Local media need to find their teeth again

Local media need to find their teeth again

In the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed a bit more commentary starting to appear about the behaviour of the media. One of the often repeated charges is that the media is demonstrating bias in favour of the Government and against the various Opposition parties....
Raise the bar for better results

Raise the bar for better results

I sometimes wonder if we’re being deliberately dumbed down. Not in an educational sense, although that’s been going on for years. But more in the sense of our own expectations of the society around us. I believe we are all party to managing expectations....
Getting National back on the winning track

Getting National back on the winning track

They say it’s the hardest job in politics. I suspect it’s harder than that. I imagine that the role of an entire party in opposition is a difficult one. But the role of leader is really tough. Right now, the Nats need a refresh. If you think for a moment...
Truth – the first casualty of politics

Truth – the first casualty of politics

I don’t know what to believe anymore. It’s a sad reflection of the times we live in that there is an industry of fact-checkers. These usually come in the form of online services that you can access to check the facts surrounding something you’ve seen...