Archive for November, 2005

2006 School Terms and Holidays

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Straight from the Ministry of Education comes 2006 Term and Holiday Dates.

Public Funding of Science a Shambles in NZ

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Great guest rant on Public Address by a CRI (formerly DSIR, government scientific research org) talking about insanity of current contestable funding mechanisms. "A staggering amount of a scientist's time is now spent writing funding proposals rather than doing science. The red tape is almost unimaginable. On some occasions it has been necessary for our ...

Day 0

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Flight summary follows. Qantas: very good. Kids: great. Sleep: taken where it could be got. Customs failed to care about our coffee: Customs: What are you declaring? Us: Coffee. Customs: Any honey or fruit juice? Us: No, it's coffee. Customs: Ok, through you go. I swear, you could be declaring the bloody Hope ...

Interview with Pita Sharples

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

I was prepared to think of the questioning of Maori rituals as more political bizarrity, until I read this eloquent explanation from Pita Sharples in Public Address. Now it makes perfect sense.