Category Archives: NZ Culture

Outdated Views? Andrea Vance On Sean Plunket — The Daily Blog

We don’t normally feature this left leaning blog however more and more they are seeing sense.

IT’S ONE OF THOSE throwaway lines which, precisely because so little conscious thought was given to it, tells us so much. The author, Andrea Vance, is an experienced political journalist working for Stuff. The subject of Vance’s throwaway line, Sean Plunket, is an equally experienced journalist. It was in her recent story about Plunket’s soon-to-be-launched…

Outdated Views? Andrea Vance On Sean Plunket — The Daily Blog

Inconvenient Mask Facts That Michael Baker Needs to Read — The BFD

Panic Porn expert and Chicken Little, Michael Baker is yet again predicting terrible calamity will befall us all if we don’t listen to him. Never mind that many of his fanciful claims have never eventuated, like the Tokyo Olympics will kill thousands or that the UK’s Freedom Day will be a mass spreader event. This…

Inconvenient Mask Facts That Michael Baker Needs to Read — The BFD

Do You Trust Us? — The BFD

The findings on trust in media organisations is out and the left-wing dominated media have taken a flogging. It seems that the public is well attuned to their lying ways and are voting with their feet. Newsroom reports: Less than half the New Zealand public now professes ‘overall trust’ in news media outlets, despite big…

Do You Trust Us? — The BFD

Opposition to ‘Aotearoa’ Name Change — The BFD

Don Brashbassettbrashandhide.com Don Brash was Reserve Bank Governor from 1988 to 2002, and National Party Leader from 2003 to 2006 The Maori Party has launched a petition calling on Parliament to change the country’s official name to Aotearoa and “officially restore the Te Reo Maori names for all towns, cities and place names”. According to…

via Opposition to ‘Aotearoa’ Name Change — The BFD

Who Are My Parents? Why New Zealand’s ‘Creaky’ Surrogacy Laws Are Overdue for Major Reform — The BFD

Debra WilsonAnnick MasselotMartha CeballosUniversity of Canterbury Children born through surrogacy are much wanted and much loved. Under the current law, however, they can spend at least their first months of life in a kind of legal limbo. This is because of the way several separate pieces of legislation cover the two types of surrogacy: gestational,…

via Who Are My Parents? Why New Zealand’s ‘Creaky’ Surrogacy Laws Are Overdue for Major Reform — The BFD

MEDIAWATCH: ODT attack a reminder of how damaged the Hate Speech fight will be — The Daily Blog

WARNING – A LEFTISTS NZ BLOG TALKING SENSE!

Otago Daily Times newspaper lambasted for publishing ‘despicable’ Speak Up For Women ad The Otago Daily Times newspaper is being criticised for publishing an advertisement by the controversial feminist group Speak Up For Women. A photo of the advert, published in the newspaper on Tuesday, was posted to Twitter by a Dunedin resident. The advertisement…

via MEDIAWATCH: ODT attack a reminder of how damaged the Hate Speech fight will be — The Daily Blog

Why Can’t the Ruling Class Trust the People? — The BFD

“Nudge theory” is the idea that the hoi polloi are too stupid to be left to their own devices so it’s up to their “betters” to herd them with carrots and sticks. This has been the ruling conceit of the elite classes ever since Plato grumbled that all that democracy rubbish was just rooning Athens.…

via Why Can’t the Ruling Class Trust the People? — The BFD

‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Restrict Personal Autonomy – Legal Opinion — Family First NZ

Media Release 29 August 2021 Family First NZ has released a legal opinion on the proposed law to ban ‘conversion therapy’ bill which says that the bill will have a ‘chilling effect’ on freedom of … ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Restrict Personal Autonomy – Legal Opinion Read More » The post ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will…

via ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Restrict Personal Autonomy – Legal Opinion — Family First NZ

Every Wellington City Councilor should be ashamed of these results — Kiwiblog

The headline on the WCC website is: Wellington performs well in survey and safe city index This headline is so far from reality that it is delusional. Here’s some of the data from their annual survey of residents: Wellington being a great place to live, work and play has dropped from 91% to 76%A sense…

via Every Wellington City Councilor should be ashamed of these results — Kiwiblog

