“I can’t stand this indecision, married with a lack of vision…”

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A Rare Intervention

This week, we’ve seen the synthesis of the opposition to Aotearoa’s COVID-19 strategy emerge in three similar forms. Firstly, former Prime Minister and noted waitress harasser, Sir John Key had a 1300 word Op-Ed published on every single media…


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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Aotearoa, 556 days ago, the country has spent around 3 months in higher-levels of lockdown. Over a year of the pandemic experience in this country has not been that of late-2019, or even early 2020. The pandemic has changed how we work…


“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

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It has been 1,383 days since the New Zealand Men’s International football team played a game in Aotearoa. Just a shade over three years, nine months. Imagine if the All Blacks didn’t play a home fixture for three years. You can’t, because it would never happen.

The ‘All Whites’ have…


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In June I went through the projects of New Zealand anti-transgender group, Speak Up For Women. Turns out, every single one of their stated projects as a women’s lobby group involve trans people. Every. Single. One.

The very first thing I looked at was their response to the PRISM report…


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The War in Afghanistan is over, a few months shy of its twentieth anniversary. The longest running active conflict ever engaged in by the United States, the longest occupation of a foreign territory (that the U.S does not pretend belongs to it, or is a state) is over. The result…


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I am writing first to commend the parties who voted in favour of the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation at its first reading in Parliament, even those who have queries or doubts about the legislation that they are seeking to amend or examine during this Select Committee process. …


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I was legally an adult when the UK Government repealed Section 28 of the Local Government Act. It had been in force for 15 of the 18 years I had been alive, my entire life at school.

Enacted on 24 May 1988, the amendment stated that a local authority “shall…


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With the news that the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration (BDMRR) has gone to Cabinet ahead of its second reading, and then return to Public Submissions to the Select Committee(again), it was curious to see noted anti-transgender group Speak Up For Women claiming the bill was a demonstration that…


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I met Sir Terry Pratchett once, at a book signing. I was about seven years old, and my mum — who had introduced me to his work — had found out he was doing a book signing at a Waterstones in Milton Keynes. …


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In the early part of the last decade, yes it’s the last decade sorry to break it to you, the chaos left by the previous decade’s invasion of Iraq was seized upon by Daesh — more commonly known as ISIS or ISIL. I do not need to go into the…

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