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Coming to a City Near You

Where Australia leads New Zealand often follows, so you can expect this latest story to impact us Kiwis in the not too distant future. Residents have been left outraged over a Perth council's plans to launch a new policy aimed at reducing the...

Our Favourite Cheeses Gone on the Summer Bries

Roman poet Virgil warned us to “beware of Greeks bearing gifts”, but Greeks today might well warn everyone else to be wary of the EU bearing gifts. The British can also tell us a thing or two about Brussels’s overbearing arrogance. Australian farmers are justifiably concerned...

Of Course, the Rules Don’t Apply to Us

Facebook got all high and mighty and banned crypto currency advertisments to look after their users, who obviously could not possibly think for themselves. Facebook has said it will block any advertising promoting crypto-currency products and services.The company said it was open to...

More Bad News for Landords

If you thought compulsory insulation, compulsory kitchen and bathroom fans and compulsory fixed heaters were enough, you are going to be disappointed. More than a year ago, the government announced that rental losses were going to be ringfenced. This has now passed into law... not that...

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Plastic Bag Stasi Dob In Small NZ Business

The Plastic Bag Stasi are out in force and have dobbed in Kiwis who have displayed good old Kiwi ingenuity. When laws are stupid clever people find ways around them using legal loopholes. One small business owner has done just that so that they stay within...

Let’s Play a Google Game

From the very beginning, Google adopted as its corporate motto and code of conduct the phrase “Don’t be evil.” Back then, it was a phrase that embodied what Google’s founders stood for. They have, in more recent times, removed that pledge which is not surprising given how...

Dry July

So here we are, now in July. It is the start of the second half of the year. We look forward to longer days, warmer weather, and summer - not exactly 'just around the corner', but it is within sight now. By the end of the...

Twyford Clearly Never Had a Rubik’s Cube

Last week, Property Council CEO Leonie Freeman was talking on The AM Show about the upcoming 'reset' of Kiwibuild. In part of her segment, she opined: quote. “It’s important to understand there’s a lot going on… Kiwibuild is just one part of...

Small business wins big victory against campus bullies

Financial activism has long been one of the favourite tools for the left to punish Wrongthink. Not that the right is immune, as recent boycott campaigns have shown, but the left have raised the tactic to a dark and dubious art. By the 1980s, vexatious lawfare,...