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Kia ora, and warm greetings from Aotearoa, New Zealand.  I've got lots to share. I hope you find something amongst it all that's interesting, thought provoking or inspiring.

(In the meantime, thanks for your patience while this website is under construction).


Ngā mihi/ regards,                      


29 Jun 2018

We are grateful, of course, for whenever our elected officials - including our iwi (Māori peoples') authorities - act to protect what we value and to create environmental, social, cultural and economic wealth.

However, regardless of this or that isolated bureaucratic-...

1 Dec 2017

Above: Catherine's power-point slide for her presentation to the E-Mission Possible Roundtable.

On 29 November 2017, the first “E-Mission Possible” half day Roundtable was held in Wellington.

Hosted by Motu NZ in collaboration with the New Zealand Productivity Commissio...

22 Oct 2017

From left: Party leaders James Shaw (Greens), Jacinda Ardern (Labour), Winston Peters (New Zealand First) and Bill English (National). Image credit: Newshub.

After what is undoubtedly a stinging defeat, many credit English for his swift action to offer hope to a deflate...

1 Jul 2017

 Image credit: The Basic Income Podcast

Last month’s TV1 series “What’s Next?” felt like the teaser of an important future-looking conversation for all New Zealanders.  However, it disappointingly omitted exploration of a number of critical high-level issues. One of the...

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