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Dodging bad news, Ardern works on her image

Wendy Geus: The Prime Minister's dithering and reactionary politics continue to cause problems for New Zealand.

March 23rd, 2022
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Censor’s role must remain free from lobbying

Free Speech Union: Chief Censor should not be manipulated by lobbyists. The complexity of the censoring of The Kashmir Files.

March 22nd, 2022
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Don't tell mum and dad: an example from a NZ school

Ani O'Brien shares an example of a NZ school encouraging students to keep secrets from their parents.

March 22nd, 2022
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How important is New Zealand’s new military support for Ukraine?

Geoffrey Miller: The new package is a measure of the pressure New Zealand is feeling from Western partners that have been eager to offer support to Kyiv and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

March 22nd, 2022
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Transgender sport debate must come down to fairness

Martin Devlin: What I do know is that the main voices not heard nearly enough on this issue are the women who now have to compete against male-born transgender athletes.

March 22nd, 2022
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Next stop for co-governance - science and universities

Graham Adams: The inevitable conclusion to such a makeover, especially if the Green Paper is read alongside Te Pūtahitangi, would be co-governance with iwi of universities & Crown Research Institutes.

March 21st, 2022
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Can Wellington rediscover its lost mojo?

Karl du Fresne: Whoever wins the mayoralty will need to be bold, decisive and visionary, because Wellington is a city that has tragically lost its way.

March 20th, 2022
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Aotearoa: The New New Zealand

Hon. Rodney Hide: There is one acceptable view on everything and anyone expressing alternative views is morally reprehensible and to be condemned and destroyed.

March 18th, 2022
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InsideOUT coach schools how to avoid disclosing rainbow policies

Ani O'Brien: why is rainbow lobby group InsideOUT trying so hard to prevent information about their involvement in schools becoming public?

March 18th, 2022
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The sinister thing about co-governance

Former Minister of Local Government Dr Michael Bassett: There is no desirable alternative to democracy, majority rule, unless we all want to set off down the road towards an authoritarianism..

March 18th, 2022