• The Measure of Success

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    The formation of a new government is in its final stage, perhaps even complete by the time you read this.

  • Globalism's Imported Contentions

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    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.

  • Winning The War of Belief

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    It's always an Israeli-Arab conflict that turns everyone back into a warmongering ethno-nationalist in five minutes flat.

  • I'm Taking A Break From Politics

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    The final election results are in and so is my decision to hang up my coat.

  • A Preliminary Election Post-Mortem For NZ Conservatives

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    The complete annihilation of Labour was great to see, but the election as a whole was a mixed bag. The young progressives turned out well for the Greens and the Maori Party.

  • Thinking About The Roman Empire

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Like many women, my wife Amie likes to watch Instagram reels. These are little clips, mostly from the lives of women, where the algorithm figures out what you like and feeds you more of it.

  • A biased but true guide to the 2023 election (or, why I still support New Conservative)

    Opinion
    Alister Hood

    My EasyVote pack has arrived and early voting is about to start, so it must be a good time to examine the list of parties on the menu this election, in the order they are presented in the voting pack.

  • Revenge Of The Indigenous Race Realists

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    "... 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.

  • On Your Bike In Auckland

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    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.

  • How Do You Value Your Vote?

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    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.

  • Why There Can Be No Right-Wing "Alliance"

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    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.

  • How The Freedom Movement Got Mopped Up

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    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.

  • A Rebuttal to "Left, Right, and Woke"

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Last week I wrote that the left-wing was fundamentally about making all things equal in a race to the bottom: an ideology of the lowest common denominator.

  • The Sacred Cow of Diversity

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Much could be written on the rise and fall of Kiritapu Allan, the "queer wahine Maori" who was groomed to be a Prime Minister-in-waiting as the queen of diversity hires.

  • A Window Into Our Post-Justice Society

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    It's not every day that we get a visceral window into how justice works in our society. Ours is a system that employs the most liberal and modern approach to justice possible: post-justice.

  • Post-Mortem On The Telco Terf War

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    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 Road To Zero and 15 Minute Cities

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Speed limits are being lowered around the country as part of a "Road to Zero" plan by the government. The Ministry of Transport website proudly lays out the strategy:

  • Forum on the Family 2023 Review

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Last Friday, my wife and I were a couple out of the 800+ delegates at the annual "Forum on the Family" held by Family First NZ. Bob McCroskrie had put together an impressive lineup of speakers.

  • Teachers Council Goes Down The Path of Sin

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    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.

  • One Man's Gang Is Another Man's Government

    Insight
    Dieuwe de Boer

    New Zealand has a gang problem. There has been much discussion about this problem in recent weeks, especially with everyone gearing up for the election season.