“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When the crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around,” Milton Friedman said in 1982. “That, I believe, is our basic...
“Looks like you pushed the rain button,” my neighbour gleefully teased as the tanker rolled up. Our first water delivery in more than a decade arrived on Tuesday accompanied by a persistent drizzle – the sort that tends to turn...
Kelly Klink contacted the Gulf News on Tuesday to talk roadblocks. This is a woman who has led and won a battle all the way to the High Court to prevent dredged waste from being dumped on the seafloor just...
In many respects, level three does little to allow Waiheke to get back on its feet financially. Certainly, there’s an influx of construction workers, a bustle of busy-ness back on the shoreline and a heavy sigh of expanded bubbles....
The graffiti, scrawled on the side of a Hong Kong subway read: “We can’t go back to normal because the normal we had was precisely the problem.” And as much as those words carry a heavy political burden in...
It’s been a long time since those of us who worry about these things have had any certainty that the human race will be able to avoid the train wreck that is the planet’s environmental crisis. It’s been roaring...
Chances are you’ve just picked this special edition of Gulf News out of your letterbox – possibly off a stand in a dairy or supermarket, but most likely from just outside your home. Either way, you haven’t handed over...

Sat at the bar, sipping a first gin and tonic and watching the queue for the 11.45 wind and sway its way back through the terminal, there was only one topic of conversation last Saturday night – and it...
At the heart of Polynesia there’s a lonely jutting atoll called Niue, and in the heart of Niue there’s a man who can charm the honey from bees. Andy Cory is a Kiwi from Cambridge who answered an advert for...

This week Google intuited that I need a Vegepod – pram-like structures on legs, complete with hood and draped muslin, in which every member of the family can apparently grow an improbable amount of edible greens.   Perhaps close aerial...
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