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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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Winners of the 2013 NZ River Awards ‘River Story Award’ for community action

There are many community groups working locally around New Zealand to protect and restore rivers and streams. Some are engaged in monitoring water quality and biological diversity while others focus on replanting stream banks and restoring fish habitats, or increasing community access to local water ways. Many groups include local farmers and landowners who are […]

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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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Selling state assets is good

The Government’s partial selldown of a number of state-owned assets is almost done and dusted, with only Genesis yet to go on the block. New Zealand has nevertheless instigated a referendum on the issue. That referendum is over whether the public thinks it a good idea to sell up to 49% of our electricity companies […]

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Disasters no Act of God

Russel Norman was slated earlier this week for pointing out that the dreadful typhoon that struck the Philippines was no act of God but a direct result of our carbon emissions. Meanwhile John Key is cosying up with a Christian climate change denier in the run up to the next election. The political divide is […]

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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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