Does New Zealand enjoy freedom of speech?

The New Zealand Society of Authors is presenting an evening discussion chaired by Nelson Wattie with Dennis Welch, Nicky Hager, Bill Hastings, and Maureen Birchfield on the topic: Does New Zealand enjoy freedom of speech? When: Monday 16 November, 7pm Where: Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave St Wellington See you there! Download the poster

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Te Reo Pūtaiao – Tohunga Rorohiko

Te Reo Pūtaiao: A Māori Language Dictionary of Science came out earlier this month.  It was compiled using the Freelex / Mātāpuna open source dictionary writing system that I wrote. Te Reo Pūtaiao is an encyclopedic dictionary; nearly all of the info is in Te Reo Māori, and each entry contains an equivalent English gloss…

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Mouse Music

Our Klezmer Rebs bandmate Amanda MacLean has just produced this surreal music video.  She plays the helicon for us, but in this clip she sings, plays trombone, and does a great job acting.  Go Amanda!

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Basil Pesto Kugel

Here’s a variation on kugel … not as bland as straight kugel, but not as in-your-face as pasta-pesto. 500g pasta 250g sour cream 250g cottage cheese 250g milk 2 eggs 1 plant, fresh basil chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed 75g pine nuts 75g parmesan cheese, grated Preheat oven to 190°C. Boil the pasta until for…

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Welcome to Dave’s world

Eek, another blog you say. Well, some of the stuff I want to write about doesn’t fit neatly into any of my other normal outlets. I hope you enjoy what you read, and be sure to leave comments or contact me directly if you’d like to engage directly.

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