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    Dr Muriel Newman

    Dr Muriel Newman established the New Zealand Centre for Political Research as a public policy think tank in 2005 after nine years as a Member of Parliament. A former Chamber of Commerce President, her background is in business and education.

    The Lockdown Week One

    Here we all are in week two of an event that is unprecedented in our lifetimes. Our country closed down by the Government and everyone quarantined...

    A Country in Lockdown

    Dr Muriel Newmannzcpr.com First published 22nd March 2020 The global COVID-19 crisis is deepening. Within 12 weeks of the new...

    Labour’s Dependency Trap

    Dr Muriel Newmannzcpr.com Dr Ron Haskins,a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and former White House Presidential Advisor on welfare reform, has a...

    The COVID-19 Backstory & Common Sense Advice for keeping Yourself Safe

    Dr Muriel Newmannzcpr.com On December 31 last year, the Municipal Health Committee in the city of Wuhan – the capital of the Hubei...

    Election Year – a Quick Glimpse Ahead

    Dr Muriel Newmannzcpr.com The 2020 general election will be held on Saturday, September 19th. It will give New Zealanders the opportunity to vote,...

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    Different Rules for Some

    As BFD readers will be aware, while butchers in New Zealand have been forced to shut, some NZ Muslims have complained...

    The BFD Stuff Up of the Day

    From Stuff on Wednesday the 1st of April in an article on the cost of power increasing. The...

    The BFD Community Noticeboard

    This post is a place to: Notify others of COVID-19 related news in their areasArrange for help...