How a New Zealand Alt-Right Group is Giving Itself a Makeover

The National Front's new clean-cut image looks a lot like the international movement exemplified by Southern and Molyneux. Canadians Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux brought to New Zealand a taste of the alt-right attitudes currently shaping the political landscape of North America, and now Jordan Peterson, another Canadian, looks set to repeat the dose with his planned visit to New Zealand early next year.
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Why I am a children’s storyteller

Baz Macdonald has been a children’s storyteller at Vic Books in Wellington for the past three years. He shares some of the reasons why he loves the job, as well as some tips and tricks he has picked up along the way. I started the Vic Books Story Time in Wellington almost three years ago and every Saturday since have spent an hour reading to kids from around the city. In that time, I have read thousands of stories, meet hundreds of kids and their families and shared countless wonderful experiences.
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Should we be raising our kids on fairy tales?

Fairy tales are a staple of most children’s reading experience – but should they be? Children’s storyteller Baz Macdonald wonders whether it’s time that we retired fairy tales for good. It would be difficult to find anyone in New Zealand who doesn’t know the stories of Cinderella or Little Red Riding Hood. We were all raised on the fables of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, whether through the original stories, modernised retellings, or film and TV adaptations. Regardless of ho
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