It’s been a week of relative detritus what with One Nation and Brexit. But there was a dog…and perhaps that is enough.
With the New Zealand government banning the circulation of the Christchurch shooter’s manifesto, many are now discussing the definition of “free speech”.
The individual who enabled Christchurch was raised in a community that spoke proudly of its stand against guns. However, in turning the same instruments on another, he may have illustrated a flaw in the national assumption.
In this country, we have a problem with racism. To be precise, we fear the word more than we do the act itself.
What a week it was. Christchurch suffered Australian-grown terrorism, our children marched to make us see the obvious and one homeless teen beat the odds.
Make no mistake, the violence that visited New Zealand was Australian made. Far too long have we cultivated these voices for our own gain.
Our big four banks own their New Zealand counterparts. If they were to tank, we’d have our own ‘too big to fail’ taxpayer-funded bailout.
What a week it was. Brett Kavanaugh rose above criticism, a local MP exceeded his bandwidth and one NY subway ride got real chill, man.
Russell Crowe has suggested that Australia and New Zealand should merge, placing Jacinda Ardern as PM. Great idea, but I don’t think they’ll go for it.
Over in NZ, one company has decided to let an AI teacher educate our kids. With the future making us stay back after class, we have a series of questions.
The deportation program that has seen Kiwis returned home for a host of petty crimes has drawn vociferous criticism from the NZ government. But who is in the right?
It was the first times Australians fought overseas. Sadly, the reasons were anything but noble. No wonder we kept it quiet.
In the week that was, while America was busy revealing her worst, Australia honoured her absolute best. Chin-chin.
We all collectively lost the plot when Jacinda Ardern announced that she’d be having a baby in office. However, we should focus on the normalisation of her situation, as it should apply to all of us.
Oh, Sunday. You’re gorgeous. In the week that has been, we’ve witnessed a tell-all book on Trump telling us what we already knew, the mercury rose in Victoria as did the blood alcohol content of some pioneering New Zealanders.
In an effort to combat cybercrime, one New Zealand company has built an army of chatbots that utilise the power of empty conversation.
Ever since she got the nod, Jacinda Ardern has been castigated in the press, labelled as a loser, a communist and even a kiwi Trump. So, what’s our problem?
Happy Sunday! This week NZ made us look old, a very important bill cleared the first hurdle and one citizen took on the man…with bants!
Dour days be these. Especially because it’s only Wednesday. Alongside the news that an Australian was a victim of the London Bridge attack, one of Trump’s cabinet was flipped off in Wellington. Swings and roundabouts, innit?
It was a very special week in Current Affairs Land, as domestic and international issues melded into one clusterboink that we’d all rather forget. That, plus Eminem!
It was a very shouty week. Arnold vs Trump, Turnbull vs Shorten, us vs the sun. But now that we’ve survived it (sort of), it’s time to go back to the very recent future…
Accidental home ownership, a village missing its idiot, Centrelink on how to deal with people in crisis and an intercontinental Presidential romance. So 2017 is off to a great start?