Category: Guest Posts

Fiona Mackenzie

Control the Water, Subjugate the People

Good law is that which is well defined and certain, and which does not favour any one ethnicity or part ethnicity over all others. Nowhere is this more important than when it comes to the provision and control of water – the essence of life. As it stands now, this Water Services Bill fails the standard. It vests unspecified power, control and revenue in the hands of unelected, unaccountable and unchallengeable people over all other New Zealanders.


Ashley Church

The new victims of the property blame game

These measures have nothing to do with ‘fixing’ the market – they’re about punishing those who are deemed to be the ‘cause’ of the collective woes of those who feel disenfranchised and are little more than a tarted up exercise in social scapegoating.


Anthony Willy

Maori Lore

The places where the common law exists are among the most successful, settled, prosperous societies on earth enjoying the greatest degree of personal freedoms. Almost without exception they also enjoy democratic government which is protected by the Rule of Law.


Dr Arif Ahmed

Free Speech Policy - and the Importance of the Secret Vote

In March 2020, when the University first proposed this policy, I couldn’t find anyone willing to challenge it in public. Not because they all had other things to think about but because they feared the consequences.


Dr Bronwyn Howell

A Risk-Based approach to Mask-Wearing Mandates in New Zealand?

The mask-wearing mandate does come from a risk-based approach to decision-making – but where the risk concerned is a political one and not a Covid-19 related one. The constituency being protected is the government, and not the population of New Zealand.


Ross Meurant

A Step too far: Bi-Cultural Partnership

This misguide belief that the Treaty did create a partnership of governance, has been weaponised. It is no longer just a tool of convenience for self-proclaimed “influencers” but a dangerous weapon in the hands of “wannabe” politicians who seek to chart our future.


Dr Jeff Fynn-Paul

Colonialism? Or Human Capital Development? 

In this paper, I propose a new model.  It states that people from hunting and gathering societies have had a harder time adjusting to industrial society, than people from societies with a long history of urbanism...


Barry Brill

Commissioning Transformation

The Climate Commission’s first report is a huge disappointment. It is little more than a well-polished propaganda vehicle. With its woke-word-smithed style, it could just as easily have been published by Greenpeace...


Dr. Don Brash

Nanaia Mahuta reminded me of Rob Muldoon

Nanaia Mahuta announced last Monday that she doesn’t like the ability of ratepayers to demand a referendum, and intends to change the law.  In the meantime, she simply told the local authorities where ratepayers were demanding a referendum to ignore the current law.


Dr Michael Bassett

Grainne Moss: Fall guy for deeper problem

There is something genuinely nauseating about the witch hunt that removed Grainne Moss from the head of this state entity. Naida Glavish salivating on TV about her exit; the sight of those middle-class Maori Dames fulminating against a Pakeha trying to do the right thing...