Marc Daalder

Marc Daalder is a journalist based in Wellington who writes on politics, public housing, and international relations.

Gaming
Jun 8, 2019

Inside Wellycon, New Zealand's largest board game convention

Marc Daalder goes inside Wellycon, New Zealand's largest board game convention to find out why the genre is having a renaissance.

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Society
Apr 24, 2019

Armageddon Expo under fire for sexualised underage images

Attendees at the country’s largest and longest-running pop culture convention have complained about the presence of merchandise featuring sexualized underage anime characters.

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Society
Apr 17, 2019

How the far right is trying to turn Notre Dame into the next Reichstag Fire

Despite unequivocal statements from French authorities that they believe the Notre Dame fire was accidental, far-right personalities are claiming it was arson. Marc Daalder explains why.

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Politics
Mar 7, 2019

Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor doesn’t belong in Kurdish jail. He belongs behind NZ bars

Taylor shouldn't be left to rot in a Syrian jail, not because we're bleeding hearts, but because it's our obligation to charge him here.

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Politics
Feb 2, 2019

The furious world of New Zealand’s far right nationalists

Are we missing the rise of the far-right? What would the symptoms of such a movement be and how could the media better cover them?

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Society
Aug 21, 2017

Ghost flats: The battle for the Gordon Wilson Building

Buildings in Wellington that once housed almost 150 people have lain empty for five years, even as an intensifying housing crisis has rendered 40,000 Kiwis homeless – including hundreds of Wellingtonians. How did it happen? Marc Daalder explains.

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