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by Dieuwe de Boer · 08/02/2018 8pm
The Ministry for Primary Industries is introducing a proposal for a regulatory export assurance framework on products that are labelled halal or would require certification on export.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 31/01/2018 10pm
Step one: Open a Krispy Kreme in South Auckland. That's it. Just check the local rags the next day to see how well you did.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 24/01/2018 10am
Last year I wrote about the demographics of the west as the controversy raged about how it was so inappropriate to ask Jacinda if she was going to have a baby. Never mind that she had told us she wanted a baby.
by Tim Levchenko-Scott · 22/01/2018 4pm
The new Labour-led government’s plans for its first 100 days has a depressing inevitability about it. Various lollies handed out to key voting blocks - students get the first year of tertiary education free and an extra $50 a week living allowance; family allowances to increase, and sundry other measures with cost implications
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 18/12/2017 11pm
2017 has been a deeply disappointing year for those of us on the right-wing or populist end of the political spectrum, with the hard-won victories of 2016 turning to a bitter counter-attack from the establishment in 2017. Though one could be fooled by the sudden rise of Emmanuel Macron and Jacinda Ardern into believing that some sort of great populist ...
Nigel Farage
by Tim Levchenko-Scott · 17/12/2017 6pm
The UK parliament last week ensured a crucial amendment to the proposed EU Withdrawal Bill . A group of 12 ‘rebel’ Tories defied their party whip.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 05/12/2017 9am
In response to my article about the Golriz Ghahraman I received a number of claims that she had done no wrong and never attempted to hide or embellish her life's story. This is easily disproved and David Farrar created a list so that I don't have to: 1. Nov 16 – Green newsletter. Says “worked as a lawyer for the UN, putting on trial politicians and military ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 01/12/2017 6pm
It's not really a problem when you've never lived under enemy fire, worked as a defense attorney for war criminals, posed for photos with said war criminals, and co-authored a paper denying genocide. It's just a problem when your life is presented as being the opposite of what it really is. Where is Mashhad ? Golriz' hometown is about as far away from the ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 07/11/2017 2pm
I consider Mark Steyn to be one of the best and most relevant commentators of our time. His words are almost always on point and his books from a decade ago read like prophetic visions of a dark future fast becoming reality. In his blog post, The Triumph of Amoral Will , he sums up the scene.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 06/11/2017 9pm
The fireworks seem louder and brighter than last year. Maybe it was just the new neighbours, but we certainly got the impression that the horizon looked and sounded more spectacular this year. The fun police get louder every year and you never know when they could ban the celebration.

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