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I've upgraded the MacBook, checked the lenses on the camera, stocked up on suncreen and checked the passport expiry date. On Sunday I leave for Rio... more
We got back from a week up north a couple of days ago. There was just enough sun to try out the kids’ Christmas waterslide, which we ran for a good hour and a half, making pretty much no noticeable dent on the level in the water tank. more
As the days stretch out, rays become a little more strident and muzak becomes increasingly dominated by bells and jingles, I've been reflecting on a busy, challenging and enjoyable year.
We've managed to heave ourselves over the shortest day of the year, and are on the gentle slope downwards towards spring... more
2010 has kicked off with a hiss and a roar. Lectures at AUT University are now well underway. The hum of around 24,000 student brains grappling with course outlines and materials at the start of the academic year is noticeable, and energizing. more
On 9 February 2010, I’m chairing 2 “webinars”: web-based seminars as part of the 2010 Climate Change Series being run by Lexis Nexis. The first webinar will be focussing on the ETS Legislation and Repercussions on the Market, with Buddle Findlay’s Steve Nightingale and Alastair Cameron. The second looks at Water Allocation with MERW Partner Rachel Devine & Auckland University's Basil Sharp. more