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Chris Ford

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13 August 2009


Chris Ford is a freelance writer and researcher based in Dunedin. He takes a left democratic socialist/social democratic perspective on the political issues of the day, whether they be national or global in nature. Chris has a strong interest in social justice issues. His work has been published in many local and international publications and he has also written not just on politics but on a diverse range of subjects ranging from real estate to economic issues. Chris is a graduate of the University of Otago and has worked for social services agencies and as a public servant. Disclosure statement: Any views expressed within his blog are strictly his own. Also, for the purposes of transparency, Mr Ford is currently a member of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand.


  • Halloween and Guy Fawkes Are Coming - How To Keep Onside With Me!

    At the end of this month, the silly season well and truly begins with first Halloween and then Guy Fawkes - therefore the nights of October 31st and November 5th are viewed by some people as good excuses to either stay indoors and/or not open the door to strangers!

  • ACC Crisis - What Crisis?

    ACC Minister Nick Smith's announcement of cuts to ACC entitlements and levy hikes shows that we are all about to pay for years of deliberate government underfunding of ACC.

  • End Scrap Over Rugby World Cup Broadcast Rights - Bring Sport Back To Free To Air!

    The Maori Television bid to provide free to air coverage of Rugby World Cup 2011 games was a very noble bid and one that they should be congratulated and not pilloried for.

  • After The Field Conviction - Is Corruption Set To Increase In NZ Politics?

    Last week Taito Philip Field, former Labour MP and minister learnt of his fate - six years imprisonment for engaging in acts of bribery and corruption.