Monthly Archives: November 2010

Phil Goff on Accident Compensation

I’m a little slow getting to this (what else is new), but nonetheless feel a need to comment… I was disappointed to read in the NZ Herald last Sunday comments by NZ’s Opposition Leader, Phil Goff, criticizing the Government over … Continue reading

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Tony Ryall on Aged Care

The NZ Herald has a story today on a study that found that 23% of a sample of rest home residents in Wanganui (NZ provincial city of about 45,000) are malnourished. It’s really a shocking statistic, but the story is … Continue reading

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NZ Business and Employment Statistics

Last week the NZ Statistics Department released the “NZ Business Demography Statistics: At February 2010.” The data was reported by Newstalk ZB, who also had their story published by the NZ Herald. The business demography statistics are primarily concerned with … Continue reading

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A few days ago, I watched an interview that Tavis Smiley did recently with Time magazine columnist Joe Klein on PBS (video here) and I was struck by this statement Klein made while talking about people he met on a … Continue reading

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