Bird of the Year

September 24, 2010

Royal Forest & Bird’s annual poll to find the country’s favourite bird is underway. 

The Pukeko is leading so far with 621 votes.

Half Pie, campaign manager for kārearea, the New Zealand falcon, recorded an interview with Kakarapiti, a young male of the species.

Voting closes on October 13th.


Did you see the one about . . .

September 6, 2010

Real life social networks – Big News on the difference between virtual and real lives.

The wokman’s creed– Half-Pie woks.

Matt McCarten’s diatribe is drivel – Lindsay Mitchell on the difference between individualism and collectivism.

(Apropos of the target of this, I am sorry to learn that Matt has cancer.)

Octarine – Born On State Highway One on arty colours.

Mattock Matters – Robert Guyton has a new garden implement.

Knee-jerk legislation ‘should be slightly harder to introduce’ concede hysterical campaigners – Newsbiscuit hopes for rising standards to lower the kneejerks.

Myths about green jobs – Kiwiblog shows all that’s green isn’t as good as it’s painted.


Did you see the one about . . .

June 26, 2010

 Going post-espresso with Chemex – Half Pie takes a scientific approach to coffee.

The tyrrany of power point – Alison Campbell at Sciblogs on the pluses and minuses of technological assistance in communication.

All White on the Night – Opposable Thumb takes us down several pegs.

Blocking out the still small voice – NZ Conservative on the necessity of boredom and also Churchill become non-smoker via air brush –  fags (of the tobacco kind) are censored but S&M isn’t.

The decline of civilisation – Not PC on questions. While there Roll it experimental housing- University of Karlsruhe is also worth a look.

A blog of one’s own – Schroedinger’s Tabby turns two.

Public Opinion – Quote Unquote on modern media.

Houston we have . . . . a lot of snow – Laughy Kate reports on gameshow recruits.

 At the end of the earth  Latitude 44 muses on cultural identity


Did you see the one about . . .

May 1, 2009

The Next Einstein won’t be British  at NZ Conservative

Why is science important?  at Open Parachute

A Green Conundrum  at Frenemy

Alcohol & Addiction Part II at the Visible Hand in Economics

Incentives Matter Bible File  at Anit-Dismal

Gob.Smacked  at The Hand Mirror

The Great Tamiflu Swindle  at Monkey with Typewriter

Press complaint: exploitation of mental illness at Kiwipolitico

Autumn in the Park  at Half Pie

Compounding errors  at Kismet Farm


Did you see the one about . . .

March 21, 2009

What to do when you suspect adultery at Monkey with typewriter.

Sceptical housewifery at In A Strange Land.

In praise of the eloquent insult at Not PC.

Spider du jour at Half-Pie (anachrophobics shouldn’t follow the link).

TVNZ. . .  What to do at Watching Brief (sound like a good idea to me).

You have to be joking at Frenemy.

Sentence of the day at Quote Unquote.


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