OPINION: The unhappy saga of the Government Communications Security Bureau continues. In the latest development, director Ian Fletcher said the bureau had been cleared of unlawfully spying on New Zealanders.
Earlier this month, I witnessed the extreme difficulty Kaitaki and Arahura had in trying to berth at Picton. The wind was about 50 knots, with sheets of spray. There was no swell, just a wind-driven chop. The Kaitaki took two hours before abandoning her berthing attempts and returning to Wellington.
The Irish Rugby Football Union represents rugby players from the island of Ireland and takes perverse pride in that. As far as it's concerned, nothing changed with Irish independence in 1922. Its teams continued to include players from north and south of the border and all four provinces. The term British Lions was originally applied to the British Isles rugby touring team. More recently, it's been termed the British and Irish team, which might be more PC, but distorts the facts.
Education helps not just the students themselves, but also wider society. So the costs should be shared.
The moment I saw it, held together with a rusting paper clip, I knew what it was. "Dear Paul," it began.
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