Do our dumb actions as teenagers disqualify us from leadership? Do even our past actions as adults permanently disqualify us? Or does it depend on what the action was, what the consequence at the time was, and how we responded?
Despite the optimism, the significant effort of time and expense, the passion, the utter hard slog, the results are in for the minor parties. Politics is a brutal sport. Good on these parties for putting their hand up and being willing to get involved. But where to from here…?
As we await the final count and watch the make-up of a National-led Government under Christopher Luxon’s leadership, not a lot will change for Family First. It’s business as usual.
A study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal found children are spending a third of their after-school time on screens, including more than half their time after 8pm.
A new study came out last week that claims that shouting at children or using a raised voice can be as damaging as physical or sexual abuse. It raises a couple of important issues around parenting advice and why the anti-smacking law has been a failure.
Five years after Canada legalised cannabis, public health experts say legalisation hasn’t created any health benefits — but it has been linked to some serious concerns.
Israel is under attack. “Shooting babies in front of their parents” … “it’s a crime against humanity”. In today’s McBlog, we speak to kiwi David Silver live from Israel. David runs a ministry called Out Of Zion Ministries.
New research from the UK found that the majority of children put on puberty blockers and hormone drugs experienced erratic and fluctuating mental health, including over a third whose mental health “reliably deteriorated.”
Voting according to your values is a privilege, go ahead and use it accordingly. So, here’s who I’m voting for in this election. Well, you did ask.
Identity? The progressive says it’s chosen and the conservative says it’s given. Consequently “What is a woman?” is the most revealing question you can ask a current or aspiring MP.