The media, as the gate-keepers of the public interest, may be shutting the door on us as voters as a result of hacked emails.   It is acknowledged that the media protects the confidentiality of its sources, and reporters have been prepared to…

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Faced with the prospect of a ticket to a top-notch foodie event going to waste, I went along to the NZ Guild of Foodwriters annual winter dinner in place of a colleague. She is a dietitian and bona-fide foodie. I am not. Nevertheless, the…

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Do you have a dusty old bicycle lurking in the garage, languishing in the garden shed or hiding in that eerie forgotten spot behind the house? Well, now you can give it a shiny new life for a great cause.   ChildFund New Zealand needs…

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Is the hospitality industry’s eNewsletter, HospoNews correct, and, if so, is this something that should worry us? Last month the WHO organisation released its global status report on alcohol and health.  The report showed we (Kiwis), are…

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