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Richard Taylor
R Taylor 
 
Number of games in database: 100
Years covered: 1963 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 1809 (1859 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 1942
Overall record: +44 -36 =20 (54.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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RICHARD TAYLOR
(born Feb-02-1948, 74 years old) New Zealand

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User: Richard Taylor As a result of his performance in the 2017 Oceania Zonal tournament he has now become a Candidate Master.

Last updated: 2017-03-03 02:34:29

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Ramsey vs R Taylor 0-1281963Auckland Schoolboys ChC77 Ruy Lopez
2. R Taylor vs B Hart 1-0251964NZ Ch ReserveE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
3. P W Stuart vs R Taylor 0-1281964Auckland EasterE77 King's Indian
4. R J Sutton vs R Taylor 1-0321964Auckland Easter TourneyD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Luey vs R Taylor 0-1511979NZ Corress. CC ReserveB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. R Taylor vs P S Spiller 1-0291979Howick-Pak TournamentA17 English
7. R Chapman vs R Taylor  1-0321980New Zealand Correspondence ChA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
8. R Taylor vs L F Talbot 1-0261980NZ Correspondence Chess ChB68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7
9. R Gibbons vs R Taylor 0-1211980New Zealand Centennial Chmps (Reserve)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. P Kelly vs R Taylor  1-0231981Auckland Easter TtD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. R Taylor vs R J Dive 1-0341982Trophy TourneyD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. R Taylor vs P Garbett 1-0461982Easter TournamentB83 Sicilian
13. O Sarapu vs R Taylor ½-½801984Auckland TournamentB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. R Kukk vs R Taylor 1-0311985Zamenhof International Correspondence Chess TournamentC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. R Taylor vs O Sarapu ½-½611988Howick-Pakuranga Open TtC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
16. Spassky vs R Taylor 1-0311988SimulB02 Alekhine's Defense
17. R Taylor vs V Small 0-1381992Howick-Pakuranga TtB44 Sicilian
18. R Taylor vs H Danielsen 1-0242003Internet Blitz GameB07 Pirc
19. R Taylor vs P Morten 0-1342005Alegro 30/30 TtC10 French
20. R Taylor vs N Cruden  0-146200532nd North Shore OpenB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
21. R Taylor vs M Le Brocq 1-0432006H-Pak vs. North Shore InterclubB56 Sicilian
22. R Taylor vs S Yee 1-0262006Booth Shield Howick-Pak Chess ClubC05 French, Tarrasch
23. L McLaren vs R Taylor 0-1252007HPCC Simultaneous DisplayB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. R Taylor vs A J Booth 1-0232007Booth ShieldB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. R Taylor vs B Cheng 1-035200730th Waitakere Trust Open TtB40 Sicilian
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Nov-02-19
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  Richard Taylor: I'll put some interesting games I played earlier (Jan 2019) in the year and some of the NZ Senior games on here [I mean in the comments] (also 2019) as it seems I am now considered non persona grata or something is wrong...
Feb-21-20
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  Benzol: Hi Richard. Sorry to have missed your birthday ( again ! ). Hope all is well matey. Cheers. 😊
Mar-09-20
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  Richard Taylor: Hi Benzol! Thanks. All went well. Just a quiet day. Hope all is well your end.
May-11-20
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  Richard Taylor: I'll post some of my games (one or a few as I find them not necessarily all wins, there were also some interesting draws and losses by me!) not on my games listed. This was a Benoni. I had been playing it since I was 30 when I took up chess again. I mean I had played from about 1959 when I learnt chess to about 1966. Then stopped until 1978 until about 1990. Although I played since then I didn't play very seriously. I started again after getting a computer as I started in online games about 2000 on ICS. In 1978 I had studied a. The Benoni b. The English c. The Alekhine and around then I played the Dragon or other Sicilian lines. I didn't really do that much study of openings but I knew the line in the next game quite well by the date of this game and more so in about 2010.

Here is my game against Andrew Michaels, a nice fellow who is or was Rarotongan born player (but he is or was - haven't seen him for some time - thus a New Zealander as Rarotongans as far as I know have automatic NZ Citizenship), one of the few. He was actually much better than he himself thought he was and he beat me twice. In fact I struggled against Andrew.

