NZ’s ongoing mask mandate – health or just control?

Author: Tessa. Walking into any Wellington supermarket these days still feels like walking into a large experiment in Stockholm Syndrome.  Go shopping at Moore Wilson Fresh in College Street, Wellington on a Saturday morning and you’ll witness the extent of it. The Covid-19 variant Omicron has swept through the country and given most of us…

Govt drops mandate, MSD keep firing staff anyway

The Ministry of Social Development is not withdrawing it’s termination of hundreds of unvaccinated staff despite the Prime Minister announcing that the vaccination mandate is to end. WTF is that about? The latest twist in the MSD vaccine policy mandate saga: despite the removal of vax passes and legislatively ordered mandate for most sectors by…

A class-war in NZ?

By Tessa. Is the division we have been feeling in NZ over the last two years now simply settling into a ‘good old-fashioned’ class war? One where ‘class’ is now defined by moral virtue, not so much as the school you went to. There was a particular tone behind the words of people who expressed…

Cash is King!

What would a society without cash really mean for us? Would it simply be an extension of the convenience that cashless transactions already give us? In the small, sleepy township of Geraldine, South Canterbury, there’s a café owner who is being targeted by the Ministry of Health for allegedly breaching the Covid-19 regulations on vaccine…

What is to become of our NZ?

The raison d’être of Resistance Kiwi remains intact and strong despite the set-back at New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday 2 March, with the brutal eviction of Profest22 by the Police. This website and the people who’ve joined want to see the vaccine mandates and certificates gone – removed immediately. It’s not an unreasonable request in…

Resistance Kiwi condemns violence

Resistance Kiwi believes in peaceful resistance. The only way to make meaningful and lasting change in our country is through non-violent demonstrations. It is extremely regrettable that a few people decided to respond non-peacefully against the Police at Parliament on Wednesday 2 March. We do not condone that behaviour because it sets back our legitimate…

Grant Robertson condoned sprinkler prank

The churlish pranks by the Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard in the first week of Profest22 (Camp Freedom) were not just of his own volition, but it appears were also condoned by Grant Robertson. On Friday 11 February,  Trev turned on the sprinklers of the Parliamentary lawn either hoping that it would make the protesters…

Then I woke up

Last night, I had a dream. I was in the Beehive Theatrette at Parliament, and our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was at the lectern. All of the reporters from the Gallery were there, keyboards in hand, Twitter accounts open and at the ready. The sign language interpreter was champing at the bit to do some…