December 23, 2008

A time to pause: to celebrate, reflect and refresh

It has been Graduation Week at Canterbury University in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. It was a 21st Century experience of tradition – the regalia, the music, and ceremony – and a celebration of the value of university education itself.
December 14, 2008

Key to a Bright Future

With the significant exception of broadband rollout, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's Speech from the Throne reads like a blast from the past.
December 4, 2008

Ladder award: Chris Laidlaw and his Radio NZ panel discussion on the economy

This week’s ladder award goes to Chris Laidlaw and panelists for their insightful Radio New Zealand discussion on a vision for New Zealand's economic future - beyond complacency (there’s no need to do anything) and fatalism (we can't do anything)
November 18, 2008

Shovel Award: Manufacturers and Exporters Association of New Zealand

John Gallagher nominates the Manufacturers and Exporters Association of New Zealand for this weeks Shovel Award for proposing that after the 2008 election: “New Zealand required economic reform rather than work on social or environmental fronts”