Classical Benoni

[Event "NZ Major Open 2010"]
[Site "Alexander Park, Auckland"]
[Date "2010.01.06"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Andrew Michael"]
[Black "Richard Taylor"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. h3 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bd3 b5 10. Bxb5 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 Qa5+ 12. Nfd2 Qxb5 13. Nxd6 Qa6 14. N2c4 Nd7 15. O-O Ne5 16. Qc2 Nxc4 17. Nxc4 Bf5 18. Qe2 Rfe8 19. Be3 Re4 20. Rac1 Rae8 21. g4 Bd7 22. Qc2 Qf6 23. Qd1 Qh4 24. Qf3 Bxg4 25. Qg3 Qxg3+ 26. fxg3 Be2 27. Nd6 Rxe3 28. Nxe8 Bxf1 29. Nxg7 Bxh3 30. Nh5 gxh5 31. Kf2 Rd3 32. Rxc5 Rd2+ 33. Ke3 Rxb2 34. Ra5 Rb7 35. Kd4 Kf8 36. d6 Bg4 37. Rc5 Rd7 38. Ke5 f6+ 39. Kxf6 Rxd6+ 40. Kg5 h6+ 41. Kf4 Ra6 42. Rc2 Be6 43. Rc5 Bf7 0-1

I had made an effort to study this variation (or the general ideas of it) and it looks as though he knew it also! He weakened his King side which was a cause of his loss here I think.

Apr-12-21
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  juan31: < Congratulations , candidate Master>
Apr-12-21
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  juan31: < Game : Leyton H. Vs Richard Taylor 2017> Parkinson Cup, excelent performance.
Apr-15-21
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  Richard Taylor: Thank you Juan. I had some interesting games in the last few years. Not playing this year over the board. I will wait until I get all my vaccines (including the usual flu one)...although my son like myself has taken to writing poetry ... he is 48 and had awful trouble at school with bullying etc but he has done well lately. He has been asked to give a reading already. He is trying to get into university. He has spent years depressed and or playing computer games and so on so it is hard. But he is trying.

Leyton is a Scotsman who is younger than I but he loves gambits and we had some crazy games. Not sure who one the most! But enjoyable. He's a nice fellow, having some marital issues, lost his job but life goes on!

Apr-15-21
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  Richard Taylor: I should put some of my good games on here. My rating went up -- NZ rating in any case.
Apr-15-21
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  Richard Taylor: I think my FIDE rating is higher now. But I am not a "proper" master. Still in the tourney I got that CM I nearly beat a FM who is the highest rated active player in NZ. I came close to beating him in 2017 as well. I also beat some other stronger players and some FMs. Over the years have....but I was never consistent. I always had trouble concentrating. I am quite a quick player though....I like tactical and mostly open games. I am fearless on the chess board!!
Apr-15-21
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  harrylime: I would kill you over the board. And you know it.
Apr-15-21
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  MissScarlett: <Richard Taylor>, are you prepared to challenge <Hazz> for his <cg.com> title? I'm not sure of the exact dates but I think it's been five years since the last title defence. The chess world is practically groaning for another. Every American here that's been approached in the meantime has turned tail and skedaddled. Frankly, I'm embarrassed for them. What say you?
Apr-22-21  macer75: <harrylime: I would kill you over the board. And you know it.>

Shiiiiit... that escalated quickly.

Apr-25-21
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  Richard Taylor: <Miss Scarlet> <'Hazz' is 'harrylime'?>

The claim he would "kill me over the board" is strange as how could we play? Actually I think you need say, Jonathan Safarti. He is an ex-NZ Champion and at one stage had a big Blindfold record....He might well take the Cup....

But tell us more, the FIDE challenge is interesting at the moment. To what age has the Hazz reached? Or is that attained -- is he about 2000 years old?

Harry Lime is a rather sad being obsessed with music. I never listen to music or very rarely these days, and when I did it was mostly Bach or say Varese.....but more because of the ideas. I quickly get bored with what is called 'popular' music. In fact I find it almost impossible to listen to music without drifting off so I simply dont listen to it these days.

So we have little in common. I am an uncommon person.

Aug-23-21
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  Richard Taylor: NZ is in total lockdown. I myself have both Pfizer shots. Hope all is well with people on Chessgames.com
Sep-03-21
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  fredthebear: Please tell us what total lockdown is like. Where CAN you go? Can you go to work, school, church, the store, the pub, the park, the beach? What freedoms have you been deprived of? Are dissenters allowed to speak out without being punished? Is the propaganda entirely one-sided? Is it like house arrest?
Sep-03-21
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  Richard Taylor: <fredthebear: Please tell us what total lockdown is like. Where CAN you go? Can you go to work, school, church, the store, the pub, the park, the beach? What freedoms have you been deprived of? Are dissenters allowed to speak out without being punished? Is the propaganda entirely one-sided? Is it like house arrest?>

Not like house arrest. For myself and my son it is pretty much the same. In Auckland and part of Northland we are on what is called level 4.

