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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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A Fortnight is a Long Time in Nutrition

Over the past two weeks we have been showered with some astounding new findings in the world of nutrition. We have had a busy time getting the book off to the printers and the website up and running. Now we are eagerly looking forward to ‘Appetite for Destruction’ hitting the shelves in October – some […]

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Snapper New Zealand

Who is Snapping up the Snapper?

The recent furore over snapper fishing in the Hauraki Gulf should serve as a wake-up call for recreational fishers. This is not a David v Goliath story about big business squashing the poor little fisher. It is a symptom of an outdated approach to rec fishing, held in place by an ignorant belief that recreational […]

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Gareth Morgan

It’s all go for Morgan’s historic Korea mission

Affter being initially rebuffed, economist Gareth Morgan has finally been granted permission to travel through Korea’s heavily fortified demilitarised zone. The crossing is part of a 40,000-kilometre ride from Russia to New Zealand. He and five others will travel through the DMZ into South Korea at the abandoned village of Panmunjom. The DMZ is a […]

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Not a bad view from a state house

State Housing a Joke

Here is a classic illustration of how stuffed the welfare system is. Housing New Zealand (HNZ) allocates it’s low-rent properties to people based on their income and savings. Ms Bella Bowden easily qualified on all their criteria – a working person on very low pay – and has been a tenant at one property for […]

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