Tag Archives: Democracy

The TPPA and New Zealand’s Democracy


Presented in weekly radio spot on Hawke’s Bay local radio station Bay FM. ¬† The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations are concluded, and have shifted to the next phase – ratification by parliaments. The government is spinning like a … Continue reading

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Does Ozymandias Live in the Bay?


A democratic society is based on the values of an open society, those nebulous things that don’t fit into a financier’s or an economist’s spreadsheet. ¬†These values provide for the trust, participation, creativity, freedom and imagination that makes the good … Continue reading

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