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The opportunity to change, or not

Parliament has voted to give us the opportunity to change our flag, or not:

New Zealanders will have their say in choosing the New Zealand flag after legislation enabling two postal referendums was endorsed by Parliament, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says. 1,204 more words

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Early Reviews: 'Give It a Permanent Spot on the Shelf'

Here are early reviews of my new Ryder Cup book, DRAW IN THE DUNES: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World (cover image at right).  478 more words


Op shops and kites

Yesterday I featured Lynn Taylor’s response to Barbara Strang’s haiku, on a diet. The collage above is Anne Bannock’s response to Barbara’s poem, Op Shop Fever… 256 more words


Poverty doesn't cause abuse

The first topic of discussion on Afternoon’s Panel on Tuesday was Paula Bennett’s proposals for countering the scourge of child abuse.

One of the panelists, Gary McCormick, asserted that the root cause of the problem was poverty (starting at about 9:01). 291 more words


Thank you, PRSA, for speaking out

As a former board member of the Public Relations Society of America (2008-09), and having been involved with PRSA for over 20 years, I am thrilled to see the rebuttal to Jack O’Dwyer from last Friday:     … 624 more words

If A Quarter of a Million Dollars Isn’t Enough to Make You Behave…

This blog post originated on PRSAY, a forum for PRSA members and other public relations professionals to engage in a dialogue with PRSA leaders, exchange viewpoints, and share perspectives on issues of concern to the Society and the public relations industry as a whole. 629 more words


RWC songs - please not 'Loyal', never 'Loyal'

The predictable backlash against the RWC organizing group’s decision to use an English song to promote ticket sales has led to many proposing that again we use the appalling Dobbyn dirge, Loyal, to promote the event. 47 more words