September 2017 Newsletter

  Kia ora: Apart from the consistent rain I feel hopeful with a couple of initiatives mentioned in the news. Though I do like the rain to replenish the aquifers and my clay garden though muddy has a great soil consistency to pull up rampant onion weed plus those...

August 2017

Kia ora: With the General Election in September, the Humanist Society of NZ and the Association of Rationalists and Humanists (NZARH) have collaborated to produce a Humanist Manifesto to state our shared position on issues confronting New Zealand society. An outline...

July 2017 Newsletter

Humanist Society of New Zealand (Inc.), PO Box 3372, Wellington, New Zealand – Registered Charity No. CC36074 The Humanist Society of New Zealand is a Member Organisation of the International Humanist and Ethical Union Humanist Newsletter July 2017 Kia ora: This month...

June Newsletter

Kia ora: Inequality has been pondered for centuries but we do not seem to find a solution and make it work. In 1606 Shakespeare wrote in King Lear ‘Distribution should undo excess, And each man have enough.’(Act 4, Scene 1) After the carnage of the First World War,...

May 2017 Newsletter

Kia ora: Today April 25 ANZAC Day is rather sombre as I begin this newsletter. Not so much the weather but the mood. Malcolm McKinnon, a Wellington historian has written a thoughtful article in today’s Dominion Post. It is right to remember all those fallen in war but...

April Newsletter

  Kia ora: For so long we have used God as an excuse to keep our patience when we did not have the understanding and knowledge to change things that needed to change. We could not heal disease, we did not understand the causes of natural disasters. Religion...