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Saints and Sinners: 16 August 2015 – Greenpeace and US Judge David Bunning

There was an embarrassment of riches for both the Saint and Sinner this week. For the Saint, I just need to go into full, one-eyed Kiwi mode. The New Zealand netball team, the Silver Ferns has been performing magnificently at the world cup. This afternoon they’re in the final against Australia after not losing a game all tournament. (The Silver Ferns match against Australia I mentioned last Sunday... read more

Our Planet: The Best Bits III – Swiss Alps

If you’ve never been to Switzerland, the typical images that come to mind are a chalets nestled in beautiful mountain passes, green meadows with Julie Andrews doing her thing, ski fields, and beautiful lakes. Whatever the image, the sky is invariably blue and clear, and the sun is shining. Martin Heck (Timestorm Films) has produced a time lapse film of the clouds in the Swiss Alps; the clear blue... read more

Saints and Sinners: 9 August 2015 – Burmese Government and NZ Special Olympics Team

It’s a good thing I thought of a saint this week before I watched the rugby last night. Australia beat the All Blacks, and I have to be honest – Australia deserved the win. It’s all a bit depressing. Later this afternoon New Zealand time it’s likely to get worse too; the Silver Ferns, New Zealand’s national netball team, is playing the Australian Diamonds, and the odds are in... read more

Our Planet – The Best Bits II – Calbuco

I meant to post this weeks ago, and somehow it got lost in the drafts. It’s an amazing time lapse film of Calbuco Volcano (Chile), which erupted  on the night of 22 April 2015 and again the following morning, for the first time since the 1960s. Martin Heck and Jonas Dengler of Timestorm Films were there doing some other filming at the time, some of which I posted earlier this week: Our Planet... read more

GOP Second Tier Candidates: First Debate Tomorrow

The top ten Republican candidates will be appearing in front of an audience of 4,500 in Cleveland Ohio 9pm EST Thursday/1pm NZT Friday for the first primary debate, which I wrote about here. There’s a second debate though, which is happening first. (It’s politics – don’t expect it to make sense.) At 5pm EST Thursday/9am NZT Friday the seven candidates who didn’t make the top... read more

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