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Public Address - The perils of environmental league tables

Public Address 3 December 2012 - The perils of environmental league tables

Environmental league tables and their perils
10:50 Dec 3, 2012 in Hard News by Russell Brown
In the set-up post for Saturday's Media3 programme, I noted that it was important to recognise that the controversial ecologist Dr Mike Joy ought not be immune from criticism - but his critics should be able to do what he…

Friday Music: Summer Live
11:00 Nov 30, 2012 in Hard News by Russell Brown
We should all understand that the continuing strength of New Zealand's dollar makes life hard for exporters and is unsustainable in the long term. But it sure does help us see a lot of live music every summer. Up until…


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