On the local government reforms

March 20, 2012 0

Clearly, centre-right governments dislike Big Government only when it isn’t their brand of government. When it is, many of the democratic brakes get removed, quick […]

On the predator society

February 3, 2012 0

In these last few days before Parliament opens and the cycle of normal political life resumes, significant stories are gaining coverage that they might otherwise […]

On the Banks/Key taping saga

November 15, 2011 0

Bringing in the heavy legal artillery to suppress the contents of the Banks/Key conversation – the Police and/or a court injunction if necessary – may […]

On RNZ’s banning of Bomber Bradbury

October 10, 2011 0

The lifelong ban that RNZ has now been imposed of Martyn “Bomber” Bradbury for breaching the state broadcaster’s hallowed standards of balance is outrageous, even […]

On the Chris Carter fiasco

July 30, 2010 0

Click for big version If Chris Carter’s recent trip to Tibet was in search of spiritual enlightenment, he will have come back with a ready […]

The Rugby World Cup bids

October 14, 2009 0

There seem to be two Rugby World Cups taking place in 2011. One is an absolutely splendid affair being overseen by RWC Minister Murray McCully […]

The Winston Peters Comeback

July 16, 2009 0

Only Winston Peters could say the hardest word in the political lexicon – “Sorry” – by implying that his mistakes were really due to his […]