Eight weeks ago polls showed that just one in four people in New Zealand supported the Labour Party.  However, on election night that support had risen dramatically and Labour received over 36% of the popular vote, and now has a real chance with New Zealand First and th...
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On 21 January 2017, the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, in his first press briefing after the election of President Trump, accused the media of deliberately underestimating the size of the crowd for President Trump's inaugural ceremony and stated that the ceremony h...
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Easter is over.The Easter buns are no longer being buttered and the Easter eggs have been eaten. All that remains is a scrap of brightly coloured tinfoil hiding under a bush in the garden, left behind after the children's Easter egg hunt. And Jesus has been put safely back i...
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Because it's my first blog for the year I thought I would start by answering that age old question, should Christians make New Year Resolutions? When I was younger I used to be in the habit of making New Year resolutions. Like most people it was either to exercise more, eat ...
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Christmas is a reminder that we are called to have steadfast hope in the most bleakest of situations. As we go through life one thing is certain we all will have trouble.We may lose our job. We may experience a serious financial setback.Our health may deteriorate.We may los...
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The Great Spring Clean

November 11, 2016
I love spring. Spring holds the tantalising promise of green pastures, warm summer breezes and long summer days. However traditionally, before the invention of the vacuum cleaner Spring also heralded the time for the annual "Spring Clean" of the home. Spring was often seen a...
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Looking for a Greater Prize

August 18, 2016
The XXXl Olympic Games in Rio is now in its last week and I am sure many of you like me have spent a few hours in front of the TV willing our athletes on to gold. Personally I have to say I have been a little bit disappointed in how we have done in the rugby 7s and the rowin...
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Brexit - Not all Bad

July 1, 2016
We have all heard of buyer's remorse, when someone splashes out on an expensive item such as a car or designer clothes and then a short time later they experience a sharp sense of regret or guilt over their purchase – often when a suspicion arises that they have been taken...
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Start With Jesus

April 1, 2016
Over Easter I took the time to read several opinion pieces in the New Zealand Herald about Easter. One was by Matt Heath titled, "Why I'm sick of being an atheist – it can be stressful". Matt is a radio host for Radio Hauraki and is a regular columnist in the Herald. ...
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A couple of weeks ago Richard Dawkins, the eminent English biology professor and outspoken atheist, announced that he had suffered a minor stroke and that as a consequence he was cancelling his upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand. Normally someone suffering a minor st...
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