This week has marked the first time in months that something other than COVID has dominated the news headlines on NZ television. But there are not-so-obvious connections to the agenda. by Martin Harris 27/8/20 The leading topic is of course the trial of Brenton Tarrant, the mosque shooter whose deeds, […]

You’ve all seen the dramatic images on mainstream media. The magnificent and world famous Notre Dame cathedral disintegrating in a hellish inferno. For this author, it all echoes of the destruction by earthquake of so many churches here in Christchurch, especially the iconic Anglican Cathedral. By Martin Harris 16/4/19 Was […]

This story echoes my own personal thoughts on the Hajib wearing displays. Well intentioned, but the wrong message. Martin Harris A women’s rights activist in Iran says her heart broke when she saw New Zealanders wearing the hijab in an attempt at solidarity following the Christchurch mosque attacks. NZ Herald, […]

The events in Christchurch have triggered an outpouring of love and compassion to be sure, possibly unparalleled, but also a colossal round of media censorship, probably equally unparalleled. From books disappearing off the shelves to, obviously, closing off access to the infamous “live stream” footage. Kiwis will now find access […]

Since the following article is being published mainstream, I’ll assume it’s Ok to repost here without being shut down. I have to question whether this is helpful news or is it fearmongering…in which case am I therefore a guilty accomplice? The main reason I present it here is because of […]

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