Knowledge is Power

Te Matauranga ko te Kaha


 Here's a very telling  clip of John Key from last night's TVONE news. (March 31, 2016) 

With regard to the TPPA he says :

Britain's decision yesterday to impose a sugar tax on fizzy drinks will generate a lot of debate over the coming days. I saw John Key for example say on TV ONE news last night that we won't be doing it because "they don't actually work".

Would you sign up to buy a house without knowing the price?

Yet  that's what we are being asked to do in the flag referendum.

No one knows how many more millions we would have to spend if we voted to change our flag .

A friend of mine has a simple empathy test. When you walk through the door of a building do you look behind you to see if anyone is following and hold the door open for them?

On a number of occasions over the last couple of years I've noticed that some  people who have disagreed with something I have written or said have complained that I am " not objective" and sometimes "that I am just a Leftist" .

Last month I was invited to give my lecture on inequality in Kaitaia. On the way I stopped of in Whangarei to interview Adrian Whale who runs the Te Tai Tokarau Emergency Housing Trust.

"New Zealand Prime Minister , John Key , has been accused of making light of rape after participating in a radio stunt referring to sexual assault in prison" - The Guardian Dec 17th 2015. (Yes, it's gone international).

One of John Key's claims is that he has sometimes found himself standing in front of the Australian flag at an official function hence it was one of his reasons for wanting to change it . Mmmm... What if the Red Peak Flag is chosen?

If you want to keep our current flag , as I do, here are my thoughts.



Who is Bryan Bruce?

Bryan Bruce is an award winning documentary maker, and best selling author. Born in Scotland in 1948, his family emigrated to New Zealand in 1956. He grew up in Christchurch and attended the University of Canterbury where he graduated with an M.A.[1] in Sociology and Philosophy and Christchurch Teacher’s College where he earned a Diploma in Teaching.

Bryan is best known for his work on 'The Investigator' documentary series, 'Inside Child Poverty' and 'Mind The Gap'.