About the author

So, you know my politics and views on the world. But how much do you know about me?

I have a range of interests outside of blogging, human rights and New Zealand politics, domestic and the odd international trip. I enjoy going for walks, the odd cycle ride, white-baiting, craft beer, socializing, places of geographical/geological/historical significance (be it the San Andreas Fault in the U.S. or World War 1 battlefields – especially if New Zealanders were involved).

I am a survivor. In 1989 I collapsed in the hallway at home with the onset of severe hypertension. I spent most of a year when one adds the total number of hours spent in hospital wards/waiting rooms/operating theatres whilst the doctors tried to figure me out. Now I am permanently on a medicine dosage of 9 1/2 pills a day. My views on health, life and ones human rights are coloured by my experiences.

I am possibly the most under employed Vehicle Service Agent in the world. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Geography, Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Hazard/Disaster Management and a Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Management.