Category Archives: One is obliged to comment

Playing by the rules

Strange times indeed to observe how we behave. This past few weeks have seen a raft of events under the spotlight and we are not pleased at what is revealed. Firstly the toppling of the FIFA empire. Rotten to the … Continue reading

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Up yours

What can the NZ cricket team, Mark Lundy and pink fingernails have in common?  Let me explain. I prepared for the meeting by painting my fingernails pink.  Not bright red (too aggressive) but pink.  Half way through that exercise I … Continue reading

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Free what?

I saw a statistic yesterday that there is something like 1 Billion websites.  That is a lot – of anything.  I saw this statistic because I had cause to find, in a hurry, a new way to have a website. … Continue reading

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A plea for less excitement

I have noticed an ever increasing trend for extreme excitement expressed in literary form as ‘!’ Have we become a nation on the edge of our seats?  Is it that the daily ebb and flow of life is now a … Continue reading

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Your ‘LINK-SAVE’ Policy

We are in the process of tidying up.  Money, the house, the garden, the children, our relationship – you name it, everything is being spring cleaned. Last year, we paid off our mortgage (my parents did not quite spend all … Continue reading

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What are you going to say to your Grandchildren?

  Kaitiakitanga – not another Maori word shoved down our throats, they will say. But listen, very carefully, to the wisdom of many cultures, far older than our capitalist house of cards, that is starting the creak and groan. Guardianship … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

An enlightened member of NZ society has written to the Herald, and considers that “as Maori never evolved enough to have a written language, it is time to stop hijacking the English language” by the suggestion we adopt Maori names … Continue reading

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