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Chris Ford: Fonterra crisis: need for greater regulation and accountability!

 It's time for Fonterra to be broken up!

Chris Ford: The Pakeha Party - yeah, right?

 Facebook has introduced New Zealanders to the latest political sensation during the last 24 hours - the Pakeha Party!

As soon as my attention was brought to this fledgling party's existence I thought to myself - what's next?

Chris Ford: Sideshow Bob Parker bows out - what a surprise!

 Embattled Mayor of Christchurch Sideshow Bob Parker has called it a day. I was genuinely surprised!

Chris Ford: The Man Ban, the Labour Party and the New Social Movements - no wonder the Right did a wedgie!

 This week blogger Whale Oil got a scoop from what appeared to be an internal Labour Party source. This source revealed that sections of the Labour Party were promoting a potential women only shortlist idea used in other political parties around the world.

Chris Ford: Nelson Mandela - his life is now in extra time

 The end is near for Mandela.

Despite today's reports about him enjoying a slight improvement in his condition, it is only slight. Also older people whose lives are coming to an end tend to experience brief rallies before finally succumbing. 

Chris Ford: Shame on Obama!

Shame on Barack Obama! Shame on him!

Chris Ford: Is the end really near for Julia Gillard?

There has been more speculation about Julia Gillard's leadership this past week in Australia. The real question remains though - is she really gone this time?

Chris Ford: The good and the bad of Mana's housing policy

 There are good and bad elements of Mana's housing policy.

Chris Ford: Good luck Lianne Dalziel!

 Good luck Lianne Dalziel! She will need it in her fight to become Mayor of Christchurch.

Chris Ford: The Great Winter Storm of 2013 - Climate change comes calling again!

 The Great Winter Storm of 2013 has seen the spectre of climate change come knocking on our door again!