A history of New Zealand’s most extreme weather

Cyclone Giselle dumped heavy rain across much of the country, peaking in the upper South Island. At NIWA's Leatham station, more than 300mm of rain fell in 48 hours. But that was nowhere near the heaviest burst of rain New Zealand's hosted - that record belongs to the Cropp River on the South Island's West … Continue reading A history of New Zealand’s most extreme weather

The fragmentation of our society’ THIS IS OUR HERITAGE, OUR CULTURE, ITS OUR SOCIAL CONNECTION. LEAVE IT ALONE WILLIE JACKSON.

Opinion: Two things I like about Maoridom is that they know who they are, and their social system through tribal connections. This is where I feel that our society is breaking down. By the policies being put in place by this government of centralizing everything in Wellington. Our local input is being eroded. The vibrancy … Continue reading The fragmentation of our society’ THIS IS OUR HERITAGE, OUR CULTURE, ITS OUR SOCIAL CONNECTION. LEAVE IT ALONE WILLIE JACKSON.

How a government shuts down your ability to know what’s going on. Don’t blame all Journalists. Shame on you Labour. Anne Fifield. Stuff and Dominion post I think this was around February this year

 When did our public service get so arrogant? By Anne Fifield,  Anna Fifield is editor of Stuff's Wellington newsroom and the Dominion Post. OPINION: I have to confess I laughed when a press release arrived in my inbox last week: “Chief Ombudsman applauds No 1 global ranking in Transparency International index.” I laughed because I have been shocked … Continue reading How a government shuts down your ability to know what’s going on. Don’t blame all Journalists. Shame on you Labour. Anne Fifield. Stuff and Dominion post I think this was around February this year