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    Confessions of a Part-time Vegan

    Before the red blooded meat eating, beer and whiskey brigade have conniptions about my choice of website for this disclosure, let me assure you that good vegan food is very appealing and healthy despite the well-bandied-unhealthy-vegan-walking-advertisements for why you should not go there.

    Face of the Day

    Health Minister David Clark has been accused of hiding the state of DHB deficits, after he held off the release the latest financial reports. The year-to-March DHB financial results showed a deficit of $264 million across the 20 DHBs. All, bar one,...

    Dementia: The Theft of a Mind

    Is that what our governments have in store for us? Do they wish to steal our minds? If not, they are doing a pretty good job of making me fear that this is the case. As some posters may know, I...

    I’m a Libertarian against Euthanasia

    Radio New Zealand has reported on euthanasia activist Sean Davison. New Zealand-born euthanasia activist Sean Davison has been sentenced to three years under house arrest in South Africa for helping three people to kill themselves. Davison was convicted in New Zealand of assisting his terminally...

    Northlanders lied to about vaccine availability

    National party Health Minister David Clark has confirmed he knew at least a month ago that there were enough vaccines for all of the children in Northland following a deadly outbreak of Meningococcal W, Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti says.

    Transcript: Mike Hosking & Chloe Swarbrick on legalising cannabis

    Transcript starts at 8:19 Mike: Back to the cannabis referendum and the polls out would suggest the majority of us don’t want it – legalisation that is - the TV1 poll, for example, had the numbers at 52/39 I think, eight...

    Nope to dope

    Jacinda Ardern has said that the government does not have a position on whether or not to legalise cannabis and that it is up to the public to decide in next year's referendum. Two of the latest two new polls have...

    The Silent Assassin: Disease

    By Paul MarcusPatriot Realm I read an article from America bemoaning how bad things are in the detention centres there. One unnamed person said, “It's not just Ebola. It's rampant TB, diphtheria, measles, mumps, scabies, huge HIV, incurable gonorrhoea, syphilis, impetigo, malaria, and...

    How I beat the Black dog

    I have long suffered from depression. It is, as has been said, a Black Dog that sits on your shoulder and whispers in your ear. It is sneaky, cunning and always manages to say all the things guaranteed to make you feel hopeless, helpless and horribly...