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Prayer and politics: abandon it at your peril

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February 20, 2018 0

By Ian Wishart Andrew Dickens had a fascinating segment on Church and State on Newstalk ZB today, as various lobbyists push for an end to prayer at parliament and council meetings. The average atheist thinks […]

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Royal Society making stuff up on climate, says group

November 4, 2017 0
“There’s not one chance in a million that the future will unfold in the manner predicted by the NZ Royal Society’s report “Human Health Impacts of Climate Change in New Zealand”, said the chairman of [...]
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Labour/Greens locked in 1970s urban planning timewarp

October 27, 2017 6
By Ian Wishart Only hours into their administration, the new Labour coalition government has already incurred the wrath of Aucklanders with its promotion of a ten cent per litre regional fuel tax. It will actually [...]
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Take 5: Kids’ science quotes

October 15, 2017 0

Kids’ Science Quotes   The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays, exams, and classroom discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders. They illustrate Mark Twain’s contention that the ‘most interesting […]

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Labour/Greens locked in 1970s urban planning timewarp

October 27, 2017 6

By Ian Wishart Only hours into their administration, the new Labour coalition government has already incurred the wrath of Aucklanders with its promotion of a ten cent per litre regional fuel tax. It will actually […]

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The transgender debate: do women have rights to privacy?

April 5, 2017 1

The recent controversies over transgender bathrooms in the USA and transgender kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard winning a women’s tournament in Australia after a long career as a biological male weightlifter have highlighted the thorny issues […]