Archives for 2018

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

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  • Yan again the key to Wade-Brown election win October 24, 2013 Celia Wade-Brown’s victory in the mayoral race was not as substantial as first seemed. Using election-night figures, her lead over her nearest rival, John Morrison, was 2284 votes, but she had only 1142 votes more ...
  • Why more people don’t vote October 17, 2013 Getting people to vote in council elections has long been a problem. Last week’s elections showed it had not gone away. The case for taking an interest in elected bodies that tax every household and business ...
  • Preferences decisive for mayoralty October 3, 2013 Preferences decisive for mayoraltyNo-one has been elected as mayor of Wellington with a simple majority of votes on the first count since elections were first held under the preferential voting system in 2004. Under the single transferable vote system, ...
  • Even the information is cut August 7, 2009 Documents released about Budget decisions in education have been gutted by deletion of information. In the Budget 2009 line-by-line review of education spending made public by the Treasury, there are 86 deletions in 78 pages, including ...
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