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by Dieuwe de Boer · 09/03/2018 9pm
This was said a year ago by Julius Malema, a political party leader who has long been calling for the "land expropriation" that is now coming into effect. Apartheid is returning to South Africa.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 08/03/2018 8pm
When I wrote about the Iranian hand-shake affair , I was not expecting to be revisiting this topic so quickly, but this story about a senior staff member being fired from the University of Auckland caught my attention. The incident took place a year ago, but only now has a memo been sent out to all ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 01/03/2018 1pm
On his first day as National Party leader, when confronted by a media inquisition, Bridges recanted his stance on gay "marriage". Hang on a minute: he wasn't actually asked about it. He just volunteered that information out of the blue.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 27/02/2018 9pm
When preparing for a meeting with the Iranian ambassador, a female Labour MP was told not to shake his hand as this would be inappropriate. The problem with this "handshake snub" by the Iranian delegation isn't one of cultural understanding.
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 14/02/2018 11pm
The resignation of Bill English as leader of the New Zealand National Party has triggered the first open leadership contest in the party since 2001, when English was elected for his first stint as party leader. The resignation has also resulted in this writer being forced to temporarily suspend his ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 08/02/2018 8pm
The Ministry for Primary Industries is introducing a proposal for a regulatory export assurance framework on products that are labelled halal or would require certification on export.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 31/01/2018 10pm
Step one: Open a Krispy Kreme in South Auckland. That's it. Just check the local rags the next day to see how well you did.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 24/01/2018 10am
Last year I wrote about the demographics of the west as the controversy raged about how it was so inappropriate to ask Jacinda if she was going to have a baby. Never mind that she had told us she wanted a baby.
by Tim Levchenko-Scott · 22/01/2018 4pm
The new Labour-led government’s plans for its first 100 days has a depressing inevitability about it. Various lollies handed out to key voting blocks - students get the first year of tertiary education free and an extra $50 a week living allowance; family allowances to increase, and sundry other measures with cost implications
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 18/12/2017 11pm
2017 has been a deeply disappointing year for those of us on the right-wing or populist end of the political spectrum, with the hard-won victories of 2016 turning to a bitter counter-attack from the establishment in 2017. Though one could be fooled by the sudden rise of Emmanuel Macron and Jacinda ...

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