Articles by: Guest Post

Feminism, Rights

On Roast Busters and Radio Live – rape isn’t a drunken oversight.

On Roast Busters and Radio Live – rape isn’t a drunken oversight.

Warning: Trigger warning for rape. The following story was sent to us and for obvious reasons the writer asked to remain anonymous. 

by × November 6, 2013 × 6 comments

Politics

Peter Dunne: It’s my party and I’ll agglomerate if I want to

Peter Dunne: It’s my party and I’ll agglomerate if I want to

United Future leader Peter Dunne writes on the perils of a two-party system and why we must cheer on our minor party friends.

by × October 31, 2013 × 2 comments

Politics, Rights

Metiria Turei: Our own will rightly hold us to account

Metiria Turei: Our own will rightly hold us to account

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.

by × October 30, 2013 × 2 comments

General, Humour

You Don’t Know Me: Heather du Plessis-Allan – 	I will be a rock star yet

You Don’t Know Me: Heather du Plessis-Allan – I will be a rock star yet

We’ve invited a group of well known New Zealanders to submit pieces about subjects that they aren’t well known for.This will be an irregular series so check back often. This is the second such piece and it’s written by Seven Sharp and TVNZ reporter Heather du Plessis-Allan.

by × October 8, 2013 × 0 comments

Politics

Judith Collins: Dance of the Desperates

Judith Collins: Dance of the Desperates

By Hon Judith Collins I grew up Labour – in the days of Norm Kirk and the more forgettable Bill Rowling.  I knew David Lange – having chosen to intern in his Mangere Electorate Office while at Law School.

by × September 10, 2013 × 14 comments

General, Health

You don’t know me: Ali Ikram

You don’t know me: Ali Ikram

We’ve invited a group of well known New Zealanders to submit pieces about subjects that they aren’t well known for.

by × July 31, 2013 × 2 comments

Reviews, Rights

I’m not a fascist but…

I’m not a fascist but…

By Scott Common We vote to select our government, both local and regional. It’s used in our entertainment, from Survivor to talent shows.

by × July 2, 2013 × 0 comments

International

Defending the 2nd amendment

Defending the 2nd amendment

In response to today’s piece on gun control in the US, Linoge, a reader in the United States had the following to say in rebuttal To follow the same pattern as the article, I see three primary faults in it.

by × May 9, 2013 × 54 comments

International

Defending the celebration of death

Defending the celebration of death

Lord Sutch tackled the celebration of death in his recent post. I’m inclined to agree with his final thoughts, but specifically in a New Zealand context.

by × April 21, 2013 × 2 comments