Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, October 17th, 2017 - 63 comments
Is it time for New Zealand to align itself with China rather than the United States?
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, October 13th, 2017 - 12 comments
Last week, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). This is a coalition of NGO’s from over 100 countries, which has led the charge to convince nations to outlaw nuclear weapons. The committee honored ICAN for “its work to draw attention to the catastrophic […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, October 10th, 2017 - 50 comments
MMP is challenging the traditional role of the Governor General in determining who should lead the Government after an election.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 5th, 2017 - 16 comments
A film review on the latest Blade Runner movie.
Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, September 29th, 2017 - 13 comments
The Winston Peters interregnum provides New Zealand with the opportunity to work out what are core values and what can be the subject of compromise.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 13th, 2017 - 162 comments
Ad reports on a recent meeting in Wanaka where David Parker addressed farmers face to face on Labour’s water policy.
Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, August 29th, 2017 - 7 comments
Labour has announced a Tourism and Infrastructure fund policy which will raise funds for conservation and infrastructure.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 26th, 2017 - 33 comments
The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that privacy is a fundamental right to life and liberty under India’s constitution. Other countries recognise the right to privacy against the state. But commercial interest through social media have access to huge amounts of private information. Why should there be a right of privacy against the state but not corporate interests?
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, August 19th, 2017 - 18 comments
Labour’s campaign launch is this Sunday in Auckland.
Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, August 17th, 2017 - 7 comments
In America Donald Trump has abandoned business think tanks that he established not that long ago. During the last Labour Government Helen Clark established the Growth and Innovation Advisory Board with mixed results. What should a Jacinda Ardern led Labour-Green coalition do?
Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, August 15th, 2017 - 65 comments
A list of Labour’s announced policies to date and an easy way to compare them to other parties’ policies.
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, August 6th, 2017 - 102 comments
Labour has announced its Auckland Transport policy.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, July 23rd, 2017 - 63 comments
America used to be the most powerful nation in the world. But things are changing.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, July 14th, 2017 - 54 comments
The proposed Waimea Dam in Nelson is attracting opposition from the Green Party but support from the Labour Party. Is there such a thing as a good dam project?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, July 4th, 2017 - 9 comments
Ad asks is the world more secure than a year ago? Is the danger of serious economic crisis higher or lower? Are the institutional arrangements and norms that resolve conflicts and enhance the prospects for international cooperation more or less robust than they were in July 2016.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, June 25th, 2017 - 9 comments
Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand and supported by Forest and Bird have proposed that a new National Park including the Remarkables be created.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, June 21st, 2017 - 54 comments
What if the left had an authoritarian populist in power and got some stuff done?