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Hobbit debate moving into the realms of fantasy

In the spirit of the film itself, the Hobbit debate is moving into the realms of fantasy. Last night around 100 people, organised by the Read More

A short lesson for Sir Peter on employment relations

I have no doubt that Sir Peter Jackson is a well-meaning person, with the interests of his workers at heart. But he does need a Read More

Multi cultural Eid celebration in Mangere

It was a pleasure to be able to celebrate the Eid yesterday with members of the Muslim community at a big event in Mangere. It was a very multi-cultural event. There are 27 nationalities represented in the Auckland Muslim community.

The Not-so-Cosmopolitan Club

South Auckland is the cultural melting pot of New Zealand. People from more than 100 nationalities, and all faiths, live side by side. Many are recent migrants.

1981 revisited

As a 1981 anti-tour protester I welcome next year’s visit by some of the 1981 Springbok squad. Captain Wynand Claassen is in make-amends mode. He Read More

Prejudice against Pasifika players offside

The New Zealand Herald was right to call “offensive” Andy Haden’s suggestion that the Crusaders rugby team has done better by having fewer Polynesians in Read More