Putting sins on the goat

Scapegoating’s origins lie not so much in Bronze Age Palestine but in human nature. As always though, the Bible’s King James version is beautifully phrased.

A case for new mines on conservation land

A recent opinion piece claimed that “mines continue to destroy public conservation land”. I disagree. For starters, a sense of proportion. Since the Department of Conservation was created in 1987, access arrangements for mines have had a combined footprint of about 3512 hectares, or 0.04% of our country’s 8,838,470ha conservation estate…