The Baby And The Bath Water
New Zealanders are a diverse bunch - increasingly over the last couple of decades - coming from all different backgrounds and cultures. Even defining the term ‘Kiwi’ is now becoming harder and harder. So when someone tells you they are “representing the average New Zealander”, how do you know they are? Many different ideas about what is best for us “Kiwis” are...
Why I'm Not Afraid Of The C-Word
It’s a word that strikes fear into many NZ’ers. No, I’m not talking about Capital Gains Tax, I’m talking about that other C-word - Cancer. A few months ago, I noticed a lump come up on my neck. After ignoring it for a few weeks, I decided to go to the doctor to find out why it wasn’t going away. They referred me to the hospital who biopsied it and confirmed it was...