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Calendar Girls April Fools prank - A Free Speech perspective

Dane Giraud: Context should matter. Plenty of people would frown upon the representation for a myriad of reasons. But, should this sort of material be potentially leading to prison or investigations?

April 14th, 2022
nz politics

How would Don Brash vote in the Tauranga by-election?

Dr Don Brash: if the person who wins the electorate is from Labour, National or ACT, it will make little difference to the balance of political power between now and the next general election.

April 14th, 2022
sport

Marty's Review of the Black Ferns Review

Martin Devlin: New Zealand Rugby are telling us they have no reason at all to remove Moore and have full faith in him to lead the team into an important year on the field.

April 13th, 2022
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 13th, 2022
nz politics

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 12th, 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 11th, 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 11th, 2022
nz politics

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 11th, 2022
opinion

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 8th, 2022
opinion

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 8th, 2022