The day Paul Nieman arrived to provide hunger striker Sue Boyd had to step down for medical
reasons. He found himself taking her place and spent 10 days in the chair before returning to
family in Ashburton.
His perspective comes straight from the high-emitting, blue voting, conservative core, where
denial and skepticism are common.
I spent the evenings with him up at Viard house, and it was great to get some insights
from outside our urban point of view.
In the end, I concluded that even if there is more acceptance of science here in the city,
there is still precious little action from the person in the street, so maybe it amounts to the