“How manipulation in the press works here” from Twitter

If you think New Zealand has a free press, think again. Look at the above tweet from @Alans_world using screenshots from NewstalkZB. Good catch, hey. But wait, there’s more. Here’s the NZ Herald’s article on the same topic, note the date and time… Here’s some of the original story… NZME’s fourteenth annual Mood of the Boardroom survey has…

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…

New Zealand Tops the Social Progress Index, From Zero to Hero – The Silly Season has Begun

    How did New Zealand go from ‘No information’ (image above, data below from Jan 2014) to top of the index so quickly? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Social_Progress_Index Four months later, according to The Social Progress Imperative website, New Zealand now “tops the world on indicators of personal rights and freedoms, and comes in the top four for…