New Zealand

Amy Brooke: the future’s on hold

By Amy Brooke Operationally inadequate? AIR New Zealand,  Southern Cross, Vodafone, the major banks, power and communication companies? Contrary to the mantra that competition is always good, the now constant practice of cutting corners in […]

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Take 5: Kids’ science quotes

Kids’ Science Quotes   The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays, exams, and classroom discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders. They illustrate Mark Twain’s contention that the ‘most interesting […]

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Mark Steyn: the global cities experiment

From Mark Steyn’s column this week: Mayor Khan is a slippery customer, and he used a slippery phrase in reassuring the public after Saturday’s carnage: London, he declared, was “one of the safest global cities […]

New Zealand

Who let the dogs out? The dangerous breed debate

FLASHBACK: April 2003 By Hamish Carnachan “It’s a dogs life,” some people reckon, yet I can’t help but notice the irony as I observe Animal Control Services field officer Barbara Slade approach this wretched mongrel. […]

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The politics of separation

THE POLITICS OF SEPARATION How a pakeha from the wrong side of the tracks embarked on a journey for Waitangi compensation He was white trash in a brown working class neighbourhood, but never saw colour […]

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Alleged Chinese criminal linked to Goff, Key

Chinese businessman Jack Chen – wanted on multimillion dollar corruption charges in Hong Kong, cultivated strong links to New Zealand politicians, including Labour leader Phil Goff, Prime Minister John Key, and former Prime Minister Jenny […]