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Can This Government Be Saved?

Written By: - Date published: 5:43 pm, March 25th, 2022 - 118 comments

Can Labour win a third term? Here are some pathways up, and some pathways down.

Government announces significant changes to traffic light settings and mandates

Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, March 23rd, 2022 - 218 comments

The Government has announced changes to Covid policies relating to traffic light settings and mandates.

National’s politicisation of Covid over the past two years

Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, March 21st, 2022 - 34 comments

A slightly deeper review of National’s response to the Covid epidemic over the past two years.  The overwhelming impression is that they have always complained about supposed Government incompetence in handling the pandemic and have always argued for the loosening of restrictions no matter how justifiable.

Why Sweden is changing its gender transition policy for children and young people

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, March 18th, 2022 - 105 comments

In the last couple of weeks, Sweden has joined a small, but growing number of countries that have changed their policies regarding medical gender transition for children.

Convoy protest aftermath 5/3/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 5th, 2022 - 35 comments

A general discussion post.

Real protestors do not burn kids playgrounds

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, March 4th, 2022 - 239 comments

Wellington protestors recent activities in torching a 100 year old Pohutukawa, burning a kid’s playground and threatening to occupy Wainuiomata Marae suggests they are being given PR advice by Vladimir Putin.

Convoy protest aftermath 4/3/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 4th, 2022 - 83 comments

A general discussion post.

Convoy protest 3/3/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 3rd, 2022 - 187 comments

A general discussion post.

Convoy protest 2/3/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 2nd, 2022 - 338 comments

A general discussion post.

Two years of living dangerously

Written By: - Date published: 1:53 pm, March 1st, 2022 - 75 comments

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the first Covid case in New Zealand. What a time it has been.

Convoy protest 29/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 1st, 2022 - 94 comments

A general discussion post.

Convoy protest 28/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 28th, 2022 - 151 comments

A general discussion post.

Don’t give up New Zealand: omicron, vaccination protection, and why it’s the wrong time to ‘let it rip’

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, February 27th, 2022 - 109 comments

Act as if you have Covid, and look to protect others around youAshley Bloomfield

New research shows vaccination protects against omicron. Along with all our other tools – what we do now matters.

This is the knife edge for New Zealand: do we lapse into neoliberal “I’m ok Jack”, and not worry about others? Or do we step up and act collectively to protect us all?

Convoy protest 27/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, February 27th, 2022 - 198 comments

A general discussion post.

The difference between the Wellington protests and the pro Ukraine protests in Russia

Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, February 26th, 2022 - 76 comments

Currently in this world there are two significant protests occurring, both similar but at the same time completely different.

Convoy protest 26/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 26th, 2022 - 232 comments

A general discussion post.

Convoy protest 25/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, February 25th, 2022 - 200 comments

A general discussion post.

Omicron is not mild

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, February 24th, 2022 - 76 comments

More people in the US have died from Omicron than Delta. In New Zealand we, collectively, still have a choice about just how bad this is going to get. Not everyone is going to contract covid in this wave, and there is great value to individuals and society in slowing spread and avoiding getting covid where possible.

Convoy protest 24/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:07 am, February 24th, 2022 - 81 comments

A general discussion post.

Convoy protest 23/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 23rd, 2022 - 135 comments

A general discussion post.

Everyone is over Covid

Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, February 22nd, 2022 - 134 comments

Jacinda Ardern said yesterday that everyone is over Covid.  She is right.  We all want this to end.

Convoy protest 22/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 22nd, 2022 - 163 comments

A general discussion post.

Why negotiating with the Wellington protesters is a waste of time

Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, February 21st, 2022 - 277 comments

There is something of a manufactured chorus of calls for the Government to sit down and negotiate with the protesters.  Here are four reasons why negotiations would be a complete waste of time.

Convoy protest 21/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 21st, 2022 - 134 comments

A general discussion post.

Why the Wellington protestors are wrong

Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, February 20th, 2022 - 72 comments

The Wellington protest has exceeded any moral mandate to protest.

They Are Us

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, February 20th, 2022 - 129 comments

The people camping outside Parliament are also us.

We are better than this

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, February 20th, 2022 - 40 comments

Trying to remember the numbers of protestors in Wellington are small in number compared to the rest of us

Convoy protest 20/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 20th, 2022 - 160 comments

A general discussion post.

Convoy protest 19/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 19th, 2022 - 294 comments

A general discussion post.

Meanwhile, omicron and delta in New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, February 18th, 2022 - 73 comments

Delta is still a problem in New Zealand, and we’re still not talking about long covid.

Why haven’t the police acted?

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 18th, 2022 - 474 comments

It is day 10 of the Anti vax protest on Parliament’s grounds.  More cars are being parked illegally and despite considerable disruption to Wellington’s roading network so far not one car has been towed by the police.

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