Are New Zealand Employers Racist?

Watch this video about a very personable New Zealand man of Malaysian descent, Yik Kun Heng, who is unable to find a job because of his Chinese sounding name. Racism is the “ugly face of racism in New Zealand today” and kiwis still have a lot to learn about personal race relations” All of his…

Amnesty International Report, Human Rights Eroding in New Zealand

Press release by Amnesty International, NZ 13 May 2011 “As the global human rights revolution stands at the threshold of historic change, New Zealand’s own record is being eroded as the Government fails to address the country’s most pressing human rights issues, says Amnesty International as it launches its annual assessment of human rights worldwide…

When Is A Chase Not A Chase?

. When it’s a flee. Or rather, a chase is not a chase, neither may it be called a pursuit. In New Zealand its been re-branded “fleeing.” Leaving aside the obvious grammatical difficulties this will cause, its little more than a game of semantics when the outcomes of a police pursuit policy twenty years out…

No Crime In Gisborne, It’s Offical – Updates.

25 July 2010 (scroll down for updates & keep checking back) Remember how the Palmerston North Wikipedia page was censored to remove references to crime because it was making overseas investors and professionals shy away from moving to the town?;  and of how gangs are now euphemistically  called “groups” in some news reports?;  and how…

Is New Zealand Moving Toward A Police State By Default?

A new piece of legislation slipped through, under urgency, into the statute books last month (just in time for the Auckland elections in a few months?)- the Policing (Involvement in Local Authority Elections) Amendment Bill removed restrictions on serving police in New Zealand standing for local body elections. Now, if they are elected to local…