PAPIST NONSENSE

“Violence against women is an insult to God,” so declared the Pope in his new year’s message to the world.

A HUGELY DESERVED HONOUR

The bi-yearly honours list invariably invites controversy with some recipients deemed to be unworthy.

DROWNING IN WETNESS

Water Safety New Zealand issued a media release just before Christmas saying too many Kiwis are drowning. But they failed to advise the desired number to justify their “too many” claim.