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Cricket: Australia chase down mammoth total

Published: Sat 17 Feb 2018 12:05 PM
Australia pulled off the highest run chase in a Twenty20 international to claim a dramatic five-wicket victory over New Zealand in their tri-series clash in Auckland. Read more...

Review into whistleblowers law begins

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 04:59 PM
State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes was highly critical of the law last year after it failed to protect staff who spoke out about the convicted Ministry of Transport fraudster Joanne Harrison . Read more...

Sexual Despotism: Malcolm Turnbull’s Bonking Ban

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 02:38 PM
It’s all the rage at the moment, stirring the halls of power in certain countries, and satisfying some sense of puritanical virtue. Bonking is off the cards for politicians – at least in certain contexts, and some states. Read more...

NCEA and the Digital Age

Published: Thu 15 Feb 2018 04:59 PM
Handwritten exams for NCEA are on the cusp of becoming a thing of the past Read more...

Assange, Judge Arbuthnot and the Arrest Warrant

Published: Thu 15 Feb 2018 04:32 PM
Justice is an elastic concept. Like other terms in law, it has room to expand and contract. But one weakness burdens legal strictures that supposedly have an objective reality to them: power. Power brutish, power as a spectral force, and power arbitrarily ... Read more...

Report on government applications of blockchain technology

Published: Thu 15 Feb 2018 04:09 PM
Report on government and democracy applications of the blockchain A new report has highlighted the increasingly realistic possibility applications value of the ‘blockchain’, to transform government. Read more...

Review: Robbie Williams – the Heavy Entertainment Tour

Published: Thu 15 Feb 2018 02:12 PM
Robbie Williams must be feeling his age. Not that this was in any way evident with the usual boundless energy he brought to his show at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Wednesday night. Read more...

Solving Some Tax Inequities

Published: Thu 15 Feb 2018 11:44 AM
National’s proposed tax cuts highlighted the unfairness of our system. Moving the 10.5% rate from $14,000/yr to $22,000 gave no benefit to those below $14,000 and $560/yr to those above $22,000 while the move of the 17.5% rate from $48,000 to $52,000 ... Read more...

How Netanyahu Made Israel an American issue, and lost

Published: Wed 14 Feb 2018 04:16 PM
Despite massive sums of money spent to channel public opinion in the United States in favor of Israel, unmistakable trends in opinion polls are attesting to the changing dynamics of Israel's support among ordinary Americans. Read more...

George Brandis, the Rule of Law and Populism

Published: Wed 14 Feb 2018 04:06 PM
Nothing stimulates frankness like an imminent departure from politics. From the deceptions, dissimulations and general obtuseness offered by the political craft, a person appointed to a diplomatic position can be reassured to lie in a different way. Mendacity is ... Read more...
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