Time to reboot the (financial) system

When you first hear that banks create money by typing numbers into a computer you can’t…

Facebook sued for censoring truthful posts

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) filed a lawsuit on Monday in San Francisco Federal Court charging Facebook,…

Pandemic reveals food’s murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But…

The downsides of dating apps, and how to overcome them

Increasingly, people are turning to dating sites and apps to find love. And while the pool…

Debt bomb for your children

Labour Finance Minister Grant Robertson says that over the coming decades billions of dollars of tax…

Not just ‘anti-vaxxers’ worried about Covid-19 vaccine

A recent New Zealand Herald article, “Covid 19 coronavirus: Should a vaccine be compulsory—and what would…

Mortgage deferral scheme, wage subsidy extended

Workers whose jobs may be affected by the re-emergence of Covid-19 in Auckland will be supported…

Swedes and Swiss got it right on beating Covid-19

Sky News host Rowan Dean says the effectiveness of the Covid-19 herd immunity strategy implemented in…

Unhealthy homes election issue

Half of New Zealanders are more likely to vote for a political party in this year’s…

Authoritarianism in Auckland

For months we’ve heard the cry: oh how wonderfully New Zealand dealt with the Coronavirus! They…

‘Maybe the Swedes did get it right’ over Covid-19

"The evidence is clear. Lockdowns are not a panacea," say two Auckland economic and health professionals.

Crackdown on protestors and journalists

A United Nations official Wednesday (12 August 2020) joined world leaders in condemning the Belarusian government's…

Ruby Princess inquiry blames NSW officials

The inquiry commissioned by the Berejiklian government into the Ruby Princess Covid-19 disaster has laid blame…

Sharks thrive around Kermadec Islands amid global decline

A recent global assessment of shark populations at 371 coral reefs in 58 countries found no…

Crush the cluster – not commerce

The New Zealand government should focus on crushing the cluster, not businesses who are being denied…

Plan to eliminate Covid-19 might be folly

It is an impossible dream to eliminate Covid-19 in New Zealand, but just like the flu,…

Compulsory quarantine for Covid carriers

People queuing for hours for a free test to find out if they are infected with…

Jacinda Ardern buys time ahead of election

The return of COVID-19 community transmission, with Auckland back in a level 3 lockdown and the…

Taxpayers on the hook for $100bn in government loans

Yesterday’s announcement by the Reserve Bank that it will increase its money creation by an extra…

100,000 Kiwis call for better healthcare, education

Press release The Public Service Association welcomes the decision by FIRST Union to join the campaign…

4% jobless isn’t the full picture

UPDATE: On 17 August polling day was moved to 17 October 2020. When MBIE’s Labour Force…

$680,000 bonus for former dairy firm CEO

The resignation of Westland Milk Products chief executive Toni Brendish almost a year to the day…

Up for auction – entry to New Zealand

The suggestion of putting border exemptions up for auction so large companies can bring in overseas…

Call to reform monetary system

At the height of the Great Depression a number of leading U.S. economists advanced a proposal…

Lancet report on wireless worries

If one has something published in The Lancet then then it is good as gold. Thoroughly…

Mum’s right – money doesn’t grow on trees

“Billions of dollars… were just created by the Reserve Bank…We owe it to nobody, we’ve created…

$488,000 taxpayer cash for Kiwi covid vax firm CVC

Auckland: Kiwi start-up, COVID-19 Vaccine Corporation (CVC), has secured $488,000 interim funding from the Ministry of…

No evidence covid-19 is causing huge loss of life

Nobel Laureate and Stanford University biophysicist professor Michael Levitt was interviewed on Radio New Zealand on…

Secrecy surrounds 5G committee members

In 2018 an 84-page report was published by the New Zealand Ministry of Health (MoH) on…