This is a spontaneous meeting space for Villagers - step onto the virtual Soap Box and share your top-of-brain notions and passions, opinions, knowledge or a story.
The brewing of ideas will help the whole Village to better understand itself and its possibilities.
It can also help generate everyday material and reality checks for academics and policymakers to collaborate in brokering robust solutions that the Villagers want.

The Soap Box

In the village where I become … because we are …

The missing conversations

Tribute to Larry Ross (1927-2012) - From a nuclear-free New Zealand to a nuclear-free world

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When down a hole, it is essential to distinguish a shovel from a ladder – one gets you out, one digs you in deeper. So too, with society’s opinion- and decision-makers. You are invited to nominate any of them for a Ladder or Shovel Award, explaining to fellow Villagers why they should endorse your Award.

Ladder and Shovel Awards

Ladder Award to Chandran Nair for exposing the folly of encouraging a billion Asians to consume like Americans…

Christchurch Post Earthquake Developmental Ladder Award Three: “Campus Central” in the Draft Central City Plan

Christchurch Post-Earthquake Developmental Ladder Award Two: The Science Alive Educational Trust

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Here the Antipodean Blogger draws on an eclectic mix of news and comment from around the world to clarify contexts which can support, or impede, people building local connections that enable them to better understand and (sustainably) fulfill their aspirations, both within their localities and in relation to the wider world beyond them.

AntipodeanBlogger

NZ as Honest Broker – With (convivial) diplomatic village support

Cold War 5-Eyes Node or Global Broker? - NZ after Snowden

Using technology to connect well in an interconnected world

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