While the election results were finalised, and then re-finalised once a journalist found a host of errors, the coalition negotiations carried on quietly. They may be finished by the time this column gets published or they may go on for weeks.
"... If you're going to treat us like some new breed that's just arrived here, and wipe out our rights, there will be trouble in this country … Tonight, when you go to bed, 25% of all babies under 5 have Maori descent.
I've been biking, using a pedal-assist e-bike, around Auckland since early February 2021. While I was born in the biking Mecca known as Holland, I had always been sceptical of biking here and claimed it would never work.
Family First has released their usual information guide for voters. It shows how politicians have voted on social issues and how party leaders say they would vote on those issues or potential issues today.
Bob McCroskie made a video titled "United they stand, divided they…" calling for "conservative-leaning" parties to work together along an Alliance-style setup. We've talked about this and it hasn't worked.
I'll start with a few disclaimers: I have been critical of the various political factions that came out of the "freedom movement" of NZ's COVID policies, and I am of course a card-carrying member and the secretary-general of the New Conservatives.
What do the commissars of the dominant cultural force spend their social capital on? It's bashing "TERFS" as they create new social media accounts on yet another Twitter clone (that will be a zombie social network in a few months).
The story was a big one and the "talk of the town" in Christian circles. A maths teacher was deregistered for refusing to use false pronouns and names for a 14 year old girl who was being transitioned by the school.