Counter-Cultural Counter-Revolutionaries

“NEVER LET A GOOD CRISIS go to waste” has become something of a cliché in contemporary political writing. The thing about clichés, however, is...

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"There is no such thing as bad soldiers, only bad generals" Napoleon I imagine that there were just as many drunks, deserters, trouble makers and...

NZ Politics Daily – 28 October 2021

Today's NZPD testimonial from Prof John Halligan, Emeritus Professor of Public Administration and Governance, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia “The emails from 'NZ Politics...

Government to protect vital public water services for future generations –...

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The latest woke lynch mob cancellation is our very own Dave Dobbyn!

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I’m old enough to remember Liz Gunn and there was no doubt that in her day she was the mustard. Intelligent, insightful and ruthless, she was the perfect team with Mike Hosking, like an extra pair of jaws for a pack of piranhas.

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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.