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by Dieuwe de Boer · 07/11/2017 2pm
I consider Mark Steyn to be one of the best and most relevant commentators of our time. His words are almost always on point and his books from a decade ago read like prophetic visions of a dark future fast becoming reality. In his blog post, The Triumph of Amoral Will , he sums up the scene.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 06/11/2017 9pm
The fireworks seem louder and brighter than last year. Maybe it was just the new neighbours, but we certainly got the impression that the horizon looked and sounded more spectacular this year. The fun police get louder every year and you never know when they could ban the celebration.
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 05/11/2017 8pm
The new government is facing what the New Zealand Herald have described as its "first international crisis", after European Union ambassador Bernard Savage condemned the government's plans to reopen trade negotiations with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Quoth the article, At a briefing on Tuesday ...
Jacinda Ardern Communist
by Owen LLewellyn · 29/10/2017 7pm
With Jacinda Ardern duly sworn in as Prime Minister, what can we expect to see over the next 3 or more years? In a nutshell: more government, more taxes, and more centralised control. You won’t be surprised to hear any of that, but we can also expect more poverty. “No. Surely not,” you point out. “ ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 27/10/2017 10am
For nearly a month after the election, this country did not have a government. There were continuous stories about how Winston Peters was keeping everyone waiting and that he should just hurry up. There were any number of coalition options possible, but since a "Grand Coalition" and a "Blue Green" ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 26/10/2017 9am
Just over a month ago, on the 22nd of September, Facebook suspended the Make New Zealand Great Again page for "hate speech". There is of course, no real way to appeal such a decision and no way to get in touch with a real person at Facebook who can do something about it. Two days later, there was ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 01/10/2017 5pm
A few weeks ago I created a graph of almost every political party in New Zealand history, to show how most of them were formed by merging with other ones and that political parties are almost always formed by coalescing with other parties, rather than as new movements on their own: Parties ...
ACT New Zealand needs to hit the reset button big time and it will be much easier to do that in opposition.  They need to get back to their roots and be loud and proud as the Libertarian/Classical Liberal voice of New Zealand.
by Owen LLewellyn · 26/09/2017 4pm
ACT will not be part of any coalition government this term. Good. ACT New Zealand needs to hit the reset button big time and it will be much easier to do that in opposition. They need to get back to their roots and be loud and proud as the Libertarian/Classical Liberal voice of New Zealand. Their ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 26/09/2017 11am
The 2017 election result has seen Winston Peters and New Zealand First become the "kingmaker" - however, preliminary information on voter demographics suggests that the people who put NZ First into Parliament in 2017 are not the same people who put them there in 2011 and 2014. Although the full ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 22/09/2017 7pm
It's considered by many to be the most unpredictable election in a generation, but Right Minds NZ's Alex Eastwood-Williams attempts to predict the unpredictable election. This has been probably the rockiest and most unpredictable election campaign in my lifetime, with wide discrepancies between ...

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