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New Zealand Lockdown: Rainbows and Red G-Strings.

One of the surprising benefts of staying home for seven weeks is that when one emerges into the world again like a butterfly, albiet with grey regrowth, the world takes on an added clarity. Were the Wellington skies always this luminous? The billowing clouds so enourmous? Better than Netflix, Antartic winds sweep in from the […]

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New Zealand Lockdown : Halfway?

CNN ran a story recently advising the world to learn from a tiny windswept Pacific island, in the middle of nowhere. A high profile piece is run about New Zealand’s admirable COVID-9 response in The Washington Post. International compliments in a time of global difficulties. New Zealanders have long chuckled or been rankled about being […]

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New Zealand Lockdown – Day 2.

Puppet tigers and impossible FX. Weta Digital, the famous VFX house that brought the world that Gollum guy and pretty much-defined CGI in the process, is now working remote. Sounds pretty current for the times. Most big tech firms went remote early, after all, isn’t that what they excel at? IT? Networking and routing and […]

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New Zealand Lockdown – Day 1

Some fronts are quieter than others… As the sun rose over New Zealand this morning it was quiet. Things looked normal from our quarantine Hobbit hole, but then again most mornings are quiet. If one didn’t bother to log on to the world, one could be forgiven to think that it was just another day. […]

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Lockdown at midnight.

New Zealand heads into a complete lockdown tonight. At midnight the shutters will come down and like Hobbits, we will all stay inside. Movement is limited to a local walk, a quick trip to a supermarket. Socialising is via devices, which seems quite normal actually. Chatter online suggests we are now living in a new […]

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Opinion: Raising Diversity.

A niggle at the back of one’s mind is like a heckler at a show. Choosing to listen to or not is tough. Tonight the audience seems unfazed. Perhaps they don’t hear it. The actor is a professional — its a broadway show after all. She’s tough. She even wrote and produced the whole thing […]

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Space Tourist

When a scenic trip goes wrong leaving a billionaire and a lottery winner adrift above the earth, it takes a feat of human determination to survive. Genre: SciFi/Action 40K words

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