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Fast food chain Taco Bell to launch in New Zealand

Article – RNZ

One of the world’s popular fast food chains is finally coming to New Zealand. Read more »

The Security Derangement Complex

Article – Binoy Kampmark

Australia is being seen as a test case. How does a liberal democracy affirm the destruction of private, encrypted communications? In 2015, China demonstrated what could be done to technology companies, equipping other states with an inspiration: encryption keys, … Read more »

Legal protection sought to preserve haka in Germany

Article – RNZ

A Mori cultural advisor is looking at taking legal action to protect the haka in Germany. Read more »

More than 27 suicide attempts in two weeks – Manus refugee

Article – RNZ

There have been more than 27 suicide attempts in the last two weeks by refugees detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island, a refugee says. Read more »

The Ancient Mythical Rites of Pearl Harbor Day

Article – David Swanson

Last week I spoke at a high school. As I often do, I told them Id perform a magic trick. I only know one, but I know it will almost always work with no skill required. I scribbled on a piece of paper and folded it up. I asked someone to name a war that … Read more »

West Papua Liberation Army takes responsibility for killings

Article – RNZ

The West Papua Liberation Army is claiming responsibility for the killings of at least 24 Indonesian construction workers in Papua. Read more »

All Blacks Sevens complete Dubai double

Article – RNZ

The New Zealand men’s rugby sevens team has won the opening leg of the World Series in Dubai. Read more »

Intensifying US pressure on NZ government over China

Article – Socialist Equality Group

Following US Vice President Mike Pences vitriolic attack on China at the recent Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, divisions have erupted into public view within the New Zealand ruling elite over the US-China confrontation Read more »

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere

Article – Robert J. Burrowes

Have you heard the expression climate change? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate. Read more »

PNG: EMTV suspends journalist over NZ Maserati story

Article – Pacific Media Watch

The Papua New Guinean state-owned media company EMTV has been forced to act against its wishes and media ethics to suspend one of the countrys best reporters, their award-winning Lae bureau chief and senior journalist Scott Waide . Read more »

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