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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...

Government to decriminalise drugs

The government looks set to decriminalise all drug possession and use. Except they’re not. According to the government. The Government says its bill to make drug use a health issue is not default decriminalisation, even though a select committee was told today that...