March for Life Christchurch is Coming — Right to Life New Zealand

If you would like to help promote the march by distributing this flyer please contact us at the email below. We will provide a link so you can download a graphic which you can print off for your church or organisation. Contact admin@marchforlifechch.nz

via March for Life Christchurch is Coming — Right to Life New Zealand

When will the Government Stop the Abortion Pandemic? — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 19 August 2021 When will the Government Stop the Abortion Pandemic? Right to Life believes that the greatest threat to human life in New Zealand is not Covid 19 but the threat of being violently murdered before birth in the sanctuary and security of the mother’s womb. This is a violation of human…

via When will the Government Stop the Abortion Pandemic? — Right to Life New Zealand

Press Statement from Troy Bowker — The BFD

Troy Bowker My discussion on Linkedin In with Sir Ian Taylor was never intended to involve rugby or my involvement with the Hurricanes as a shareholder and board director. However, it is clear that this has become the central focus for the media rather than the important issues around New Zealanders being proud of the…

via Press Statement from Troy Bowker — The BFD

PM admits parents may face charges under conversion therapy’ bill — Family First NZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern doesn’t rule out parents facing charges under conversion therapy ban NewsHub 9 August 2021 Family First Comment: “National stood alone last week as the only party not to support the law, after … PM admits parents may face charges under conversion therapy’ bill Read More » The post PM admits parents may…

via PM admits parents may face charges under conversion therapy’ bill — Family First NZ

Mathematician Tears Apart He Puapua — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trust In a new book titled He Puapua – Blueprint for breaking up New Zealand, mathematician John Robinson, tears apart the He Puapua plan for two separate governments, one by Maori for Maori, and the other, a “fully bicultural” administration for everyone else. History written by a person who majored in maths and physics,…

via Mathematician Tears Apart He Puapua — The BFD

AI Show : Ep16 Are you guilty of cultural appropriation? — Family First NZ

The Christchurch company that makes the popular Shakti Mats were criticized by the Hindu community for using Hindu terms in their advertising. Air New Zealand attempted to copyright the phrase Kia Ora. When is it … AI Show : Ep16 Are you guilty of cultural appropriation? Read More » The post AI Show : Ep16…

via AI Show : Ep16 Are you guilty of cultural appropriation? — Family First NZ

“A woman’s Right To Choose” – A Cruel Deception — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 28 July 2021 Nobody has the right to choose to kill another innocent human being. It is an intolerable injustice and a betrayal of women for the government of Jacinda Ardern to deceive women with the lie that women have a right to kill their children before they are born. It was the…

via “A woman’s Right To Choose” – A Cruel Deception — Right to Life New Zealand

Academics warn against proposed hate speech laws — Kiwiblog

VUW academics Michael Johnston and James Kierstead write: If the ability to say things that may offend is legally hindered, then the contest of ideas necessary to keep a democracy healthy is hindered as well, write Dr Michael Johnston and Dr James Kierstead …A society that leaves it to politicians, the courts or – worse still – the…

via Academics warn against proposed hate speech laws — Kiwiblog

Groan – why the latest Feminist Billboard censorship fiasco hurts Labour’s Hate Speech aspirations — The Daily Blog

This is a Leftist Blog but every so often they make some sense!

Speak Up For Women controversy: Billboard removed, mayor apologises Lower Hutt’s Mayor has apologised after saying controversial group Speak Up For Women could hold one of their events in a council waste bin. Meanwhile, one of the group’s billboards has been taken down from one of Go Media’s central Wellington sites. Jesus wept this schism…

via Groan – why the latest Feminist Billboard censorship fiasco hurts Labour’s Hate Speech aspirations — The Daily Blog

Why are Orca Protected and Unborn Children Killed? — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 14 July 2021 Right to Life asks; “why does the government value the lives of Orca killer whales more than the lives of our own unborn children?” It is appalling that we have legislation to protect the lives of Orca but not our own children. It is an offence to harass, disturb, injure,…

via Why are Orca Protected and Unborn Children Killed? — Right to Life New Zealand

Disappointment of the Day — The BFD

Weather forecaster Philip Duncan has expressed his “disappointment” in New Zealanders who did not like him calling New Zealand “Aotearoa.” Duncan said it is disappointing that many New Zealanders are still showing resistance to embracing te reo Maori. He jokingly suggested that those who had felt compelled to air their grievances likely did not have…

via Disappointment of the Day — The BFD

UNDRIP Consultation Follows Two Govts Plan — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trust Consultation on the implementation in New Zealand of the United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People will start with Maori groups, Maori Development Minister Willie Jackson confirmed on Thursday. See More UNDRIP consultation Although he said the He Puapua plan for two governments under tribal control is not the Government’s plan, the fact that consultation with Maori groups will…

via UNDRIP Consultation Follows Two Govts Plan — The BFD

A Slow-Moving Coup — The BFD

Dr Muriel Newmannzcpr.com A slow-moving coup is underway in New Zealand. Unlike most coups, the transfer of power through non-democratic means that’s taking place is being orchestrated by the Prime Minister. Under the guise of implementing the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples, Jacinda Ardern is planning to replace democracy with Maori tribal rule by…

via A Slow-Moving Coup — The BFD

Juliet Moses and the Anti-Terrorism Hui Controversy | Zoom Meeting — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

