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The Wahine storm 1968…

The ferry Wahine, listing heavily amongst fog in Wellington Harbour, 10 April 1968. Image: The Dominion Post Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.     six poems celebrating the end of the mechanical and the dawn of the virtual       … Continue reading

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Assad

  Assad     those he did not kill he maimed those he did not maim he thwarted those he did not thwart he tortured those he did not torture poisoned those he did not poison broken those he did … Continue reading

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on the day

on the day on the day of my death I will be eating eggs and banana stroking my parrot drawing her profile sculpturing gratitude yes I will still be threading my grandmother’s needles and laughing all the way to the … Continue reading

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Bob’s not my uncle…

Bob Jones says he was kidding… So, is he really kidding here? “As there are no full-blooded Maori’s in existence it indisputably follows that had it not of been for migrants, mainly Brits, not a single Maori today, including Professor … Continue reading

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Opening the Tinderbox

Super Bowl LII vs Megan Dunn’s Tinderbox. No contest. Right now a bunch of superbly muscled oafs are waiting at half time somewhere in Minneapolis to get on with the game that is more Stop-Go than the roadworks up at … Continue reading

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A time to share, a time to care…

Back in July, I wrote this letter to The Press, which they printed. It seems to me that it is exactly what I want to say again today, so here goes. I hold in my heart today that Jacinda Ardern, … Continue reading

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Walter Nash was here – a poem.

  Walter Nash was here     Walter Nash was here here when the Miners Hall was here here when we were kids kids in the Fancy Dress Ball when the town was all Labour voters   Walter Nash was … Continue reading

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