Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, August 10th, 2018 - 30 comments
No-one reading this blog would willfully offer support to an ideology that’s killing people, right?
Written By: - Date published: 2:53 pm, May 31st, 2017 - 16 comments
One of the nasty little fishhooks in the budget was the cutting of the home insulation scheme (Warm Up New Zealand). The scheme had a benefit-cost ratio of $6 for every $1 invested. Around 1,600 people die in NZ a year of cold-related factors. Hope the tax cuts are worth it eh?
Written By: - Date published: 10:01 am, August 28th, 2015 - 23 comments
Last night the Nats passed their widely ridiculed health and safety legislation. This morning a Waikato farm worker died in a workplace accident. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, June 6th, 2015 - 189 comments
I hesitated before writing this. I knew that nothing I could write would do justice to the courage of Ms Seales and her family and supporters. The recent decision of Justice Collins on assisted death makes legal sense to me. I struggled to understand prior to his decision how he could legally support Ms Seales’ […]
Written By: - Date published: 6:31 am, March 13th, 2015 - 48 comments
“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 pm, November 4th, 2013 - 25 comments
National has agreed to lower the drink drive limit. Over 2 years ago they blocked a Labour amendment to do exactly the same thing. Their dithering has cost 7 New Zealand lives by their own measurements – 7 lives unfulfilled and families faced with unnecessary grief.