Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Why Christmas is good

Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, December 24th, 2017 - 82 comments

Why the concept of christmas is a good thing.

A Christmas Rabbit-hole.

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, December 23rd, 2017 - 26 comments

Just some light-hearted musings.

I have an idea

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, December 25th, 2016 - 12 comments

Advantage muses on the meaning of Christmas and how our response to it says a lot about who we are.

Briefing Papers: And so this is Christmas…

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, December 23rd, 2016 - 107 comments

Alicia Sudden reflects on Christmas at The Briefing Papers: “Yet this brief annual window excludes the elephant in the room: that this poverty is a consequence of our welfare system failing to provide the support it was intended to.”

Donate to Auckland City Mission

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, December 20th, 2016 - 6 comments

Auckland City Mission is calling for donations to meet Christmas demand. You can donate here.

Duncan Garner and the great Christmas beatup

Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, November 30th, 2015 - 114 comments

In which Duncan Garner goes trolling with a great Christmas beatup, and gets taken to task for it.

Christmas Gifts 2013

Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, December 24th, 2013 - 11 comments

Some suggestions on ethical gifts and what you can do to get away from the consumerism of the current Christmas and celebrate it in a meaningful way.  Merry Christmas to one and all and may you and your families enjoy your time together and may your christmas celebrations go light on the planet yet improve the plight of humanity.

Christmas gifts

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 pm, December 16th, 2012 - 14 comments

Looking for Christmas gift ideas?  There are plenty of ways to give a gift that will really make a difference.  Here’s a small selection.

National’s 12 days of Christmas

Written By: - Date published: 4:16 pm, December 13th, 2012 - 43 comments

Grant Robertson in the Christmas adjournment speeches yesterday gave a great list of National’s terrible 2012 gifts to Aotearoa. For the twelfth day of Christmas National’s gift to Kiwi folk, twelve Hekia stuff-ups, eleven diplomats a leaking, ten cronies conspiring, nine paper boys crying, eight leaks of personal details, 7.3% unemployment, six ACC casualties, five […]

Christmas present

Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, December 23rd, 2010 - 1 comment

Couldn’t resist this excellent BODY cartoon

Christmas gifts

Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, December 18th, 2010 - 4 comments

Perhaps, like me, you have left your Christmas shopping to the last minute.   Fear not – help is at hand!  Here’s a roundup of some real gifts that you might give this Christmas.

Give a goat for Christmas

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, December 6th, 2009 - 4 comments

Got too much stuff? Know people with too much stuff? Do something different for your friends and family this Christmas. Instead of giving them a gift, give a gift in their name. Give a goat. Or a water pump. Or a pair of sandals. Or medical help. Or any one of a huge range of […]

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