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Flavell is right in calling for a review of racism in our justice system, but wrong to overlook progress

Earlier this week Maori Party leader Te Ururoa Flavell hung out his flag as the newly appointed Minister of Maori Development. He did so by quite rightly calling time on National’s smug response to news that fewer young people are heading to court. While overall numbers are down, the over-representation of Maori among youth in […]

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Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus on dirty politics, spies and conspiracies, and tragically way too little on policy. Those stories will no doubt continue to be discussed long after the vote counting stops but with election day upon us, at least a little attention to the […]

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Ask me anything on Election 2014

At 12:30pm I will be doing an “ask me anything” live chat on election 2014. Topics I would like to talk about are around the environment, tax, welfare, inequality, economics. Everyone is welcome, leave your indifference at the door. Live Blog Ask me anything re election – With Gareth Morgan  

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Vision for football in New Zealand

In two extended radio interviews Gareth Morgan expanded on his vision for football in New Zealand and got more specific about how the governance and management of the sport has to change if it is ever going to lift itself beyond the level first reached by John Adshead’s 1982 World Cup team and emulated in […]

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The Recipe for Change

Fake food now kills as many people as cigarettes, and it is time to apply the same solutions as we did to that problem. There is a tried and tested formula to crack this problem – education, regulation, taxation and stigmatisation. This article looks at all the things we could change as a society to […]

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