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by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 14/02/2018 11pm
The resignation of Bill English as leader of the New Zealand National Party has triggered the first open leadership contest in the party since 2001, when English was elected for his first stint as party leader. The resignation has also resulted in this writer being forced to temporarily suspend his semi-retirement from political commentary in order to write ...
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 · 05/02/2018 10am
On a quiet Wednesday last week, the Senate of the Dominion of Canada voted in favour of neutering their national anthem. The offending words "thy sons" were replaced with a more inclusive "of us".
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 Dieuwe de Boer · 22/12/2017 9am
This is a review of "Mohammed's Koran", a book that succinctly and convincingly exposes The Grand Lie: that Islam is a religion of peace. For centuries Western scholars have known and experienced that Islam is a religion of war. For over a thousand years, Mohammed and his followers have spread their ideology via violent jihad, killing countless millions and subjugating millions more.If you want a Koran for your library, this is the one you should buy.
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 · 13/12/2017 12pm
While David Seymour continued his pushed for euthanasia over the last year, I've been reading John Locke's Two Treatises on Government. I had never read the original source of this philosophy from the Father of Liberalism himself. While reading the works of John Locke, I realised that most professed classical liberals probably haven't either.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 06/12/2017 6pm
There was outrage when it was announced that New Zealand had selected a man to be in our international weightlifting team, but the gamble has paid off with Hubbard bringing home a gold medal from the Australian Open and now a silver medal from the World Championships, both a historic first for our small island nation. Laurel, formerly known as Gavin, was ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 06/12/2017 9am
SpaceX is ready for the first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket. It will be capable of launching 54 metric tons into orbit, twice that of any other operational orbital vehicle and at one-third the cost. Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the launch would take place early next year from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo ...
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 · 04/12/2017 9am
When you read a headline like " Gun shop urges parents to buy their children weapons to 'keep them active' ", some people might get worried. The headline of course, is fake news. The advertisement was put in Wellington letterboxes by Gun City, promoting a deal on an air rifle for supervised children to shoot in the backyard. It contained safety information ...
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 · 30/11/2017 8pm
This letter was submitted to the Minister of Police and the NZ Police in response to a number of proposed changes in police policy around the secure storage of firearms. I believe these proposed changes to be illegal and ultimately ineffective and am disappointed by the way that the police treat law-abiding licensed firearms owners in this country. TO: ...
Welsh Assembly
by Tim Levchenko-Scott · 15/11/2017 8am
Your humble correspondent is currently on a visit to the Land of Song, where presumably the All Blacks will dish out another rugby lesson in a week or so. After an informative visit to the Welsh Assembly today, I’m also hoping it’s not just rugby in which Kiwis could instruct my compatriots, but also how to spend public money (or better still, not spend ...
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.
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 05/11/2017 8pm
The new government is facing what the New Zealand Herald have described as its "first international crisis", after European Union ambassador Bernard Savage condemned the government's plans to reopen trade negotiations with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Quoth the article, At a briefing on Tuesday in Wellington, Savage said any moves made towards thawing ...

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