• 8 July 2024

    The Brits are happy to pay for quality Whatever cost of living crisis Britain is currently undergoing and is predicted to encounter more of under the new and higher-taxing Labour government, it appears the All England Lawn Tennis Club [...]

  • 6 July 2024

    Is Labour's spectacular win what it seems? It’s intriguing to arrive in a foreign land on the eve of their General Election. Just why the United Kingdom votes on a Thursday has always been a bit of a mystery [...]

  • 4 July 2024

    My 13-year-old daughter is a year 9 student at Wakatipu High School.  The School’s Head of Health and Physical Education emailed me explaining an upcoming course on Relationship and Sexuality Education.   The email read as follows: Kia ora Parents/Caregivers, [...]

  • 4 July 2024

    Listen to the audio HERE I am so old I can remember the televised Kennedy/Nixon presidential debates. I didn't actually see them at the time, but I remember reading about them and being a sufficiently nerdy child to be [...]

  • 26 June 2024

    Listen to the audio HERE One would wish Rishi Sunak and his ilk would learn the lesson that pussy-footing, weak-kneed, soft-penised, gutless, lily-livered, spineless, brainless cowardice has no electoral appeal. The world is divided into two types of politician: [...]

  • 25 June 2024

    Why is a Council flush with funds putting up rates so much? If a business turned over nearly 87 million dollars in annual revenue, returned a 21 million dollar end of year surplus, owned assets worth more than a [...]

  • 20 June 2024

    Listen to the audio HERE Last week I played some audio from a pro-freedom demonstration in London attended by tens of thousands of patriots, organised by Tommy Robinson. You heard the patriots jeering some of the most evil enemies [...]

  • 18 June 2024

    David Seymour’s pushback against the efficiency and value of the school lunch scheme has aroused the ire of tech entrepreneur and self-confessed Labour sympathiser Sir Ian Taylor. Seymour, after originally wanting to dispense with them completely, now wants school [...]

  • 17 June 2024

    Historical revisionism has always been an indispensable tool of the cultural-Marxists which they developed into an entire ideology with Critical Theory in the humanities. The goal was to destroy objective truths and objective value judgments, especially the latter. If [...]

  • 17 June 2024

    “As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.” Those were the words of Albert Einstein, who fled [...]

  • 17 June 2024

    There was a rather revealing headline in the Herald on Sunday today (12 May).  It read: “One in 8 Auckland homes on [the] market were bought during boom, may now sell for loss”. The first line of text noted [...]

  • 13 June 2024

    Listen to the audio HERE I begin today with a disgusting announcement. It's by Winston Peters, and was called disgusting by Cam Slater, ordinarily a fan of Winston Peters. Here's the announcement: New Zealand will be making its annual [...]

  • 12 June 2024

    I can’t remember who exactly wrote this salient metaphor about literature, it may well have been Jane Austen:  “Literature is to the heart what ships are to the sea; a means to traverse it, a way to plumb its [...]

  • 25 May 2024

    It’s been awhile since I have written. I have tried. But I have not had anything useful to say.  My concern has always been public policy. What should the government do for the best result?   My writing on the [...]

  • 23 May 2024

    Listen to the audio HERE I expect everyone has heard about Queers for Palestine and been perplexed as to why queers would want to show solidarity with those who would execute them. This queer was even more perplexed to [...]

  • 23 May 2024

    Former US President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by [...]

  • 22 May 2024

    By Alistair Harding [To watch the Fluoride documentary visit here.] On New Year's Day, I woke up at 8 am in a friend’s caravan with nothing to do while I waited for our agreed breakfast time of 10 am. [...]

  • 21 May 2024

    As soon as the images and news reports of the October 7th savage Hamas terrorist attacks on Israelis started appearing across our various media platforms, I knew the world might not ever be the same again.  We have seen [...]

  • 16 May 2024

    Listen to the audio HERE I noted last week that we haven't yet won by a long shot, but we're starting to win. "We" being liberty-lovers in the battle against Woke-Fascism. Loyal listener Mike of Foxton took great heart [...]

