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by Dieuwe de Boer · 19/08/2022 8pm
Dr Sharma's revelations that he was trained on how to hide communications from the OIA comes as no shock to me. One was obviously, shut up, don’t talk about anything. Not about this, but anything. Don’t say anything for which the Prime Minister has to stand up and do a media stand-up. But also, how ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 27/06/2022 8am
New Zealand's Mixed Member Proportional electoral system has a problem.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 23/06/2022 6pm
The introduction of a new public holiday comes with a battle as old as time.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 21/06/2022 6pm
The war on Bethlehem College has been carried out in a coordinated way. It started with a march on the grounds by students who embrace an ideology that runs contrary to that of the school.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/06/2022 6pm
I saw a rather funny tweet from former PM Helen Clark recently: Preposterous for #NZ judge to reference death penalty in sentencing person on drug-related charges. The #deathpenalty was abolished in NZ in 1961. What was he thinking? What has happened to judicial standards & professionalism? ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 13/06/2022 10am
Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little have announced a new "violent extremism research centre" called the National Centre of Research Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism , which is a bit of a mouthful. Its shorter Maori name is He Whenua Taurikura , which seems to roughly ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 07/06/2022 9am
With the announcement that the government is spending an extra $4,700,000 on evangelising the transgender ideology there is a new film you need to watch.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 06/06/2022 12pm
I've written no long form articles in over six months, and did less than one a month on average last year. The reason I cut back was in part due to a lifestyle change, but at a deeper level I didn't feel like writing.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/08/2021 9pm
With recent news on COVID Plan B's Simon Thornley and now parliamentary staffer Ani O'Brien considering legal action against libellous harassment, I thought I would share my experience in this area.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 28/06/2021 9pm
Hate speech is back on the menu — Tova O'Brien's interview with Justice Minister Kris Faafoi was eyebrow raising. If I write an opinion piece 'Jacinda Ardern is a communist or a dictator', could I be stung for hate speech? Instead of just saying "no", we're given a very bizarre answer where Kris ...

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