The report on recommended changes to our welfare system is now public. So far, the government response is, to be blunt, piss poor. So will it actually change anything?
By popular definition, I’m lazy. I work part time, I sleep a lot, I don’t do most of the exercise I probably should. I prefer reading on the couch to Continue Reading →
The Ministry of Justice might be set to review the way we request information from any government department. I wrote about this under the headline The Right To Know, but Continue Reading →
In my years of blogging I’ve tackled a lot of personal topics. I did that because I believe in talking about shit, even if it makes me vulnerable. Because when Continue Reading →
The Ministry of Justice may be about to overhaul the Official Information Act, which determines the release of public information. They want your feedback on how the OIA is working Continue Reading →
Some of the important conversations I’ve been part of this past two weeks have been about what we can do, as white people, to shut down racism wherever we see Continue Reading →
Last weekend, I volunteered as a collector for the Blind Foundation’s annual Red Puppy Appeal. The appeal helps raise money to raise and train guide dogs, which costs approximately $30,000 Continue Reading →
Today I was present at the Mosque in Nelson as the country marked one week since the atrocities committed in Christchurch. The turnout was phenomenal. In general terms, Nelson is pretty Continue Reading →
I wrote about Sugar Magnolia Wilson’s new collection for Booksellers New Zealand. It is an arresting treatise on gender, nature, love, and the unknowable depths of women.
Blame the bots? We’re relying more and more on algorithms to regulate our lives – but what happens when they get it wrong, sometimes with catastrophic results?