This Ladder Award blog notes the potential for a village precinct to emerge where a creative mix of education, technological innovation, social mixing and entertainment arts induce people to socialise, study, work, live and shop.
Having Silicon Valley-style conversations - "Why is Silicon Valley so successful? It's because all the graduates are in one place and they can bump into each other at cafes and talk about their ideas" (Nevill-Manning Christchurch Press 3 August, 2011)
When asked if he would support work schemes for people on welfare benefits, such as in the great depression, Gareth Morgan replied, “no, I would rather see people equipped for work, equipped for innovation.”
With Geoffrey Palmer's appointment to head a UN inquiry re the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, New Zealand's even-handed Middle East policy becomes something more than sitting evenly on both hands