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  • Our Easter Amnesia

    Opinion
    John Black

    Richard Dawkins, Greta Thunberg, President Trump, Jacinda Ardern, Martin Luther King, and the Beatles. What does the disparate group above have in common?

  • Tasman Totalitarianism Trophy (Trad Tasman Talk Ep.24)

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Presented in association with The Unshackled. Trad Tasman Talk (TTT) is hosted by Tim Wilms from Melbourne and Dieuwe de Boer from Auckland. The show debuts every Friday at 8pm New Zealand time and 6pm Melbourne time.

  • Layers of Lockdown (Trad Tasman Talk Ep.23)

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Since last week, New Zealand has gone to full scale lockdown, with a total of 368 cases and 0 deaths. Jacinda can now alter any law in the country with the stroke of a pen and parliament has been suspended.

  • Trad Tasman Talk Ep.22 - The Dead Tasman Sea

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    The New Zealand and Australian governments both placed bans on foreign travellers and started to move towards containment of the Chinese virus. Indoor and outdoor gatherings were greatly restricted in both nations.

  • An Act of War?

    Opinion
    John Black

    In 1346, the Mongolian army brought the Black Death to Europe. Laying siege to the Crimean port of Caffa, Jani Beg the leader of the Golden Horde decided to catapult the infected corpses of his comrades over the city walls.

  • Churches Are Non-Essential (Satire)

    Satire
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Through millennia of pestilence, war, persecution, and the worst possible disasters and suffering imaginable, the church militant stood like a rock in the social landscape: essential and open, conducting the weekly public worship of God.

  • Church & State Summit, Part 2: The Problem Of Hate Speech

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    The final speech prior to the dinner break was professor Paul Moon from AUT. He talked about the problem of hate speech, why it's not able to be defined in law, and what we should do about it.

  • Abortion Is Really Sick, Extreme, and Odious

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Andrew Little described them as "sick" and "extreme", Jacinda said it was not a legitimate way to express your views, and David Seymour described it as "odious". What is it that shocked these politicians into issuing condemnation?

  • Police Continue To Intimidate Licenced Firearms Owners

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    One of my friends and moderator on Right Minds, Matthew McCluskey, received a visit from the friendly local neighbourhood cops on Saturday night at 9pm. He was cleaning his Smith & Wesson M&P22 when the doorbell rang.

  • A Year After Christchurch The Racism Slander Continues

    Opinion
    John Black

    It’s been a year since an act of a madman shocked the country. Fifty-one souls lost to a psychopath on an autumn afternoon in Christchurch. Our worst act of peacetime violence shouldn’t be an easy thing to forget.

  • Trad Tasman Talk Ep.21 - Friday 13th

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    On this ominous Friday 13th episode, the shadow of the coronavirus taints the rest of the week's news. Toilet paper factories have been working longer hours. Governments are talking about economic stimulus and quarantines.

  • Trad Tasman Talk Ep.20 - Rough Tasman Times

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    This episode was the first to broadcast on the new timeslot. The name has officially been changed to "Trad Tasman Talk" to reflect its traditionalist slant and remove a trigger word.

  • Nash Is Being Fed Porkies

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    During question time in parliament yesterday, David Seymour opened up with an intriguing question to Stuart Nash, the Minister of Police. This led to an exchange that revealed something rather baffling.

  • Church & State Summit, Part 1: A Roaring Success

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Dave Pellowe brought his Church & State Summit to New Zealand for this year, the third year it's been running. The keynote speaker was Dr Michael Brown from the USA.

  • Post-Birth Abortion Gone Wrong

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    While I was defending the “right to silence” the other day, I also thought about the “right to life” around the attempted murder of this boy recently severely injured and hospitalised.

  • Right To Silence Must Not Be Undermined

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    National and ACT are both jumping on an emotional bandwagon that will inevitably lead to demise of the right to silence and put us well and truly on the path to becoming a full blown Police State.

  • Polls Show No Real Change in 3 Years

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    There were two new polls this month, the first for this election year. The important thing is that neither differed much from around three months ago, and they don’t even differ much from each other.

  • Trans-Tasman Talk Ep.19 - Fireys and Fraudsters

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    This episode of TTT covered the bizarre and funny story of Fireman Paul who became famous for his criticism of ScoMo, the investigations of the NZ SFO into two political parties, and the departure of Holden from the Tasman.

  • Red Radio Commisars vs Concert FM

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    The story developed rather quickly, and within a week of Red Radio announcing it was going to kill off Concert FM, the decision was largely reversed. But is all as rosy as it appears?

  • Trans-Tasman Talk Ep.18 - Floods and Mudslides

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Bushfires have turned to torrential rain and floods, and the political climate continues on both sides of the Tasman. The election year mudslinging continues in New Zealand politics and Australia implements race-based rights or return.