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Politics

September 10, 2018

The lie of the ‘warrior race’ remains the feature piece of the colonial narrative. The dispute resolution method painted as murder – people, birds and animals. Ignorant of any pale confinements – crossing all boundaries of ‘the law’. Often described in academia as ‘lawless’ and ‘primitive’, but now saved by the Queen. How did such […]

September 10, 2018

At this point in time every political party in the New Zealand parliament has a leader/or leaders with whakapapa Māori. Each Māori member in Parliament represents different tribal connections, constituencies, and a diversity of interests; each supporting different kaupapa across Aotearoa today. I believe it’s important to look at the big issues of today through […]

September 10, 2018

I am writing this letter to let you know that you have inspired me to be a teacher. Not because I have fond memories of how you all taught me valuable lessons that I will carry forever. No, I have become inspired to be a teacher because I have recently discovered that during my time […]

August 20, 2018

Simon Bridges Travel Costs Leaked National Party Leader Simon Bridges has saying that he wants a full inquiry into the leak that revealed he spent over $113,000 on business travel. The information, which was leaked to Newshub, showed that the MP had spent this money on travel expenses and accommodation in April and June,. Speculation […]

August 20, 2018

Under the current housing shortage, landlords and property management have major leverage on prospective tenants (i.e. bidding wars at open house, asking for bank statements). Do you think this should be addressed? Why or why not? If so, how? VicLabour The little regulation free-market route isn’t working. Rentals can be both damp and cold which […]

August 20, 2018

It was the second post cabinet press conference for Jacinda Ardern since returning from maternity leave. She wasn’t the only one running the show on a Monday arvo; she brought along Ministers Meka Whaitiri and a taller-in-real-life Shane Jones along for the ride. Shane could not look more bored when he was talking about the […]

August 13, 2018

Nurses Accept Latest Pay Offer In a battle of negotiations that has lasted months, nurses have accepted the fifth pay offer put forward by District Health Boards (DHBs). Nurses accepted the offer on the 7 August, and it will be the most significant pay increase the New Zealand Nursing Organisation (NZNO) has seen in a […]

August 13, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealanders “were not hostile to free speech” but were “hostile to the views” of the two far-right Canadian activists, Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux. Should the government have the right to limit “diverse” views for what they deem to be “offensive” or “hate speech”? Explain. VicNats The Government should absolutely have the power to refuse entry […]

August 6, 2018

Simon Bridge’s First Speech as Leader National Leader Simon Bridges has made his first public speech as National Leader at National’s AGM. On 29 July, Bridges delivered a fiery speech that criticized the current Labour/NZ First Government’s economic decisions since they have been in power, including their tertiary education policy, the cutting of benefit sanctions, […]