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UK Iraq Inquiry Uncovering Real Truth Behind War

UK Iraq Inquiry Uncovering Real Truth Behind War

Over the last four months, Britain's Iraq War Inquiry has begun uncovering the real truth behind that conflict. The inquiry, ordered by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and chaired by former civil servant Sir John Chilcott, has seen some stunning evidence provided by witnesses.

Robin Brooke Did The Right Thing - Why Didn't Tony Veitch?

I must say congratulations to former All Black Robin Brooke for fronting up on Close Up and apologising publicly (as well as privately) to the young 15 year old year he indecently assaulted in Fiji.

John Key Announces National Going Act Lite

Earlier on in National's term, it was accused of being a 'Labour lite' government. Now it is turning towards the right in its mid-term year and becoming 'Act lite'.

Time For A New Flag

Time For A New Flag

This week, the New Zealand Herald has been running a campaign calling for a new flag. I couldn't agree more.

Waitangi Day: It Is Our National Day

Waitangi Day: It Is Our National Day

As I write this, we are coming to the sunny end of Waitangi Day 2010. For years, some people (mainly Pakeha) have said that this day should not be our national day. I would say that is and should continue to be so.

Teaching To The Test #2 - Why Anne Tolley's Already A Failure

Teaching To The Test #2 - Why Anne Tolley's Already A Failure

About six months ago, I blogged on this site about the release of the Government's National Standards testing plans for primary school children.

Minimum Wage Increase Real Blow For Workers

The minimum wage increase announced this week is a real blow for workers. Given the miserly sum of 25 cents per hour extra, minimum rate workers up and down the country were not exactly jumping up and down with joy at this act of beneficence from the Nats.

Hands Up - Who's Sick Of Telecom?

Hands Up - Who's Sick Of Telecom?

Hands up - who's sick of Telecom? Well, as one of thousands of frustrated XT Mobile customers, I am.

We Pay To Keep The Power On!

We Pay To Keep The Power On!

Yesterday's power outage in Auckland should shows that we still have bad electricity infrastructure - yet we pay through the nose to keep the power on.

One Year On For President Obama - A Mixed Report Card

One Year On For President Obama - A Mixed Report Card

One year after President Barack Obama's inauguration, he has had mixed achievements. In some respects, he has pleased left wingers and liberals both in America and around the world with some progressive policy achievements. On others, he has served to disappoint.