Author Archives: Hugh

Newsletter No.12. The Paddle Now Directory

This is to introduce the new, modified version of the Paddle Now website at It is now six months since the original was posted.  It was to be the first NZ website devoted to persuading NZ’s political leadership to prioritise questions of global governance. It was intended that this should be done by offering […]

Keeping Informed No 9.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday 21st January, dismissed youth climate activist Greta Thunberg’s call for global leaders to address the climate crisis by telling the teenager to come back to him after she “studies economics.” So long that she doesn’t study the US version of how an economic […]

Keeping Informed No. 8.

 Newsletter No 8.  Good news: we have 40 seconds before we have one minute left! So far this decade: so bad! Australia, our closest ally and neighbour, faces rampant environmental problems that its leaders have long been unwilling, or unable to address. The USA, the other ally to which the NZ Defence Force is […]