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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 ...
Rubicon River
by Dieuwe de Boer · 28/05/2021 8am
We don't have to defend bad behaviour, we don't have to stand up for someone with a nasty attitude, but we should defend people's right to freedom of expression.

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