THE DYING ANGLICAN CHURCH

Reading Jan Morris’s 1984 travel book “Journeys”, I came across an amusing passage.

Writing of the great 13th century Wells Cathedral in Somerset, and noting its tiny handful of parishioners, she concluded, “It crossed my mind, indeed so ubiquitous were the symptoms of restoration, that the cathedral’s chief function had become its own repair”.

OUR GREATEST SOCIAL SIN

Is there a greater social sin in New Zealand than passing someone when driving?

SLOP

A recent review in the Guardian Weekly of a book about Rwanda’s ratbag dictator Paul Kagame, refers to his former intelligence chief he had killed.

The National Party’s Dilemma

Political journalists close to the action seem unanimous that Judith’s leadership of the Nats is over. It’s hard to disagree for plainly she’s not resonating with the public, as borne out by the dismal polling.

AN ORWELLIAN LAW

A bloke has been prosecuted for walking through the Rimutaka Train Tunnel, this the nation’s longest at nine kilometres.