• Election 2014: Policy Watch

    Politics

    Election 2014: Policy Watch

    So with all the hullabaloo around Nicky Hager’s book and this @Whaledump character drip-feeding us more and more information, a lot of people have been saying “oh this is all a sideshow” and that “Labour isn’t talking about policy because they have none”. by

  • Disappointing politics

    Politics

    Disappointing politics

    I’ve never seen anything like this. Danyl at the Dimpost has said the social media election has finally arrived and he could be right. But if what that means is we all get increasingly partisan and angrier then I don’t want our elections to be “social media elections.” by

  • We were the good guys

    International, Politics

    We were the good guys

    I was raised under the Great Western Mythology. We are the good guys. by

  • The Tao of One Direction

    Reviews

    The Tao of One Direction

    “I think therefore I am.” –Rene Descartes “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”- John Keats “You don’t know you’re beautiful. But that’s what makes you beautiful.” – Harry Styles. by

  • THIS IS ENGLAND

    International

    A tribute to David Farrar: photos of Europe

    This is probably only interesting for maybe, family? (Hi Mum!). Anyway, here’s a collection of some of the photos from the trip to Europe to date. by

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Politics

Election 2014: Policy Watch

Election 2014: Policy Watch

So with all the hullabaloo around Nicky Hager’s book and this @Whaledump character drip-feeding us more and more information, a lot of people have been saying “oh this is all a sideshow” and that “Labour isn’t talking about policy because they have none”. by

by × August 21, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

Conspiracy theory of the day

Conspiracy theory of the day

If you’ve read this blog you’ll know that I’m a fan of Judith Collins personally. As a person, she’s always been very kind to me. I disagree with her politically and I disagree with a lot of her actions but again, she’s been decent to me. by

by × August 20, 2014 × 2 comments

International

Burger off!

Burger off!

Yeah, I’m about to get a little preachy about Burgers… by

by × August 20, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

Disappointing politics

Disappointing politics

I’ve never seen anything like this. Danyl at the Dimpost has said the social media election has finally arrived and he could be right. But if what that means is we all get increasingly partisan and angrier then I don’t want our elections to be “social media elections.” by

by × August 19, 2014 × 3 comments

General

Goodbye to all that, with added spraycans

Goodbye to all that, with added spraycans

There are ways of saying goodbye to your home. Ours involved realising the garage was getting demolished too, and grabbing stuff out of it as quick as we could. by

by × August 18, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

The Official Information Act, Cam and me

The Official Information Act, Cam and me

So as I stated on Twitter I was asked to respond to an official information act request from Cam in 30 minutes please. by

by × August 15, 2014 × 9 comments

International, Politics

We were the good guys

We were the good guys

I was raised under the Great Western Mythology. We are the good guys. by

by × August 13, 2014 × 0 comments

Reviews

The Tao of One Direction

The Tao of One Direction

“I think therefore I am.” –Rene Descartes “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”- John Keats “You don’t know you’re beautiful. But that’s what makes you beautiful.” – Harry Styles. by

by × July 22, 2014 × 0 comments

International, Reviews

Lincolnshire -needing a shot of something else

Lincolnshire -needing a shot of something else

By Jerome Chandrahasen The Lincolnshire is lesser known than the Cumberland, its spicing of a milder bent. No robust pepperiness, but flecks of sage and parsley. by

by × July 17, 2014 × 1 comment

International

THIS IS ENGLAND

A tribute to David Farrar: photos of Europe

This is probably only interesting for maybe, family? (Hi Mum!). Anyway, here’s a collection of some of the photos from the trip to Europe to date. by

by × July 17, 2014 × 2 comments

International

Foreign observations

Foreign observations

So I’m in Europe as I’ve been bragging and I thought I’d do a brief post just so you didn’t worry about me. by

by × July 17, 2014 × 0 comments

International

Ruminator on Ruminatour

Ruminator on Ruminatour

Hello friends, I’m off to Europe for a month because New Zealand’s winter upsets me. by

by × July 12, 2014 × 0 comments

Feminism, Politics

#YesAllMen tl;dr

#YesAllMen tl;dr

Hi there. So there’s been a lot of rage from men about David Cunliffe’s comments about apologising for being a man. by

by × July 9, 2014 × 5 comments

Health

This is your baby in London, pining for New Zealand

The terror of procreation part II

We had always decided that we would be coming home to have children. Hats off to our fellow Kiwis who are doing the hard yards raising a child in London – I do not envy you. by

by × July 7, 2014 × 0 comments

General

Kiritapu

Kiritapu

There are many different ways to honour the people who shape us. We present awards and bestow honours for remarkable achievements, adding letters at the end of names like “ONZ” or “QSM” or prefixing names with “Dame” or “Sir”. by

by × July 2, 2014 × 1 comment

Humour

The Internet of things

The Internet of things

You can see more of Jim’s work at http://www.cartoonsbyjim.com by

by × July 1, 2014 × 0 comments

News

Ambushed eyes

Ambushed eyes

I walked down Manchester Street today. by

by × June 30, 2014 × 1 comment

Health

Mrs Dann’s Blog and high functioning alcoholics

Mrs Dann’s Blog and high functioning alcoholics

I’ve just been reading Mrs D’s cool as blog about quitting wine. by

by × June 30, 2014 × 0 comments