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Two versions of a sexual encounter and of justice

Two versions of justice, two versions of what happened regarding an indecency charge.

In March this year the Otago Daily Times reported that a Prominent man avoids indecency conviction. 1,411 more words




Yay, I have just packed my bags, knitting in hand, chocolate in the side pocket, good coffee to take, an interesting magazine, my walking gear, camera…oh and some clothes. 162 more words

Family Stuff

Supplejack - a survivor from the Miocene in New Zealand

The first time I ever slept-out (sleeping bag, no tent), I was about four years old, and the place was an idyllic spot on the banks of Pipson Creek, just outside of Makarora. 797 more words

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Eucalyptus fossils in New Zealand - the thin end of the wedge

Eucalyptus (aka ‘gum-tree’) is the quintessential Australian tree. There are about 700 species of them today (depending on who you ask), all of them restricted to Australia, except for a couple that are in New Guinea. 1,005 more words

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Four Degrees of Climate Change in New Zealand - should we care?

New Zealand might be a relatively lucky position as regards global warming. We mostly have a moderate, ‘maritime’ climate. Not too hot, too dry, and except for the dirty dribbles of ice we make so much of, no ice-sheets to melt. 620 more words

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There’s soft beauty among the hills and mountains of the South Island, the place that holds my heart.

My lovely daughter took this photo, and I gave it words…