Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, June 5th, 2016 - 12 comments
Muhammad Ali: “The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:50 pm, March 24th, 2016 - 238 comments
… same as the old flag.
Key didn’t take the country with him.
Now let’s get back to the real issues.
Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, March 14th, 2016 - 13 comments
Don’t conservative cranks have anything better to do with their time?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 4th, 2016 - 66 comments
You can talk all you like about the economy and the 1% and the capitalist system and the environment and growing inequality, but if you can’t include an intersectional analysis into your description of the problem and into your solutions, then all that talk does not include me and will not be of any use to me.
Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, February 1st, 2016 - 6 comments
3 News is dead, replaced by Newshub. That’s News Hub, not New Shub. Though New Shub would be funnier.
Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, December 12th, 2015 - 95 comments
Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, November 9th, 2015 - 54 comments
The question of identity politics and Labour’s direction just never go away. But maybe we’re just thinking about it all wrong.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, October 31st, 2015 - 77 comments
The US has been invited to send a ship to NZ. One News has a headline about a “nuclear ship”. Explosive if true, but I think this is an error. There is some confusion on the matter, let’s hope it is cleared up fast.
Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, October 23rd, 2015 - 30 comments
John Key’s antics trying to drum up support for a flag change are getting increasingly desperate, but NZ isn’t listening.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 24th, 2015 - 66 comments
We have passed an interesting milestone in the evolution of NZ politics. Key’s poll-driven pandering has just been taken to the next level. Political / media dinosaurs will never be able to dismiss “The Twitterati” again.
Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, September 21st, 2015 - 88 comments
OK I confess I’m only writing this post because the chance to use that title tickled my fancy. But anyway – almost 70% of us oppose changing the flag.
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, September 10th, 2015 - 123 comments
Any new flag for NZ should have been a unifying symbol. Instead Key has turned the referendum into a divisive process. Faced with four crap flag choices we’ll probably vote for no change and the whole stupid $26m process will have been a complete waste of time and money. Ludicrous.
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, September 5th, 2015 - 295 comments
I’m no fan of the flag process. I think its a waste of money and a distraction from the real issues. I don’t think there has been any public sign of engagement or interest to be worth commenting on. Until now. Red peak for the compromise win?
Written By: - Date published: 1:05 pm, August 3rd, 2015 - 52 comments
Key denies claims that he said Maori language month would be boring. Whatever the phrasing it’s clear that he was insensitive and a 16-year-old girl has been upset. Key should just do the decent thing and apologise.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 28th, 2015 - 55 comments
Following on from New Zealand, Ireland and many other states the United States Supreme Court has recently ruled that banning same sex marriages is a breach of the 14th amendment’s right to life and liberty. It makes you wonder when Australia is going to institute change.
Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, May 24th, 2015 - 7 comments
Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same sex marriages.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 11th, 2015 - 118 comments
The site www.standfor.co.nz is supposed to get us all excited about the flag distraction. It’s not turning out the way the Nats intended.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, April 23rd, 2015 - 16 comments
It was touch and go at Wellington Airport as the great-niece of a Gallipoli soldier raced to meet Labour leader Andrew Little to get him to deliver a medal to Turkey on her behalf.
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, February 5th, 2015 - 51 comments
Has it really been 11 years since Brash’s infamous Orewa speech? Yesterday Gareth Morgan gave a very different kind of speech there…