January 19, 2019 - The History of New Zealand through an anarchist lens. Please enjoy the ideas and let me know what you think.

An MP for a Pet

By AHNZ

Peter Dunne, MHR 1987-2017; Reminds me of another (but fictional) student-politician: Ben, from Parks and Recreation. For a long time, Dunne occupied a special  niche as a super-duper on-the-fence Centrist for hire that both Labour and National took on. He served in the boring role of Minister of Revenue for Bolger, Clark, and Key. The […]

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August 24, 2018

South Island Independence

By AHNZ

Vince, at VJM, recently made a case for our South Island succeeding from The State to form its own organisation. The suggestion has come up due to some fringe pressure from the likes of Solomon Tor-Kilsen of Timaru and Pat McCarrigan of Dunedin. TVNZ reporter Julian Lee made a mocking prime time news item lampooning the […]

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August 23, 2018

Nationalism

By AHNZ

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August 23, 2018

No serotonin for you, Boomer!

By AHNZ

Date: [ca 26 January 1944] An absolute disaster for parent/child attachment. Great if you don’t want to be with your newborn for 14 days during that crucial bonding time. No serotonin for you! Just visits from the wheelbarrow to be used as a milk machine. Not great for more old school mothers (and new school […]

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August 22, 2018

Superstition and Kiwifruit

By AHNZ

“The savage fails to recognise those limitations over his power over nature which seem so obvious to us.”- Fraser — Prime Minister John Key takes part in the Maori blessing of the Singapore Kiwifruit Gooseberry office, led by a wood carver with pretensions of being Dumbledore. Photo: New Zealand Ministry of Zespri (August 2015)

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August 22, 2018

Monument to Kiwi Vanity

By AHNZ

November 2005, John Cleese, best known as a co-founder of Monty Python, went on tour in New Zealand…and attacked Palmerston North! Performance artists on press tours always need to either praise or attack the locality they are in so they can get publicity for their show. Visitors to New Zealand have a long history of doing […]

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August 22, 2018


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