Dissenters are allowed but if it gets too bad they are fined or jailed mainly to prevent spread of the virus. The lockdown happened as soon as there was one case which is good.

Meanwhile they are trying to get sufficient vaccinated.

People are asked to stay in their "bubbles" and can go for exercise locally. Pubs, churches and much else is shut. Many supply and other businesses re open. I walk around the local streets and one good thing is the fewer cars.

People can go to the beach but shouldn't surf or sail etc or do anything that might divert emergency services.

People can go to supermarkets, local dairies, but not much else. We can buy online.

We are not really deprived of any freedoms as in exchange we are able to get on with vaccinating and reducing the risks of illness and death. My son who is 49 and lives with me doesn't believe in vaccines, and thinks it is a plot by the Illuminati. It's not like house arrest. I have never much liked social events or even pubs -- although we were both going to poetry readings at a pub once a week before lockdown.

I was also, last year, between lockdowns, going to the chess club.

But there is stress on families with children.

There is no propaganda. I study virology lectures and in fact I was interested in Biology as a teenager. I also read on cell biology, retro viruses and so on as well as reading other on various books.

I rarely travel much and my local area is good enough. We are all lucky to be alive. I have both the Pfizer injections but I still wear a mask outside. My warrant of fitness has run out on my car....but nothing I can do. Will use taxis if need be.

It's not like house arrest. I actually like being in lock down as I dont have to go to things. I prefer doing almost the same thing every day but we go for a walk and have lunch, study a chess problem and or talk about poetry which my son last year started to get interested in. I write myself also.

Sep-03-21  okiesooner: We in the U.S. are doing a miserable job dealing with the pandemic. People here are incredibly selfish. We Americans could learn much from New Zealand's experience.
Sep-03-21
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  keypusher: <okiesooner: We in the U.S. are doing a miserable job dealing with the pandemic. People here are incredibly selfish. We Americans could learn much from New Zealand's experience.>

There are limits on what a global power with thousands of miles of land borders and 330 million people can learn from a small island nation.

People here are much like people elsewhere, as far as I can tell. We could have done better if we were collectively in better health. We have done OK. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/t...

Sep-03-21
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  MissScarlett: <There are limits on what a global power with thousands of miles of land borders and 330 million people can learn from a small island nation.>

Depends on the island.

Sep-03-21
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  fredthebear: Very interesting <Richard Taylor>. I shall read your response more than once to better comprehend it.

The USA had somewhat of a shutdown -- never a lockdown -- last spring under Trump when COVID-19 first hit hard. The benefit of the shutdown allowed the medical profession time to get up to speed and acquire more equipment, testing, etc. Folks were scared of the unknown, which was not nearly as lethal as the 1-2 million deaths that Dr. Faucci mislead us about. https://710wor.iheart.com/featured/...

Many (not all) city mayors and state governors anointed themselves dictators and ordered businesses, ballparks, churches, any place that would encourage crowd attendance to close to the public. This included closing playgrounds and public parks when people really needed to get out, relieve stress. No can go! The schools went to on-line learning. Nursing homes were the hardest hit locations, as many elderly died in 2020 and then came the cover-ups. Family had to visit from outside the window. There was a debate as to whether prisoners should be let out free, transferred, etc. as they could not escape the virus in lock-up. "Non-essential" employees were not allowed to go to work. How do people pay their bills if they're not allowed to go to work? Crime rates did not go up initially (except in New York City), but domestic abuse and alcoholism sure did. The government did pass laws that prevented eviction of tenants who could not pay their rent.

It was a presidential election year, so Democrats wanted to keep everything shut down to hurt Trump's record-breaking economy, and of course, Republicans wanted to re-open businesses and get the economy moving again. Quid pro Joe campaigned from his home basement without leaving for 39 straight days!? The police noted that there were fewer automobiles on the streets, which encouraged much more speeding without traffic congestion! There was a massive shortage of basic items like toilet paper and wet wipes. I remained in isolation for the most part, going to to the grocery store once per week, no restaurants (our chess club was closed -- it went on-line), just neighborhood walks, an occasional drive, etc.

Sep-03-21
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  fredthebear: This past spring, Americans were all but through with staying home. We go almost anywhere and everywhere we want nowadays. (A few places require proof of vaccination to enter, but most do not because they want customers.) I recall playing in an OTB chess tournament back in May (after being vaccinated), masks required and attended a professional baseball game. Many businesses went out of business, never to re-open. Still haven't been back to the movie theaters, but that's because of the offerings. We've ordered some at home.

