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PC's Opinion: 'Architect' Scores Victory

Wednesday, 20 February 2002, 10:53 am | Peter Cresswell

The courtroom broke down in laughter as the charge sheet was read out, but in 2002 calling yourself an architect without joining the architects' professional body will get you a criminal conviction, and will see you sharing the dock with burglars, drunk ... More >>

PC's Opinion: Return Of The Con Artist

Friday, 8 February 2002, 9:26 am | Peter Cresswell

In an artistic climate in which dissected animal carcasses are displayed floating in formaldehyde and semen-stained blankets are described as "haunting, powerful and provocative," Warhol's simple images seem relatively benign by comparison. More >>

PC's Opinion: Hell's Half-Acre?

Thursday, 13 December 2001, 11:56 am | Peter Cresswell

This opinion piece is the ninth in a new series of "PC's Weekly Opinion" - a pithy, heavily spiced editorial from Peter Cresswell that can be delivered to your in-box once a week. If you like what you read then feel free to forward it to ... More >>

PC's Opinion: Making the World Hum

Wednesday, 28 November 2001, 5:03 pm | Peter Cresswell

In Auckland's Americas Cup Harbour are three new-ish buildings symbolising the best the west has to offer. More >>

PC's Opinion: The Roots of Peace

Wednesday, 21 November 2001, 12:01 am | Peter Cresswell

The beards are coming off, and singing is heard again in Kabul. Although the war against terrorism is far from over, the Taleban retreat makes it possible to believe the war in Afghanistan just might be reaching a conclusion, and that civilisation ... More >>

PC's Opinion: GE - Why They Don’t Get It

Wednesday, 14 November 2001, 5:44 pm | Peter Cresswell

A restive audience sits shivering in a school gymnasium on a cold Auckland evening. They hear a scientist painstakingly explaining the exciting new technology of gene modification, yet they are not listening. His words cannot reach them. "What about ... More >>

PC's Weekly Opinion: It Takes Real Balls To Win

Thursday, 8 November 2001, 12:22 am | Peter Cresswell

In sport we see a microcosm of life, and the All Blacks' decline from their snorting, snarling world-conquering best has shown in microcosm what happens when success and winning are derided. More >>

PC's Opinion: An (Updated) Anatomy of Compromise

Thursday, 1 November 2001, 9:37 am | Peter Cresswell

WWF Wrestling has nothing on this: a three-way battle between politics, science and the Stone Age. More >>

PC's Opinion: Fly the Silver Bird

Wednesday, 24 October 2001, 12:53 am | Peter Cresswell

As the ground war in Afghanistan begins - as white powder seems to be pouring out of the post everywhere from Taihape to Tallahassee - as Islamic mullahs in London cry that "it’s now time for martyrdom" - it’s good to remember that it’s good to ... More >>

PC's Opinion: Who Kills the Innocents?

Wednesday, 17 October 2001, 12:39 am | Peter Cresswell

We are at war, and have been since September 11. Even Prime Minister Helen Clark agrees, saying: "I think the whole international community has to mobilise against terrorism. It is like a war against civilisation." More >>

PC's Opinion: The Heart of the West

Friday, 12 October 2001, 11:17 am | Peter Cresswell

EDITORS NOTE: Scoop is pleased to welcome Peter Cresswell to the ranks of Scoop columnists. Peter’s "PC's Opinion" columns will appear regularly on Wednesdays. More >>