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On Wednesday morning a new set of changes to the electoral law was passed. While there is considerable criticism about a number of aspects, there is a particular redeeming feature that will finally catapult our elections into modernity: now you can enrol to vote online. For those of us who prefer to use the Internet to snail mail, this is great. Unfortunately, you can’t quite vote online yet, so you still have to leave your computer on 20 September.

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Anadarko has failed once again. Despite the Government’s insistence that deep sea oil drilling is a good idea, the Texan company has been unable to hunt out fossil fuels in Otago and is set to say goodbye to NZ waters. This comes as much frustration to the pro-oil lobby, while anti-oil protesters are able to happily say, “I told you so.” When asked about the failure, the chief executive of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand said, “the oil is where the oil is and the only way to find it is to drill for it.” Thanks for that pearl of wisdom, David.
This article first appeared in Issue 5, 2014.
Posted 5:30pm Sunday 23rd March 2014 by Carys Goodwin.