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Addict or Idiot: Is Coke Responsible for Death?

Recently a coroner’s report fingered excessive consumption of Coca Cola in the death of an Invercargill woman. She apparently drank 10 litres per day – the coroner estimated that this was 2 times the recommended maximum daily amount of caffeine, and more than 11 times the recommended maximum sugar intake. Of course the lobby groups […]

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Graeme Wheeler LVR

Better late than never – Reserve Bank edges ever closer to acknowledging mistake on mortgage policy

The consideration given by the Reserve Bank to controlling the bias in its policies that favour housing over all other lending types is most welcome (See NZ Herald article here). It is 20 years late but until they deal to this, New Zealand’s economic growth will suffer, capital will be misallocated and incomes and job […]

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Staging a pussy riot

Today’s blog is not a blog about cats per se. Instead, let’s focus on the corners we run to when the cat conversation comes up. What is it about the cat issue that polarises us all in New Zealand?

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The latest on the Phoenix

  Today I have been in Stuff and the NZ Herald regarding an interview that was pre recorded a week ago with Tony Veitch. Here are some points that need to be mentioned: I remind everyone that this Club loses money every year and on that basis we are looking at a range of ways […]

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Rigging of Housing Market Is Deliberate Policy

January’s North & South magazine is headed “Is the Housing Market Rigged”? The article goes into depth on the resurgent property market and whether the take-off in prices is like constructing castles of sand. It compares New Zealand with the US and all those economies in Europe that have had property booms and an almighty […]

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Looking back on 2012

Looking back at 2012

I have been writing in the print media with various opinion pieces in the Herald and Dom Post over many years. I have also had an online presence in the news section on the Gareth Morgan Investments site since the late 90’s, but last year was the first year I have had a personal blog […]

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