You may have heard of the controversy surrounding the comments of Juliet Moses, the spokesperson for the NZ Jewish Council, at the recent anti-terrorism hui. Here is the transcript of her address, so you can judge for yourself as to whether her remarks conflated terrorism with Islam as members of the Islamic community have asserted. …

via Juliet Moses and the Anti-Terrorism Hui Controversy | Zoom Meeting — NZ Friends of Israel Association Inc

Woke Climate Activists Cancel Themselves For Being ‘Too Racist’ – Kids decided disbandment was ‘well overdue’ after ‘self diagnosing as racist & need to decolonize’ —

https://api.follow.it/track-rss-story-click/v3/4rUNGyamP_fL7EIXutMpy31d0VB8z-7c Woke Climate Activists Cancel Themselves For Being ‘Too Racist’Climate Change Dispatchclimate youth protest A group of student climate activists is disbanding this week after arriving at the conclusion that they are too racist to continue carrying out their mission. School Strike 4 Climate Auckland (SS4C AKL)—a New Zealand chapter affiliated with Greta Thunberg’s climate…

via Woke Climate Activists Cancel Themselves For Being ‘Too Racist’ – Kids decided disbandment was ‘well overdue’ after ‘self diagnosing as racist & need to decolonize’ —

Sam Bailey Critiques NZ Media Coverage — The BFD

Covid Plan B Dr Sam takes her gloves off in this video! Watch her rebuttal against a stuff.co.nz character assassination attempt on Dr Simon Thornley. To watch the full video click here. Note also: Stuff promotes Covid shots: Stuff Wins Funding to Counter COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation https://web.archive.org/web/20210317173856/https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/124508789/stuff-wins-funding-to-counter-covid19-vaccine-misinformation NZ Government puts $50 million into the media: …

via Sam Bailey Critiques NZ Media Coverage — The BFD

FAMILY MATTERS: Why New Zealand needs more babies — Family First NZ

New Zealand’s fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.60 births per woman. This is well below the population replacement level of 2.1 required. And it’s not just NZ. By the year 2100, 183 out of 195 countries are predicted to have a fertility rate below the replacement level. So why…

via FAMILY MATTERS: Why New Zealand needs more babies — Family First NZ

Pro-abortion group threat to freedom of speech, assembly, communication and religion — Right to Life New Zealand

Terry Bellamak, is the spokesperson for a small radical anti-life and anti-feminist organisation that believes that the law should allow the killing of the unborn up to birth, for any reason. The organisation is believed to have a national membership of about forty-five members. This radical and dangerous organisation not only wants no restrictions on…

via Pro-abortion group threat to freedom of speech, assembly, communication and religion — Right to Life New Zealand

The wellbeing budget that sank — Kiwiblog

Tess McClure writes in The Guardian: Next month will mark two years since Arden’s Labour government introduced its first “wellbeing budget”, which, rather than bowing to economic metrics such as GDP, used a much broader range of outcomes, including human health, safety and flourishing, to assess the success of policies. The move was greeted with…

via The wellbeing budget that sank — Kiwiblog

Euthanasia: What happens if the drugs don’t work? — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 30 March 2021Family First Comment: This is the danger of putting politicians in charge of a medical issue….Palliative care professor Rod MacLeod said ending a life was not always a simple matter. “I think the public has this idea that assisted dying is quite clear cut – you take the drugs and…

via Euthanasia: What happens if the drugs don’t work? — Family First NZ

Right to Life Newsletter March 2021 — Right to Life New Zealand

Right to Life Newsletter March 2021 Our nation is facing unprecedented threats to life in 2021. Right to Life believes that New Zealand has the most anti-life government in our history. The government of Jacinda Ardern is responsible for legislation that allows for the killing up to birth of our unborn and the killing of…

via Right to Life Newsletter March 2021 — Right to Life New Zealand