  • 9 May 2024

    Listen to the audio HERE Well, now, I was saying, before being so rudely interrupted, that Humza Yousaf should step down as Scotland's First Minister, in the wake of his odious Hate Crime legislation coming into law. [...]

  • 23 April 2024

    Latest immigration stats are staggering In case you hadn’t noticed, the makeup of the New Zealand population is changing significantly every day, every month, and every year. The most recent numbers from Stats NZ are simply mind boggling. In [...]

  • 22 April 2024

    A large part of the success of Western civilisation was that our European ancestors saw fit to mount an enormous civil war during the Reformation and Counter Reformation to defang Catholic theocracy during the pernicious times of the Inquisition.  [...]

  • 8 April 2024

    Enough is enough Here’s a name that isn’t published or broadcast much these days — Julian Assange. Fourteen years ago he was one of the most famous people in the world. That was after the online publisher he founded, [...]

  • 5 April 2024

    All votes must be of equal value Some politicians just don’t get the concept of democracy. That every New Zealander, citizen and resident, gets to cast a vote of equal value in central and local government elections has to [...]

  • 18 March 2024

    The declining fortunes of the mainstream media has been dominating the news over recent weeks. The industry is waning, and the weaker players are facing closure. While this is grim for those who face job loss and financial uncertainty, [...]

  • 15 March 2024

    What was that judge thinking? That Golriz Ghahraman and District Court Judge Maria Pecotic were once lawyer colleagues is incontrovertible. There is published evidence that they took at least one case to the Court of Appeal together. There [...]

  • 4 March 2024

    Why can't he show strength against the media onslaught? Our media just do not like Christopher Luxon. But of all the issues they could and should be attacking him on, the nonsense over his accommodation allowance is about as [...]

  • 3 March 2024

    Economics 101 explains why Newshub Bankrupted — it was the fault of its own journalists who should recognise they were the architects of their own demise. A thousand books and papers in economics and business strategy are about the [...]

  • 29 February 2024

    Could anything have saved it? The real surprise is not that Newshub is going under but that it’s lasted this long. TV3 started broadcasting in November 1989, almost 35 years ago. It was a different era. There was no [...]

  • 20 February 2024

    Unless you were present to hear the Prime Minister deliver his State of the Nation speech on 18 February it was difficult to get the full speech. Chris Luxon mailed out only a few bullet points. TV One promised [...]

  • 19 February 2024

    Thirty billion dollars ($30,000,000,000) is a mind-boggling amount of money. That sum could buy dozens of new kindergartens or police stations or whole hospitals with medical schools. It could eliminate poverty or overhaul our decrepit education system. It could [...]

  • 9 February 2024

    Three years ago a friend of mine who’s a District Court Judge asked me if I would be guest speaker at the annual DCJ shindig, scheduled that year for the Hilton in Taupo. Despite a feeling of significant intellectual [...]

  • 29 November 2023

    By Dr Muriel Newman We are witnessing a remarkable turnaround in New Zealand politics. The Coalition agreement entered into by National, ACT and New Zealand First reflects the first three-party coalition deal in our country’s history. Democracy can be [...]

  • 27 November 2023

    Like 52.8 percent of those who voted, my ticks went to change the government. The process to get the special votes counted and a governing Coalition agreed to was more than a bit cumbersome but now that all the [...]

  • 23 November 2023

    Enemy At The Gates: McDonalds Marches To Wanaka.It’s the end of civilization as we know it. McDonald’s is coming to Wanaka – providing the development friendly local council gives them consent. What’s more, it will be the first building many [...]

  • 21 November 2023

    If we needed any more confirmation that way too many people in this country have lost their sense of humour and are constantly looking for a reason to be offended, look no further than the fiasco surrounding the new [...]

  • 20 November 2023

    The numerically bulging but educationally failing Ministry of Education doubles down. If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is making moves to reduce or eliminate te reo in correspondence because the MFAT bosses believe the new government will [...]

