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Te Wai Me Te Whenua - A Case for Bottled Water

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:06 pm | John Bevan-Smith

In 2016, bottled water exports from Aotearoa New Zealand had a water footprint of 35.40 million litres or 0.000235 per cent of dairying’s export water footprint of 15.04 trillion litres. Bottled water is also said to have the lowest carbon and ... More >>

Flag Consideration Panel promoting “fiction” as “fact”

Monday, 7 March 2016, 10:38 am | John Bevan-Smith

The following comments refer to the e-book New Zealand Flag Facts , produced in association with the Flag Consideration Panel, February 2016, pp. 4 and 22: More >>

Corralling Consent

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 4:03 pm | John Bevan-Smith

Corralling Consent: An inquiry into the mythical beginning of the New Zealand flag by John Bevan-Smith More >>

Child poverty and neoclassical economics in New Zealand

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 10:48 am | John Bevan-Smith

While it is imperative that the Government and Housing New Zealand, which provides no emergency housing, and any other agencies and agents concerned urgently address the issues presented by Professor Asher on Radio New Zealand on 21 August 2015, I ... More >>

Gallipoli: Remembrance As Forgetting - John Bevan-Smith

Sunday, 22 February 2015, 9:33 am | John Bevan-Smith

With the centenary of the landing of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli almost upon us, we in Australasia might pause to ask how it is that an early twentieth-century military misadventure, ill-conceived on the other side ... More >>

Tackling the race ruckus

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:13 am | John Bevan-Smith

In a speech entitled ‘Race has no place in the law’ given at ACT’s Waikato Conference on July 26, 2014, the ACT Party Leader, Dr Jamie Whyte, a philosopher, advanced the proposition that ‘Maori are legally privileged in New Zealand today, ... More >>

New Zealand’s ethical deficit

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 11:59 am | John Bevan-Smith

When the Minister of Finance announced in his 2014 Budget Speech that there ‘will be a small surplus next year’, he failed to add that his government would also be delivering an ethical deficit by way of the Machiavellian apparatus it had established ... More >>




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