Young people are becoming more urbanised and are increasingly turning to indoor activities; yet YHA surely has a duty to promote the outdoor life? Read the rest of this entry »
The elephant in the room as we are all aware, I suppose, is that the Hutt and Kapiti suburbs primarily look on Wellington CBD as an impediment to getting to the airport. Read the rest of this entry »
Yes psychology is involved, but your reference to a response being ‘unlocked’ is a good observation which should be a catalyst to look more broadly than psychology. To understand the Trump, Brexit, etc phenomina requires a sociological look. Individuals need to be understood in a sociological sense as well as a psychological sense. This type of effect should be expected to be more prominant in times of fundamental change and fast change which we are in today.
I recently saw an academic role I’ve never heard of which may be useful for looking at this sociological, or cultural, angle: sociocutural anthropologist
What do you think?
Another element of this picture is the national (global) neo-liberal takeover of politics. The philosophy of this was (is) that the money will be spent (given) on projects which filter profits up to the elite. Read the rest of this entry »
What discussion has been had elsewhere about the future of sea water incursion along Shelly Bay? Read the rest of this entry »
It is not surprizing that logging and mining proposals keep come up. They are an iconic type of economic activity shared with many places around the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Following are the opening paragraphs of the regular column (April 2017) of Jim Stuart in ‘Touchstone”, the monthly paper of the Methodist Church of New Zealand. Jim is a past minister of St Andrews on the Terrace in Wellington and is now retired in Christchurch. Read the rest of this entry »