I've always been interested in international issues relating to law, defence, diplomacy, trade and economics, as well as history and literature

Location Havelock North, New Zealand


  • Hi, my name is Peter. I’m retired from a career in the New Zealand public service that included service in our ministries of trade and industry, foreign affairs and trade and defence. I’ve always had an interest in international affairs, including economic, trade, development and defence. Our international relations in the widest sense are important to our...

  • Hi, I studied Shakespeare's plays and poetry at high school and university 40 plus years ago (New Zealand). In 2003, I was fortunate to see a wonderful performance of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Globe Theatre, London. The great actors and actresses made the original language more easily understood (to the modern ear). I also saw "Richard II" at the...

  • I'm a fifth generation New Zealander with Scottish ancestry (Highland and Border) from both my parents; this typical of many folk in New Zealand. I've visited Scotland and I'm familiar with it's history and great contributions to mankind. I'm very keen to hear about both sides of the Referendum debate.

  • I was unaware of the requirement for an assignment until I began working through the materials (3 August 2014) for week six. By the time I had prepared a contribution, the system would not allow me to present it for assessment.

    In retrospect, I would have assisted me greatly and probably others, if we had been given prior notice that an assignment...

  • I'm retired. I've always been interested in the causes of conflict and eventual resolution by force or peaceful means, including the international legal aspects . My background is in defence, diplomacy and trade/economics.