New Zealand

Christchurch: Media Scrum

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The trouble with most first-time experiences, is the necessity of hindsight and reflection to see all the ways you could have done things differently, what you have learned and how you can be a better person as a result. Like I said in Christchurch: We Are Blessed; this is New…

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Christchurch: We Are Blessed.

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Some will possibly find this thought offensive.. and that is not my intention. Instead, I want to dialogue the context of international aid and disaster response. I have sat quietly on some of these thoughts since the quake.. they have whispered in the back of my mind. And not because…

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Homeward Bound.

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Posts sitting in the drafts…. 1. A New Way to Gather Together.2. Why I’ll Probably Never Meet Don Miller. But for now… homeward bound for the six o’clock cos there’s nowhere left to go i have climbed every hill on the path taken every detour still I’m unsatisfied and i’ll…

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Noodle – The Aotea Poet.

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Years ago, there was a poet who wrote his one-off pieces in fine black marker on the inside of used soymilk cartons and sold them. He signed all his works ‘Noodle*’. I had some favourites – two of them have sat in my favourite things pile for some time –…

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Nga Manurere #1

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This is a poem that speaks of the beauty of this land, the song of the tui.. which you can listen to here. Song Of The Tui Suppose, sweet eyes, you went into a distant countryWhere these young islands are nothing but a word;Suppose you never came back again by…

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