  • 19 November 2023

    Does being an MP in your twenties signify great things ahead? The much underestimated Ronald Reagan was, befitting his career as a broadcaster and actor, a master of the put-down line. During a debate against Democratic opponent Walter Mondale [...]

  • 9 November 2023

    One Person, One Vote: Democracy's heartbeat under threat Downunder To slightly amend Schwarzenegger’s Terminator: “I’m back.” To be honest, this series of modest little essays and opinion pieces has been in abeyance for far longer than anticipated. There have [...]

  • 3 November 2023

    By Ananish Chaudhuri With power about to change hands, I see more and more commentary about how this election was somehow unfair. There was Rob Campbell, Chancellor of AUT pontificating in the Herald that this election was “bought”. Then [...]

  • 31 October 2023

    The answer is all to do with the pandemic treaty and climate lockdowns. By Kit Knightly The global elite plan to introduce a near-permanent “global state of emergency” by re-branding climate change as a “public health crisis” that is [...]

  • 21 October 2023

    By Kit Knightly A few days ago we published an article discussing how the Great Reset agenda is still moving forward behind the scenes, while the headlines are full of Israel-Palestine. But it’s also true that, in its thirteen [...]

  • 18 October 2023

    Prime Minister or Chief Restructuring Officer — only time will tell. By Thomas Cranmer, a.k.a. Philip Crump On Saturday New Zealand elected its 42nd Prime Minister, or did it?  Only time will tell, but quite possibly the country has, [...]

  • 17 October 2023

    By Cam Slater In New Zealand politics, some alliances may seem unlikely at first glance. A case in point is the dilemma National faces right now. There has been plenty of animus between National and Winston Peters, with 30 [...]

  • 13 October 2023

    In the lead-up to the 2023 General Election, RCR has conducted over 200 political interviews. RCR has conducted over 200 interviews relating to local, national and international politics, including over 150 concerning our 2023 general election. In keeping with [...]

  • 11 October 2023

    By Ananish Chaudhuri In a recent article in the New Zealand Medical Journal, Michael  Baker and his co-authors claim that New Zealand saved at least 20,000 lives from Covid death. This article has received a fair amount of media [...]

  • 10 October 2023

    By Chris Trotter GUYON ESPINER AND ANDREA VANCE kept casting glances towards Ruth Richardson, much as they would towards a batty old aunt. Indisputably, there was something deeply eccentric about Richardson’s performance on Saturday’s Newshub Nation. But, there was [...]

  • 9 October 2023

    Alex Holland 27 Sept 2023 In 2017 when Labour came to power, crown spending was $76 billion per year. Now in 2023 it is $139 billion per year, which equates to a $63 billion annual increase (over $1 billion [...]

  • 3 October 2023

    Voting Green would be a disaster for them and the country By Peter Williams This post comes from the other side of the world, the country which — as a hotel receptionist reminded us a couple of days ago [...]

  • 28 September 2023

    Random thoughts after a week away By Peter Williams London in the autumn is decidedly pleasant. Despite almost annual trips to the British capital from the late nineties till the onset of Covid, I don’t think I’ve been here [...]

  • 27 September 2023

    Alex Holland 15 Sept 2023 Race based special treatment rather than treatment based on need (for any ethnicity) is becoming a real issue. Two out of every three voters believe NZ has become more divided. Here are some of [...]

  • 25 September 2023

    This article is posted in memory of Chloe Wright who worked tirelessly to help new mothers and their babies have a better start in this big old world.  Sadly, Chloe died over this past weekend and will be considerably [...]

  • 11 September 2023

    If he says he's not indigenous how can we disagree with him? By Peter Williams Winston Peters just won himself at least a couple more percentage points in the election race after his speech in Nelson yesterday. The ultimate [...]

  • 10 September 2023

    Alex Holland 5 Sept, 2023 Labour is attacking the person rather than playing the ball, maybe to distract from their achievements over the past 6 years: Multiple recessions under Labour in this term of government (2020 & 2023) and [...]

