Archives for February 2018

This a selection of John’s recent work. All his travel stories are published at:

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  • Marijuana: a legal, policy and administrative problem August 6, 2018 In the United States more and more states are changing their laws about the use of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes. It’s also very much a live subject in New Zealand, where opinion ...
  • Cruising the capital’s cultural classics August 4, 2018 Wellington is well suited for walking around its major cultural experiences. Several important museums and galleries are strung along the waterfront, adjacent to the downtown area, or are just a block or two back from ...
  • On the 1835 Declaration of Independence February 2, 2018 With Waitangi Day on 6 February, some attention will focus on the status and relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi in modern times, and on whether it is the founding document of our country. Some ...
  • Tell voters the truth: a cautionary tale of politics in the Hutt Valley December 12, 2016 Politics is in turmoil internationally – think Brexit and Trump. Voters are feeling ignored, downtrodden and powerless to do anything about their situation, and reluctant to act anyway. Party machines and political consultants tell candidates to ...
  • Skillset needed to be a mayor September 20, 2016 Skillset needed to be a mayorWhat qualities and skills are needed to be a successful mayor in a city like Wellington? John Bishop talks to several former local-body politicians about what makes a successful mayor, and summarises in a chart ...
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