All posts tagged New Zealand

Oystercatcher’s hole

A hole in the sand made by an Oystercatcher on Tautuku Beach, Catlins, Otago.

Tieke return to Tawharanui

Awesome news from the Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society. I hope they invite me to release one of the Tieke. I would LOVE that beyond all belief.

Tieke (saddlebacks) are being welcomed back to the Auckland mainland for the first time in more than 150 years. Ninety of these rare and endangered birds are being released into the open sanctuary at Tawharanui Regional Park during the next month.

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Tautuku Beach

Tautuku Beach, Catlins, Otago from the Florence Hill lookout.

This amazing beach is pretty much as close to tranquil isolation as you can get.

An imperfect thing: the media’s influence on justice

That time I wrote about the media’s influence on the New Zealand justice system for Salient. PDF here or on the Salient site here.

Sith laugh evilly at Libertarianz

Thursday, 10 February 2011, 1:44 pm
Press Release: Sith Conclave
Sith laugh evilly at Libertarianz

Press release in response to this release from the Jedi High Council.

The Libertarianz party of New Zealand is destined to be one of mediocrity and will never truly know the power of the Dark Side, the New Zealand Sith Conclave said today.
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Lighter Future

It will be an uplifting experience. Created in the lead up to the 2011 election.

Half Chinese

This photo was taken on the gate of the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing. I visited in 2006 for the Victoria University of Wellington school of Political Science field trip at the China University of Politics and Law. The left side of the photo is the New Zealand side the right is the Chinese side.


Ross Bell, my boss at the NZ Drug Foundation, sticking it to the Church of Scientology over their quack drug rehab program which is just a front to sucker in members.

Stairway to Zeppelin

That time I wrote an article about the viability of Zeppelins in New Zealand for Salient.

Full text here. PDF here.

Zombie OIA

That time I wrote to the Minister of Defence asking about the state of New Zealand’s zombie preparedness. I also asked the Minister of Health, just in case the Government treats zombies as a public health issue.