Monthly Archive: April 2014

Nikita goes to Hollywood 0

Nikita goes to Hollywood

Nikita goes to Hollywood – Movie Reviews (Hollywood adds new meaning to the term Theatres of War) 
by Mike Lee I first wrote this article in early 2002 in the NZ Political Review.  Its...

Electric Trains in Auckland – here at last! 2

Electric Trains in Auckland – here at last!

It’s been a long time coming, and believe me, it wasn’t easy getting there, but Auckland’s new electric trains have now entered service – opening a new era in Auckland’s history.   While Wellington’s rail...

Saving the Hunua kokako – speech at the 20th anniversary celebrations 0

Saving the Hunua kokako – speech at the 20th anniversary celebrations

It is an honour to be with you today, 20 years after the establishment of the Kokako Management Area in the Hunua Ranges, to share in the celebration of your great achievement. As we...

Unitary Plan’s parallel iwi consent system causing dis-unity. 1

Unitary Plan’s parallel iwi consent system causing dis-unity.

As we know the Unitary Plan was rushed through the Council last year with extraordinary speed.   Little or no time was given to consider the huge amount of public feedback – nor did the...