h debate

I agree with DPF, that for the sake of historical correctness, Wellington’s Majoribanks Street should probably be changed to Marjoribanks, and Nairn Street should probably be changed to Nairne, since […]

The dam breaks

“Where does the political correctness end?” That’s the question from Michael Laws in response to the shocking news that local Māori are calling for “Rimutaka” to be changed to “Remutaka”. […]

I often find myself thinking of a saying which I’ve seen variously described as Arabian, African and Chinese, but which I’m pretty sure every culture has in its own version: […]

Bhadge

I’ve been very busy again this past week, and so the list of things I want to write about copiously exceeds my ability to write about them. My promised post […]

In the shadows of chain-store ghost towns Where no-one walks the streets at night A silent nation, hooked on medication Stares into a blue flickering light. — Calexico, Service and […]

Submissions to the NZ Geographic Board regarding the proposed change of the spelling of ‘Wanganui’ to ‘Whanganui’ close tomorrow. Whether you support the change or the status quo, I urge […]

This blog is almost becoming Kiwipoliticoh, since given my limited time at present I’m having to pick my battles. I’m pleased Chris Trotter has come to terms with his inner […]