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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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“Me, me, me – or us?” The choice on 23 September is as old as humanity.

My childhood State house in Aorangi Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch. Here it is: just like the one John Key grew up in and posed grinning in front of last year, as the sale of 2,500 of these homes was mooted. For … Continue reading

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Sexist tracts

http://pantograph-punch.com/post/patriarchal-parade A review of Blood Ties and others, by Vaughan Rapatahana in The Pantograph Punch.   It was a surprise to wake up this morning and discover I was a purveyor of sexist tracts, but after after reading this writer’s … Continue reading

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An impromptu admission, Tielt, Belgium.

It was a glorious summer’s day as we stepped off the train from Ghent and made our way out of the small town of Tielt on our hire cycles, heading for the Achielle Bicycle Factory near Egem, in Belgium. Jeanette … Continue reading

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the latest coup: poem

the latest coup seen from Kaikoura after the 7.8M quake     i. Steve Bannon surveys a plate of stale lamingtons   Like I told the Pope and like I’m telling the President there’s good capitalism and there’s bad capitalism … Continue reading

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To Aitutaki

  Last day on Rarotonga, off into Avarua and few hours wait at the airport for our Air Rarotonga flight to Aitutaki at 4.30pm. The tiny Embraer Bandeirante is intimate after the big 777-200 that flew us here: you can … Continue reading

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