September 22, 2018

Among The Trees

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Among The Trees (TVNZ, August 2010) tells the mainstream history story (of the time) about the Moriori of New Zealand’s Chatham Islands. Fast forward to 2018 and times have changed. It is no longer Politically Correct to point out the genocide of the Moriori at the hands of Maori. Presenter Janet McIntyre is still working her maternal-pleading […]

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September 16, 2018

History is not politically correct

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

“History is not politically correct. Many on the left therefore struggle with its findings.”- Niall Ferguson Beware the propagandised who tread here and do not seek struggle! Post syndicated from http://ahnz.anarkiwi.co.nz/history-is-not-politically-correct/.

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September 15, 2018

Olly Ohlson

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Olly Ohlson, presenter of children’s show After School from 1980-1986. It was the show every kid watched during the week when they got home from the government brainwashing pens. I remember him fondly as a gentle and friendly guy strumming his acoustic guitar and telling we children interesting new things. In my mind the quality […]

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September 15, 2018

José Feliciano working for Muldoon

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Power down and live small, ‘go easy’ is what The State wants its stock to do because they’ve buggered up the supply of feed. Make a virtue of deprivation and pay celebrities to sell it for them! 1977, the international celebrity being paid to  counselling New Zealanders be a government propaganda puppet was Puerto Rican-born […]

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September 14, 2018

Elizabeth McCombs, MHR

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in history. I’m far less impressed by this ‘trailblazing women’ stuff and widow McCombs is always carted out for an example. In my analysis she simply rode, electorally, on sympathy over the previous (Labour) MP for Lyttleton: Her husband James. 13 September 1933, Elizabeth Reid McCombs became the first woman in New Zealand to be […]

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September 13, 2018

Wellington 2ZM, 1975

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

In which we are supposed to believe the 2ZM hit parade was scrupulously, fairly, weekly, accurately appraised. No incentives to sell more records- it’s purely music news! Hah. And, in which Paul Holmes (mad bugger) predicts the demise of the same sales mechanism. While he recognises that ‘the charts’ have been going since the 60s […]

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September 13, 2018

The Five Rejections

By VJM

It is not easy to say what the alt-centre is, but it is easy to say what it isn’t. The alt-centre is the sixth political position: the one that remains after the explicit rejection of the other five positions. This rejection is necessary because all five positions have evidently failed. This essay seeks to delineate […]

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September 12, 2018

The Kiwi Accent

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Amy Walker captures various accents brilliantly, I’ve been subscribed for a long time. This is the first time I found her taking on a New Zealand accent and at about 2mins in she explains how it works. There are many lenses through which to view a culture. History, economics, psychology, sociology, geography, literature, art,…they’re all […]

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September 12, 2018

Accident Compensation Corporation

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Be safe, be seen. 1982 sticker from when ACC was just a young socialist programme of more limited scope The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) was established by the outgoing government of National 2.0 in 1972. As has happened countless times in New Zealand History: National makes a slippery slope and Labour rides it! And, expands and […]

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September 11, 2018

How to Tell if You’re Really A Libertarian

By VJM

The most famous political chart puts everyone into one of four quadrants: authoritarian left and authoritarian right at the top, and libertarian left and libertarian right at the bottom. It’s fashionable to claim to be libertarian, but not everyone who does so really is. This essay looks at how to tell if you’re really a […]

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September 10, 2018

Should farmers pay for water?

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Farmer Giles, and others, ploughed the tussock. They drained the swamp. They tamed the floods, they cut the irrigation ways and built the roads. It was never easy. City folk owe their existence as such to these colonial pioneers. The value of what these old timers did passed on to the present. Here Jack Tame, […]

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September 10, 2018

Why the All Blacks Will Do Kapa O Pango Against Argentina

By VJM

The All Blacks will play the Argentinian Pumas this Saturday night in Nelson. This is the first time the All Blacks have played in Sun City, and as a result it’s expected to be the biggest thing ever to happen here. Only one thing is more certain than an All Black win – and that’s […]

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September 7, 2018