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Nauseating puffery

Today’s DomPost carried a promo ad for Massey University’s Wellington campus. Here’s how they puffed themselves: ‘We exude, foster and fuel positive change, propelling the best of our nation’s creatives, intellectuals and innovators across the country, and around the world.’ … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on folks

In the recent discussion about NSA, GCSB (New Zealand’s equivalent), and other high tech national spying organisations, we’ve heard much protestation from the ‘authorities’ that such spying is not carried out on national citizens, but only on foreigners. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Dublin St extensions – still excruciatingly slow

It’s more than three weeks since my last post on building progress. At that stage the foundations had finally been finished, about two months overdue, mainly because of Martinborough’s wettest winter in years. Since then the framing should have been … Continue reading

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A solution to the W(h)anganui woes

Why  change Wanganui’s spelling to Whanganui? Surely not because whanganui means ‘large harbour’? Where’s the large harbour? Looks like a wide upside-down river to me. Let’s steer clear of both warring factions and, in the interests of accuracy, go for … Continue reading

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Wild weather and a failed photo-op

We’ve had a wild weekend weather-wise with 140kph southerly gales and 14 metre swells in Cook Strait. Yesterday we drove down to Palliser Bay on the south coast, and were suitably impressed. Even close to shore the swells were huge … Continue reading

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