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Liar liar pants on fire over animal cruelty

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 8:47 am | Lynley Tulloch

New Zealand has a reputation for being a nation of animal lovers due to high level of pet ownership and the rural lifestyle of many New Zealanders. However recently in Auckland a duck had fireworks shoved in his beak which were then set alight. He ... More >>

Predator Free 2050 and The Call to Arms

Monday, 16 October 2017, 9:37 am | Lynley Tulloch

New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 goal includes encouraging community-led projects to kill possums, rats and stoats. Nicola Toki, New Zealand’s Endangered Wildlife Ambassador, claims that it is important that New Zealanders get on board with the ... More >>

Theo Spierings - Fat Cat with the cream

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 12:24 pm | Starfish Bobby Calf Project

The recent news that Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings was paid $8.32 million in 2017 has caused a stir. This huge salary seems incongruous with recent stories of farmer debt, suicide and struggle in New Zealand. Fonterra is a multinational ... More >>

Moko & The Systems That Let Him Down

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 12:19 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Moko Rangitoheriri died on August 10, 2015. It’s two years on and his story is just as heart-breaking now as it was then. A recent inquest found that there were warning signs that were not heeded. More >>

Vigil aims to highlight plight of bobbies

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 4:57 pm | Starfish Bobby Calf Project

Its nearly Spring, but many new-born calves will never feel the warmth of the sun on their backs. Already a significant number of calves who were born this winter died before the first daffodil unfolded. They were quite literally born to die. More >>

Meteria Turei and the modern day witch hunters

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:40 am | Lynley Tulloch

Meteria Turei made her confession of ‘benefit fraud’ in the depths of a rather cold and wet winter. It’s a time when the most vulnerable among us are struggling. Many single mothers and those on benefits are forced to live in inadequate, damp ... More >>

Uruti possum hunt and school violence

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:38 am | Lynley Tulloch

It’s the stuff of childhood nightmares and yet twice as scary because it is real. Children at many rural schools in New Zealand are encouraged to not only participate in killing animals, but also to dress them up in a range of creative and yet ghoulish ... More >>

OP ED on youth unemployment

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:04 pm | Lynley Tulloch

NEETS (not in employment, education or training) is a new term that is being bandied around a lot at the moment. Labour MP Grant Robertson raised the issue of NEETS with Stephen Joyce in parliament last month. He stated that since this time last year ... More >>

The Meat movie - Lynley Tulloch

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:50 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The feature documentary that is on everyone’s lips at the moment is quite simply called Meat . Producer David White has gone behind the scenes of an industrial pig farm, a chicken farm and a sheep and beef farm. This movie also features a deer hunter. More >>

A Story of New Zealand Violence - Lynley Tulloch

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:56 pm | Lynley Tulloch

As New Zealanders we like to think of New Zealand as our ‘Godzone’; that little piece of paradise and a nation of animal lovers, outdoorsy types and friendly down-to-earth people. It’s our own Hans Christian Andersen version of our lives. More >>

Easter Bunny Hunts and Best Dressed Possum school events

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 11:19 am | Lynley Tulloch

With the last of the chocolate wiped from the mouths of overstuffed children we can now proclaim Easter finished. Yet some of the hypocrisies emerging in the name of this celebration are likely to die hard. Easter is one of the oldest festivals of ... More >>

Gender bias in the workforce - Lynley Tulloch

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:58 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The recent commentary on the gender pay gap has been lively, but disappointing in its naivety. For those who missed all the fun, Deputy Prime-Minister Paula Bennet recently attributed the pay gap between men and women to gender bias in firing and ... More >>

Rural bachelors and Marcella Bakker - By Lynley Tulloch

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 2:22 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Rural New Zealand has had a lot of publicity recently. Polluted waterways, unmanageable debt, farmer suicide and animal cruelty - it seems all bad news. Now another issue has been added to the mix: the maintenance of New Zealand’s rural population due ... More >>

Disturbing treatment of rodeo animals - Lynley Tulloch

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 1:43 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Recent footage at the mid-Northern rodeo showed animals in distress. Scenes included calves being electrically prodded, a bull crawling out of a chute on his knees and a horse being held down by six men. It’s disturbing. More >>

Pakeha, own your own history - Lynley Tulloch and Paul Judge

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 3:47 pm | Lynley Tulloch and Paul Judge

Waitangi Day has generated a range of views in media which indicate our race relations are not quite as fabulous as we like to tell ourselves. More >>

Fonterra’s Retro-Ads – Not Cool

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:18 pm | Lynley Tulloch and Paul Judge

Fonterra’s retro inspired new ads seem to have backfired. Their graphic simplicity has created a remarkable canvas for anti-dairy campaigners to alter the pro-dairy message using paint or printed out letters. “Cool Again”, only requires a three ... More >>

Mad Butcher op ed

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:13 pm | Lynley Tulloch and Paul Judge

Lynley Tulloch and Paul Judge The Mad Butcher debacle has captivated the country with all the dramatics of a season finale of Shortland Street. And let’s face it, Sir Peter Leitch is every bit as kiwi as Shorty and just as loved. More >>

On the review of Te Whāriki - Lynley Tulloch

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:24 am | Lynley Tulloch

Currently New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum Te Whāriki He Whāriki Mātauranga mo ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa is in the process of being updated. And it is not a just trivial tinkering of this world-class ... More >>

Stranded cows in Kaikoura Earthquake

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 5:00 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kaikoura, stunning aerial images have surfaced of torn up roads and landslides. Yet while reports of daredevil skaters making the most of new territory have appeared in the news, there have also been some less-than-willing ... More >>


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