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Let’s not play politics

John Key has announced a special intake of Syrian refugees over the next three years, over and above the existing refugee quota. It’s not much, but it’s better than nothing. So let’s just be grateful, and not play politics over Key’s lack of empathy and absence of humanity.


A flag for New Zealand

People are getting themselves worked up into near frenzy over the four alternative flag designs released yesterday. But they really shouldn’t. Each of these designs says something very special about New Zealand and its place in the world.

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On moving to the centre

If I had a dollar for every opinion thinkpiece I have ever read about where on the political spectrum the New Zealand Labour Party should position itself, I’d be richer than Croesus. Even richer than Colin Craig’s lawyers.