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Are We Responding Reasonably to the Crisis?

Proportionalism.  Not an overly inspiring word, but one that is more relevant than ever and something desperately needed as New Zealand continues to respond to Covid-19.  Proportionalism is a balancing...


Covid-19: The Way Forward

Like everyone, living in this lock down is a surreal experience.  Plans have changed, priorities re-ordered, relationships are being redefined.  By order, we are confined to our homes; are restricted...


Free Resources for the Covid-19 Lockdown

To help with the Covid-19 lockdown, a range of brands and services have designed programmes specifically for the self-isolation period and are offering them for free....


Who Needs Parents?

It may have slipped under many people’s radar, including many parents, that the government is now wanting to re-shape the New Zealand education curriculum. According to Labour...


A Flying Shame ...

Being progressive. It is one of the current ‘buzz words’. Like all buzz words, it rarely stands up to scrutiny – in fact, any scrutiny at...


Australia and media propaganda

  What a result in Australia! The Coalition has been returned to the treasury benches, something very few people predicted. In...


Another Contradiction: Equality for Some ...

Now that a few weeks have passed, I would like to discuss the terrorist attack that happened in Sri Lanka on Easter in which at least...


On Free Speech

Worryingly, there is increasing talk within the media and from within government about introducing “hate speech” legislation. I believe firmly that our...


Shanah Tova u'metucka!

  A message to the Jewish Community as you celebrate Rosh Hashanah - New Year.   9 September 2018 When we consider the state...


The Blame Game

I have been following the discussions from the justice ‘talkfest’ or “summit” held by the Coalition Government. I have noted, in particular, the musing of the various Ministers in attendance...