2017 Sports Quiz

2017 Sports Quiz

Paul Thomas2018-01-24 There’s more to sport than high shots, low blows and fine lines. Test your familiarity with sport’s rich tapestry by tackling this quick quiz of the 2017 sporting year. What was unusual about UK website Planet Rugby’s Team of the Year? It was...
What Now For The Trump Show?

What Now For The Trump Show?

Paul Thomas2018-01-14 Among the many things Donald Trump either doesn’t know or doesn’t care about is the Christmas message of peace on earth and goodwill to men. On Christmas Eve, when normal people were wishing each other “Merry Christmas”, he took to Twitter to...
What Now For The Trump Show?

What Exactly Is Trump?

Paul Thomas2016-10-11 As we count down to a presidential election in which the rest of the world will feel it has even more of a stake and less of a say than usual, we wonder: what exactly is Trump? Is he the product of a tainted political tradition or the consequence...
Obama – Lone Adult in the Schoolyard

Obama – Lone Adult in the Schoolyard

Paul Thomas2016-04-22 As never before, the international community wishes it had a say in the American presidential election. Pollster Stephen Mills revealed in the Herald this week that Kiwis are repelled by Donald Trump, the Manhattan Mussolini, and his vampirish...
Is Patriotism Flagging?

Is Patriotism Flagging?

Paul Thomas2016-04-01 History, they say, is written by the victors and few victors have relished the opportunity as much as Sir Paul Beresford, MP. The parliament in question is in Westminster, not Wellington; Sir Paul left this country in the 1970s and now sits on...