Suffer The Little Children: Neoliberalism’s Attack On Local Democracy Intensifies.

In the ears of the neoliberals, passionate policy debates register as little more than the whooping and chest-beating of Chimpanzees: mindless status displays; idiotic battles for recognition and dominance. Uncontrolled democracy drowns out the signals of the marketplace, making it impossible for the advice of those with the expertise needed to decode its messages to be heard.

Waatea News Column: Kelvin Davis has another terrible day at the...

I am honestly not sure who is advising Minister Kelvin Davis, but his surprising decision this week to attack People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) and refer their pamphlets calling on prison reform to the Police for supposedly inciting the prison riot at Waikeria prison is such a desperately wrong footed move one is left wondering what on earth he thinks he's doing.

REVIEW: Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Why NZ...

It is depressing as Kris Faafoi throws another $50m at woke media and corporate media that NZ on Air could never, will never manage to make anything half as intelligent as Can't Get You Out of My Head. 

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday – 28th February 2021

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The Strange (And Sad) Demise Of Radio New Zealand

How to explain such wilful cultural vandalism? What drives RNZ’s Generation X bosses to tear down the public broadcaster’s proud tower with such venomous spite?

How Powerful Is Labour’s Maori Caucus?

THAT LABOUR’S MAORI CAUCUS is potentially powerful cannot be doubted. It is large, has a strong leader in Willie Jackson, and is surrounded by well-meaning Pakeha progressives who struggle to say “No” to its demands. For Maori, it is difficult to imagine a more encouraging political environment.


Just when you didn't think 2020 could get more cray, BOOM!

Yay – Greens get to criminalise Christians – but who are we arresting?

Look, we all want to criminalise Christians, and it's wonderful that the Greens and Labour are teaming up to do that...

NewsHub Leaders Debate: Patrick Gower won and Judith Collins lost!

The winner of the Leaders Debate is Paddy Gower - such insightful, hard, interesting & well researched questions - it was a GREAT genuine...

MUST READ: National’s Little Helpers Have A Cunning Plan

LIKE THE EXCLUSIVE BRETHREN in 2005, the Taxpayers’ Union is poised to launch a well-funded, last-minute attack on the Greens.

Simon Bridges starts his National Party leadership bid by attacking Police Commissioner Coster

In another life, I think Simon Bridges would have been an actor.

UPDATE: Does the latest outbreak suggest we are getting it wrong in South Auckland?

Let's put aside the rage many Aucklanders feel at this never ending cavalcade of blunders and missteps in South Auckland.

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5 years and finally justice: NZ Police formally apologise & settle for breaching my civil rights

After 5 years, the NZ Police have apologised and settled my complaint against their breach of my privacy and civil rights during their deeply flawed case against Nicky Hager. The formal apology is as follows.

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