‘Rational ignorance’ does not help in choosing leaders

Kieran Madden Auckland, October 10, 2017 Can you remember that ground-shaking moment during the election campaign when you heard a policy announcement and were persuaded to switch sides? Me neither. It turns out that all campaigns are not decided they are cracked up to be. They do not really change anyone’s minds, especially when based on policy. Instead, we tend…

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Food, Entertainment and Fireworks mark Waitakere Diwali

Sunil Kaushal Auckland, October 9, 2017 The Waitakere Indian Association hosted its 17th Annual Deepavali Festival at the Trusts Arena, Henderson, Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1 pm till 10 pm, culminating in a spectacular display of fireworks. The unpredictable weather did not stop a large number of visitors to the Diwali Fair, which has earned the reputation of being…

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Partnership extends health insurance to visitors, migrant workers

Rob Hennin Auckland, October 9, 2017 International visitors to New Zealand will soon be able to access health insurance through nib, thanks to a new partnership with fellow Kiwi insurance innovator, OrbitProtect. The partnership will give New Zealand’s second largest health insurer access to the International Inbound Health Insurance (IIHI) Market from October, providing health cover services for in-bound travellers…

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Stop drinking cow’s milk and stop killing bobby calves

Desmond Bellamy New South Wales, Australia October 9, 2017 There are reports that New Zealand dairy farmers are ‘jumpy,’ expecting that abuse of bobby calves will surface again as it has in many recent exposés, including “The Price of Milk” earlier this year. They should be. It’s calving season, and people who care about justice more than profits are watching.…

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