[...] Over the course of the next few weeks, New Zealanders will learn how much their freedom of expression is going to be curtailed by the Coalition Government. The Justice Minister, Andrew Little, will make known his Cabinet colleagues’ position on “hate speech” and to what degree it will soon be possible to claim that one’s culture and/or religion has been “defamed”, and to seek legal remedies for the “harm” inflicted.
[...] It was at this point that a responsible media organisation should have held up its hands and said “Woah! This positively reeks of multiple personal and political agendas! Thanks, but no thanks.” What was it, then, that persuaded The Spinoff to take up “Sarah’s” story and run with it?
[...] the elderly’s enthusiasm for National’s traditional beliefs and values is readily understood. Unfortunately, for Simon Bridges, exactly the same factors are present in the equation that delivers elder support to NZ First.
THE POSTCARD says it all. There stands Auckland’s Mt Albert/Owairaka, circa 1910, gloriously naked. Not a single tree in evidence. None. If the Tupuna Maunga Authority (TMA) truly wishes to restore Owairaka to its original condition, then it will not limit itself to cutting down 345 trees, it will cut down every last tree on the mountain!
Harry Miller is a former police officer and co-founder of Fair Cop. He set up the campaign group after being investigated by...