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October 30, 2017

Recall how it is when you come across something that you just click with, something that helps you identify your thoughts and feelings around an issue. The Herald article 'Simplicity in answer to suicides' did just that for me. 

Firstly it clearly stated that 'Zero suic...

August 15, 2017

It always amazes me what people can develop business events out of. The South Korean  'Mudtopia' festival is set to be run in Rotorua. As part of the franchise deal the 'mud' had to be purchased from South Korea, with the 'negligible' risk of Foot and Mouth disease bei...

July 30, 2017

My Winter 2017 AA magazine arrived with a rather catchy cover declaring "It's not clicking'. The fact that around 96% of us do wear seatbelts, but of the 242 fatalities on the roads in 2016, 100 (42%) were not wearing seatbelts.  This is over 400% the rate of say Weste...

July 23, 2017

What is the value of generalisations? With the Festival for the Future conference coming up a small survey of 13 to 31 year olds challenged the 'Generation Me' generalization of the age group being portrayed as selfish and entitled.

The survey showed up that so grouped...

July 18, 2017

The current NZ Herald article series on suicide called "Break the Silence" took me by surprise last week. It seems Kamo High School, Whangarei,  had been rocked in 2012 by two suicides from the same classroom. I reserve the right to blog about this because it was indee...

July 9, 2017

Rockets being launched from nearby Mahia Peninsula may have seemed like sky high talk a few years ago but the launch by Rocket Lab recently has changed all that and now New Zealand has to shift its' thinking to considering itself a space Nation. 

'Overview' is a short f...

July 6, 2017

Suicide is something that touches everyone at some point of our lives, right from school days to adulthood. It is also often referred to as the most preventable of  deaths. 579 died in New Zealand last year by suicide, many more tried. Like the surviving injured from c...

July 4, 2017

At a First Aid course I was on recently we eventually got onto the topic of defibrillators. Stand clear as a one off massive voltage shock is applied across the heart. Not a series of series of rhythmic shocks but just the one large shock is applied.  It seems that in...

July 1, 2017

You know how it is when you buy a new smart phone or computer and its all works so well at the start and you marvel at its wondrous speed. Then as you take more pics, add new apps, recharge it over and over, slowly but surely your fast new computer becomes frustrating...

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