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Norway massacre: Key points finger in wrong direction

I almost fell of my chair when I heard John Key use the Norway massacre to justify New Zealand’s military involvement in Afghanistan. He said Read More

More information needed on spy story

It’s good that the PM finally backed down on his position that he couldn’t say anything about whether Mossad spies had been operating in New Read More

The Libyan mess

In March the Greens came out in opposition to the NATO air operations over Libya. We said they would probably prolong Gaddafi’s stay in power by Read More

What Taliban hotel attack says about NZ military involvement

It will be a difficult time for the families of NZSAS soldiers injured in Afghanistan and my sympathy goes out to them as they wait Read More

Taxi chats could be dangerous

After a long week in Parliament I often have a pleasant chat with the taxi driver taking me to the airport. So I was disturbed Read More

Dalai Lama raises spirits in Christchurch

Realising Cantabrians could do with a moral boost the Dalai Lama altered his schedule and fitted in a talk in Christchurch before his Australian tour. Read More

Our MP in Havana

On Sunday morning your Green MP headed west from Havana to visit the Terreza eco-village, now designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The project began in Read More

Conundrum for PM on changes to royal succession rules

Prime Minister Key said this morning he was “not uncomfortable” with a suggestion that he was leading Commonwealth discussions on ending discrimination in the laws Read More

Tiki Taane comes back singing

Appropriately, Tiki Taane has responded to being charged for disorderly behaviour last month by writing a catchy song, Freedom to Sing. The song was to Read More