Pure water is priceless, so why is it being exported overseas when many New Zealanders are having to drink water of unacceptable quality?
This precious resource should remain in Aotearoa.
I hope Ngāti Awa will be successful in their appeal to overturn the expansion of the Ōtākiri water bottling.
So come on iwi, keep on fighting and the best of luck. (Abridged)
Seeing the Bruce McLaren documentary on TV brought back memories.
I lived in Remuera opposite the garage where Bruce built his first car.
It was a push start and the nearest downhill step enough to start it.
I got the call and had to push while Bruce organised the starting procedure.
After pushing 100m, there was the usual hearty roar and Bruce was off.
Not our problem
I can't recall anything this Government has done that's right, but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's stance on Australian deportees is correct.
If children go to Australia with parents on their passport or a child's passport (up to 16) and are raised, educated and permanently reside in Australia, then Australia must keep them.
If Kiwis travel to Australia as adults and, provided they do not acquire Australian citizenship, we are obligated to take them back if they are deported.
We must refuse to take others' cast-offs and pass urgent revocation of citizenship legislation.
We need to advise airlines New Zealand will not accept these misfits and they will be turned back at the border.
Turning to the current issue with the Isis-affiliate female who went to Australia when aged 6, it seems she had joint citizenship, which Australia has now revoked even though she travelled to Syria on an Australian passport.
She isn't our problem. Let Turkey deal with it and deport her and her kids to Australia.
We know nothing about this individual and Kiwis want no part of Isis-connected people or criminals.
It is like a creeping cancer – and we already have enough of our own home-grown talent.
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