Category: Guest Posts

Frank Newman

Official Cash Rate Surprise

The Reserve Bank's action says things are now more dire than they were during the Global Financial Crisis.  This is in contrast to the buzz from the Beehive which is: 'Don't worry, be happy'!


Lindsay Mitchell

A child’s ethnicity shouldn’t outweigh their safety

No abuse or re-abuse of children is acceptable. But the facts show that family members and parents posed the greatest danger to these victims. This suggests that where the state primarily fails is in poor decision-making and monitoring of risk. Which calls into question whether the very best interests of the child are being put first and foremost.


Anthony Willy

What Climate Catastrophe?

The warmers should be careful what they wish for. Already there is evidence that in adopting the idea of man-made global warming lives are being put at risk. Teenagers are being told that they have no future.


Dr Bryce Edwards

Ihumātao reflects the Zeitgeist of 2019

The extraordinary Māori land protest at Ihumātao in Auckland is symbolic of our time. It is unlikely to have occurred, say, five years ago.


Dr Edward A. Hudson

Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley environment is stimulating and rewarding, both financially and professionally. This attracts more smart, motivated young people. There is a whole ecosystem of skills and resources for new technology companies, especially computer hardware and software. And, rapidly growing companies mean more jobs.


Brian Giesbrecht

New Zealand’s Maori Child Welfare Problem

In Canada we have settled into a stagnant pattern on Indigenous issues. Indigenous advocates argue for the continuation of the separatist status quo, but with more money and power for themselves. The chiefs’ main concern is to keep the money flowing. No politician dares to publicly oppose this separatist, racialized dystopia, and expose it for the nonsense that it is.


Frank Newman

Slow progress on Marine and Coastal area claims

The claims process is an opportunistic attempt by Maori interests to gain control of what was previously regarded as public space for the benefit of everyone. I have no doubt the end goal is to securing a perpetual income stream from the granting of use rights to third parties.


Dave Witherow

Something Else

We hear a lot about balance these days, especially as it applies to the media. Soon, no doubt, it will be a legal requirement, further eroding our freedom of expression. Things were not always thus.


Fiona Mackenzie

Rushed Housing & Development Authority Prioritises Maori Over All Other Kiwis

The thought of a super-powerful and unfettered, ‘race-based’ Authority rearranging our towns and cities, answerable only to the tribal elite, while providing risk-free investments for tribal businesses first and foremost, is most disturbing.


Bob Troyer

It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization

I’m not sure the 55 percent of Coloradans who voted for commercialization in 2012 thought they were voting for all this.