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Coca-Cola Christmas In the Park is a National Disgrace

Posted 10:45am Sunday 26th March 2017 by Joel McManus

It’s time for us to accept it: Coca Cola Christmas in the Park has become a disgrace. Every year thousands of irresponsible and careless middle-aged people descend on public property, get off their chops on eggnog and sherry, leave a disgusting mess of cans, cups and mince tart wrappers Read more...

Abortion Law Reform Coming to Forefront of Public Debate

Posted 10:52am Sunday 19th March 2017 by Joe Higham

A resurgence of public debate surrounding abortion reform is currently taking place in New Zealand, just as the United Kingdom has signalled its intent to discuss the possibility of decriminalising women who bring about their own abortion. New Zealand women currently have to adhere to strict Read more...

Hepatitis C Continues to Plague NZers As Govt Fights Losing Battle

Posted 10:38am Sunday 19th March 2017 by Joe Higham

The Otago Hepatitis C Resource Centre is continuing to struggle to survive amid funding issues from central government. The current six-month contracts are doing little to provide financial security to the centre.  Hepatitis C is a disease that is spread through blood-to-blood contact, an Read more...

Wellington Students Protest NZ Rape Culture

Posted 10:32am Sunday 19th March 2017 by Anna Linton

A protest set up by three Wellington high schools against New Zealand rape culture saw hundreds march from Parliament to Civic Square in Wellington last Monday.  The protest comes as a result of offensive comments made recently by high school students at Wellington College surfaced on Read more...

Annette King’s Departure Leaves Jacinda Ardern Poised to Become Labour’s Deputy Leader

Posted 10:40am Sunday 5th March 2017 by Anna Linton

Annette King has stood down as the Labour Party’s Deputy Leader, with both herself and leader Andrew Little endorsing Jacinda Ardern as her successor.  “I did ask her [King] to stay on the front bench with the Health Portfolio, and she did consider it,” Little told Critic, Read more...

Why Use Facts When You Can Use Anecdotes?

Posted 10:24am Sunday 5th March 2017 by Joe Higham

Prime Minister Bill English has blamed unemployment rates on young people failing workplace drug tests; despite admitting the comments he made were based entirely on anecdotal evidence. English explained that high unemployment figures do not reflect a need to limit the amount of unskilled Read more...

Dotcom Loses High Court Extradition Battle, Vows to Fight On

Posted 10:48am Sunday 26th February 2017 by Joe Higham

Last week, New Zealand’s High Court ruled in favour of extraditing Kim Dotcom and his co-accused to the United States over their roles in the now-defunct file-sharing business Megaupload.  The United States of America are seeking to have Dotcom (and the three other co-accused) Read more...

Legal Aid Office closures put “extra strain on the system”

Posted 10:16am Saturday 24th September 2016 by Joel McManus

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that 6 of the 8 legal aid offices in New Zealand will close early next year, including the Christchurch branch, the only office left in the South Island. The process will be centralised in Auckland and Takapuna, something widely criticised by many in the legal Read more...

Mt Eden Prison suggested as shelter for homeless

Posted 10:34am Saturday 10th September 2016 by Joe Higham

The derelict grounds of Mt Eden Prison could be used to shelter the homeless, according to submissions from a cross-party inquiry into homelessness.  Submissions to the inquiry will “initially be heard in person at four locations: Te Puea Marae in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, and Read more...

John Key calls Australian PM his “BFF Forever”

Posted 10:32am Saturday 10th September 2016 by Joel McManus

Drama broke out on the international relations front after Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull tweeted a picture of himself with newly appointed UK leader Theresa May, with the caption “There couldn’t be two countries with closer bonds than Australia and Britain”. A heartbroken John Read more...

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