Dr Muriel Newman

Dr Muriel Newman

Dividing Our Nation

Tribalism is insidious and destructive. It divides families and communities, and it is dividing our nation. It’s also a class system that enriches the iwi elite, while leaving the most vulnerable mired in disadvantage.


Dr Muriel Newman

Covid Wins

Will the Prime Minister continue her authoritarian divide and rule, or will she realise that in a democracy true leadership involves protecting rights, not trampling them into the ground.


Dr Muriel Newman

Labour’s Health System Failure

With the health system already under serious pressure, it is sheer madness for Labour to consider pressing ahead with the upheaval that would be caused by major structural reform at a time when the Covid-19 elimination strategy is being abandoned.


Dr Muriel Newman

Trust in Labour Falling

Since the election, one out of every seven people who voted for Labour have shifted their support to another party. All it takes is another one out of every seven to do the same and its game over for Labour and He Puapua.


Dr Muriel Newman

A Dangerous Time for New Zealand

Let’s make no mistake about the situation we face. Under the cover of the Covid crisis, the government is pushing ahead with reforms that will fundamentally change our society from an open democracy based on the equality of all, to a tribal apartheid system that allocates resources and grants rights according to a person's heritage and the colour of their skin.


Dr Muriel Newman

Update on Covid-19

It is now clear that the Government has staked its political future on the Pfizer vaccine strategy, which requires near universal vaccination and regular booster doses.


Dr Muriel Newman

Three Waters Flyer-2: Print and Distribute

Here is our second Three Waters flyer-2 to urge the public to take action to ensure ratepayers have a say over whether their community water services and assets are transferred to the Government's iwi-controlled water authorities.


Dr Muriel Newman

The High Cost of Failure

The Prime Minister claimed, “Agencies used every tool available to protect innocent people from this individual. Every legal avenue was tried”. But neither mental health support, Court-ordered psychological assessments, nor rehabilitation appear to have taken place.


Dr Muriel Newman

Time to Pull the Plug On Three Waters

As it stands the Three Waters proposal is irrational from every perspective, but one. The only rational reason for this deeply flawed upheaval is to use it as a smokescreen to pass ownership and control of water to Maori tribal interests. The Government has no mandate for that course of action – it is completely unacceptable.


Dr Muriel Newman

Democracy in New Zealand: A Stocktake

This brief analysis exposes the extent to which the He Puapua agenda is undermining all of the four pillars of our democracy. With Maori now over-presented in Parliament, and Labour’s Maori Caucus gaining control of its Executive wing, their radical influence in Cabinet is now permeating throughout the government service, the judiciary, and even the media.