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French Election Cliffhanger: Le Pen Na Na Na…

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 9:01 am | Gregor Thompson

The first "tour" of the French presidential election took place this past Sunday. The 2nd round, a run-off Emmanuel Macron (27.84%) & runner-up, Marine Le Pen (23.15%) will take place Sunday 24 April. More >>

Opinion: Why we need more than just cycle lanes in Wellington

Monday, 1 February 2021, 6:51 am | Gregor Thompson

I am what people outside of the cycling community would consider a cyclist. I cycle to work, I cycle to my friends’ houses, I reluctantly cycle up The Terrace to Victoria University, I’ve cycled both of the Major New Zealand Islands and I’ve cycled ... More >>

Book Review: Barbara Sumner's "Tree of Strangers"

Friday, 11 December 2020, 8:10 am | Gregor Thompson

11 years after her Oscar short-listed 2009 film This Way of Life , Tree of Strangers is Barbara Sumner’s first literary work. Her newly published autobiography is consistent with her previous work in the sense that it is exceptional. More >>

On The Statue Issue In Aotearoa - New Zealand

Monday, 15 June 2020, 6:47 pm | Gregor Thompson

Should NZ consider adding a Statue of Dame Whina Cooper to the forecourt of Parliament? The toppling of a statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, England, a beneficiary of the slave trade in Britain seems to have started a new global trend: the destruction ... More >>

Don’t be too pessimistic about New Zealand’s future.

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 7:51 am | Gregor Thompson

With the first hurdle hopped our Government will be turning its attention to trying to soften the economic damage this pandemic has on our little archipelago. More >>

How to get back to New Zealand from Europe during Covid-19

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 9:05 am | Gregor Thompson

An account of returning to NZ during the COVID travel restrictions, featuring video of cabin staff in Hazmat suits and advice for Kiwi Expats wanting to get home. By Gregor Thompson More >>