March 21, 2019 - The History of New Zealand through a Libertarian Anarchist lens. Please enjoy the ideas and let me know what you think.

1829: A Letter from Sydney

By AHNZ

Today, March 20th, is New Zealand Founding Father Edward Gibbon Wakefield’s birthday. It’s a very flattering bust, I’ve always thought. Makes EGW look like Chris Pratt from Jurassic Park when really he resembled Chris Pratt from Parks and Recreation. Especially when EGW was the age depicted! In reality that unfortunate Middle-Aged Spread had set in. His […]

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March 20, 2019

Walter’s Bluff

By AHNZ

Priceless! This just to hand: After Prime Minister Walter Nash’s 1960 con to connect Nelson by rail to the main trunk failed there was some pay-back. Eternal pay-back.   On the site where Nash promised a railway tunnel would begin, the hillside opposite Founders Park, a private prankster created their own sign “Walter’s Bluff” and […]

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March 19, 2019

1933: Pranking the Authoritarians

By AHNZ

October 1933: It’s just a joke! From an era of rising tension and new seriousness culminating in global warfare. The mainstream culture had become overbearing to many of the lighter-hearted Kiwi larrikins who wanted their intense co-worker or uncle to chill out a bit. More and more, New Zealand’s mainsteam was filling up with authoritarian do-as-you’re-told […]

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March 18, 2019

2020s: Dignity Culture Rising

By AHNZ

Social history right now! Rob Stock is triggered so badly by Marie Kondo, that he goes on an Abe Simpson-esque spiel about minimalism, house prices and frugality. Apparently she’s promoting an extreme lifestyle! Watched some of this Japanese Netflix sensation today. Basically white people are learning/re-learning about how to tidy up after themselves. And who […]

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March 17, 2019

1934: George Bernard Shaw Visit

By AHNZ

Today in history, March 15th, 1934, celebrity playwright George Bernard Shaw toured New Zealand. A great writer and great wit, it was he who rightly said “a government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always rely on the support of Paul.” and “If you aren’t a socialist as a teenager you have no heart, and […]

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March 15, 2019

1980s: State Post Office Swindle Books

By AHNZ

These old State Post Office swindle books¹ for kids from the 1980s.. I could never figure out why the people on the cover bothered me. Whatever it was, it’s the same effect used to bother everyone in the children’s horror film ‘Coraline’ (2009.) No eyes, no souls!   — 1 Bank book

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March 13, 2019

1940: Bathing Beauty Contests

By AHNZ

Every 20 or so years we go through certain phases. The one I’m interested in at the moment and trying to plot is the Physical Culture phase. “The event saw a record attendance, with over 1000 cars parked there.” So I’m sharing this to remind myself that here is such a phase occurring during 1940. […]

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March 12, 2019

Maori Frozen Food?

By AHNZ

Countdown supermarket’s frozen food section, as others, has been translated into Maori. Banning plastic bags (later became law anyway) and behaviour like this is simply the supermarket branding themselves to the current Victimhood Culture majority. They’re not causing the strange cultural phases we go through, just acting as a multiplying effect for it. Countdown, in […]

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March 11, 2019

1950s: Conquered Pacific Theatre Converted into Americana

By AHNZ

New Zealand is a cultural colony of America so here’s an interesting twist about how Pacific culture came to us (even though we’re actually IN the Pacific) via The Sates. When English nations invade/fight overseas they bring back the spoils and the values. It’s actually part of what makes us great, we recognise what is […]

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March 10, 2019

1980s: Sketching Shoes

By AHNZ

Why did shoe adverts have to be drawn by hand back in the 1980s? I knew a guy who did that for a job…   Although colour photos would have been fully technically possible and made for better advertisements to sell more shoes, copyright prohibited the use of photography. It was a brand protection.   […]

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March 8, 2019

Labour Finance Ministers

By AHNZ

Funny quote about the Labour Party… “Since..before the party came to power in 1935, some Labour people say that the party has lacked a brilliant financier who was at the same time a socialist.”- Hobbes (1967) Do I even need to say it? Intelligence and capability with national accounts is mutually exclusive with socialism! Hobbes’ […]

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March 7, 2019