Category Archives: Environment

When it comes to kids with gut related illness – Make changes, but lose that guilt.

One of the most important things paediatrician Dr Michelle Perro can say to mums is ‘We didn’t know’. But we do know now. This article is an abbreviated extract of an engaging and enlightening youtube interview with Molly Arthur. As … Continue reading

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Are the benefits of solar being presented accurately in the NZ media?

We are hearing the message that solar panels don’t save money and are not worth on the EECA web site. They refer to this consumer report: Sunny Money – Are grid-tied solar photovoltaic systems a good investment? If you’re considering … Continue reading

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Must be a bad writer.

A couple of months ago I spent a while trying to get this piece into mainstream media. I tried New Zealand’s National Radio, Listener, Stuff, NZ Herald. I guess a) no one’s interested in this topic and b) I am … Continue reading

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Why do we all have sick guts? NZ health policy needs to digest some facts.

It’s an election year and there is one health policy I want to see that none of the parties are publicly considering. It is a policy I believe nearly every Kiwi would support. Especially women, whom this issue disproportionately affects. … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers

Many moons ago I posted a piece hoping that someone out there could fix my ancient 1964 Sunbeam Toastermatic.  I just put it out there. It was my dads, and it’s special. So I put it in a suitably special … Continue reading

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Making a rash decision from the gut. About a dog.

I am about to conduct an experiment on the dog. My dog Myrtle has had skin based stomach rashes for a good 6 months now.  Extensive reading has lead me to a mother-type conclusion.  Perhaps an outrageous theory (that is grounded … Continue reading

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Roundup & glyphosate: Independent Research is the Key

This article is a response to an opinion piece in the Bay of Plenty Herald.  Unlike most opinion pieces, the piece BOP Times Independent research is the key never went online…. so here is the text: In response to Tauranga city council’s communications … Continue reading

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Mark Lynas The God Species – I can’t agree with this GMO nitrogen fix

Mark Lyna’s chapter on nitrogen and the nitrogen boundary (unlike carbon, not crossed yet) reads well.  To put it simply and clearly (as he does): Every living cell needs nitrogen: It makes leaves green, constitutes an essential part of all … Continue reading

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TPPA – trade talks undemocratic, are we pushing US or NZ interests? We simply don’t know.

I love how the most powerful democratic nation in the world utilises a completely undemocratic process to increase markets and opportunities for itself. New Zealanders have many questions about what is going on in the current round of Trans Pacific … Continue reading

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Review: The God Species by Mark Lynas & my nuclear headshift.

For years I have felt indignant at the idea of governments foisting nuclear energy on us. Regarded France with pity at the mere thought of how that socialist dictator (my words) thrust nuclear energy upon those poor souls. Thought how … Continue reading

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