Liam Hehir

Liam Hehir is from Rongotea, a small village in the Manawatū hinterland. He was formerly active in the National Party and writes about politics, religion and popular culture. He really hates it when people put cute or quirky references in their online bios.

Politics
Nov 4, 2018

The impossible situation for Iain Lees-Galloway

In the case of Karel Sroubek, the immigration minister can insist on his blamelessness but seems denied the means of proving it

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Politics
Oct 27, 2018

The case for anonymous political donations

In the aftermath of the Jami-Lee Ross saga many have called for increased transparency around political donations, saying it's better for a healthy democracy. But what if that's completely backwards?

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Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Bridges slammed the waka jumping bill. Now he can, and should, use it on Jami-Lee Ross

Jami-Lee Ross's actions mean they're more than entitled to invoke it to throw him out of parliament

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Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Is National really so stupid as to jump on a Shearer-Cunliffe-Little-esque carousel?

Bridges is under huge pressure today after the Jami-Lee Ross saga, but his MPs would be foolish to start apeing Labour's approach to leaders in opposition

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Politics
Sep 27, 2018

Is feel-good symbolism really worth the cost of this oil and gas ban?

If it's all for symbolic reasons, that's fine, but let's be clear that's what it is

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Politics
Sep 17, 2018

Why are the woke set not battling to de-platform Winston Peters?

There has been a growing effort in NZ to silence those who feed racial division. So where's the clamour from the Greens and the rest on the deputy PM?

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