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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,                      


4 Jan 2018

An adapted version of a conversation I just had with a climate crisis policy colleague of mine:

There was this scene in The Matrix (my all-time favourite movie, due in part to ancient empowering philosophical messages deliberately built into the storyline) where the Ora...

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...

12 Oct 2017

Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince (image left) are probably too modest to rate themselves world-class environmental defenders.

But that’s definitely the impression these millennials left with the 40-strong crowd at Far North REAP on the evening of 13 October.

The dynamic...

21 Jul 2017

Photo credit: Panamericana Televisión, " New Zealand: Strong waves threaten to disappear Hawke Bay homes"  (6 July 2017)

Re RNZ’s report (“Checkpoint”, 4 July) on Matata’s flood prone circumstances: Firstly, we can accept the Whakatane District Council should’ve acted f...

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