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Donaldson real power on transport at GWRC

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

03 September, 2018

Dear Editor:

Threatening ballot box retaliation for the new bus system fiasco must be considered carefully. Read the rest of this entry »

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GWRC Cr Donaldson needs to be challenged on WCC transport

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

03 September, 2018

Dear Editor:

Threatening ballot box retaliation for the new bus system fiasco must be considered carefully. Read the rest of this entry »


Preposterous for insurance companies to claim they can determine typical dollar assessments for earthquake risk.

The Editor,  The Dom Post,  Wellington

21 August, 2018

Dear Editor:

Recently I’ve been reading self professed rebels among economics academics Steven Keen (Debunking Economics, Zed Books) and Mervyn King (The End of Alchemy, Little Brown) who both note that the 2007/9 subprime mortgage crisis was brought about by confusing short term investments (with known risks) and long term investments (which confront the ‘unknowable’). Read the rest of this entry »


Insurance companies are not set up to handle earthquakes

The Editor,  The Christchurch Press,  Christchurch

07 August, 2018

Dear Editor:

The government’s Earthquake Tribunal is another step in the Christchurch earthquake insurance saga. It shouldn’t have been this difficult to settle the claims by now. Read the rest of this entry »


Post Truth in public transport at Wellington Regional Council

The Editor,  The Cook Strait News,  Wellington

04 August, 2018

Dear Editor:

Herwin Bongers of Revolt Wellington makes the astute observation that New Zealand (that is, Wellington) is the only country signed up to the Paris Accord that has since removed sustainable public transport (trolley buses). Read the rest of this entry »


Widespread surreptitious election interference?

The Editor,  The Listener,  Auckland

01 August, 2018

Dear Editor:

There’s a lot of talk about Russian interference (or Trump collaboration with Russia) in the 2016 USA Presidential election but little said about interference in elections elsewhere in the world.   Read the rest of this entry »


Tourism threatens ecosphere

The Editor,  The Sunday Star-Times,  Auckland

01 August, 2018

Dear Editor:

Letter writer Mary Holloway notices and complains about the erosion of what it means to live in New Zealand, and consequent threat to the ecosphere, by those promoting more tourism. And good on her.  Read the rest of this entry »