  • 6 September 2023

    You could at least say sorry By Peter Williams The Prime Minister has a cheek doesn’t he. He said on Monday that there was no compulsory Covid-19 vaccination. People, he said, made their own choices. Yesterday he doubled [...]

  • 3 September 2023

    By Dr Muriel Newman “There is this huge fraction of the population that has been brainwashed into thinking climate change is an existential threat to the planet… They are being deceived.”  – Princeton University Emeritus Professor of Physics William [...]

  • 2 September 2023

    By Chris Trotter What are we to make of Chris Hipkins speech “Working With Others”? Ostensibly about unity, the Prime Minister’s address homes in on the two issues which, for the last three years, have divided New Zealanders the [...]

  • 31 August 2023

    COME IN CRANMER Blogger's identity revealed By Peter Williams Thomas Cranmer’s real identity has been blown. The lawyer and blogger and tweeter who has exposed many a scandal in the last year or so had one of his [...]

  • 24 August 2023

    By Marty Gibson As New Zealand inches uninspiringly nearer to the October 14th general election, many of us are still reeling from the collapse of medical and political ethics that politicians and mainstream media refuse to discuss. I have [...]

  • 22 August 2023

    By Olivia Pierson From the time that Donald J. Trump announced his serious intention to run for president in 2015 the world watched America's legacy media slide into the most vehemently mocking hate campaign toward one man that I've ever [...]

  • 13 August 2023

    Labour wants to take away its greatest strength. By Peter Williams If you want to know how stupid the Labour Party policy of removing  GST from fresh and frozen fruit vegetables is, and how complicated it will be to [...]

  • 4 August 2023

    NEW IPCC CHAIRMAN A REALIST The world won't end, he says. By Peter Williams Here’s a piece of news that has been given scant coverage in the mainstream New Zealand media. The IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, [...]

  • 1 August 2023

    By Olivia Pierson As women all over the Western world take hits from trans-activists to their natural biological status as women, two controversial, yet formidable battle-axes, Camille Paglia and Ayn Rand, serve to remind us how valuable sensible female [...]

  • 25 July 2023

    As NZ’s Internal Affairs Department takes steps to regulate content of our online media and social platforms it is worth remembering how important freedom of expression is to human existence. It acts as a natural check and balance over [...]

  • 21 July 2023

    By Chris Trotter SWEET MODERATION The problem facing every leftist on 14 October is whether any vote they cast will bring anything resembling progressive change. Gaming it out, the radical voter always loses. There is no combination, short of [...]

  • 14 July 2023

    By Chris Trotter AN EXTRAORDINARY PROMISE The Green Party Manifesto, released on Sunday (9/7/23) contains an extraordinary promise. If it finds itself in a position to do so, the Green Party will “explore” the return of land “wrongfully alienated [...]

  • 13 July 2023

    By Marty Gibson A quiet and hopefully peaceful counter-revolution is brewing in New Zealand against the efforts of politicians, academics, bureaucrats and corporate media. It seems that hundreds of thousands -- perhaps millions -- of Kiwis aren’t keen on [...]

  • 5 July 2023

    By Marty Gibson For many of us, hearing that one of the few remaining Labour ministers with some promise behaved like a bully is not a shock -- the real shock is the pearl-clutching shock of the media, public [...]

  • 1 July 2023

    By Marty Gibson Did you celebrate the Winter solstice last month? Celebration of these milestones in the natural world has been a human tradition for tens of thousands of years, but now most people are oblivious even to the [...]

  • 28 June 2023

    By Marty Gibson When people tell me about how incompetent New Zealand’s politicians and public servants are and what a terrible job they’re doing I tend to respectfully disagree. “Maybe they’re doing a great job but you don’t know [...]

  • 16 June 2023

    By Chris Trotter ORTHODOXY AND DISSIDENCE AT RADIO NEW ZEALAND Radio New Zealand has appointed a panel of media experts to diagnose the severity of its present crisis. Willy Akel, Linda Clark and Alan Sunderland have been asked to [...]

