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Late bloomer. This sunflower took ages to come up. All the others have finished and been removed.
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In 2012 Mike Joy’s suggestion that New Zealand’s ‘100% Pure’ marketing brand was not entirely accurate appeared in the New York Times. Back then Sean Plunket called him a traitor. Whale Oil blog’s Cameron Slater, whose influence on the current National Government was clarified recently by Nicky Hager, said Joy should be “taken out and shot at dawn for economic sabotage.” John Key wrote off Joy’s evidence as just one scientist’s ‘view’ – and one that he didn’t agree with.

But when it comes to 100% Pure, accuracy takes a back seat to surface appeal; what matters is the brand. John Key, in comparing the slogan’s content accuracy to ‘McDonalds – I’m Lovin’ It’, rendered the brand an empty bumper sticker. Tourism New Zealand spokesman Chris Roberts says, “It has wide tourism sector support and most importantly, it works.”

Where is it possible, in the little that remains of New Zealand’s serious media, to have a debate about future directions? A discussion that is not immediately hijacked and presented as an attack on dairy farmers, or even farmers in general, or as some form of economic sabotage of the sacred groves of ‘Middle Earth’?

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Taking people off footpaths and bus stops and into cars reduces the chances of meeting the neighbours.

It also makes the streets more dangerous, which means children are less likely to be allowed out, so they are also less likely to meet each other.
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New Zealand is no longer a small, close-knit community where neighbours care for one another, new evidence suggests. - New Zealand Herald
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While it's still a little early for our boy to start riding, it's good to know that infrastructure is being put in place to make it easier and safer for kids to ride bikes as an everyday activity.
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I prefer my views to be from street level, but this is pretty amazing. Wellington's waterfront is a gem.
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+Stavros Stavrou That was my thinking around 2000-1. A year later, I was moving over for a year or two.
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The whole Northland election strikes me as a crash scene. I really don't want to see what's going on, but I can't help but look.
On March 28 the (normally safe) National-held electorate of Northland heads for a bye-election. The outcome of the bye-election will be fascinating for several reasons. The first reason is that it'...
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Sunrise was pretty today.
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+Pontus Hammarbäck Was through a frosted window. Super easy light modifier. 😀
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I think this article had me at the first three words of the headline. So much of our planning resources are dedicated to solving commuter issues, ignoring the short trips that happen much more frequently. The article focuses on cycling, but similar truths apply to neighbourhood design for pedestrians and also for transit design. On the other side of the coin, reduction of short-distance car trips make local roads much safer, as well as freeing up resources that are needed by freight and trade.
Looking beyond commuter cycling in Vancouver
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It's important to let kids have active lives safely. Programmes like this let them do everyday things that they can keep doing as adults.
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It's been a while since I looked for an electronic version of the book, so this is slightly old news.
<div>While we New Zealanders live off the cow’s back, our long-term economic prognosis looks grim. Our economic growth lags behind Australia and other countries in the OECD. O...
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its a great read - I wrote this a while back http://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2012/03/26/sir-paul-callagans-legacy/ 
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I almost burst a lung at the detached villa flag.
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Signs that we might be living in the future. This is seriously cool.
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I carry a camera bag with me almost everywhere, usually with 2 cameras and spare rolls of film. I'm still learning, it's early.

I am now the father of a small human. I have no idea what I'm doing. Maybe I'll learn something. It's early.

I like learning things, but there's never enough time.
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Went back for seconds. Good food and great attitude. The only mark down is for the lack of baby-changing facilities.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Cute and worth the side-step. Slightly off the street, it's got a charm that makes more sense in Gastown than most of the tourist haunts.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Great advice and plenty of stock to get you started. Also pleased about having Sunday hours now, since most of my brewing activity is on the weekend.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The food was amazing, but still managed to take second place to the service. It's easy to see why it's so popular.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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My partner and I just returned from a four-night stay. We absolutely loved the place. It's incredibly well-designed to allow for guest privacy and comfort, while still making you feel like you're being welcomed into a home. John and Karla were amazing hosts and we'll likely be back to see them again.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food was disappointing and overpriced. Tourist trap of the worst sort.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
All sorts of attention to detail and very friendly.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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