Category Archives: politics

One law for all – New Zealanders fighting in foreign wars

New Zealand’s Prime Minister has been swept up in the world wide media storm after the beheading of three Western hostages by ISIS in Syria. What a PR coup for the murderers. Being horrified by the video footage we have … Continue reading

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Nicky Hager Raid: It doesn’t smell – it stinks

The media reaction to the police raid on Nicky Hager’s house was predictable. See for instance the NZ Herald editorial on Friday 10 October. It is too close to home for them as well and they are right to be … Continue reading

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Open letter to Gareth Morgan re Green Party

Dear Gareth Morgan We have followed your contributions to public discussion since the crazy days past 1984 when you were one true blue apostle of Roger Douglas’ neoliberal/neoconservative revolution. Then you seemed to have had sort of an epiphany during your motorbike … Continue reading

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Capitalism vs Nature, can there be a fair contest ?

In Saturday’s Herald John Roughan looking at the planned reform of the Resource Management Act suggests that there can be a fair contest between the economy and the environment (read more). He refers to decisions about a tunnel and monorail … Continue reading

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Should Labour turn to the right ?

After a crushing election defeat the Labour Party is  looking to solve its leadership problems. However more importantly it should be and hopefully will be looking at its policy direction. Some say it should lurch back to the right while … Continue reading

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NZ Election Results – Why ?

New Zealand or rather New Zealanders who bothered to vote in the last election voted over 60% for right wing parties. Among the many reasons like popularity of the incumbent PM, better resources, strategy, polling, spin of the ruling party, media … Continue reading

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