How about we worry about the REAL issue

Over the past week or so there has been a good bit of whinging over the planned name of a new organisation that aims to help vulnerable children in this country. The old Child Youth and Family is being shut down so it can be replaced with a new agency next year: the Ministry for Vulnerable Children. The Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft is having a moan: the name is, apparently, “cripplingly disappointing”. And Labour’s Children’s...

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Bullshit bullfight traditions

Bullshit bullfight traditions

There’s been plenty of backlash around the world over plans to slaughter the mother of a bull that fatally gored a Spanish matador, but I doubt that will stop the blood-thirsty cretins from going ahead with their plan. Yes, you read that right: some knob decides he want to be a big, brave hero and be a matador, the bull gets the better of him, so those involved in the “sport” will kill of...

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Clooney’s looking a bit ruff these days …

Clooney’s looking a bit ruff these days …

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Taking multi-tasking to a new level

Taking multi-tasking to a new level

I know were all keen on multi-purpose gadgets, like smartphones with all their phone and texty cleverness blended in with cameras and MP3 players, but I reckon this might just be taking things a little too far: Id prefer a thermometer that is either/or, not a multi-tasking clever clogs that can get you at either end. And the giant part of the description is a tad disturbing, too. Makes my eyes water just thinking about...

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Ducking hell, they’re everywhere …

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Achieving inner peace

Achieving inner peace

I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me today, and we all could probably use more calm in our lives. I looked around my house to see things I’d started and hadn’t finished, so I have managed to finish off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiuminun scriptins, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no...

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Upated: Home invaders (and men are idiots)

Upated: Home invaders (and men are idiots)

The discovery of some unexpected visitors in our home this week was a bit of a shock. After hearing a sort of dripping sound in the bathroom for a while now, I was wondering if either there was something leaking inside the wall (a potential nightmare after the sneaky ceiling leak we had in the same room earlier last year that took a couple of weeks to track down), or that we possibly had...

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And the winner is … Chorus

And the winner is … Chorus

The gushing news reports would have us believe that everyone in Dunedin is celebrating their little corner of the world winning the much-hyped Gigatown competition but let’s be honest: it’s Chorus that should be doing all the celebrating. This year-long marketing “competition” was a brilliant marketing ploy for the company: the lovely citizens of the various towns and cities wanting access ultra-fast broadband took part in quizzes and promotions that used the “gigatown” tag,...

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Weather or not you believe it …

The whole global warming debate continues, and while it’s hard to see it as global warming when we froze our collective arses off here in New Zealand last summer (but had an almost tropical winter), there is no doubt that something dodgy is happening to our climate. So let’s call it climate change, which covers all the weather wonkiness and makes it easier to comprehend for those who stick their nose out the door...

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Dr Lewinn’s Essentials hand and nail cream

Dr Lewinn’s Essentials hand and nail cream

This is the third or fourth hand cream I’ve trialled this year and when looking at price and performance, it’s probably the best. The label says it has all the vitamin letters you want showing up in a good hand creams (A, B and E), making it incredibly nourishing, and the inclusion of aloe vera also makes it quite healing. It has a mild and pleasant fragrance that is well and truly inoffensive and...

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