September 8, 2021
Three Waters Reform Program

Most people in New Zealand probably don’t understand what the Three Waters Reform Program is or what it is proposed to do. So let’s be clear about this: The Three…

September 3, 2021
Policies and Plans

It is interesting to see on the Stuff website that the Waipa District Council has tripped itself up on plans to earn millions harvesting a forestry block owned by council….

September 3, 2021
Politics of Division

The document – titled He Puapua: The Report of the Working Group on a Plan to Realise the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand – was commissioned…

September 3, 2021
What’s special about a Name?

The most important thing about a name is the value of recognition that a name gives. Given that the mere mention of a name gives us an instant understanding of…

September 3, 2021
Spinning the Covid Response

As of the 17th August we have been back in lockdown at level 4 in response to the arrival on our shores of the Delta Variant of Covid 19. With…

September 3, 2021
Overseer Review

Stuff on Wednesday 11th August published the results of an independent panel’s review of Overseer© (the country’s main farm pollution management tool) as shown in the edited copies below. [Major…

September 3, 2021
Power Cuts- The New Reality

We have just seen deliberate power cuts for approximately 20,000 homes, put in place from an inability to supply due to a lack of generation capacity!!! But wait we can’t…

September 3, 2021
Three Waters Theft by Government

In July 2020, the Government launched the Three Waters Reform Programme – a three-year programme to reform local government three waters service delivery arrangements. This reform programme builds on the progress…

September 3, 2021
Climate Change

I don’t doubt the climate is changing as it always has and that all the current policies & plans the politicians want to implement aren’t going to fix their concerns….

September 3, 2021
Profiting from Crime

Police officers are upset by the Government’s funding of a gang-led methamphetamine programme and the NZ Police Association has totally rejected the proposed $2.75m funding for gang-led meth programme. Prime…