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The Anti-Mandate Protestors Are Winning

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

February 14, 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 14, 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 13, 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 13, 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 10, 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 10, 2022
nz politics

Convoy to the Capital

Regardless of if you agree that Ardern’s Government has been oppressive and that mandates should be removed, we should all respect their right to express their opposition.

February 08, 2022
nz politics

The Public Interest Journalism Fund echo chamber isn’t journalism

The Public Interest Journalism Fund is supposed to fund journalism that strengthens our democracy

February 03, 2022
sport

No-Vax or not, Djokovic should be playing

Martin Devlin serves up some unpopular truths for The Platform's sports fans:

February 03, 2022
covid

We cannot deny fellow Kiwis their Tūrangawaewae

The effective banishment of so many New Zealanders on the grounds that we are dealing with a global pandemic is simply morally indefensible.

January 19, 2022