Reviewing the OECD’s economic review

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the ‘rich countries club’, conducts an economic survey of its members. They just published their latest (2017) edition for New Zealand, which makes for some interesting reading. While the OECD’s reviews reflect its own views about what’s going right and wrong in its members’ economies, it sends staff to check out things on the ground.…
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Flashback Saturday: “What’s wrong with this picture?”

This post originally appeared in June 2012.Now I’m sure many of you will assume that this post is going to be about the old thing on rails in the middle of this picture but that isn’t what interests me the most about this beautifully framed shot – I just love the separation of the dark shaded foliage on the left from the brightly lit trees on the other side by that narrow stream of sky.…
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Lighting the Bridge

It was announced on the weekend that the Harbour Bridge is to be permanently lit up with coloured lighting An impression of what the bridge lighting could look like The Auckland Harbour Bridge will soon have permanent coloured lighting which – in a world first – will be powered by solar energy and battery, and can be transformed into special event lighting displays.…
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