Thinkpiece about how Brexit and Trump are the ultimate outcome from neo-liberal erosion of social policy and shared responsibility.
Last night I had a little conversation with one of my local elected representatives. Sure, I told him I wasn’t planning to vote for his party, but I was very interested in his party’s position on the environment, or lack thereof. Given how reliant New Zealand is on dairy farming (and food production in general), […]
I joked about running for mayor of the new combined Auckland City. My platform is bold and progressive, but I think that’s what we need. Under the current candidates I think we’re going to see more of the same mediocre urban planning and all-pleasing policies.
… If the question had been “Should a smack, as an instant intervention requirement, be a criminal offence”, I would have voted no. Would you have voted “Yes” if the question were “Should a smack, as a premeditated action intended to correct misbehaviour more than x minutes after the event, be a criminal offence?”. Or am I utterly barking up the wrong tree? …
As I mentioned over in the community, an acquaintance (who happens to be converting his Mini to electric power) points out that for the next four years, drivers of fully electric vehicles will pay no road user charges. The only cost will be the electricity, and vehicle registration (at about NZ$200 per year). Additionally, after […]