Single Party government may nurture elected dictatorship

                        Jacinda Ardern, Winston Peters, Judith Collins and David Seymour (RNZ Photo) In the mid-1990s, New Zealanders adopted electoral rules which they hoped would end the tyranny of what Lord Hailsham once called the “Elected Dictatorship” of a single-party majority government. And yet, a quarter century later, we are staring…

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Expo captures Girmit and a century thereafter

Five-day Event in Wellington from this weekend A panel discussion on the legacy of the Girmityas of Fiji, an interactive session on tracing the roots of Indo-Fijians, films capturing the essence of the Girmit period and a folk music ensemble are among the features of a five-day event scheduled to commence in Wellington this weekend. Titled, ‘Fiji Girmit Exhibition: 100…

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Winston Peters says New Zealand First Foundation is separate

Sourced Content Auckland, September 30, 2020 New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has said that Serious Fraud Office (SFO) charges over the New Zealand First Foundation are biased against them, and the Foundation is “totally separate.” SFO has charged two people with obtaining by deception after an investigation into the New Zealand First Foundation. Neither defendant is a Minister, sitting…

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