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Rationalists lay complaint against Human Rights Commission

Monday, 2 January 2017, 7:52 pm | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

A complaint against the Human Rights Commission has been laid by the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists, citing the HRC’s failure to address state sanctioned religious discrimination in primary schools. More >>

Texan Heathens Invade New Zealand

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 11:15 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

The New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists in conjunction with the Reason and Science Society at Auckland University will be hosting an evening of discussion on March 10 featuring Matt Dillahunty and AronRa talking about the relationships ... More >>

Good Bye to the Crime of Blasphemy

Wednesday, 9 July 2008, 10:36 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

From July 8th blasphemy will no longer be a crime in Britain. The NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists recommends that New Zealand follows Britain’s example by removing of the crime of blasphemous libel from its law books. More >>

Legislation Breaches Separation Of Church & State

Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 10:18 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

The President of the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists (NZARH) Elizabeth McKenzie, said today the special legislation being pushed through Parliament to grant special tax exempt status to the Melanesian Mission Trust is a breach of ... More >>

New Zealand's Purple Economy

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 1:27 pm | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

A new study on tax law and religion in New Zealand and Australia by political sociologist Dr Max Wallace reveals that, in a time when New Zealand is the most secular nation on Earth, religious organizations are still being subsidised indirectly by New Zealand ... More >>

"Bible in schools outdated"

Monday, 27 August 2007, 12:51 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

Rationalists and Humanists welcome proposals from the Interfaith forum for the teaching of comparative religion in schools, but also want non-religious world views to be taught. More >>

Charles Southwell Award 2006

Thursday, 22 June 2006, 4:42 pm | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

The Charles Southwell Award for 2006 has been awarded to the controversial artist Andy Leleisi'uao for his brave work questioning some sacred cows in Samoan society, such as the dominant - and sometimes stultifying - role of the church. More >>

Smacking Debate to Continue at Rationalist House

Tuesday, 18 April 2006, 4:04 pm | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

The NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists will be holding a debate on the proposed repeal of Section 59 of the Crimes Act, which allows parents to use reasonable force when punishing their children. More >>

Fundy Post Launches Appeal

Thursday, 23 February 2006, 12:31 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

we have never before asked you for help, but a matter of serious concern has arisen and we need your assistance. The problem is simple: the Maxim Institute is in trouble. More >>

Rationalists and Humanists Hold Conference Sunday

Friday, 18 November 2005, 4:17 pm | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

The NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists will be holding a conference on Sunday 20th November. More >>

The Fundy Post: Sorry Seems to be The Hardest Word

Thursday, 3 November 2005, 10:18 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks. First the story of Bruce Logan's cutting and pasting in Fundy Post 18 was picked up by Russell Brown, then by various bloggers, then by the print, radio and TV media. For those who like links, here are some. For ... More >>

Rationalists Say Vote Early, Vote Strategically

Monday, 22 August 2005, 11:16 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

Newsflash: The Fundy Post Newswire has links to all the best stories about religious politics and political religion. Updated daily at http://www.nzarh.org.nz/newswire.htm More >>

The Fundy Post 20 July 2005 – Tammy Bruce Special

Friday, 22 July 2005, 12:10 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

So, who or what or why is Tammy Bruce? In case you did not notice, Ms Bruce visited our shores and made some media appearances. Then she went home. According to some, this was an event of great importance. No less a media eminence than Herald columnist ... More >>

United Future is NOT a Christian Party

Friday, 17 June 2005, 4:58 pm | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

It needs to be made absolutely clear, from the start, that United Future is NOT a Christian Party. We need to stop these rumours before they get around and cause damage. Before you know it, people will be saying that United Future is a Christian political ... More >>

The Fundy Post - Youth against Fascism

Tuesday, 7 June 2005, 5:09 pm | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

Since the last Fundy Post was published, the phones have not stopped ringing. The Watchdog story has appeared in Russell Brown's Hard News, the New Zealand Herald, the Dominion Post, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age, as well as being ... More >>

Fundy Post - Who Watches the Watchdog?

Monday, 16 May 2005, 5:29 pm | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

Last Monday afternoon, a student at Takapuna Grammar School wanted to look at the anarchist website www.infoshop.org on one of his school's computers, as he had done several times before. This time, however, he found access to the site was blocked ... More >>

Rationalists and Humanists welcomes Bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2005, 4:56 pm | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

The NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists welcomes the passing of the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill into law, by a commanding majority of Parliament. More >>

Fundy Post: On Hunger, Politicians, and Piffle

Thursday, 9 December 2004, 9:06 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

This Fundy Post dispatch comes to you from the front line of the war for civil unions, on the the eve of the final battle, tomorrow's vote. Fighting has been relentless all week. I am authorised to report to you that our forces and innocent civilians ... More >>

Maxim Institute Supports Relationships Bill

Thursday, 9 December 2004, 9:04 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

In a dramatic development in the debate over Civil Unions, the Maxim Institute gave its support to the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill which will accompany the Civil Union Bill that will go to its final vote today. More >>

The Fundy Post: Welcome back

Tuesday, 30 November 2004, 10:48 am | NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

Having made it to double figures, I was hoping to do something different and, just once, avoid talking about The Maxim Institute in this issue. I won't, because there is just so much going on. Sorry; I will try to be good next week. More >>

 

 

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