The Tory Templar | Issue 14

Posted 8:39pm Sunday 3rd June 2012

Oh how quickly “Yes We Can” becomes “No We Can’t”. A mere four years ago liberals the world over were hailing Brack Obama as a great orator, a great statesman, our hope for the future. Today we can look back on four years of failure. For all his talk Obama has achieved very little. The Templar Read more...

The Tory Templar | Issue 13

Posted 7:40pm Sunday 27th May 2012

Rule Britannia may be consigned to the Youtube clips of sixth form history, but Britain’s presence still looms large over this country. With Queen Elizabeth celebrating her diamond jubilee and the Queen’s Birthday holiday around the corner, the question will undoubtedly arise: “Should we be a Read more...

The Tory Templar | Issue 12

Posted 7:58pm Sunday 20th May 2012

Whilst the world worries about whether the Eurozone will last the month, and the rest of New Zealand worries whether our women are truly the sluts that Colin Craig claims they are, we here in Dunedin are rather preoccupied with a certain fiberglass-like structure. Yes, the stadium, built as the Read more...

The Tory Templar | Issue 11

Posted 7:08pm Sunday 13th May 2012

The ACT Party may be tying its own noose but it will still be able to get its pet project passed into law. Charter schools are a pretty simple concept. They receive the same per-child government funding as state schools but have the freedom to set their own curriculum and qualifications, teacher Read more...

The Tory Templar | Issue 10

Posted 12:51am Monday 7th May 2012

The left has been crying foul over asset sales virtually from the moment the first syllable left John Key’s lips. Let’s clarify a few points from the beginning; a lot of people seem to not know much about this issue, yet are still up in arms. The government is looking to sell off up to, and no more Read more...

The Tory Templar | Issue 9

Posted 4:56pm Sunday 29th April 2012

It has been claimed that the words “lest we forget” are misused. Instead we should say “lest we remember”. That’s what it’s about they say, the memorials and the two minutes’ silence, because there is no better way of forgetting something than by commemorating it, they say. They lie. We Read more...

The Tory Templar | Issue 8

Posted 5:04pm Sunday 22nd April 2012

The National Government has vetoed the idea of six months’ paid parental leave, saying $150 million a year is spent on PPL provisions already and more is unaffordable. This government is not big on extending any kind of benefit, especially in the current economic climate. The Templar believes this Read more...

The Tory Templar | Issue 7

Posted 3:53pm Sunday 15th April 2012

As I write this, and probably as you read it, a despot is killing his people. State violence against rebels in Syria has led to the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians, who only want the freedoms that everyone else has. Kofi Annan has put forward a six-point peace plan that Syria, in anger at Read more...

The Tory Templar | Issue 6

Posted 7:07pm Sunday 1st April 2012

A case is currently in front of the Waitangi Tribunal looking into the running of Maori-language preschools. These centres claim they need more funding and separate legislation to ensure that the language survives. This raises an interesting question – what role should Maori language and culture Read more...

The Tory Templar | Issue 5

Posted 4:26pm Sunday 25th March 2012

The Maritime Union and Ports of Auckland are at odds over the Port’s insistence on more flexible working hours, and the union’s insistence that this provides too much uncertainty for staff and is inherently unfair. What to do? Strike, apparently. If even a hardcore lefty such as Auckland Read more...

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