Yearly Archives: 2010

Head of State opinion piece kicks off debate

I received a good New Year present from the Dominion Post when they published my opinion piece on the Head of State Referenda Bill under the title "Hands up for a president of Aotearoa". This has kicked off the debate I had hoped around my Head of State private members bill, which enables Kiwis to choose between keeping the monarch or moving towards a democratically selected head of state.

Google pulls out of China due to human rights violations

In breaking news Google has just announced on their blog that they may very soon close down their operations in China. Why? Because a few Read More

An open letter to Hillary Clinton

Dear Secretary Clinton, The Green Party welcomes you to New Zealand. We are pleased that your administration is engaging with world problems in a more Read More

Sleepwalking into a surveillance society: the New Zealand guinea pigs

Up to 265 Government agencies and 48,000 private businesses in the UK will be able to access the register for which Kiwis are among the guinea pigs.

Locke welcomes Tamil asylum seeker decision

Green MP Keith Locke has warmly welcomed the Government decision to accept 13 Tamil asylum seekers picked up by the Australian customs boat, Oceanic Viking.

Bearded Apiata on NZ Army website

There are two (related) debates raging following the decision of the Herald and other newpapers to publish the photo of VC winner Willie Apiata on Read More

Speech to the Close Waihopai rally in Blenheim on 23 January 2010

Speech to the Close Waihopai rally in Blenheim on 23 January 2010 Keith Locke MP 23rd January, 2010 

Popping the balloon of secrecy around Waihopai

Last weekend’s protest at Waihopai was the usual colourful affair. It began with a march through Blenheim, and speeches from Murray Horton, John Minto and Read More

Motorway madness continues with money losing Puhoi to Wellsford

There has been a lot in the news lately about big motorway projects like Waterview being rushed through by the government without proper  community consultation. Read More