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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.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 16/04/2021 10pm
Banning "hate" against religion is a return of our recently vapourised blasphemy laws, but with more teeth. Nature abhors a vacuum. A society must have some form of blasphemy laws.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 02/03/2021 8pm
A subtle shift that has taken place with recent lockdowns here that I felt obliged to comment on. Last week, the Ministry of Health COVID-19 website was updated with the following ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 12/02/2021 6pm
In the early days of this incarnation of cancel culture (c. 2016-2018) it was wise to oppose it, but few did. Now we're well past the point of no return. The tide is coming in, and only a fool would dare to oppose it.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 26/01/2021 5pm
What are you doing to make the spaces you spend your time in better? A supporter sent in the following positive message.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 18/01/2021 7pm
Last year was a bit of a wild one for me, and not one I plan to repeat. Yet the path it's started me down has to continue. Now a year on from the police raid in January, things progress slowly.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 19/11/2020 8am
I was struck by two stories this week. The first that abortions are up by 9% and the second that the nation's fertility rate dropped to its lowest ever of 1.63 children per woman.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 16/11/2020 8pm
Based in Canada, Choice42 is one of the few pro-life groups who openly call abortion out for what it is: murder and child sacrifice. The uncompromising visuals are what makes this short video a powerful work of art.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 10/11/2020 8am
I've always loved American politics, even if purely for the entertainment factor. On November 3rd, President Trump won the legal vote by a huge margin and the Republican party made historic gains down ballot.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 03/11/2020 8am
The Green party always seems to pick the weirdest and worst examples of immigrants as MPs. They've really outdone themselves this time with Ricardo Menendez, a Spaniard hailing from Mexico.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 23/10/2020 12pm
There will be no livestream tonight, or next Friday, as Trad Tasman Talk is taking a break. I believe that Tim will be doing Friday episodes of Wilms Front instead if you'd like to follow some Australian politics.

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