The stand-off between Corrections and a group of prisoners rioting at Waikeria Prison appears to be no closer to a conclusion.* Fires continue to be set by the rioters who have made their demands known in a statement via extremist group People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA).

They allege that inhumane…


In recent years, the Overton Window of acceptable positions to hold on how we deal with crime and punishment has shifted considerably. Campaigning by prison abolition groups — once viewed as batshit crazy by virtually all sectors of society — has gained traction with the academic and activist leftists. …


I am going to willingly step into their click-bait advertising trap to ask some questions of their selective virtue signalling. You see, Jane Arthur and Catherine Robertson want you to know that they simply will not stock the books of arguably the world’s best selling author. They “have queer and…


On International Men’s Day I try to ignore the nonsense online and think of my wonderful father — the only true parent I’ve had — and the other decent men in my life. …


There are many interesting political narratives to be explored in this predictably contentious US election. Pollsters once again proved to be entirely out of touch with the American public and some 70 million people voted for the man the media has spent four years treating as a hostile agent. And…


It has been a while since I have done a bit-by-bit response piece, but this weekend Radio New Zealand journalist Kim Hill interviewed Professor Judith Butler on the conflict between trans activists and “TERFs” and I have a lot I would like to say about it. Needless to say, I…


Prime Minister Ardern at the second Leader’s Debate

Which human rights count, Prime Minister?

You stood on the debating stage and shrugged as you dismissed rights enshrined in our Human Rights Act.

Whose comfort counts, Prime Minister?

You said everyone should use the bathroom they are comfortable in, but what happens when one person’s comfort creates discomfort for…


The danger of woke politics is that the adamant self-righteousness that accompanies it blinds people to the weaknesses of their ideology.

Following anti-woke declarations from both Winston Peters and Judith Collins, the most woke among us have lashed out on their usual stomping ground (Twitter) and in their characteristic fashion…


OPINION: We’ve eliminated Covid-19. According to some experts our Government’s actions have saved tens of thousands of lives. We trudge back to the office — those of us who still have jobs — as the rest of the world continues to battle the virus.

But at what cost? And to…


OPINION: Kiwis love an underdog. It is a point of pride for our small nation to see ourselves punching above our weight on the world stage. …

Ani O’Brien

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