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by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 13/09/2017 7am
When I look at politics in the 21st century, I'm reminded of one of my all-time favourite quotes by Ronald Reagan: " You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. " Although it's a line from a speech ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 12/09/2017 9pm
Tim Wilms from The Unshackled is in New Zealand to observe our election first-hand, and his report on the Labour Party is spot on. Jacinda has focused on two issues: more taxes and abortion on demand. Post-birth abortion for the elderly is also on the table. Issues regarding the economy, tax and ...
Dieuwe de Boer analyses the NZ election campaign
by Owen LLewellyn · 03/09/2017 8pm
Dieuwe de Boer of Right Minds NZ is interviewed on The Unshackled and gives an insightful rundown on the forthcoming NZ General Election. de Boer identifies housing as probably the biggest policy issue coming into this election. Perhaps surprisingly, he identifies Labour as having the best approach ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 21/08/2017 4pm
Once again, the most unpredictable election we've ever had changes shape following the third major resignation in four weeks: this time of United Future's sole MP Peter Dunne. This decision completely alters the electoral landscape: Ohariu, which looked like it was about to become the most ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 14/08/2017 9am
In a supposed effort to refurbish the Auckland War Memorial Museum, reclaim space, and "connect with a younger audience", the armoury is being packed into storage.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 10/08/2017 5pm
I know what you're thinking, but please hear me out. There have been plenty of people outraged over Mike Hosking being picked to moderate the election debates since he's considered a National Party hack. But is there any unbiased person in our media class?
by Dieuwe de Boer · 08/08/2017 8pm
It's chaos over at Green HQ, just like this time last week it was chaos over at Labour HQ. They say a week is a long time in politics. Seven days ago Andrew Little was Labour leader and the Greens had reached a new high in the polls. Jacinda Ardern has since struggled to differentiate herself, ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 10/08/2017 1am
New Zealand politics is full of o ld s tereotypes and mythology, but as we head into the 2017 election Right Minds NZ shines some light on some of the prevalent myths about New Zealand political parties and voters... Myth #1: "New Zealand First is a pensioner's party." Origin: In the late 1980s, ...
The Greens In New Zealand Also Abuse Taxpayer Funds
by Owen LLewellyn · 05/08/2017 5pm
The Unshackled exposes the rank hypocrisy of the Greens on both sides of the Tasman : The Australian Greens like to think of themselves as the moral arbiters of the nation. They rage against the major parties’ MPs abusing their entitlements but we later learn that they are not much better. Just ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 02/08/2017 8pm
Eight hours after becoming Leader of the Labour Party, Leader of the Opposition, and possibly future Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern was asked the question of our time: are you planning on having children and would that affect your performance?

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