November 17, 2018

1970s Anthropomorphic Television Demigods

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

What was this media phenomena and who consumed it? “Why can’t we have good wholesome shows like that now?” asks a commenter. That is a very good question, I’ll take a shot.  What it was: Anthropomorphic horses, bears, orangutans, chimps, dophins, kangaroos, elephants, dogs; Lassie, Ben, Mr Ed, Flipper, Skippy, Littlest Hobo etc. Behind the […]

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November 17, 2018

1851: Rangiora’s First House

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

1851, First house in Rangiora is built by Charles Torlesse who died 152 years ago yesterday, 14 November 1866. I like old Charlie just based on his record for exploring, pioneering, and surveying. Spends his New Years Day (1849) climbing up a mountain which is just the sort of thing I’d do except in his […]

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November 15, 2018

Re-Extinincted Swan

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Curator of vertebrates, Alan Tennyson, discusses new findings published today that New Zealand and the Chatham Islands had their own unique prehistoric swan. – Te Papa blog “Another extinct bird: New Zealand’s prehistoric swan” Seems like old news to me because I was already aware of extinct native swan, eagle, crow, and dogs. Check out any old […]

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November 15, 2018

Buying Kiwi Made Tax

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Remember when you’re out buying tax at your petrol station, your supermarket, your workplace, and everywhere, that all our tax is New Zealand made. Our tax-makers use 100% ethically sourced and locally made tax. When you buy any of our taxes you’re protecting the workers who make the brands you know and love. The proceedes of […]

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November 13, 2018

The New Zealand Student Media is Just as Gutless as the Mainstream Media

By VJM

It’s rare for a Kiwi to look towards the New Zealand media establishment with reverence or even anything approaching respect, on account of that the profession is little more than a bunch of corporate whores cheerleading for neoliberalism. Even so, it is sometimes astonishing to learn quite how gutless the New Zealand media is, as […]

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November 13, 2018

1907: Taxes Spent on State Weather Control Scheme

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

New Zealand Government Experiments in Weather Control In the 1906/07 drought the people of North Otago were getting pretty desperate for the rains to return. Scientists well understood that condensation depended upon cooling, not percussive blasts. Today we can daily witness jet planes overhead compressing the air with sharp wings but even this produces the faint […]

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November 13, 2018

Free Petrol with Every Tax Purchased

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Want some petrol with your tax? On sale now!   Buy some tax at a petrol station outlet near you and receive this free gift of petrol. That’s right, for every dollar of tax you buy receive 53 cents worth of petrol. That’s amazing value!   Customers who enjoy their gift of free petrol also […]

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November 12, 2018

1918: The Truth about the Influenza Epidemic

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Historian discusses what we can learn from our deadliest pandemic Stephen Clarke discusses no such thing as, once again, heading bares no relation to content in Mainstream Media. As a Volunturist, Libertarian, Free Market, Anarchist, historian I can tell you what he will not. Perhaps cannot. Why? Because I’m not willing to protect The State. […]

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November 12, 2018

We Sincerely Apologise For Our Negligence

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Bfm News Director repudiates Anarchist History of New Zealand Having called on me last week to contribute, Auckland’s radio Bfm radio have flip-flopped. During Anti-Government Week to have an actual Anarchist briefly aired makes perfect sense yet in these Politically Correct times it’s seldom contemplated. Sure enough, within days, they were repenting this interview. NB: […]

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November 11, 2018

1909: Blown to Atoms

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Exploding Auckland 108 Years Ago: 1:20pm, 10 November 1909… A huge explosion in Auckland Harbour from the gelignite storage ship in Herne Bay. To manage the risk of exactly this sort of thing, Auckland Harbour Board stored their explosive powder on an old hulk. A hulk is a sort of undead ship that has passed her […]

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November 10, 2018

1898: The Kumi, A Taniwha on the Loose!

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Taniwha September, 1898: Newspapers around New Zealand became excited by the claim that a “strange lizard” had startled a bushfeller out the back of Gisbourne. The fact this tale of a woodsman comes from an unnamed source sets off red flags for sceptics! As the story echoed around the wire it became embellished to “huge” […]

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November 10, 2018

1972: The West Auckland Booze Monopoly Cartel

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Sale of Alcohol is Monopolised by a Cartel In West Auckland there remains one of the last New Zealand Liquor Trusts. All sale of alcohol is monopolised by a cartel which owns hotels, bars, and outlet stores. They take their cut but need to justify it somehow so they put some of their ill-gotten gains […]

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November 9, 2018