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The Greatest Show on Earth

Martin Devlin reflects on the spectacular entertainment of US Sport. Could we re-create that in New Zealand?

February 19th, 2022
nz politics

Mainstream media chiefs and the five stages of grief

The Government giving money for journalism with strings attached is creating big problems for the organisations which accepted it. Some now regret taking the handouts. Graham Adams reports.

February 18th, 2022
nz politics

The Safe Areas Bill should be seen for what it is

Regardless of their views on abortion, those who believe in free speech and the associated right to protest should take careful note of how MPs vote.

February 16th, 2022
nz politics

Contempt from the Parliamentary balcony

One does not need to share the views of the protestors to see and condemn the at times dehumanising rhetoric and tactics of Trevor Mallard.

February 14th, 2022
covid

The Anti-Mandate Protestors Are Winning

The protestors in Wellington are by and large not asking for any paradigm shifting concessions.

February 14th, 2022
nz politics

There's something happening at Parliament

The story being told by the Speaker Trevor Mallard and mainstream media, who appear to have joined him in fortress Parliament, isn't a fair or accurate representation of what is really happening.

February 14th, 2022
nz politics

Class is the elephant in the newsroom

The woke see themselves as cutting-edge, but they are engaged in old fashioned elitism. Their fixation on identity rather than class serves the elite.

February 13th, 2022
nz politics

Policing Protests: Then, And Now

This essay was originally published in The Otago Daily Times and The Greymouth Star of Friday, 11 February 2022.

February 13th, 2022
nz politics

New Zealand’s media have sold their souls for silver

If a foreign country or corporation provided $55 million to political parties in this country … what would be the reaction of these same mainstream media outlets? What would that funding smell like?

February 10th, 2022
nz politics

How many people did Speaker Trevor Mallard radicalise today?

I don't agree with these protestors, and Parliament is hallowed ground, but this could have been handled far better than Trevor's temper tantrum has allowed.

February 10th, 2022