Introducing Paddle Now

Blog 174. “Every Kiwi should take up a paddle.” Khakispecs will continue as a blog commenting primarily on global affairs. Its postings will probably become more intermittent and a selection of guest authors will be featured, but its main function will continue to be that of an observer. Social activism will be directed through a […]

The next step

Blog 173. “Every citizen should pick up a paddle.” As I indicated in my previous blog, having now returned to my keyboard, I am redirecting my energy. Were I simply to pick up where I left off and continue with the Khakispecs blog unchanged, I would not have been short of themes to write about. […]

Waihopai – NZ’s Trojan horse. PART IV

Blog No. 169. In this blog I attempt to answer the second of my two questions. The first question had concerned the way in which senior servants of the state had managed to establish dominance over government ministers in setting aspects of NZ’s foreign policy. The second question concerns the manner and purpose for which […]

Waihopai – NZ’s Trojan horse. PART III

Blog No. 168. I concluded my previous blog with the following two questions: How has NZ allowed a group of senior civil servants to seize control of aspects of its foreign policy? How have they come to adopt a mind-set in which NZ, has to continue fighting what should have been a long-defunct, Cold […]

Waihopai – NZ’s Trojan horse. PART II

Blog No.167. Given the timings of the Christmas holidays, I have decided to bring the posting on this blog forward by a week. Post-Christmas blogs will be delayed accordingly. As will be apparent to any of my readers, after my experiences with the Wilfreds, my respect for Immigration NZ has been at a low ebb […]

Waihopai – NZ’s Trojan horse. PART I

Waihopai – NZ’s Trojan horse. (Immigration NZ and the SIS – its garrison.) PART I Blog No. 166. As I blocked out the first draft, this blog looked as though it would grow into something far too long to inflict on readers at Christmas time. It will, therefore be broken down into three separate blogs, […]

A country like New Zealand could save the world.

Blog No. 165. What was to be the theme of this fortnight’s blog has been a toss-up between the most recent shenanigans of the NZ SIS/Immigration NZ cabal and Khakispecs’ first venture into Print. With immigration, it is not just about the Wilfred’s that I will be writing this time around. I have also been […]