November Newsletter – Trump or Treat?

I’m scared. Fear was a major election strategy for the Donald Trump campaign, and it worked. However, unlike the fear of immigrants, terrorism, criminal Mexicans or Muslims, I’m fearful of the intolerance, blame and anger towards “others” that the US election stoked, and that certain political leaders here are also fostering. I’m fearful of the world my…

October Newsletter – local elections + returning hope & trust to politics

Hope and trust. Two words not many New Zealanders would associate with politics today. More likely cynicism and apathy. This was nowhere more evident than in the record low voter turnout for the recent local elections (although UnitedFuture aligned candidates still polled around 25,000 votes). And there would perhaps be some even less flattering words associated with politicians themselves.…