Even putting the legal issues aside, what the fuck was Barnett thinking in not (as Graeme pointed out) showing some basic political judgement in disclosing on the side of caution?
I think you may (mostly) mean Flatt, not Barnett.
I watched a most enthralling long-length doco ‘Kind-hearted Woman’ on PBS (6 hours over two nights) a couple of weeks ago. A complex story, filmed over several years, about a Native American single mother seeking legal redress, the custody of her children, and a new life. I have suggested that MTS acquire it
Kind-hearted Woman is available for viewing (not geo-blocked) here:
I see Wayne Mapp is discussing He Toki Huna on The Standard -- in the process clarifying that he is registered commenter "Wayne".
Get him along too!
The conscientious objectors , like James K’s father Archibald Baxter who were seen as cowards .
This article from the VUW Student Magazine Salient had a pretty big effect on me when I first read it.
They are. Somewhere around 20%.
At the 2006 census, the proportion of people aged 20-29 who gave a clear answer to the Maori descent question and who indicated they were of Maori descent was over 20%.
This can be done in any of our 3 official languages, can't it ?
No. Not Maori. English and NZSL, however, yes. Explicitly so. Multiple times.
Fairness would dictate an acknowledgement that Thatcher did support decriminalisation of homosexuality long before that was a mainstream position in the Conservative Party, as far back as the 60s.
I think I have expressed here before my surprise at finding out what Enoch Powell was all about, instead of just the River of Blood headline: co-sponsiring bills on the decriminalisation of homosexuality as far back as the 60s, opposition to the death penalty, and corporal punishment in schools, support for unilateral nuclear disarmament, no fault divorce and relaxation of abortion law etc.
The ANC’s militant wing, MK, certainly committed multiple acts of terrorism, but whether the ANC was a “typical” terrorist organisation is debatable
I was talking about MK, of which (Wikipedia at least claims =) Mandela was a founding member.
Mandela was entirely justified.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission called some of the actions of the para-military organisation he founded, and would not denounce, a "gross violation of human rights". Of the 200 civilians who died in its terror, 140 were black.
Yeah, but you can’t say it.
Can and should. The organisation he helped found planted land mines, conducted bombings (inlcuding, for example, shopping centres and bars) and torture. Many (most?) of its civilian death were black.