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nz politics

Can the Māori Health Authority really boost Māori life expectancy?

Graham Adams: setting up a new bureaucracy with the ultimate aim of closing a gap in life expectancy is quixotic, to say the least.

April 13, 2022
opinion

Break out those Tui billboards

Karl du Fresne: the media have abandoned their traditional role of trying to reflect the society they purport to serve in favour of advocating on behalf of divisive & often extremist minority causes.

April 12, 2022
nz politics

Woke Green gender co-leaders the final death of NZ Greens' credibility

Martyn Bradbury: The Greens with one leader - Chloe - could be a 15% Party. Greens with a gendered woman and a 'any gender' co-leadership will be accused of pandering to their own woke dogma

April 11, 2022
sport

What’s in a name?

Martin Devlin: The great thing about sports stars' names is they can take on a life well beyond the mere handle Mum & Dad picked out.

April 11, 2022
World

Jacinda Ardern and Nanaia Mahuta struggle in Ukraine lethal aid debate

Geoffrey Miller: Ardern’s argument last week that an ‘artificial distinction’ was being made between lethal and non-lethal aid – later echoed by David Parker – may not hold up for much longer.

April 11, 2022
World

Reforming the United Nations

Dr Michael Bassett: it raises [an issue] founders of the UN hoped they wouldn’t face again once Adolf Hitler was dead: how to deal with a madman possessed of the wherewithal to blow up the world.

April 08, 2022
Free Speech

Research finds many Kiwi academics feel unfree to exercise academic freedom

Free Speech Union: Over a third of Kiwi academics felt more constrained than free (5 or lower out of 10) for five of the eight questions.

April 08, 2022
sport

Hear the Master roar: Tiger Woods’ other-worldly Augusta return

Lachlan Waugh: Tiger Woods is back in what is 2022’s greatest sporting spectacle

April 08, 2022
Free Speech

Culture wars stifling critical debate on our campuses

Dr Bryce Edwards: Left-wingers generally gave up on economics, choosing to focus on non-economic issues: social issues, foreign policy, post-materialism, & the “culture wars”.

April 08, 2022
opinion

Getting away from it all (well, almost)

Karl du Fresne is part travel writer, part social commentator in this enjoyable read.

April 06, 2022