Tag Archives: Phronesis

Some Water Myths – and a Few Science Myths as well


The following was published in the Hawke’s Bay Today 4th July 2015. I was surprised at the title of Dr Jacqueline Rowarth’s 30th June talk to an audience of the Hawke’s Bay Rural Business Network: “Water – urban myth and … Continue reading

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The Loss of the Napier-Gisborne Rail Link: Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold


This article criticising the current government’s decision to close the Napier-Gisborne rail line was published in the NZ J Forestry in December 2012. ================================================================ Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart, … 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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