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Baton Rouge: Obama somehow to blame?

Nobody in their right mind sees justification for the sort of senseless violence that we saw unfold in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Restorative justice

In regard to the article stating the validity of Restorative Justice meetings;

I have been involved in one restorative justice meeting - almost five years ago now, in the capacity of support person.

Waikaia to be 1080'd again

The Department of Conservation is planning to aerial 1080 poison the Waikaia forest again this August. This is the second massive non specific aerial poison of this popular recreational area in less than two years and is a waste of taxpayers money!

Thoughtful eating

Thoughtful eating

What are you thinking about when you're about to take a bite of bacon or when you are pouring delicious brown onion gravy all over that ready to eat lamb shank? I doubt it is something regarding the life of the dead animal whose body part you are about to sink your teeth into, which is the reality for most who consume ‘meat', dairy and egg products. 


At the risk of incurring the ire of the cat-owning "animal lovers" of Aotearoa, I want to bring up the contentious issue of non-cat owners' rights with regard to their own properties. 

Octagon closure

Recently I had a fall and am unable to walk any distance. I had brought tickets to The Rocky Horror Show at the Regent for ther 25th June. On Friday the 24th it was announced that the Octagon would be closed off for the Rugby, which I though wouldn't be a problem as I was able to borrow a wheechair.

Foreign fishing guides tension

I read with great interest Shawn McAvinue's article titled Foreign fishing guides tension in the ODT dated 13th June, 2016. 

Carisbrook - thank God it's gone

As someone who worked very hard to get this place demolished I strongly disagree with David Latta. 

Hopelessly hopeful

"Sometimes too much hope can be a bad thing. It had been hoped the Government's indication there would be no housing bonuses in Budget 2016 was something of a decoy.

Sadly not.

Electricity prices

Electricity prices

Electrical power bills should be reduced and kept affordable.


Bouquets go to the drivers who slow to 20kms passing school buses. Having just driven around Otago and Southland I came across at least six situations where drivers responsibly slowed going past school buses.

State House sales

Housing New Zealand is selling a house in Queenstown (ODT Thursday, 19 May). According to the South Island regional portfolio boss, Monique Fouwler, this house has been vacant for some time. Queenstown has a housing crisis so why are HNZ allowing their houses to remain vacant? Can Monique Fouwler explain how HNZ has determined there is a low demand for social housing in Queenstown?

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