Tagged: Southland

Hansen in NZ: final roundup - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 05, 2011

Here’s a high quality video of Jim Hansen’s talk at the University of Canterbury last month (excellent work by the audiovisual team at UC). Well worth watching, if only because it provides a succinct summary of Hansen’s current thinking. As Dr. Chuck Kutscher of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US said: If you [...] … Read More

On Lignite: Elder not better - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 19, 2011

Since Don Elder thinks it inappropriate for the visiting James Hansen to comment on the morality of the proposed lignite development in Southland, let me, a fellow New Zealander, say that I find the morality of the development indefensible and all the special pleading offered by Elder doesn’t alter the case. There is evidence that [...] … Read More

Can you dig it? - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Dec 15, 2010

On the same day that I wrote a post about the proposed lignite development in Southland I emailed the Minister for Economic Development, Gerry Brownlee, to express my dismay at the news. I have received a letter in reply which explains all too clearly how such a development could, and presumably will, proceed under current [...] … Read More

Bad Doctor - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 18, 2009

Just occasionally, when the media run a “bad doctor” story, the doctor is actually bad. Such is the story of Sajan Bhatia, the disgraced Southland urologist, who has apparently continued to practice as a doctor long after the medical council refused to renew his practicing certificate. This is the medical equivalent of a hanging offense. Bhatia [...] Related posts: … Read More