The Delta variation renewed some of the same older arguments, but most people don't even wear masks out in public. Medical and federal buildings like the US Post Office and Court House still require masks for entry, but most places don't bother. Things are back to near normal, but the pre-COVID happy days are gone for good. Many funerals from 2020 were put-off (the government dictators tried to limit attendance to 10 people in a room), and remembrance ceremonies are now taking place a year later in 2021.

Our news in the USA is almost all propaganda (a growing trend since the days of protect Bill & Hillary Clinton scandals); important facts are constantly being omitted to portray a certain picture to the public. The news spews government talking points, which are more about party power than what's best for the people -- perception matters more than reality. In fact, one political party is literally trying to destroy normalcy in the US and is taking full advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to inflict as much change as possible.

The Pfizer vaccine is generally portrayed in a positive light to encourage vaccination, when in fact it's had it's share of medical issues. (To be clear, I generally support it's use.) The media constantly hits on the Johnson-Johnson single dose vaccine, which is shown itself to hold up well. What we almost never hear is information about reasons NOT to take the vaccine, such as pregnancy or allergies or reactions w/other medications, or the fact it is not fully approved. All these vaccines were administered while EXPERIMENTAL. Personally, IMHO we've all been conned if a vaccine is not even good for six months of safety and a booster is supposedly necessary now. Those that had a 1st and 2nd dose surely expected longer-lasting protection. The news won't say it, but many who remain unvaccinated do so because they resent the government's handling of COVID-19 and constant lying in general. Others figure that if they've gotten by thus far (more than a year's time), they're probably "safe".

I know an entire family (two middle-aged adults and two young adults, and three children) that caught COVID-19 prior to the vaccine availability and all survived. She works in a medical field, he's a teacher. The adults are all vaccinated now, after the fact, even though they probably have immunity. Who really knows?

It alarms me that individuals in government decided without consent to order it's citizens to do various steps (and took away their opportunity to work, worship, play, etc.) against their wishes without first passing laws. The government should educate, educate, educate, and pass laws as necessary, but for one person to decide what to do for all the rest of us is just wrong, wrong, wrong.

Personally, I'd rather die a free bear than have the government restrict me in my cave without my consent. (Although, as stated, I took my own precautions and isolated for safety.)

Oct-18-21
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  Richard Taylor: <okiesooner: We in the U.S. are doing a miserable job dealing with the pandemic. People here are incredibly selfish. We Americans could learn much from New Zealand's experience.>

I think it is because, obviously, you have a larger population and many States. Humans are complex. We are now trying to increase the total of eligible people to be vaccinated.

But my son, who is just under 50, and lives with me, refuses to have any vaccines. So there are a lot of issues. I have had two Pfizer. Our Prime Minister is one of the best we have had which is saying a lot as most have been pretty bad. All is not well, I understand people who feel they should be free from coercion but I think that overall, we need to boost our "specific" immune system, especially with this virus for older people.

All is not well here though as there are a lot of killings and gang violence and much else. Also my own daughter (who has a PhD in the area of Health Science and Psychology) is finding it hard to get treatment for Haemachromatosis -- as hospitals are on alert for a possible big increase. We are still in lockdown however in Auckland. Northland is down to level 2.

Poor people are finding things difficult but the Government paid money to many businesses and tried to help poor people but it is very difficult.

People everywhere need to think of others. I dont think the people who are against vaccination are selfish -- for many reasons the resent Government intervention, or fear some aspect of the vaccine, or they don't understand biology very well. In the US there are still areas where I think even the State Governors are anti the vaccine.

The largest illness and death rate is among those who are unvaccinated. Still we have to respect other views and other ways of living.

Oct-18-21
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  Richard Taylor: <keypusher: <okiesooner: We in the U.S. are doing a miserable job dealing with the pandemic. People here are incredibly selfish. We Americans could learn much from New Zealand's experience.> There are limits on what a global power with thousands of miles of land borders and 330 million people can learn from a small island nation.

People here are much like people elsewhere, as far as I can tell. We could have done better if we were collectively in better health. We have done OK. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/t...

I agree. There are exponential differences in a larger population with a different (not greatly but significantly) 'culture' although I have never been sure whether NZ actually has a culture, we have a way of looking at things. I would like to say mostly NZ is more humane but I cant quantify that.

I am impressed with Adern. I found Trump interesting but he wasn't much good during a Pandemic, but Biden doesn't impress me either. I critique US policy of military adventures in the World etc instead of looking to working with all nations. Strangely Trump got on well with the Korean man, but Biden is kind of operating in a wooden, rather predictable way. Taking too much advice as they do from the CIA etc who only want to keep their well paid jobs.

