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Hester Moore : What do our refugee policies say about us?

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:29 am | Guest Opinion

Policy can be illumative. Behind the carefully framed language of politicians lie a country’s confidences, fears and insecurities. Above all, however, policy speaks to a nation’s shifting experiences. More >>

Increasing Women’s Leadership Integral to Pacific Growth

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 3:07 pm | Guest Opinion

As the 59th Commission on the Status of Women gets underway in New York, it provides a good opportunity to take stock on commitments made to improve outcomes for Pacific women, particularly in the area of leadership. More >>

Lessons From My Right Wing Father | Jodie Bruning

Monday, 21 April 2014, 5:54 pm | Guest Opinion

It’s an election year and I am pondering my past and my present. You see, I vote Green, I have for years, yet all my beliefs, I learnt from my right wing farmer father. It’s a bit confusing. However with my value set, I feel compelled to vote like ... More >>

The Hobbit - a Huge Strategic Win for NZ Inc.

Saturday, 30 October 2010, 11:41 pm | Guest Opinion

In 2005 Helen Clark flew to Dublin to support Jock Hobbs, Colin Meads and Tana Umaga to secure the hosting rights for the 2011 Rugby World Cup for New Zealand. This week, John Key clinched a deal with Warner Bros to keep the making of The Hobbit movies ... More >>

Tilting at windmills instead of the Manawatu River

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 5:42 pm | Guest Opinion

In recent weeks there’s been rehash of a nasty farmer stereotype over the Manawatu River. You know what I mean. Farmers seemingly thumbing their noses at an environmental imperative and being tut-tutted by mayors and environmentalists as pendants. The ... More >>

Privacy: Biometrics & ‘Enhanced’ Drivers Licenses

Tuesday, 11 November 2008, 10:26 pm | Guest Opinion

Privacy advocates across Canada have been struggling to prevent the Ontario provincial government from passing legislation that will see radio identifiers and biometric data inserted into future Ontarian drivers licenses. In spite of their efforts to ... More >>

Mother's perspective: The Obama Effect

Monday, 10 November 2008, 6:18 pm | Guest Opinion

The body, the mind and the soul were all ready; but, the night was long and the morning was painfully a distant dream. It was around 2 AM, the night before the 2008 presidential election, when I tossed and hastily checked the time to sadly realize that I still ... More >>

Op-Ed: Billions In Bailouts For The Wealthy

Friday, 17 October 2008, 9:17 am | Guest Opinion

Last week the US government provided another bailout of $37.8 billion to the giant insurance company, AIG, bringing the total of rescue loans to that one company in the last two weeks to nearly $123 billion. More >>

Juliet Bonnay: The Antidote to Violence

Friday, 10 October 2008, 12:00 am | Guest Opinion

The motto in my family when I grew up in the fifties was: Children should be seen but not heard. More >>

2 million+ deaths in Iraqi Holocaust, Genocide

Thursday, 20 March 2008, 3:15 pm | Guest Opinion

On the 5th anniversary of the illegal, war criminal, Australian, UK and US invasion of Iraq there is an ongoing Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide in which post-invasion non-violent and violent excess deaths (avoidable deaths) total 1.7-2.2 million, post-invasion ... More >>

HLF Prosecutors Asked For Justice & Got It

Sunday, 28 October 2007, 6:32 pm | Guest Opinion

After years of investigations and wiretaps, after three months of court arguments and a record 19 straight days of jury deliberations, the jury could not return a single guilty verdict on the nearly 200 charges in a case against the Texas-based ... More >>

Medical Care - From Mayonnaise Jars to Mandates

Wednesday, 15 August 2007, 10:32 am | Guest Opinion

Michael’s Moore’s latest movie “ Sicko ”, has many in the nation considering, if not taking part in bringing about, a new medical paradigm in America. Moore, along with many growing grassroots organizations, is calling for no less than the full ... More >>

Elizabeth Mataka appointed UN AIDS Special Envoy

Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 1:59 pm | Guest Opinion

The recent appointment of Elizabeth Mataka as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's new Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa is a first in many ways. More >>

Althea Campbell: Parachuting Democracy

Monday, 4 June 2007, 7:50 pm | Guest Opinion

An article in the Washington Post “Dead air in Caracas” (reproduced by papers in New Zealand) puts a western perspective on the closing of the television station RCTV in that city, and indeed there has been a huge amount of publicity all over ... More >>

FAQs - Hand-Counted Paper Ballots

Monday, 14 May 2007, 12:43 am | Guest Opinion

NOTE: This is a work in progress. Please send any suggestions to either or both of the authors, listed below. View the original version at the link below for the latest version. More >>

Where Are All The Adults With Autism?

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 9:55 am | Guest Opinion

In February, 2007, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the results of two surveys of autism spectrum disorders covering 22 states. Using the newly funded Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM), CDC researchers ... More >>

The Psychology Behind G.W. Bush's Decision-Making

Thursday, 12 April 2007, 4:00 pm | Guest Opinion

When we feel inadequate about some aspect of our lives, we work to submerge those feelings with compensations and defenses. Evidence is that in the case of George W. Bush, deep feelings of inadequacy and powerful defensive behaviors employed to ... More >>

Autism: "A Serious Public Health Problem"

Tuesday, 10 April 2007, 11:41 am | Guest Opinion

The article about autism, No Know Cause, No Cure by Jennifer Chancellor in the Tulsa World on April 1 got my attention. It wasn’t because we were again told that no one knows for sure why one in every 150 U.S. kids is now autistic, or that experts ... More >>

Relationship Between White House And Maoists

Monday, 2 April 2007, 2:12 pm | Guest Opinion

"We respect each other's sovereignty. We will never interfere in each other's internal affairs. Both of us will work towards eliminating ideological prejudices. Individual freedom will never be ignored. Both of us will adhere to the principles set in the ... More >>

P B Khatri: Nepal - Lessons from Gaur Incident

Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 10:34 am | Guest Opinion

The Gaur incident is truly a horrendous incident in the historical chronology of mass killings over the decade in Nepal. The barbaric mass killings by the Maoists in various occasions during their so called people's war including Bandermudhe (Madhi), ... More >>





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