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National Minister’s stance on exercise all puff

As we head into summer, our minds turn to thinking about how to squeeze into the same swimwear we wore last year. Our new health minister Jonathan Coleman has the goal to ‘slim the nation’, by bringing together his roles as Minister of Health and Minister of Sport. Sadly his goal is pointless unless he […]

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We need a fresh look at the Treaty of Waitangi

We need a fresh look at the Treaty of Waitangi

Every group needs an equal say — granting unique power to anyone is a quick path to a divided nation. Big changes are being discussed over the way political power is shared, changes that should make all Kiwis sit up and take notice. There is definitely a conversation to be had about Maori aspirations, but […]

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5 Benefits of Radically Overhauling New Zealand’s Tax and Welfare System – Whiteboard Wednesday

The Big Kahuna takes as its base assumption that we don’t, as a society, accept that huge differences in income are acceptable and that we, therefore, choose to redistribute wealth. While they are generally regarded as separate, the tax and welfare systems are fundamentally both methods of doing just that – redistributing income from those […]

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Otukaikino river - River award winner

Most Improved River for 2014

Last Thursday evening we hosted the New Zealand River Awards for the second time. The Awards recognise the hard work of Regional Councils and their communities on improving the health of their local rivers. On Friday we met the winner of the River Story competition, the inspirational Bill Kerrison from the Bay of Plenty. Today […]

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2014 New Zealand River Award Winners

  Two Canterbury rivers – the Otukaikino and Cam – took out 1st and 3rd place in the 2014 New Zealand River Awards for the most improved rivers in the country. The Oroua River in the Manawatu was the 2nd most improved river in New Zealand.   “The improvement in all three rivers has been […]

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