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The Human Rights Commission have decided to actually do their job

Dane Giraud applauds the Human Rights Commission for doing their job and questions why engaging with challenging people is taboo when it can be the best way to resolve tension.

February 25th, 2022
sport

Super Rugby splutters into action but stars are missing

Martin Devlin is underwhelmed by the first week of Super Rugby and questions why so many of the stars aren't doing their job - playing rugby.

February 23rd, 2022
nz politics

Would the man in charge please stand up… and leave

The Free Speech Union calls on Parliament to remove Trevor Mallard as Speaker

February 23rd, 2022
announcement

An update from The Platform: Cheers to our Central Otago studio!

We're building a second studio in Central Otago.

February 22nd, 2022
nz politics

Our Dark Shadow: Analysing The Platform’s Profile of the Protesters

Chris Trotter analyses The Platform's survey of the protestors at Parliament and reflects on why "these people" are protesting.

February 22nd, 2022
covid

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 22nd, 2022
nz politics

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 22nd, 2022
covid

Circus in Wellington

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

February 21st, 2022
covid

Parliamentary Protest Poll Results February 2022

Who are the protestors at Parliament? We commissioned a survey to find out.

February 21st, 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 21st, 2022