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Efforts to Nurture "Localism"

I thought this article by Tim Faulkner at ecoRI was interesting. It’s about the benefits to a region of fostering localism — supporting local businesses. 390 more words

Communities and Counselling

Counselling is often viewed as a therapeutic exercise undertaken as a medical treatment. However, the act of counselling may be used in a wider sense to address issues of social concern and to aid the development of relationships in a community setting. 1,524 more words


Local Voices, National Progress

Local Voices, National Progress

Throughout the media, you can find stories of how the people believe that the Government should do more, while at the same time the powers that be are trying to implement policy and legislation to enable the solutions to problems that the people demand. 597 more words



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Fenland deserves better...and so does democracy.

Dear Sir,

It is a few weeks since the Octavia Hill ward by-election.  I would like, again, to sincerely thank all those who voted for me.  453 more words

Incentives for local government needed

Published in Insights, The New Zealand Initiative’s newsletter, 17 July 2015

From Sunday, my colleague Jason Krupp and I will be attending the annual Local Government New Zealand conference. 392 more words


Incentives trump all else

Published in The National Business Review (Auckland), 17 July 2015

If one wanted to summarise all of economics in just one word, what would it be? 908 more words