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Auckland's St Matthew-In-The-City Does It Again - Great Work!

Auckland's St Matthew-In-The-City Does It Again - Great Work!

Auckland's St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican Church has come up with another fantastic billboard to commemorate Easter.

Pope Benedict Should Resign In Wake Of Catholic Church Paedophile Scandals

Pope Benedict Should Resign In Wake Of Catholic Church Paedophile Scandals

Pope Benedict XVI should consider resigning the papacy after revelations of his involvement in possible cover ups of paedophile sex offending by priests.

Nats Continue Beneficiary Bashing Tradition

Nats Continue Beneficiary Bashing Tradition

This weeks welfare reform announcements continue the longstanding National Party tradition of beneficiary bashing.

Disability Voice Missing In Right To Die Debate

Today media coverage has focused on Wellington woman Margaret Page's stated intention to starve herself to death. This follows the reported denial of a piece of supportive equipment by needs assessors employed by the Capital and Coast District Health Board.

Nats Getting Prepared To Go On Environmental Vandalism Spree In National Parks

Nats Getting Prepared To Go On Environmental Vandalism Spree In National Parks

The announcement by the National Government that it is preparing to go on an environmental vandalism spree in some of our most pristine national parks is nothing but reckless.

Congratulations To Barack Obama And US Democrats On Health Care Triumph!

Congratulations To Barack Obama And US Democrats On Health Care Triumph!

Just a few hours ago Barack Obama became the first Democratic President to succeed on getting comprehensive health care reform through the House of Representatives.

Australian Labor Faces Electoral Tests In 2010

Australian Labor Faces Electoral Tests In 2010

I intend this blog to be the first in a series looking at the three main internationally significant electoral contests to occur this year. They will be the Australian federal election, the British general election and the American mid-term elections.

Let Them Turn Swords Into Ploughshares-Congratulations To The Waihopi Three

The protesters who successfully shattered the security of the secretive Waihopai spy base are to be congratulated on their not guilty verdicts.

Let's Not Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - No To A Union Where The Aussies Will Rule!

Today's publication of research by the UMR polling firm showing that around 40 percent of Kiwis think we should get into bed with the Aussies and become their seventh state is not a surprising result.

An End To Open University In New Zealand

An End To Open University In New Zealand

It appears that the days of open entry to university and tertiary study in New Zealand are numbered.