Winston Peters Survival Guide

He has the influence, he is the kingmaker.

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He’s been in more governments than any other MP yet is still somehow heralded as being anti-establishment and a political outsider.

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In defence of Civil Defence

As growing hectares of land are engulfed in flame, many New Zealanders are doing their part by turning against the agency intended to save them. Good Job.

For those unaware, Christchurch has been struck once again by an environmental crisis.

As growing hectares of land are engulfed in flame, many New Zealanders are doing their part by turning against the agency intended to save them. Good Job.

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The Twennysixteen Awards

A review of 2016 with a few awards for fun

I hate to sound like one of those Facebook personalities who makes a status whenever anything happens saying “2016 strikes again!”. I will however state that 2016 has been one hell of a year. I thought I’d celebrate it by arbitrarily selecting several things that I subjectively find interesting and then write a sentence about them with the word award tagged onto the end.

Hope you enjoy.

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From Paris to Beirut

At this rate, it’s possible that an attack in Paris will become just as insignificant to the media as an attack in Beirut.

Did you know that last week in France there was yet another Islamic State inspired terrorist attack? In this attack, two fundamentalists stormed a church, murdered an 85 year old priest and took 6 people hostage.  Continue reading “From Paris to Beirut”