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by Louie Jerome · 02/03/2017 1pm
In the latest figures released by Statistics NZ, the level of net migration has breached a new record once again - soaring to 71,300 new migrants in the preceding year.
by Louie Jerome · 27/02/2017 7pm
There is a lot of debate on what being a “feminist” entails these days. In a couple of months’ time, New Zealand may be hosting a woman who can genuinely stake a claim to be a “feminist” and one who should garner the support of all those who claim to sympathize with the feminist movement.
by Louie Jerome · 23/02/2017 12pm
Whenever elections draw near, always expect past failed candidates to pretend to be relevant as they try to stake a political comeback. We saw several recently, as the case with former MP Laila Harre declaring her intention to seek a list ranking with the Labour Party. Then, Labour also took in ...
by Louie Jerome · 14/02/2017 10am
The transition in the Prime Minister’s office which saw Bill English replace John Key as National party leader was seen as a return to the governing party’s roots of social conservatism. Former Prime Minister Key was seen as a social liberal, free-marketeer who vocally backed gay marriage and ...
by Louie Jerome · 07/02/2017 6pm
New Zealand politics aficionados went abuzz this week over the Labour Party’s announcement that former broadcaster Willie Jackson will be a candidate in the 2017 general elections under their banner. Jackson is a perennial figure in Maori affairs, his stint as a talkback radio host was used to ...
by Louie Jerome · 03/02/2017 9pm
Liberal outrage is like a flavour of the month: it’s always something else every once in a while. The most recent flavour is with regards to President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from a host of different countries. The list includes Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, ...