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nathan parker
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I have only just realised I am an obsessive
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Food Injustice
We are a nation hell bent on eating itself to oblivion - the 2nd fattest country in the OECD while our economy is overly reliant on animal products. We pride our selves on providing cheap meat in the shops and supermarkets of poor communities and animal pro...

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CO2 Equivalents
The government's climate change consultation meetings have been and gone, at Dunedin's meeting little discussion was had around CO 2 equivalents.  The three most commonly emitted greenhouse gasses are carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ), and nitrous oxi...

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Those days...
Korimako and Te Taniwha 1 It is early  te koanga , spring. Korimako's bare feet scrunch on the loose stones outside her  whare . Brushing past the tall clump of  harakeke  her lichen coloured hat is swept upwards, revealing pale blue eyes. The parting leave...

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SENIORS CALL FOR CARBON-NEUTRALITY
An email I just received....... Calling all  seniors  (and those not-so- senior ), who are concerned for the future of their mokopuna. Would you like to be involved in building a low carbon future and building community with the support of a networking grou...

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As a
teacher interested in open education I became quietly optimistic over
the New
Zealand government's acceptance of an invitation to join the Open
Government Partnership. The OGP is a forum of countries working to
ensure that member governments are more o...

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Warrington Rocks and Other ULRs
I applaud the recent decision of the DCC to
continue blocking access to vehicles on an unformed legal road to
Warrington's back beach. The use of strategically placed rocks still
allows foot, paw and hoof to a pristine part of Blueskin Bay. This
is a win f...

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Community noticeboard and tag scribble removal
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Dirty politics and climate change deniers
I went to see  Nicky Hager talk about his book 'Dirty Politics'. The book reveals how some of our elected representatives have used attack politics and smear campaigns to undermine senior civil servants, opposition MPs and academics who disagreed with Gover...

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It was with sadness that after more than 30 happy and successful years in state education I resigned as principal and teacher. My position became untenable after experiencing verbal abuse in my own classroom from the chairperson's husband, while the school'...
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