China is a great nation and we do a lot of trade with China so the US also should. Cooperation. China should leave Taiwan alone and look to errors it has made. All nations should.

NZ so far has refused to be involved in war manoeuvres. Invading other countries is not of any value to that nation. The United Nations can supply aid for development etc but military interventions are futile as shown by the example of Afghanistan.

Oct-18-21
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  Richard Taylor: <Fred the Bear> I read your comments. I have been following TWiV run by Vincent Racianello at Cornell who, with others, has been discussing viral and microbiological issues for some time even before the present Pandemic.

The news media do misrepresent and forget that science is always operating at a probability so modelling is always provisional. All science is that -- a model that can effectively fail -- but most of the information seems now to show (I know that the vaccines were pushed through a bit faster but that I agree with as the approval processes take too long, here we add a local approval to international findings) ; they actually show that the majority of issues are more serious for people who ignore rules, gather inside in large numbers, ignore masking (outside it is not so bad if distance is kept) and so on. So to the degree people can keep with this and get vaccinated the quicker this and probably any future pandemics will stop. And they have learnt a lot about this. The messenger RNA system is good. But there are others.

Science is done by investigations and experiments and conclusions are then tested and evaluated whereas the news media mostly ignore or misquote the science. But the US and other nations have made vaccinations in very fast time even with the 'approvals' sped up.

The issue is now how do we get medicines of all kinds to countries in Africa, or other parts of the world where people are poor and a family can starve if even one animal dies and so on. Malaria is still a big killer (although there are two vaccines one recently developed) as are many other parasitical diseases, Ebola can be vaccinated against. HIV is still effectively incurable, influenza is fairly well controlled where people take vaccines (these are free in NZ, many medicines are free here or funded by the Government) -- as this Pandemic was going on I sent a small amount to 'Parasites without Borders'. Dr Daniel Griffin who is a virologist, medical doctor and clinician (for I think NY, New Jersey and one other State) also works when he can in Africa. Also many virologists work or worked in for example Laos where they found 'components' in bats that could mean a possible emergence from there -- zoonotically -- of a virus like Sars-Cov-2.

But there are also huge social and political issues that impact on the world situation. A lot of people have possibly died needlessly.

Well, as I am a writer as well as interested in science I quote W H Auden in his kind of 'political-Christian-ethical mode':

We must love one another or die....

But in his book 'The Orators' the preface has:

Private faces in public places
are kinder and nicer
than public faces in private faces

Reflecting the old dilemma of the private right versus the general or the public.

I think that people are people everywhere and we need to think as much as possible for others who are suffering. We don't need to let these things get us down.

I got my son to watch a Mr Bean episode the other night and he felt much better. To him there are evil people trying to do awful things in the world. But I say to stay focused on his own welfare, and mine also.

We also, as Dr Wayne Dyer used to write:
need to love ourselves in order to love others. So we need to look after ourselves as well as care also about those close to us. And then about others of other ethnicities or beliefs. We need to recall that we are all fallible -- as I know from my chess game results!

Emmanuel Lasker -- I recall loving to read his book, reading it made me feel as though I might become a great chess player (it was never going to happen) but to me it was like reading a long grown-up novel and I liked his "philosophy" of struggle etc and his statement repeated through the book that:

In Chess as in life we are all duffers.

In life we all make mistakes. There are many poor or just unhappy people in the world. We can love ourselves and look to others from our family out to the human family world wide.

Oct-18-21
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  Richard Taylor: <NZ so far has refused to be involved in war manoeuvres.>

I mean we have avoided the alliance that led to Australia getting nuclear submarines.

Australia is in many ways almost a backward nation. Years ago they grovelled to the British Government to allow them to detonate an atomic bomb in Australia!!

And many of the settlers and some of the officials even up to the I think the 70s effectively carried out a genocidal policy against their indigenous people.

We have a lot of issues in that area but Maori is recognised and spoken by many in public an other positions, Maori are improving in their acheivements and economic situation and their rights also -- all is not well of course, there is still a lot of poverty but the Treaty of Waitangi is in law and Maori have a lot of things that are improving their economic situation.

To repeat, there are still big issues of crime*, gangsterism, and violence etc among Maori and some Polynesians but by and large we have a pretty good situation in that respect.

*Not just with these ethnic groups, indeed even in the 'more affluent' classes in NZ. But a young policeman was murdered senselessly last year. The police are not always without blame either but overall things are reasonable all things being considered. To use another phrase of Lasker's:

Ceteris paribus.

Which means -- 'all things being equal'.

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