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New Zealand's longest-running online daily news and commentary publication, now in its 19th year. The opinion pieces presented here are not purported to be fact but reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy.

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Who owns your right to live or die?
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Bionics, a practical reality soon?
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Yeah, we're doomed, again
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A tech-friendly budget?
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Hacker or hypster?
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The weakest link?
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Of course it's hard - it's rocket science!
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Now this will be interesting
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Bee ware?
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Save the planet - ditch the Net?
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