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Copenhagen Deal A Good First Step

Copenhagen Deal A Good First Step

Today it was announced that a deal had been reached at Copenhagen between the big polluters.

Whanganui Spelling Decision A Sensible Move

Whanganui Spelling Decision A Sensible Move

I have to praise Maurice Williamson for making a sensible decision on the spelling of Whanganui.

St Matthew In The City Billboard A Great Idea!

St Matthew In The City Billboard A Great Idea!

I have to give great praise to St Matthew-In-The-City Church for going with their Mary and Joseph in bed billboard.

Labour Leader Goff In Danger Of Being Ditched

Labour Leader Goff In Danger Of Being Ditched

This week the political commentariat have been having a field day at the expense of Phil Goff

Flying The Tino Rangatiratanga Flag - Bit Of Symbolism But More Substance Needed

Flying The Tino Rangatiratanga Flag - Bit Of Symbolism But More Substance Needed

Today's announcement that the Tino Rangatiratanga flag will fly on Waitangi Day at several prominent locations is an act of welcome symbolism but there is a need for more substance here.

Why do I say this?

Gerry Brownlee's Power Sector Reforms Just More Of The Same

Gerry Brownlee's Power Sector Reforms Just More Of The Same

Yesterday Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee announced his response to the review of the electricity sector which reported back in June.

Politically Incorrect Psychologist Deals Blow To Pro-Smacking Lobby

I didn't think that Nigel Latta would ever come out and say that our anti-smacking law was working. Today, he did just that.

We Will All Be Losers From Factory Dairy Farming

We Will All Be Losers From Factory Dairy Farming

Today the Green Party criticised plans by a Canterbury businessman to establish New Zealand's first factory dairy farm in the MacKenzie Basin.

Tiger Woods Is Crouching After A Hiding

Tiger Woods Is Crouching After A Hiding

Tiger Woods (to use a movie title metaphor) is literally crouching after a hiding. Should we be so concerned? Not really.

All Air Routes Leading To Copenhagen

All Air Routes Leading To Copenhagen

This week all air routes will be leading to Copenhagen. World leaders  (including John Key) will be heading there to the biggest environmental summit since that held at Rio De Janeiro in 1992.