Sunday, August 27, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Harry Hack is back in action investigating the policies of the two front runners in the election this year in Whangarei NZ - Shane Reti (National) and Shane Jones (NZ First). Shane Reti is fan of the $16 million Hundertwasser inspired Art Gallery and secured sufficient millions of dollars of Government money to get it over the shortfall in funding. Shane Jones on the other hand likes the idea of putting a rail link to Marsden Point where there is a deep water port.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws - aka NORML - now backs Gareth Morgan's 'Opportunities Party'. They used to contest each election on their own and now that Gareth's party has much the same policy, Norml leaders are asking their supporters to vote for Gareth and his followers.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
They will also lose out spiritually as well. New Zealand's society has been based on Christian traditions from the first days of the missionaries arriving to our shores and I think we are all the better off for them. They connect us with an ancient set of ethical guidelines that have played a crucial part in shaping the civilised society we live in. The holy days are times for spiritual renewal along with time to relax to recharge and even though I am not a Christian, I know the value how lucky we are to have them. For instance, it is so nice to watch TV without the crass advertising disrupting favourite programmes and see families getting together for time out from work and school.
I think liberalising trading laws in this way is a retrograde step and I hope the Opposition Parties will reinstate the sanctity of Easter and Christmas etc if they get into power this year. Alas I suspect they are probably infected too with the soul-less worship of consumerism - where the real price will be the re-creation of an underclass of deprived workers and neglected children - and grumpy cartoonists.