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Mahurangi Regatta 2017 gallery

Fortieth anniversary of the revived Mahurangi Regatta captured

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Mahurangi Regatta 2017

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the revived Mahurangi Regatta

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Kids Voting curtain-raiser could electrify elections

…what better way for a family with school-aged to share the voting experience, than by discussing the Kids Voting results … then compare with the real thing, as it played out over the next hour or two…

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Make Aotearoa egalitarian and great again

His timing is impeccable, and his mission merciful. Immediately mocked by the mainstream media…

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Join the Opportunities Party

We’ve tried the other, now let’s try evidence-based policy.

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Mahurangi Regatta 2017 gallery

Rawhiti to windward Last on handicap and over-the-line, but, as this masterful image surely attests, A-class ‘keeler’ Rawhiti won, along with the Thelma, first place in the achingly beautiful stakes. Photographer Lyn Bergquist Crowded house Unprecedented numbers of... read more

Mahurangi Regatta 2016 gallery

Mahurangi Regatta supporters Auckland Council Browns Bay Boating Club Bucklands Beach Yacht Club Citywide Electrical Classic Yacht Association Devonport Yacht Club Friends of Regional Parks Gulf Harbour Yacht Club ICIB Insurance Brokers Mahurangi Cruising Club—host... read more

Small buoys in Sullivans Bay

It may take a year or two to take. The aim is to provide a fairway to allow craft to race or parade past the beach, so as to provide shoreside spectators with a——spectacle. At this year’s Mahurangi Regatta, as well as the four-decade-long practice of buoying off an... read more

Regatta revival looks at forty

This month’s Mahurangi Regatta marks the 40th anniversary of the venerable event’s revival. Founded as Friends of the Mahurangi three years earlier, Mahurangi Action revived the regatta in 1977—the event had lapsed during World War II. Planned as a one-off, the... read more

Make direct democracy smart democracy

Professor David Altman wrote the book on it. Academics know it as direct democracy; Australians, bless ’em, mostly as plebiscites; and mere citizens, as initiatives or referendums. Semantics aside, most democracies allow for direct democracy, to a greater or lesser... read more

Sixth of the best to keep them honest

The sixth point of the Chartist’s six-point plan is sublimely simple. To counter parliamentary corruption and bought elections, simply hold far more frequent elections, so that, with the many times more votersif, of course, rather than call for ‘A vote for every... read more

Four-year term terminal for turnout long term

The need for Aotearoa to have a codified constitution is self-evident. Despite that, the initiative of constitutional lawyer Dr Andrew Butler and former prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, launched in August, has failed to fire up a nation-wide discussion in the... read more

Loyal opposition reaches oblivious conclusion

It was a stroke of unintended brilliance, which has blighted democracy ever since. When John Cam Hobhouse coined the term loyal opposition, in jest, he could’ve had no inkling he would help dignify 190 years of two-party parliaments, where typically the only loyalty... read more

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