Proud To Be A New Zealander?

This is the country that led the world in equal suffrage, and stood up to the might of the United States to make a principled stand on nuclear armed warships entering our ports. When the French government were conducting atmospheric tests in the Pacific Islands and used their military to engage in acts of violence against New Zealanders with the courage to protest our government sent a naval frigate with a cabinet minister on board to protect our countrymen. This is the country where a Labour government denied visas to a rugby team to play apartheid sport and when a National Government supported apartheid sport this is the country where over a million people stood up to be counted. In fact on every important issue of principle over several generations New Zealanders have stood up and taken a decent stand and have demonstrated to the world that we are capable of thinking for ourselves and expressing our own point of view, even if it is at odds with others. . . . → Read More: Proud To Be A New Zealander?

What Would You Say?

The GCSB said the law was ambiguous and confusing in relation to what it’s powers were over spying on New Zealanders. Really? 14. Interceptions not to target domestic communications Neither the Director, nor an employee of the Bureau, nor a person acting on behalf of the Bureau may authorise or take any action for the purpose of intercepting the communications of a person (not being a foreign organisation or a foreign person) who is a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident. That looks as clear as dog’s balls to me, but I’m not an intelligence person. . . . → Read More: What Would You Say?

Shadow Of Doubt

I hadn’t taken much notice of the Crewe Murders to be honest as the trials unfolded, but you couldn’t really ignore the efforts of the Thomas retrial committee as they fought to free an an innocent man. Mum was a wardsmaid at Middlemore while Thomas was hospitalised during his imprisonment. I remember her coming home to Buckland Road one night and telling me ‘He is innocent, I can tell by his eyes, he couldn’t have murdered anyone’ That was good enough for me. . . . → Read More: Shadow Of Doubt

What Do You Call An Act Leader In A Suit

When John Key ordered the party faithful of Epsom to help rig the last election he told them to vote for the former National party Police Minister John Banks.

How did they feel seeing their MP in the defendant dock on Friday.

John Banks, Government Minister

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/8646686/I-haven-t-committed-any-offence-ACT-leader

 

 

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