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Is This Little Guy Not a Bit More Than Just a Clump of Cells?

Here is an image of my grandson, taken at 13 weeks 2 days. I haven't met him yet, but soon. If that's not a human then what is? Quite how some people can claim he is just a 'clump of cells' defy's logic. Have they never...

Local Hospital Declares a ‘Code Red’

By Malcolm I knew Jacinda Ardern and her CoL had plunged the country into a financial crisis when our local hospital this week announced that all its inpatient beds were full and the overflow had filled the A&E beds with emergency admissions. They...

A Defence of Our Current Abortion Laws

By Alex Eastwood-WilliamsRight Minds The government has announced that it plans to introduce reforms to New Zealand's abortion law reforms. This is an emotive topic, and it's not one I particularly want to write about, but I cannot in all good conscience remain...

Transcript: Ihumatao, Kiwibuild, the US Defense Secretary Visit & a National Cancer Service (Part 3 of 3)

Mike Hosking Breakfast Show transcript starts at 11:29 Mike: Aah… umm… are you going to go to the land protests? Jacinda: I have no umm… immediate plans to. I haven’t ruled out aah… in the...

Trump’s New Regulations Spur Abortion Clinics to Reject Federal Funds

The Trump administration's new regulations, separating abortion from women's health services, has triggered at least two major abortion providers to reject federal funds rather than comply. Is Trump's legal-procedural approach -- rather than moralistic preaching -- succeeded where previous conservative efforts have failed? Will individual Progressive Americans...

Medical Misadventure at Rotorua Hospital

The trouble in some professions is that making a simple mistake can have deadly consequences. And so it was for a 75-year-old woman who was given two drugs that are not supposed to be used in combination because they killed her. “An investigation...

Drive Through Abortion law: No Care and No Responsibility

No matter which side of the debate you are on, most people would agree that having an abortion is a big deal and is a very weighty decision. There is a lot of room for regret afterwards and the danger of women being pressured into them....

Why Do We Keep Accepting Reduced Service?

Why is it, I wonder, that we as Kiwis keep letting businesses reduce their service, but we still stay with them? We are all familiar with our favourite chocolate bars being reduced in size without the price being reduced, but I have noticed...

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...

Sunday Nightcap

Is it hard to simulate insanity? Brave journalist Nellie Bly was the first who proved it is not. And the conditions in an asylum for mentally ill shocked her. Nellie Bly was a pioneer of investigative journalism. She was born in 1864 and,...