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Dr Muriel Newman

New Parliament - New Challenges

New Zealand’s 51st Parliament was officially opened last week. Members were sworn in, Select Committees were formed, and the Governor General gave the Speech from the Throne. Then the wrangling began - and it was business as usual for our new Parliament!

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Dr. Ron Smith

The Terrorist Threat

There can be few New Zealanders who have been following the news over the last few months, who do not know that there are persons out there, beyond our borders, who mean us ill. They have been variously described as ‘Islamic extremists’, ‘jihadists’, terrorists, ISIS militants, and, in the Middle East, they have been responsible for a positive tsunami of atrocity.

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Dr Muriel Newman

Manipulating Charities

The fact that the 50 top charities made $1 billion in retained profits in the last financial year, raises legitimate questions about whether it is right that some of the country’s richest business corporations are able to use New Zealand’s liberal charities laws to avoid paying tax?


Dr Michael Gousmett

The Failure of Ngai Tahu holdings Corporation as a "Charitable" Entity

Ngai Tahu have taken advantage of the income tax legislation and charity law to grow the settlement to the point which must raise questions about the privilege of the exemption from income tax being granted to limited liability companies.


Dr Muriel Newman

Recommendations for the Prime Minister

Finance Minister Bill English has just returned from an International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting in Washington. He said that despite a fair bit of pessimism about the global economic outlook, New Zealand's economy remains resilient and our prospects for 2-3 percent growth over the next three or four years is still on track.


Professor Jacqueline Rowarth

Pioneer Spirit Alive and Well

The drop in the Global Dairy Trade auction price, and the subsequent decrease in Fonterra’s forecast to farmers, puts the average dairy farmer in the Waikato under the poverty line.


Dr Muriel Newman

Major Reforms Needed to Safeguard Our Future

New Zealand is a small country located miles away from our major trading partners. With geopolitical events now impacting heavily on our export markets, surely the time has come for the government to prioritise the removal of the legislative barriers to progress that are stifling our economic development and costing jobs.


Sir Bob Jones

Bureaucrats wallowing in cultural correctness

The council has designated 61 sites across Auckland and nominated 3600 others "of interest". Undertake earthworks (swimming pool, building foundations, a shed etc) within 50m of a scheduled site and one must engage (pay) iwi. None are of Stonehenge moment but instead claptrap such as "our ancestors beached canoes nearby" and the "feather-gathering" ilk.


Dr Muriel Newman

The Danger of Constitutional Rights

In the lead up to the 2014 General Election, a number of political parties were proposing changes to New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements. Many wanted to strengthen race-based rights and elevate them above the rights of other citizens.


Peter Best

A warning from Canada

I am pleased to respond to an invitation from Dr. Muriel Newman to provide some of my thoughts on the Indian rights revolution occurring in Canada, and its negative effects on Canadian Crown sovereignty, the rule of law, the Canadian economy and race relations generally between Canadian Indians and the rest of Canadians.