Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, November 15th, 2017 - 21 comments
Australian electors have voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing same sex marriages.
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 am, February 14th, 2017 - 106 comments
There has been an unfortunate trend developing in recent weeks, of negatively labelling people who dare to have a different opinion on equality to the labeller, as identarian. This description is something to be appreciated in these times when dark forces appear to be on the rise again.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, March 25th, 2016 - 105 comments
Here are some reckons, for what they’re worth.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, March 24th, 2016 - 133 comments
Bragging rights I guess to whomever best predicts the outcome.
Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, March 7th, 2016 - 66 comments
Apparently the Labour Party is so all powerful and persuasive that roughly 2/3 of the electorate is under its spell. That bodes well for the next election!
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: 9:28 pm, February 2nd, 2016 - 34 comments
Apart from being a symbolic fail of epic proportions, the “wrong colour flag” fiasco highlights the fact that the candidate flag isn’t even fit for purpose…
Written By: - Date published: 3:13 pm, January 19th, 2016 - 58 comments
Republished by request, and permission from Stephanie Rodgers at Boots Theory
[Content note: mentions of transphobia, sexual violence and violence against people of colour]
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, November 21st, 2015 - 135 comments
The delivery of the ballots in the first first flag referendum is getting a bit of attention from bored journalists. We the people don’t seem to care much though.
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: 12:08 pm, October 2nd, 2015 - 89 comments
Someone once made an art-work of a brick with some ‘guy ropes’ attached to represent the ill fated R-101 airship…
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: 12:31 pm, September 23rd, 2015 - 212 comments
Gareth Morgan pulls no punches on the flag fiasco, and a breaking story on the Greens’ move to add Red Peak.
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: 10:30 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.