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Free speech must be cornerstone of RNZ/TVNZ merger

Jonathan Ayling: Without free speech, there is no free press

March 18th, 2022
nz politics

Behind attempts to defend Jacinda's fall from grace

Wendy Geus: Truth has been a casualty of Ardern’s Covid response and commentators need to remove their blinkers as Ardern and her Government’s fortune’s fall in the polls

March 17th, 2022
nz politics

Labour’s sensible taihoa on hate speech law

Dr Bryce Edwards: it has become increasingly clear that the hate speech proposals themselves were a kneejerk reaction that would actually worsen social relations.

March 17th, 2022
nz politics

Broadcasting merger – why and what will it mean?

Barrie Saunders analyses what we know about the RNZ/TVNZ merger

March 17th, 2022
nz politics

New Zealand vulnerable to Ukraine crisis fallout

Geoffrey Miller puts NZ’s new humanitarian visa policy for Ukrainians under the microscope and considers the implications of claims of a potential role for China in Russia’s war against Ukraine

March 16th, 2022
opinion

Censorship and war time propaganda

Daphna Whitmore: The best we can do is oppose both state and corporate censorship, seek out factual sources, be alert to the propaganda from all sides, and then make up our own minds.

March 15th, 2022
sport

NRL is king over not so Super Rugby

Lachlan Waugh: What was most striking for me, was out of the five or six TV screens at the venue, not one was on the Crusaders-Chiefs clash...

March 15th, 2022
nz politics

Labour's political proxies do them no favours

Martyn Bradbury: It's not just Jacinda who is the problem, it's her woke social media lynch mob 

March 14th, 2022
opinion

The ‘Listener’ professors chalk up another win

Graham Adams: The Royal Society has dropped its disciplinary action against 2 eminent Fellows after a barrage of international outrage. It had little choice if it wanted to avoid further embarrassment

March 14th, 2022
nz politics

Autumn of discontent reflected in 1News earthquake poll

Dr Bryce Edwards: rather than an enthusiastic vote of confidence in National and Luxon, it undoubtedly reflects more of a waning confidence in Labour and Ardern.

March 11th, 2022