By Rt Hon Winston Peters, usual disclaimer. We don’t endorse.
And in other news...
This November, in preparation for the return of my lovely wife and her precious cargo, my father very kindly helped me to paint the inside of my house.
You won’t believe how the NZ Government will sign your rights away with this one simple trade agreement.
New Zealand’s tourist department used to attract all kinds of people to our shores.
The following text was delivered as an address at the Muslim World Forum, Aotea Centre, 23 November, 2013. The forum marked eight years of relationship building between the Office of Ethnic Affairs and New Zealand’s Muslims.
Disclaimer: In no way do we endorse any of the things said here. Once again it’s just us providing a platform to MPs to say what they like. David Cunliffe responds with his own tongue in cheek blog post to a post by Judith Collins.
By Jonny Potts If you do anything ‘creative’, you always have these ghosts around, trying to keep you in check. You invite them into your life, trying to incorporate and escape their influence.
National Party MP Tau Henare writes on what he feels Maori Culture is, and how it can help society as a whole. Once more not an endorsement (though we really like this piece):
A few weeks back, I attended the Karori Normal School Gala, at which I bought a copy of the most recent VUP post-election book Kicking the Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011 edited by Jon Johansson and Stephen Levine.
In pop culture, and normal culture, and counter culture there are things that are almost universally loved.
Trigger Warning. The world isn’t exactly crying out for more opinions on the Roast Busters from straight white cis-men. Sorry world, I’m gonna opine.
Al Jazeera recently aired a documentary on Maori in prisons as part of 101 East, its weekly Asian affair programme. It included the oft-repeated claim that New Zealand has “the second highest imprisonment rate in the western world”,
Warning: Trigger warning for rape. The following story was sent to us and for obvious reasons the writer asked to remain anonymous.
Russell Brand is the only person who has suggested to me that the material world is an illusion. Given that he did so between service at Peter Gordon’s Dine, I was inclined to agree.
Remind me never to play poker. With a face like mine there’s no hope in hell I’d ever win – one glance and you’d know if my hand was a winner or a loser.
United Future leader Peter Dunne writes on the perils of a two-party system and why we must cheer on our minor party friends.
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has submitted the below as a guest blog. We didn’t ask for any specific topic so it was fair game.