December 13, 2018

2009: Cadbury Switched to Palm Oil

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Since 1930, one of New Zealand’s great brands and tying us back to ‘Home’ in England where Cadbury chocolate was established in 1824. Brands and logos we once had like Cadbury’s were like the standards and crests of our great families going back to Feudal times. These days, more and more, the feudal insignia stamped […]

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November 29, 2018

1979: New Zealand State Kills 257 at Erebus

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in History Back in the 1970s New Zealand’s culture was in a more muscular arc. We were healthy, physical, politically incorrect. We had challenging children’s playgrounds and adventurous recreation. We still had exotic animals and exhibitions and we had scenic flights to the frozen continent: Antarctica. History repeats and these adventurous days will come […]

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November 28, 2018

1955: Who Will Build the Roads?

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

But without Government who will build the roads? 1955, citizens on the North Shore are told their infrastructure is not a council priority so they set to work themselves! when residents of Williamson Ave in Belmont, told by the Takapuna Borough Council that their street wasn’t high up in priority for footpath work, took it […]

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November 27, 2018

1983: Savage Islands

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

I’ve recently discovered this NZ made film, where Tommy Lee Jones shoots Prince Tui Teka stone dead. Savage Islands (1983) was an attempted rip-off of Indiana Jones but in the form of some kinda buddy movie. Fail Wikipedia is right, swashbuckling films are basically doomed with the surprise exception of Pirates of the Caribbean and […]

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November 26, 2018

1941: The General Election That Never Was

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

The Former Prime Minister Hon Walter Nash’s Oak Manrobe has appeared on Trade Me. Thanks to History Always Repeats for noticing. Possibly part of the Labour 1.0 Prime Ministerial penthouse on parliament’s rooftop? Seldom mentioned, it seems to have been a sort of palatial pad for a ‘shaken not stirred’ political elites. Nash, at the […]

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November 25, 2018

1975: General Election; ‘The Cities’

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Oh what a wonderful clip of the 1975 election campaign! It has been shared by Newshub but released on Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision archives. The commenters around the traps seem to think the observations in this campaign advert are quite prescient. They were not. In this era New Zealand was already living through the […]

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November 24, 2018

Brian Talboys

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Brian Talboys, 1921 to 2012. He just popped up in the National Party 1975 election campaign advert I mentioned in my last post. This was during his political heyday.   Earlier Version of Bill English The simplest description to today’s reader is that Brian Talboys was the Bill English of his day. Brian and Bill […]

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November 24, 2018

One Year of Rule by the Left Wing of the Capitalist Party: A Retrospective

By VJM

The Labour faction of the Capitalist Party came to power at the end of 2017, taking over from the National faction of the Capitalist Party after that year’s general election. Even though everyone knew that the Capitalist Party would still be in charge, many believed that the ascendancy of the Labour faction would mean a […]

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November 23, 2018

Why Slave Morality is the Future of the World

By VJM

Master and slave morality is not much more than the alpha/beta positioning of primates on a dominance hierarchy. Master morality comes naturally to primates at the top of a dominance hierarchy, and slave morality comes naturally to those at the bottom. This essay makes an argument for the inevitability of a horrific future world, in […]

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November 22, 2018

1992: Benito and Adolf in a New Zealand film!

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Scene from Lovelock (1992) which is an excellent short film. Actual clip from 1936 shows it’s close enough to to satisfy anyone.. Watch the film here.. More on Jack Lovelock here, which I will soon repost to the website. Post syndicated from http://ahnz.anarkiwi.co.nz/benito-and-adolf-in-a-new-zealand-film/.

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November 22, 2018

2007: Derailing Fred

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Long Bay on Auckland’s North Shore has long been a popular park and beach for young families. It had a train, ‘Fred’, for 30 years until Auckland Regional Council shut it down in 2007. “I hate the PC scum that go around wreaking all the fantastic things that make NZ so good. I remember this […]

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November 21, 2018

2018: Derailing Little Toot

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Driving down Whangaparoa road along Auckland’s peninsula of the same name I’ve often noticed a little railway sign. Now it’s too late to investigate further as yet another private model railway has been forced to close by The State: Little Toot. “…the company cannot afford to do the work suggested, which included a walking platform […]

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November 21, 2018