November 25th, 2010



Today, the flag on the Beehive is flying at half mast in honour of the Pike River mine disaster victims.

I find myself wondering how many people reading this are going "Pike River what?" I know Kiwis will be familiar with it but I often wonder how much of our news reaches the rest of the world. So for those of you who don't know, I'm going to talk about it. Kiwis, feel free to skip.

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I haven't even started to process what happened in Cambodia yet.

I know that tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US. Please, while you're hanging out with your families with all the joy and drama that goes with that, spare a thought for the families of the Pike River miners and the people in Cambodia, and be thankful you still have yours.