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Why I’m so keen on a new Flag

I see that 88% of those polled are against changing the flag. Yesterday the second Christchurch meeting to discuss the flag change attracted 14 people – at least they got more people than are on the panel this time. These are just the sort of odds I revel in, so let’s go through the arguments […]

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Why are we still dragging our feet on climate change?

Climate change deniers have well and truly been given the flick yet political commitment to policies to reduce carbon footprints remains limp. Given the Government’s quick and dirty climate change consultation (it is 4 weeks long, logically flawed and doesn’t include any proposed targets), they appear to be continuing their ‘do the least possible’ approach. […]

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Why do we think beneficiaries are nothing?

This week Canterbury Community Law published some research on what it was like to be a beneficiary in the Canterbury region. While the research was not representative of all beneficiaries’ experiences in New Zealand, it does highlights the dehumanising, belittling, confidence sapping, and stigmatising experience that being on welfare can be. It makes for grim […]

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