Tagged: Politics

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A Seat at the Table

The United Nations was formed under charter in 1945 and it’s Security Council took its first session a year later. The United Nations as a whole was formed in response to the inadequacies of...

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Decision 2014: Politics, Pistorious or Pikelets?

I can’t get away from politics today. I am still a registered voter in New Zealand. Surprise, surprise! Thanks to passing through immigration last year for my sister’s wedding, I am still a Ponsonby...

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Scotland the Bold

There is an important date coming up this month for all New Zealanders. No it’s not the date of the General Election. That’s the 20th of September.  No, it’s sooner than that. The date...

Life can begin at 40... but  it depends where you live. 0

Life Begins at 40

If you are a lady that lives in Monaco you can expect to live for 89 years. If you are a Sierra Leone national, you can expect to live for 48 years. That difference...

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It’s Oscar Season

You thought the Oscars had finished for the year. That guy that always takes his shirt off in movies won Best Actor. That girl who never acted before won Best Supporting Actress. That guy...

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Every Man and His Blog

Blogs are a dime a dozen. I don’t mind saying that at all. Even mine is a particularly shiny needle in a continent-sized haystack. But even my tiny outlet has some reach. Why only...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013) 0

Asimbonanga

I’ve never felt that growing up in New Zealand distanced me from affairs of an international nature. When the Apartheid-era was near an end and Nelson  Mandela still imprisoned, the political system in South...

25th of July 1981. A sad for rugby but an important day for political freedom. 3

The Invasion of Rugby Park

I have been reminded of an anniversary and who do I have to thank for this reminder? The victorious Waikato Chiefs. You see before it was logically named Waikato Stadium, the Chiefs home ground...

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One Night in Pyongyang

I always find myself on the wrong side of a debate. No I’m not talking about quarrels with the wife or even explaining to the kids every single morning why it’s important to go...