• Doing What Works: My Speech At New Conservative 2020 Campaign Launch

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    What does it mean to be a conservative? What does it mean to do conservatism? Conservatism isn't a rigid ideology or 100 page manifesto that one can pick up and read for the definitive answer.

  • Black Lives Matter and the Woke Fools at the Premier League

    Opinion
    Tim Owen

    Just sent this e-mail to the virtue signalling fools at the Premier League. Felt good.

  • "Follow Me, Men!"

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Those were the last words of Captain John Fane Charles Hamilton as he jumped into the fray to support a wavering force trapped in an ambush at Gate Pa in the Tauranga campaign of 1884.

  • Nation Shutdown Due To Surge In Car Crashes [Satire]

    Satire
    Tani Newton

    Senior transport advisers warned today that New Zealand could be facing an unusually high road toll over the Queen's Birthday Weekend. "We've been seeing a real spike in traffic accidents both here and overseas."

  • Bad Books (Trad Tasman Talk Ep.27)

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    New cases of the CCP Virus are dwindling in both Tasman nations, but there are still three weeks left before Australia will reconsider its restrictions, and New Zealand is staying in lockdown for at least another two weeks.

  • Tasman Bubble (Trad Tasman Talk Ep.26)

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    The number of infections by the CCP Virus keep dropping in both Tasman nations, but slightly faster in Australia which has a more lax approach. New Zealand might be switching to "Level 3" lockdown soon.

  • Cease & Desist Issued To Paparoa

    Opinion
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Last week, the Media Council responded to some complaints made against RNZ by two readers about their characterisation of me as "far-right". The final ruling was rather predictable, but it clears up a few things.

  • Easter Elimination Hunt (Trad Tasman Talk Ep.25)

    News
    Dieuwe de Boer

    Easter is cancelled and both New Zealand and Australia are aiming to eradicate COVID-19. Infection numbers in both Tasman nations are dropping, but Australia is well in the per capita lead and has far fewer restrictions in place.

  • 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.