Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Latest stories

Blackview BV9500 review: a seriously tough phone

New Zealand
October 21, 2018 0

Blackview BV9500: 4GB/64GB Helio P23, 2.5GHz, Android 8.1, IP69K rugged phone Nutshell review: Three weeks after purchase, I’m impressed with this phone. The Blackview BV9500 is pitched at tradies, construction workers and farmers. It offers […]

Catholic Church in crisis: save money or save souls?

New Zealand
October 4, 2018 3

The Catholic Hierarchy is letting its people down By Amy Brooke                                                                  When visiting in England a while back, one of the highlights of our trip was finding the tomb of the great Anglo-French, […]

Amy Brooke: the future’s on hold

New Zealand
September 28, 2018 0

By Amy Brooke Operationally inadequate? AIR New Zealand,  Southern Cross, Vodafone, the major banks, power and communication companies? Contrary to the mantra that competition is always good, the now constant practice of cutting corners in […]

Prayer and politics: abandon it at your peril

New Zealand
February 20, 2018 0
By Ian Wishart Andrew Dickens had a fascinating segment on Church and State on Newstalk ZB today, as various lobbyists push for an end to prayer at parliament and council meetings. The average atheist thinks [...]
  • Feature articles
    By Ian Wishart Only hours into their administration, the new Labour coalition government has already incurred the wrath of Aucklanders with its promotion of a ten cent per litre regional fuel tax. It will actually [...]
  • Science
    Kids’ Science Quotes   The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays, exams, and classroom discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders. They illustrate Mark Twain’s contention that the ‘most interesting [...]
  • New Zealand
    Urgent review for New-Born Baby to Be Returned to Its Parents Wednesday, 11 October 2017 Update by Sue O’Callaghan Call for new-born baby to be returned to its parents A 5 day old baby taken from [...]
  • New Zealand
    By Ian Wishart If you open up any New Zealand school history textbook, it will proudly declare that New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the vote, back in 1893. [...]
  • New Zealand
    By Ian Wishart The scandal surrounding who leaked information about the overpaid pension of NZ First leader Winston Peters raises some fascinating questions. In recent weeks we’ve seen the Green Party implode and its voters [...]
  • New Zealand
    Several years ago, against the advice of many, restrictions on discussing suicide in the news media were lifted. Change advocates, with the best of intentions, argued that our suicide problem had to be brought into [...]
Create a custom menu under "Appearance => Menus" in your WordPress dashboard to display social icons in this widget.

Follow on Facebook

FOLLOW ON TWITTER

Feature articles

Labour/Greens locked in 1970s urban planning timewarp

October 27, 2017 6

By Ian Wishart Only hours into their administration, the new Labour coalition government has already incurred the wrath of Aucklanders with its promotion of a ten cent per litre regional fuel tax. It will actually […]

Feature articles

The transgender debate: do women have rights to privacy?

April 5, 2017 1

The recent controversies over transgender bathrooms in the USA and transgender kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard winning a women’s tournament in Australia after a long career as a biological male weightlifter have highlighted the thorny issues […]