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Dr Muriel Newman

Time for Change

The ideological call for “diversity” - embraced by the Public Service’s supposedly politically neutral agencies - is now undermining the traditional objective of hiring ‘the best person for the job’, which has long been the foundation of human progress.

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Dr Greg Clydesdale

The Quota’s Crusade

One crusade pursued by the Ministry for Women, using tax-payer resources, was to get more women on corporate boards.  This is part of a global movement that has seen the introduction of quotas introduced in some nations.

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Dr Muriel Newman

The Toxic Co-Governance Agenda

So how on earth have we reached this point in time where democracy is being undermined by our own Government through a bizarre attempt to transfer democratic power and public resources from all New Zealanders to representatives of billion-dollar tribal business development corporations that pay little or no tax?


Mike Butler

Willie’s Tricky Maori Engagement

It looks like the Minister of Maori Development Willie Jackson has just visited the next stop on the He Puapua roadmap to achieve, by 2040, two overlapping governments in New Zealand, one for Maori and the other for everyone else. While doing so, he is denying that the He Puapua plan is the plan.


Dr Muriel Newman

The Crisis of State Overreach

It’s time Kiwis found their voice and defined the line between personal freedom and state control.  Do we want an authoritarian regime that believes every problem can be solved through regulation - or do we want a government that will enable us to do the very best we can for ourselves and our families?


Anthony Willy

Democracy and the Free Market Economy

The other alternative to democracy and the free-market system and one gaining a lot of airtime among the “intelligentsia” in New Zealand is that of tribal control of the means of production and exchange whereby each tribe owns and controls its own assets and, human nature being what it is defends them from the covetous eyes of its neighbours.


Dr Muriel Newman

Manipulating the Truth

Increasingly it feels there is nowhere to turn for the truth. All too often, mainstream media are seen as puppets on a string. ‘Influencers’ are being paid by central government to push its narrative. So-called ‘independent’ experts are given ‘favoured person’ status and showered with attention they wouldn’t otherwise enjoy. And social media giants - born out of the desire for free speech - are coming under increasing pressure to back government narratives.


Richard Harman

Backdown On Maori Veto

There has been what appears to be an attempt to bury a potentially explosive backdown on the Maori health veto by the Government with the release of a Select Committee report just hours before the Easter shutdown and the beginning of a two-week Parliamentary recess. This points to the Government getting spooked by the growing debate over Maori co-governance.


Dr Muriel Newman

Animal Farm Democracy

Using a Local Council Bill, Labour is planning to replace the one-person, one-vote, all votes are equal principle upon which our Westminster representative democracy is based, with Animal Farm democracy, that elevates the influence of some voters above all others.


Barry Brill

Rotorua Gerrymander is a Blatant Power-Grab

The Labour Government has surrendered to a terrible temptation. The glittering prize of perpetual power has swept away their traditional respect for constitutional conventions, their political ethics, and even their commonsense.