When cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn took to the pitch for the Black Caps last Friday there was no mention of his two trials for rape. Asks Jessie Dennis, is silence really the best NZ Cricket can do?
Over the weekend PM Jacinda Ardern reiterated the government's offer to take 150 asylum seekers imprisoned on Manus Island. But we can't stop there, writes Jessie Dennis. Now it's time to swap compassionate words for life-saving action.
As we wait for the government announcement today, let's reflect on the power of the individual to effect change, whatever the political party in power, writes peace activist Jessie Anne Dennis.
This week's NZ Defence Industry Association Forum is a chance for the weapons industry to woo politicians and entice officials to spend more on the military. But are fancier killing machines really the best use of our taxpayer dollars, asks peace activist Jessie Anne Dennis.