Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 29th, 2018 - 172 comments
Man gets wet feet. Is reminded of privilege.
Written By: - Date published: 5:57 pm, January 25th, 2018 - 8 comments
Thoughtless thugs. Killers.
Written By: - Date published: 3:58 pm, January 21st, 2018 - 46 comments
Sometimes, someone just knocks it out the park. Viola Davis just knocked it out the park. (h/t Carolyn_nth)
Written By: - Date published: 10:56 am, January 16th, 2018 - 68 comments
The language is the life force of the mana Māori. Which is why the Government and the Opposition should pledge support to ensure it survives and thrives.
Written By: - Date published: 6:58 pm, January 15th, 2018 - 48 comments
“Wedger Wayne” Mapp in todays’s Spinoff does his best to stuff Jacinda Ardern into a Tony Blair “Third Way” box. Too glib by far. True in 2002 Blair did promise to eliminate child poverty by 2020; but poverty’s now the highest in 20 years in Britain. I’d back Jacinda to do much better. Besides, instead of Mandy she’s got David Parker.
Written By: - Date published: 3:31 pm, January 13th, 2018 - 89 comments
Caring and heartless.
Written By: - Date published: 2:38 pm, January 5th, 2018 - 23 comments
US reverses Federal marijuana stance.
Written By: - Date published: 2:06 pm, January 3rd, 2018 - 159 comments
Dr Jarrod Gilbert has a provocative opinion piece on the Herald website today, proposing that speeding fines become income related. It’s an interesting argument, but not a new one. Gilbert cites sixteenth century French philosopher Montesquieu as one of the first to wonder if there can be equality under the law with monetary penalties that […]
Written By: - Date published: 2:53 pm, December 27th, 2017 - 24 comments
The only thing worse than standing in queues with lumps of paper is having a website system that isn’t functioning. It is a first world problem I know. But having the government’s systems not be down for maintenance during the holidays is a good idea. There are no queues to form at the passport office because they are on holiday.
Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, December 23rd, 2017 - 26 comments
Just some light-hearted musings.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 21st, 2017 - 40 comments
Will the Medical Marijuana Bill just introduced into Parliament be as effective as proponents wish?
Written By: - Date published: 1:05 pm, December 16th, 2017 - 259 comments
“If you care about the bill, I encourage you to speak up about it.”
Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, December 13th, 2017 - 74 comments
It’s great to see Chris Hipkins abolishing ‘National Standards’ as a matter of priority. This policy was nothing but an unfortunate bit of populism from the previous government, and a Prime Minister in John Key who specialised in band-aid solutions to problems that required stitches. While it may have made some people feel better that it […]
Written By: - Date published: 3:03 pm, December 11th, 2017 - 19 comments
Not only did National’s policy to sell off state houses fail, but now we’ve found out a similar Thatcher policy in the UK just handed many social houses to private landlords. Should we consider making it harder to sell off state houses in New Zealand?
Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, December 11th, 2017 - 5 comments
Artist activist group We are Beneficiaries are writing a report to share the stories they’ve been collecting from beneficiaires with the new Ministers to help make a case for change.
Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, December 11th, 2017 - 56 comments
One of the worst consequences of nine long years of National rule presented by that well known left wing periodical the Financial Times.
Written By: - Date published: 6:39 am, December 9th, 2017 - 15 comments
When history buries treasures, those treasures don’t have to remain buried.
Written By: - Date published: 6:29 am, December 9th, 2017 - 70 comments
Phil Twyford has shown this new Government has a brain as well as a heart by halting National’s ridiculous state house methamphetamine policy where the presence of minuscule traces would result in eviction even though there was no proof the tenant was responsible and he has apologised to Robert Erueti for the harm caused.
Written By: - Date published: 6:13 am, December 8th, 2017 - 39 comments
The Auckland housing crisis in graph form.
Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 7th, 2017 - 12 comments
The CTU has consistently identified our culture of work and the style of management as a real challenge for New Zealand firms to improve their health and safety record. Health and safety is an inseparable part of the wider workplace culture.
Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, December 7th, 2017 - 30 comments
The latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study results suggests that National Standards has been a failure.