Undersea volcano eruption


A tsunami warning has been issued for Tonga following an undersea volcano eruption.

Weather Watch puts the size of the eruption into perspective with inforgraphics here.

Word of the day


Rupestrine – appearing, growing or living on or among rocks.

Sowell says


Climate change realism and alarmism


Is the alarmism about climate change justified?

Bjorn Lomborg and David Wallace-Wells debate the issues:

Black Heels and Tractor Wheels – Sharon Davie-Martin


Black Heels and Tractor Wheels Podcasts are a Rural Women NZ initiative in which they share stories from a range of women around New Zealand.

Sharon Davie-Martin is a RWNZ board member, and a community champion who, with her husband Allen, has won several farming excellence awards.


Saturday soapbox


Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse but not to abuse.

Some capitalism suffers from cronyism. All of socialism is perverted by the crony statism of the powerful few. –  A.E. Saaman

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