Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 14th, 2017 - 19 comments
The lighthouse is a piece of public art recently erected in downtown Auckland. It is to celebrate the institution of the State House and has been paid for by real estate barons.
Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, January 10th, 2017 - 17 comments
Mike Pompey is Donald Trump’s chosen head for the CIA. He is someone who believes in the mass collection of all metadata and combining it with all publicly available information. Are we going to see the unprecedented destruction of rights of privacy?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 6th, 2017 - 11 comments
Robert Guyton deserves many thanks for the series of posts he recently wrote for the Standard.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, December 25th, 2016 - 12 comments
Advantage muses on the meaning of Christmas and how our response to it says a lot about who we are.
Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, December 17th, 2016 - 96 comments
Donald Trump’s telephone call with the Taiwanese president has created a response which it seems clear he did not anticipate.
Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, December 8th, 2016 - 22 comments
The EU has had a difficult year and its future looks uncertain. What happens if it goes?
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 1st, 2016 - 10 comments
Barak Obama is leaving Donald Trump a number of international crises to face. What will the Donald do and will he make America great again?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 19th, 2016 - 30 comments
Angela Merkel has offered Donald Trump close cooperation on world issues, but with a rather important tag.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 15th, 2016 - 125 comments
Democracy is difficult. Government is far too complex and ordinary people have neither the time nor the inclination to spend time to understand it properly. So what are the alternatives?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 9th, 2016 - 70 comments
Advantage suggests that there may be some good come out of the Trump campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 1st, 2016 - 335 comments
David Cunliffe has announced that he will not be standing for Parliament at the next election.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, October 30th, 2016 - 30 comments
Phase 2 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act is due to come into force soon and will require lawyers, accountants and other professionals to verify the source of client funds. This will give the Government increased power to monitor capital flows. What will they discover?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 29th, 2016 - 97 comments
Maybe Donald Trump’s claims that the election results are going to be rigged deserve more consideration.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 19th, 2016 - 163 comments
Deep into its third term and despite its many transgressions National still remains relatively popular. What gives?
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, October 11th, 2016 - 55 comments
Now that the local government elections have been completed what is the best that local communities can expect of their elected representatives?
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, October 6th, 2016 - 59 comments
John Key is pretty good at providing media commentary on what problems New Zealand faces. But is he any good at addressing those problems?
Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, October 1st, 2016 - 234 comments
Ad ranks post second world war according to criteria which produces some interesting result.