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Uptononline (Diaspora Edition) - 16 March 2003

Monday, 17 March 2003, 12:06 am | Hon Simon Upton

A contrarian French view on Iraq from Bernard Kouchner; taking culinary standards seriously or Life and Death in the French Kitchen; some extracts from upton-on-line's address to the recent Knowledge Wave Conference in Auckland: keeping New Zealand's ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Edition 11 December 2002

Wednesday, 11 December 2002, 1:42 pm | Hon Simon Upton

The briefest of reflections on the talibanic outpourings of Race Relations Conciliator Joris de Bres, a note (by way of contrast) on the carefully considered conclusions of Judges McGechan and Goddard in the Bleakley case and some cultural and end-of-year ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Special Kiwi Nostalgia Issue

Friday, 22 November 2002, 1:38 pm | Hon Simon Upton

Upton-on-line reports on a recent outing to the Stade de France for a rendez-vous with Franco-New Zealand rugby tribalism, British MP Austin Mitchell’s regurgitations on pavlova and a uniquely French scandal involving a parrot. More >>

Upton-On-Line - Diaspora Edition 26th October

Monday, 28 October 2002, 9:22 pm | Hon Simon Upton

We cover issues profane and profound: the divertissements that Paris’s Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has been organising for his ratepayers and the deep foreign policy confessions of one of Australia’s leading strategic thinkers, Hugh White. Also, the response ... More >>

Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition - 25th September

Wednesday, 25 September 2002, 10:23 am | Hon Simon Upton

Upton-on-line visits the Panthéon and the Institut de France and ruminates on what it takes to sustain republican myths , the entrails of Johannesburg are explored for signs of sustainability and hypsographic demography , a new topic to enliven ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 29th August

Thursday, 29 August 2002, 9:22 am | Hon Simon Upton

Special Edition for readers interested in Sustainable Development, especially in NZ * Stop Press: important Dutch report advocates “a return to basics”; see below * [General readers may care to award themselves a break until the next issue] More >>

Upton-on-line: NZ General Election Special Issue

Saturday, 3 August 2002, 6:27 pm | Hon Simon Upton

…upton-on-line reflects on the consequences of the 2002 NZ General Election for the centre-right of politics. (Results table on last page) More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 7/7/2002

Monday, 8 July 2002, 9:49 am | Hon Simon Upton

Upton-on-line previews the road to the Johannesburg Summit on sustainable development (1993 words), offers some factoids on AIDS in Russia , the European Union’s grand translation squabbles and the future for France under global warming and introduces ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 11th June 2002

Monday, 10 June 2002, 10:02 am | Hon Simon Upton

In this issue: The alimentation of French political parties and why there are no fewer than 8,455 candidates at this weekend’s first round of the legislative elections More >>

Upton-on-line: Diaspora Edition 23rd May 2002

Wednesday, 22 May 2002, 9:38 am | Hon Simon Upton

Upton-on-line explores a remarkable speech by Bill English on treatyology. Upton-on-line does not involve itself in partisan wrangles. But this speech – researched by Bernard Cadogan – is so exceptionally interesting that he can safely recommend it to readers ... More >>

Upton-on-line: French Election Special Edition

Tuesday, 7 May 2002, 9:19 am | Hon Simon Upton

Despite going through the motions of declaring that a dreadful crisis had been averted, Jacques Chirac’s massive 82% to 18% win over Jean-Marie Le Pen had to be one of the least suspenseful election outcomes in electoral history. More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 26/4/2002

Friday, 26 April 2002, 10:19 am | Hon Simon Upton

Unavoidably, the unimaginable mess that the French presidential election has spawned for the Fifth Republic; some reflections on whether there are any lessons for New Zealand; and (for the initiated) a Resource Management Act bone on which there still ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 4/4/2002

Thursday, 4 April 2002, 11:41 am | Hon Simon Upton

Upton-on-line explores a public transport solution in Rennes that would have Aucklanders drooling (if they could twist Wellington’s arm to fund it), the edifice virus plaguing France’s cultural monuments, French reaction to the death of The Queen Mother and ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 14/3/2002

Thursday, 14 March 2002, 11:34 am | Hon Simon Upton

Upton-on-line reflects on the great history curriculum hullabaloo occasioned by James Belich’s bid to exorcise our recolonial demons, some words of wisdom from Ferdinand Mount on monarchy as a user-friendly source of authority and how the uncrowned but ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

Sunday, 17 February 2002, 2:09 pm | Hon Simon Upton

Upton-on-line provides a first glimpse of the strange maneuverings that herald the beginning of the French Presidential election campaign and (strictly for devotees) gives some ‘order-of-magnitude’ feel for what sort of initiatives might help developing ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 31/1/2002

Wednesday, 30 January 2002, 11:52 am | Hon Simon Upton

We open the year with a round of hostilities on a familiar battlefront involving Carl Stead, there is the (inevitable) meditation on the arrival of the euro in people’s pockets and (strictly serious stuff) a call for further comment on the need for a ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

Thursday, 13 December 2001, 11:46 am | Hon Simon Upton

Upton-on-line notes french reaction to the slaying of Sir Peter Blake, gives a glimpse of how one young diasporan, Hamish Coop, thinks about New Zealand from afar and describes the sorry tale of an aborted submarine expedition of Lake Taupo by the Institute ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

Thursday, 22 November 2001, 12:22 am | Hon Simon Upton

SPECIAL ANTIQUARIAN NUMBER: Upton-on-line reflects on swearing fealty to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council . More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

Friday, 9 November 2001, 12:09 am | Hon Simon Upton

… what one prominent Australian politician, retiring Victorian State MP, Mark Birrell has to say about the state of the Trans-Tasman relationship, some fresh headaches for the nuclear industry and some seriously sensible commentary on Maori Knowledge ... More >>

Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition - 11th October

Thursday, 11 October 2001, 10:59 am | Hon Simon Upton

Upton-on-line reflects on the sudden rash of musings by Islamic experts in the media, reports direct from the chalk face of contemporary French education , and passes on some mouth watering details of just some of the goodies that French political ... More >>

   

 

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