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E100 Launch

May 22nd, 2010 4 Comments

At Allan’s baptism the other week, I was thinking how one of the coolest things about the Church-with-a-capital-C is that we are part of a community that stretches throughout time and around the world. We are not alone. Tomorrow we have a chance to be reminded of that as many of us begin the E100 […]

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Camping Camping Camping!

March 13th, 2010 1 Comment

I reckon one of the best things about Taranaki, right up there with the mountain and the windwand, is that we have our Anniversary Day holiday in March – right when you need a wee break, right? It’s become West tradition to go camping at Oakura over the long weekend.  You can view some photos […]

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Unplug and Plug In Launch

February 14th, 2010 5 Comments

The average Kiwi watches 168 minutes of television each day. That’s the average. So Kiwis spend around 4,000,000,ooo (4 billion) hours a year watching tv. In this mind-blowing article, Clay Shirky does the maths and works out that the free, online, user-generated encyclopedia, Wikipedia, probably took about 100,000,000 human thought hours to create – and […]

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West on Facebook

January 17th, 2010 No Comments

Facebook is one of my favourite parts of the interwebs.  I am much more, and much more meaningfully, in touch with friends and family who don’t live in Newpie than I would be without its helping hand. And it’s not just friends out of town.  Since I set up a ‘West’ list on my fb […]

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Matt and Thalia’s wedding photos

November 20th, 2009 1 Comment

For those who’d like to see some photos of our weddings without downloading 500 (yes, I imagine that’s just about everyone!), click on these links to see some highlights I’ve put on facebook (you don’t need to be a member).  They display as thumbnails that you can look at more closely: the Auckland wedding and […]

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