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Chris Ford: Ebola - one more sign of environmental catastrophe

This week the world learned the link between the spread of Ebola and climate change.

Chris Ford: Andrew Little - just a little jump to the Right?

Chris Ford: Andrew Little - just a little jump to the Right?

Labour's leadership election is finally over with the winner being Andrew Little. I just wonder though, with Little's election, as to whether (in the immortal words of the Rocky Horror Picture Show) Labour has taken a slight jump to the Right?

Golf: The Simple Answer(s) to Slow Play

"You know that guy who takes three practice swings and reads putts from both sides of the hole? And that other guy who tells long jokes when it’s his honor on the tee box? Turns out neither are responsible for the preponderance of five-hour rounds in this country."

Golf: New Zealand's Best Under The Sun

"This is the best sunscreen for golfers, and I'm not kidding." That's from David Owen and the sunscreen is from New Zealand which has to be the best place on the populated parts of the planet to test such a product.

Sunburnt kids and silly ideas

Chris Ford: The Phillip John Smith escape- why National flubbed a major chance to change things

Chris Ford: The Phillip John Smith  escape- why National flubbed a major chance to change things

The daring escape of convicted killer, fraudster and paedophile Phillip John Smith last week brought glaring discrepancies in our justice, corrections and border control systems to light. And one of these aspects could have been fixed by National years ago.

Golf: Five Before You Die

"It's not cheap to play this spectacular place—the greens fee is $495 and that includes the cart."

Golf: McIlroy comes 35th

"Tiger Woods held the top spot as the world’s highest-paid athlete for 11 of the last 12 years with only Mayweather breaking the streak in 2012."

Golf: Toughest Course at St Andrews

Old Course the toughest course at St Andrews. Not so.

The case for intervention in Iraq

By Aaron Lim

Golf: "Fat and Happy Also-Rans"

"Ah yes, money – the root of all mediocrity. Think on this little gem. Since the PGA Tour changed from 60 all-exempt players to 125, the US has won but four of 15 Ryder Cups.