Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mana Internet: Wow, What a Deal!

As soon as I heard Laila Harre was to head the Mana Internet party adrenalin kickstarted my now less emotive mind into asking itself itself  who is going to be voting for Mana Internet around here.  I guess it will … Continue reading

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The Asylum Seekers are Coming (& the Fish was THIS Big)

So, according to the Sunday Star Times, we’re up to three attempts in recent months by asylum seekers to get to New Zealand by boat. Well, sure, no boats have apparently even touched the water in these three “attempts”, and … Continue reading

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The Budget, The Media: Lo and Behold a Paper-Thin Surplus

As usual I had difficulty getting  my head around said Budget but my son helped out.   I doubt I’m any more bereft than the average punter so it would help if the media gave us some basic insight into … Continue reading

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Child Sponsorship comes to New Zealand

Even though child sponsorship has been widely discredited internationally as a fair and effective form of aid, this seems to have passed unnoticed by Variety – The Children’s Charity. In New Zealand, they are calling for Kiwi Kid sponsors in response to … Continue reading

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Exit Right Shane Jones, What a Week!

SHANE! SHANE! SHANE! DON’T COME BACK! I can’t resist adding ‘don’t’ to the last line of the 1953 tearjerker western Shane starring Alan Ladd. Ladd makes a drippy hero even when playing the character of a retired gunslinger and is … Continue reading

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