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Treaty Settlements – Let’s Be Honest

Let’s be honest about treaty settlements for a few minutes. The table below shows that around $4.6-billion has been largely paid in financial redress for alleged breaches of the treaty by the Crown all the way back to 1840 and the Maori Party, rebranded as Te Pati Maori, looks angrier than ever. That raises the…

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Trougher of the Day

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) chief executive is flying business class to Europe on a taxpayer-funded work trip just as staff are being consulted on a…

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The BFD Nightcap

Enjoy a BFD curated video this evening. We search the internet for the best new media news and entertainment videos for our readers so that they don’t have…

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Taste Tuesday

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The BFD Daily Roundup

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The BFD Backchat

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Today in Rock History

Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discuss the various aspects of any music topic.

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The Ethics of Renting Someone’s Womb

Commercial Surrogacy Is a Human Rights Disaster

The United States has become a leader in commercialising human life. But it’s an outlier. Elsewhere in the world, only a handful of countries, including paragons of human rights like Russia and Iran, permit commercial surrogacy.

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Govt Warned About the WHO Pandemic Treaty

As New Zealand prepared to participate in the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly (WHA77) on May 27, 2024, significant concerns were voiced by a group of local government representatives regarding potential commitments that could affect the Nation’s Sovereignty.

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That Is Not What They Told Us

While some in the U.S. health community continue to claim that gender transition procedures save lives, a new study is showing that the dangerous interventions actually increase the risk of suicide.

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Here We Go Again!

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Married at First Sight NZ Pops the Question

Can the Relaunch Put a Winning Kiwi Spin on the Global Format?

Following the hugely successful recent season of Married At First Sight (MAFS) Australia, fans of the format – and the reality romance genre in general – will be wondering if the rebooted New Zealand version can live up to expectations.

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How Japan Handled the Pandemic

I am a New Zealander who has been living in Japan for the last ten years. I have noticed New Zealanders being advised to prepare for another pandemic. Here in Japan, we handled the last pandemic extremely well by not panicking and not closing businesses or mandating vaccines or even mandating masks.

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What the Statistics Don’t Tell Us

I’ve been writing about the declining fertility of much of the world and our prospects for the future when population decline sets in. It makes me want to ask what is the alternative to this grim fate. Could it be possible to change it?

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Does the End Justify the Means?

When I think of the various protest, or activist, movements of late one deeply troubling observation is becoming abundantly clear – there are those in New Zealand who genuinely believe that violence is acceptable when it comes to their cause.  The classic, ‘the end justifies the means’.

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The BFD General Debate

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