New Zealand, the Absurdistan of the South Pacific

A reader sent us a link to a great article in Metromag.co.nz by Graham Adams, published a few days ago – Is New Zealand becoming the Absurdistan of the south Pacific? Graham Admas reflects on the slow unravelling of a small democracy. If you’re planning to emigrate to New Zealand because you’ve heard a lot…

Eleanor Catton – “A Statement.” And, the Rise of Neo-Fascism in New Zealand

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton recently made some well considered criticism of the New Zealand government (read Eleanor Catton’s Illuminating Take on New Zealand, and It’s Culture of Anti-Intellectualism) Prime Minister John Key was very quick to rebut Catton’s remarks, even though they weren’t aimed at him specifically. That he chose to criticize Catton, while subtly promoting…

Transparency International Flags Warning Over NZ’s #DirtyPolitics Debacle, Corruption Taints NZ Reputation

Transparency report highlights our dirty politics “A new report by Transparency International has called for “serious and urgent action” to protect government integrity and highlights the dirty politics played by National, Labour’s State Services spokesperson Maryan Street says. “This latest report highlighted concerns about appointments to boards and high level public sector positions, a decline…