Author Archives: thesentinel2012

Why New Zealand’s Commission of Inquiry into Covid policy is a pointless farce

So the Prime Minister and her hapless Minister for Covid 19, Dr Verrall, have now allowed a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Covid policy responses, to begin next year. This was after Ardern stated that there was nothing to be … Continue reading

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Christine McVie: the Saviour of Fleetwood Mac

Danny Kirwan, John McVie, Bob Welch, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie The photo above is actually of Fleetwood Mac, but not as we know it, this was the 1972 line-up, in the Bare Trees era. It was a great shock … Continue reading

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Does it matter who has created the ‘misinformation’, and where is the harm in publishing it?

Below is a graphic published above an article on the censure of a nurse for spreading Covid misinformation. The article, on the Stuff website, referred to comments made by the nurse which it did not repeat because of the harm … Continue reading

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A Short Guide to New Zealand’s Feminist Authoritarian

OK, so there is not a lot to celebrate in New Zealand politics anymore, as the Covid pandemic remains, the hospitals and schools are in chaos, and the Ardern ministry can’t even help poor people who are about to lose … Continue reading

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Keir Starmer and the internecine warfare in the Labour Party

Taking a break from the Covid catastrophe in New Zealand, I have been catching up with British politics, and the major parties conferences. The Conservative Party is having a train wreck as I write, whereas the Labour Party had a … Continue reading

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It’s all over with Covid, bar the legal investigations

As of Tuesday last week New Zealand was given the ‘all clear’. Covid is apparently over; or, at least, the official response to it is. Dr Aysha Verrall stated that the mask mandate was gone totally, except in health care … Continue reading

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When are we over the Covid misinformation and obfuscation by the so-called experts

Since deciding not to renew the blog again I found that the domain name, which WordPress have a separate bill for, has auto-renewed. So I have had to give it another year, and the early posts are still being read … Continue reading

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Hard to say with certainty, and Difficult to Cure: Health bureaucrats in New Zealand’s redefine Covid statistics

It was announced this week that Ministry of Health was going to officially change the definition of Covid death statistics. The international standard is for anyone dying with Covid 19 within the previous 28 days to be added to the … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Health Crisis: a ‘winter of discontent’ or a pattern of bureaucratic incompetence over Covid

The New Zealand health system is in crisis, hospitals are full and winter has only just begun. As it happens New Zealand’s schools are half empty, as Covid infections take out teachers and pupils, and special measures are to be … Continue reading

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Is New Zealand’s pandemic over, or just beginning?

The international media seem to like New Zealand’s pandemic story, at least, they do in Britain, whether that be the BBC or the Guardian. It’s just a shame that they have to ask Michael Baker about it, an academic who … Continue reading

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