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Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies

Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus on dirty politics, spies and conspiracies, and tragically way too little on policy. Those stories will no doubt continue to be discussed long after the vote counting stops but with election day upon us, at least a little attention to the […]

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Ask me anything on Election 2014

At 12:30pm I will be doing an “ask me anything” live chat on election 2014. Topics I would like to talk about are around the environment, tax, welfare, inequality, economics. Everyone is welcome, leave your indifference at the door. Live Blog Ask me anything re election – With Gareth Morgan  

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Vision for football in New Zealand

In two extended radio interviews Gareth Morgan expanded on his vision for football in New Zealand and got more specific about how the governance and management of the sport has to change if it is ever going to lift itself beyond the level first reached by John Adshead’s 1982 World Cup team and emulated in […]

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The Recipe for Change

Fake food now kills as many people as cigarettes, and it is time to apply the same solutions as we did to that problem. There is a tried and tested formula to crack this problem – education, regulation, taxation and stigmatisation. This article looks at all the things we could change as a society to […]

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All White Flag Shown at the Azteca

It was an embarrassment, not because we lost heavily but because we decided we wouldn’t play. At the Azteca we showed to the world that we are too scared to play football, we have so little confidence in our ability to play this game that we turned up refusing too and instead just tried to […]

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ACC Levy on Motorcyclists: Per Bike or Per Rider?

In the last series of articles examining motorcyclists’ injuries from on-road riding, an understanding of why ACC is facing mounting bills from our misfortune was reached by recognising (a)   The number of motorcycles on the road has been rising (b)   The costs of treatment and rehabilitation from our severe injuries has been rising faster than […]

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