredibly well out of the last few years...The gulf between the financially very successful & those being punished by the current system is growing.

April 29, 2022
nz politics

Labour’s new kind of democracy

Richard Prebble: Local Bills are usually referred to the Local Bills Committee. Mr. Coffey is abusing his power as the member in charge to nominate the Māori Affairs Committee which he chairs.

April 28, 2022
Free Speech

AUT cancels 'cancel culture' union meeting

Daphna Whitmore: I was booked to speak at a FSU meeting about my experience with cancel culture as a feminist involved with Speak Up For Women.

April 28, 2022

The Decolonisation of Education in New Zealand

Professor Elizabeth Rata: Liberalism can tolerate some dissent. It cannot tolerate the removal of its very foundations – principles of universalism & secularism that anchor democratic institutions.

April 27, 2022
nz politics

Attorney-General belatedly steps up to defend democracy

Graham Adams: David Parker declares the Rotorua council representation bill breaches the Bill of Rights Act and “cannot be justified”.

April 26, 2022

Is the woke reign of terror coming to an end?

Ani O'Brien on Musk's acquisition of Twitter, Ron De Santis vs Disney, British Health Secretary Sajid Javid on gender treatments for children, and how all of this effects New Zealand.

April 26, 2022

Govt back down on veto roundly ignored by media

Wendy Geus: Dr Reti uncovers explosive Government backdown on Māori health veto & Andrew Little misleads the House and press gallery look the other way

April 22, 2022

Black Ferns' new coaching line up star-studded

Lachlan Waugh: The Black Ferns have rugby masterminds onboard, and now there are no excuses for the players

April 22, 2022

Fair Pay Agreements ignore the unproductive elephant in the room

Levi Gibbs: The Fair Pay Agreement fantasy is an ill-advised, union-driven attempt to hack a shortcut to higher wages. In reality, “It’s productivity, stupid”.

April 21, 2022