Category: New Zealand

June 29, 2006 / Sport

In the article that follows Trevor Mallard is quoted as saying

The “politically correct” habit of not keeping score in children’s competitions should be a thing of the past

Well it should be, but I have children at primary school and

June 16, 2006 / New Zealand

The Greens in New Zealand must be the most contrary political party of them all.

2 Elections ago they won huge support for their stand against Genetic Engineering and they painted a plausible picture of NZ as the clean food supply for the wealthy (and hopefully us, too).
After the election they were overruled by their coalition partner, Labour, and GE became legal. The practice doesn’t seem to have taken off but the door has swung open.

Sue Bradford - killing the Greens?

Since then the Greens, through long time activist Sue Bradford, has campaigned to see prostitution legalised and has a bill before parliament to outlaw smacking.

Now, by opposing these law changes I’m painted as monster who says that whores have no rights and beating children is ok.

And to add to my crimes against humanity I’m now going to drag babies from their convict mothers at the tender age of 6 months.

Well that’s the status quo, but Sue thinks that small children belong in prisons

May 29, 2006 / New Zealand
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April 11, 2006 / New Zealand

I tried out ecademy a few years ago and quickly tired of the networking tool. I guess I’m not their target market and I’ve never paid for one of their upgraded membership levels 🙂

Every so often I get a contact message, out of courtesy I take a look but they are rarely interesting. Well I’ve started getting messages from S?ren Gorm Rasmussen flogging the ACN pyramid (or not) scheme which has hit New Zealand.

March 29, 2006 / New Zealand

Anyone who knows me knows how much I hate smoking. Such an insidious habit, so seemingly innocuous yet, as Shane Bradbrook points out, it’s the number one killer of Maori. Then you have to wonder how much of the so called Obesity Epidemic if affected by the sedentary lifestyle associated with smoking.

I’ve long been aware that the advertising and marketing efforts of the Tobacco companies is based on aspiration – to be sophisticated and western and, lets face it, white. So many foibles in the developing nations are based on those same factors – leg lengthening, skin bleaching and smoking. All dangerous, and frankly unbelievable. Yet they happen. We even hear that Chinese brides get raunchy wedding photos taken in an effort to appear modern. That message had to come via the distorted movie industry and it’s low-class relation the porn industry.

March 15, 2006 / New Zealand