Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand’

“NZ Out of Recession: Strong Currency Threat” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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………………..smoke break
………………..two cleaners debate
………………..the headlines:
………………..recession probably over
………………..economy in threat

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Headlines:

“NZ Out of Recession, Strong Currency Threat” (Forbes)

“Two Surveys Point to Rise in Economic Confidence” (National Business Review)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Recession Deepens” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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………………..economic recession—\
………………..the sparrows dine on
………………..cherry blossoms
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Headlines:

“Recession Deepens in New Zealand” (World Socialist News)

“Education Minister Again Defends Night Class Cuts” (Guide 2: NZ Politics)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Australia Cleans Up After Dust Storm” (Paul Smith)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

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………………..red dust
………………..along the streets of Sydney
………………..murmurs of Mars

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Headlines:

“Australia Cleans Up After Dust Storm” (Press Democrat)

“Australia Dust Storm Settles on New Zealand” (AFP)

“Dust Storms Spread Deadly Diseases Worldwide” (The Guardian)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). See more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“NZ SAS Troops Sent to Afghanistan” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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………………..is it spring
………………..already?
………………..mum tells me
………………..my cousin is off
………………..to Afghanistan
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Headlines:

“U.S. requests New Zealand S.A.S. Troops in Afghanistan” (World Socialist News)

“Video: John Key Announces SAS Deployment to Afghanistan” (NZ Herald)

“Should NZ Send Troops to Afghanistan?” (NZ Herald Reader Responses)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“For (or against) the Birds” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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………………..perfectly still the kea and I

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Headlines:

“For (or against) the Birds” (Stuff)

“Lucky Star falls near eagle sanctuary” (Independent Ireland)

“West Alton bird sanctuary gets $4.4 million boost” (STL Today)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. Note: The kea is a bird from the parrot family native to New Zealand (find out more).

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“Rare iceberg flotilla in southern Pacific poses threat to shipping” (Kath Abela Wilson)

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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titanic shivers
in Australian waters
an unlikely approach

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Headlines:

“Rare iceberg flotilla in southern Pacific poses threat to shipping” (Guardian)

“Australia shipping alert over massive iceberg” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson (see poet biographies).

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“Tears, silence in NZ mining town” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

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collapsed mine
the pub falls
silent

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Headlines:

“Tears, silence in NZ mining town” (Straits Times)

“Pike River: World rescue experts shocked at scale of tragedy” (NZ Herald)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. Our deepest sympathies to the families of those that died in the recent mining tragedy.

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