The Real News?
We’re written about the Advance NZ political party in the past, and about their conspiracy-theory-driven policies and public statements.
It’s come to NZ Skeptics attention that they’re now promoting a new magazine to be distributed early this year. There’s a new website set up to promote this, run by a company called The Full Court Press. The director of that company, from the NZ Companies Register, is Katherine Smith, who’s also the publisher of the awful New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine. That magazine has been popping up in mainstream magazine outlets and supermarkets for some time (and also available as a gift option on iSubscribe - hopefully that didn't get given as a Christmas gift!), but it appears that the new venture is going for a more viral distribution model.
If you’d like to read the first issue of the magazine, it’s available for free here (if you can stomach it!).
Their distribution model is to get people to buy the magazine in bulk (minimum order of 100 copies at $1 each) then sell them at a profit to friends, family, and neighbours.
The first issue is packed full of COVID-19 conspiracy theories and dangerous misinformation, and as expected, advertises various likely-bogus “natural” medicines.