  • 24 May 2023

    By Thomas Cranmer THE STATE OF STUFF: MEDIA OWNERSHIP AND TRANSPARENCY UNDER SCRUTINY Today marks the third anniversary of Sinead Boucher's acquisition of Stuff but questions still remain unanswered about the media group's governance structure and the identity of [...]

  • 22 May 2023

    The Parliament Protests and the Posie Parker Rally have exposed the extent to which the Police frontline is under-resourced and under-funded. NEW ZEALAND'S THIN BLUE LINE By Thomas Cranmer Soaring levels of crime, high-profile protests at Parliament and the [...]

  • 11 May 2023

    CHAOTIC DESTINATIONS By Chris Trotter “The coalition of chaos”: that’s how Matthew Hooton and the right-wing commentariat are describing the putative Labour-Green-Te Pāti Māori parliamentary alliance. Which is a contradiction, of sorts, since the notion of New Zealanders voting [...]

  • 11 April 2023

    The research group had a controversial role in the Covid-19 pandemic and has now entered the transgender debate by making a series of outlandish claims. FROM ACADEMIC RESEARCH TO NEWS HEADLINES: THE DISINFORMATION PROJECT'S INFLUENCE ON NEW ZEALAND MEDIA [...]

  • 29 March 2023

    Dr Muriel Newman 28 March, 2023 Probably the most important court case of recent times was held in Wellington last month, yet it attracted no mention in the media. It was a Court of Appeal hearing seeking to overturn [...]

  • 29 March 2023

    Frank Newman 25 March, 2023 This morning's press is again full of crime stories, two screaming out with messages of what's so wrong with our justice system and our government's pathetically soft approach to crime that borders on condoning [...]

  • 29 March 2023

    Karl du Fresne 26 March, 2023 Protesters marching against the Springbok rugby tour in 1981 used to chant, “The whole world’s watching”. I doubt that the world was watching what happened in Auckland this morning (it probably wasn’t watching [...]

  • 28 March 2023

    Karl du Fresne 27 March, 2023 So. We now know the person who tipped a litre of tomato juice over Posie Parker is a refugee from Colombia. Let me see if I’ve got this straight. Eliana Rubashkyn, who describes [...]

  • 28 March 2023

    Kellie-Jay Keen's Assault by Transgender Activists in New Zealand Sparks Global Outrage Cranmer 27 March, 2023 An unruly mob in Albert Park has catapulted New Zealand into the global headlines with ugly images that may become iconic in the [...]

  • 28 March 2023

    Katrina Biggs 25 March, 2023 Let Women Speak rally in New Zealand Today in Auckland, New Zealand, we experienced mob violence that was New York level. I never thought I’d see that here in New Zealand, but today I [...]

  • 26 March 2023

    Alia Bland - VFF 26 March, 2023 Yesterday I attended the Let Women Speak event. A day and a half later, I am still reeling from the actions of a small but incessantly celebrated section of society and their so-called 'allies'. [...]

  • 20 March 2023

    A Retrospective Analysis Cranmer 18 March, 2023 The government's enthusiastic promotion of the Pfizer vaccine approval in New Zealand overstated the strength of the clinical assessment despite significant gaps in the data.The Pfizer vaccine was approved for use by New [...]

  • 18 March 2023

    Dr. Muriel Newman 18 March, 2023 New Zealand is now well and truly in the grip of ‘woke’ madness. And it’s destroying the unity of our nation. What is “woke”? With origins in cultural Marxism, the general view is [...]

  • 17 March 2023

    Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash Thomas Cranmer March 17, 2023 Like it or not, the culture wars have entered New Zealand politics and look set to broaden and intensify. The culture wars are often viewed as an exclusively [...]

  • 28 February 2023

    Dr. Muriel Newman 28 February 2023 On June 22, 1633, at a time when heretics were being burnt at the stake, Galileo, the Astronomer, Physicist, and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pisa, was charged by the Inquisition [...]