In the late 1970s, Truth newspaper enjoyed the nation’s biggest circulation with from memory, at its peak, over 300,000 copies sold weekly. Per chance I discovered writing its horoscopes were a duty befalling its then sizeable journalist staff, their top people each having to write a month’s supply annually.
THE JOYS OF BOOKS
Recently The Australian Financial Review ran a lengthy article titled “How to read 50 books a year”, this presented in the same tone of a how to lose 30lbs in six months type advice.
ECONOMIC NAIVETE (OR GULLIBITY)
Retired Auckland lawyer David Schnauer, instead of taking up line dancing or acquiring a stable of mistresses, has foolishly instead, opted to spend his remaining years pontificating about the economy. In a recent amateurish contribution in the NZ Herald he bemoaned the sale of New Zealand businesses to foreign buyers. God help us. Where do I start?
BISHOP TAMAKI’S PLACE IN HISTORY
Regrettably it’s fashionable in New Zealand to mock Bishop Tamaki, but throughout history that’s always been the case with great men who bucked excessive authoritarianism. Who knows? Possibly future generations may include His Grace’s name in the annals of noble martyrs who sacrificed their lives for their principles, such as Thomas a Becket, Joan of Arc, Thomas Cranmer, Ghandi and numerous others.
TIME FOR GROWN-UPS IN CHARGE
There’s no valid health reason to continue blocking fully vaccinated Kiwis from coming home. Nor is there any logic in continuing with the MIQ policy for the triple vaccinated.