December 13, 2018

1960s: “Sexist Advertisements”

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

These 1960s advertising attitudes are sexist, claim Newshub in their video… “A promotion for New Zealand products from 1968 shows us a mannequin that is said to be more convenient than a real life woman.” “Women of course don’t take fishing seriously, but they seem to enjoy it just the same. More feminine than angling […]

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November 20, 2018

Hawkesby’s Equality

By Gekko

Fresh from the annals of ‘In-Group Preference’, this morning’s opinion piece by NZ talk-show host Kate Hawkesby shows a lack of self-awareness that is somewhat surprising for a broadcaster of her arguable repute. Her opinion article is a response to a petition raised against a female-only Uber-style taxi service claiming that the service is discriminatory […]

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November 20, 2018

Bob McCoskrie Is An Absolute Fuckwit

By VJM

Giving Bob McCoskrie a national platform to rant about “dope” and “Big Marijuana” is like giving your granddad a national platform to rant about Islanders after he’s had a few sherries on Boxing Day. Stuff did it anyway. This column will have a look at McCoskrie’s screed of fuckwittery, with the intent of responding to […]

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November 20, 2018

Bye bye Facebook

By Gekko

To my Facebook friends, I have been fairly quiet on Facebook recently so I wanted to explain why. I have decided to stop using Facebook as a platform for social media and will no longer be posting here. There are many reasons for this but primary are the issues of censorship and security, and Facebook’s […]

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November 19, 2018

Kāhui Ako: A Cluster Schmuck of Learning

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Kāhui Ako was a National 5.0 initiative in the Education Wars of very recent New Zealand history. My Anarchist translation of Kahui is cluster, as in group or swarm; Ako is schmuck, verb, as in indoctrinate or brainwash someone into being a foolish or contemptible person. What National 5.0 Ministers of misEducation had us translate it […]

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November 19, 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