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Emergency infrastructure in port more important than ferries

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

04 December, 2018

Dear Editor:

The most important aspect of any rebuild of the port area in Wellington (CSN, 28/11) should be directed toward resiliency and the construction of emergency facilities in the wider Wellington region. The ferry port should be a part of this planning, not separate from it.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Kilbirnie ‘bus hub’ disappointing

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

24 November, 2018

Dear Editor:

I am disappointed with pedestrian access to the new so-called ‘bus hub’ in Kilbirnie which is operational now. Read the rest of this entry »


Donald Trump’s ‘natural instinct for science’

The Editor,  The Herald,  Auckland

25 October, 2018

Dear Editor:

Responding to the latest IPCC upgrade of the need for action US President Trump has been quoted as saying that he has a ‘natural instinct for science’ in relation to climate change and asserts that scientists are too biased to be trusted.  Say, what? Read the rest of this entry »


Three Peace Moments – our history and our future

Three Peace Moments – our history and our future

This week is often referred to as “Peace Week” and this year on 11th November it is the 100th anniversary of the armistice of WW1 which ended most of the fighting in Europe making it especially notable.  Disgracefully, the various peace treaties which followed the armistice did little to settle the continent into a period of reconstruction. Read the rest of this entry »


“War to end all wars” or “Peace to end all peace”

Sent by post to DomPost, Wellington as part of ‘peace week’ in Wellington.  Also, Sunday Star Times.  Also posted onto St. Andrews on the Terrace website.

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Climate change denial expressed so well by Trump

The Editor,  The Listener,  Auckland

25 October, 2018

Dear Editor:

It’s easy from the perspective of this country to complain about the fierce denial mentality of Donald Trump on climate change. Read the rest of this entry »


Airport still wants to expand

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

23 October, 2018

Dear Editor:

Ken Mulholland understandably is concerned about the future of the Miramar Golf Club and also potential loss of a noise buffer for nearby residences from the threat of an Airport expansion. But the larger concern should be that the Airport plans to expand at all. Read the rest of this entry »