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Democracy, Elections and the Faith

The 2011 NZ election is fading from memory but its fallout will be quite profound for the country. Democracy can be messy, and results unexpected. Winston Churchill once famously said “Democracy is the worst possible system, except for all the others.” MMP is simply one way of counting the votes, but produces a profoundly different […]

Human Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster

4.35 am on the morning of Saturday September 04, 2010 was significant for New Zealand; we experienced the most powerful earthquake affecting a major city since the Napier event of 1931. Our present lifestyle verges on being completely dependent on technological wizardry, which we take for granted and embrace the illusion of human self-sufficiency it […]