Tagged: Auckland

Monckton messes own nest - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 03, 2011

Ever get the impression the Christopher Monckton may have reached his use-by date? Maybe even well past it? Looks like this might be the case as the climate change denier/sceptic/contrarian groups trying to organise a programme for him in New … Continue reading → … Read More

Climate change lectures in Auckland - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 04, 2011

Two well-known personalities in the world of climate change science are in Auckland this month. Naomi Oreskes, Co-author of Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. And James … Continue reading → … Read More

An animated map of Auckland’s public transport network - Seeing Data

Chris McDowall Jan 20, 2011

I grew up in Auckland and spent many years using the city’s public transport system to get from place to place. While sitting on a bus, I sometimes wondered what the transportation network would look like if we could see the movements of the individual vehicles from the air. I would try to visualise the aggregate trajectories as each vehicle … Read More

Spam Journalism #72 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 06, 2010

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article. After having been too tired to spot that yesterday’s “Black Easter” post was yet another example of spam journalism, I thought I had better redeem myself. There is nothing like a quick flick to the health articles to find sensationalist spam. Journalists [...] Related posts: … Read More

Dying to Get In - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 19, 2010

I have recently gone back into general practice full-time. One thing that seems very clear to me is that it has become increasingly difficult to refer people into the hospital system unless they are critically ill. My last stint as a GP was in mid-2007, but, at that time, it seemed reasonably easy to refer [...] Related posts: … Read More

Spam Journalism #62 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 31, 2009

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article. Well, half the headline is ok… DHBs, union clash over plan to axe 20 doctors Plans to cut 20 resident doctor positions at Auckland hospitals will increase the pressure on remaining staff and threatens standards of patient care, a unionist says. But the [...] … Read More