The Editor, The Sunday Star Times, Auckland
7 June, 2017
Picking up on a comment here and there from Donald Trump, and reading between the lines of some others, it is possible to see the scammer at work here. Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Guardian Weekly, London
27 October, 2016
George Monbiot observes weaknesses in representational democracy (“lies, fearmongering and fables”, 14-20 Oct 2016). These have been evident in numerous situations across the years in the US and other places he points out. Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Wellingtonian, Wellington
03 December, 2015
The open hypocrisy of John Key at the climate change summit in Paris calling for the phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies coupled with his own government’s subsidies for oil exploration in New Zealand waters, alongside weak carbon reduction promises and the lack of any substantial carbon reduction programs at home, will be noticed by international delegates at the talks and will not sit well. Read the rest of this entry »
28 September, 2015
David Hisco and Jeremy Salthouse, ANZ Senior Execs
Auckland, New Zealand 1010
Dear Mr Hisco and Mr Salthouse,
To keep global warming under 2 degrees Celsius (the level that scientists agree we cannot exceed if we’re to keep within safe limits) we must leave 80% of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground. It is no exaggeration to say that the move away from fossil fuels to renewable alternatives is imperative if our children are to inherit a planet in which they can survive. Read the rest of this entry »
14 April, 2015
The Editor, The Wellingtonian
Given that there has been no cost benefit analysis done for the proposed airport runway extension, along with the silence from the Wellington City Council and the Airport about doing one, their enthusiasm for the runway extension seems to be based primarily on – their enthusiasm! Read the rest of this entry »
29 April, 2014
FreePost 3156 Greater Wellington Regional Council PO Box 11646 Wellington 6142
Draft Regional Public Transport Plan 2014
There are three main criteria which should be applied to the Public Transport Plan:
Any Wellington transport plan must be designed primarily around the needs of pedestrians.
- Decreased carbon emissions as part of a larger climate change prevention and effects mediation program (decrease or eliminate fossil fuel use in public transport).
- Increased bus and train services with a corresponding increase in investment in public transport (more person-km capacity) with funds transferred from the government’s bloated highway fund. Adopting a plan for implementing light rail should be a priority.