Peter Ramage presents part 2 of ‘New Zealand A Social Laboratory of the World’. In part 2 of this series, Peter Ramage argues that although NZ was crowned the most socially progressive country earlier this year, there is an astonishing lack of executive checks and balances in place. The author explores how NZ civil rights and liberties are protected in a very unique and ‘Kiwi’ way, which for many commentators seems puzzling.
Earlier this year New Zealand was crowned the most socially advanced country in the world! And if you ask any Kiwi, they will certainly back the claims that NZ really is the most socially progressive nation – after all they were the first to give women the vote and they are nuclear free! In part 1 of this 2 part series, Peter Ramage takes a look back at NZ’s history as a social innovator, and explores why NZ was identified as leading the world on social ‘advancedness’.
Regular contributor Sam Hennessy shares with Alochonaa his biggest personal demon – the drink. Sam recounts a simple stroll to his local coffee shop and the confronting fair-trade poster which hit home hard. This demon was not his own – it was his whole nation’s.
A powerful poem by Samuel Hennessy in honour of Waitangi Day (the New Zealand land treaty signed between Maori and Europeans in 1840). The poet highlights New Zealand’s historical grievances & the nations future in the hands of overseas ownership.
Samuel J Hennessy* The screen pans to reveal pastures, lush, exotic and inviting. The world may be torn between good and evil, and a quest which holds the fate of mankind in balance, but what a place to set the end of it all! The saga gathers momentum […]