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May ’11 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Generally compilation of this list is simple. It’s set up to run automatically by extracting data from  visit counter summaries (Sitemeter, Statcounter, etc.). However, every so often somebody decides to change some of the code and I have to make changes. Statcounter did this during May. Consequently the 7 day average ranking is not working. I haven’t yet worked out how to correct it.

Never, mind. (Although I find the 7-day average vists ranking useful). The monthly statistics are still easily accessible.

Here are the rankings of New Zealand blogs with publicly available statistics for May 2011. These rely on blogs having sitemeters which allow public access to the stats. There are now over 240 blogs on the list.

The blogs are listed in the table below, together with monthly visits and page view numbers for May, 2011.

Meanwhile I am still keen to hear of any other blogs with publicly available sitemeter or visitor stats that I have missed. Contact me if you know of any.

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Realising secularism

Here’s new book on secularism in Australia and New Zealand out this month.

I have yet to see it but think it contains presentations from conferences held in Australia and New Zealand in 2008. I posted on the conferences at Our secular heritage presentations, Secular Heritage of New Zealand and Australia Conference and Reminder – Secular NZ and Australia.

Called Realising Secularism: Australia and New Zealand it can be ordered from ANZSA PO Box 554 Milsons Point NSW 1565 ($25 with $2.50 postage) and from NZARH 64 Symonds St Auckland ($25.00 with $3 postage).

I should be able to pick up a copy while at the Global Atheist Convention next week so will review it here in due course.

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Secular charity

Anyone currently attached to social networking sites and applications will be aware of the huge groundswell of concern for the people of Haiti. Many people are searching for suitable agencies to channel their donations.

In my accompanying post No gods required, i referred to the need for secular aid agencies to be more easily identified. Many of us are concerned that aid money not be diverted into religious proselytizing.

people interested in secular charity will find this video interesting. it describes the formation of a new secular charity organisation – Foundation Beyond Belief.

The style of donations is also interesting. People make regular commitments with instructions on the amounts which should go to specific areas or charities. As the NZ government recently made possible the regular donation of wage earners to charity by automatic payments from salary by employers, this modern form of giving could become popular.

New Zealand is catching up with atheist bus advertisements. I look forward to us catching up with this form of secular charity.

YouTube – Foundation Beyond Belief.


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NZ’s largest science blog network goes live

sciblogs adYou will notice a rash of new science blogs based in New Zealand. Maybe you have already.

This press release explains it all.

The Science Media Centre today launches a major new science communication effort with the arrival of Sciblogs, a network of science blogs covering everything from clinical health to climate change.

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Richard Dawkins in Auckland

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Yesterday, Richard Dawkins participated by video at the  Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. He also announced the award of the inaugural Royal Society of NZ Science Book of the Year award. It went to The Awa book of New Zealand science.

The first blog post I have seen of Dawkins appearance comes from the Christchurch City Libraries blog (see Richard Dawkins High Priest of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Church).

Saying in part:

“Plunket asked if Dawkins felt he was in any danger of becoming a Prophet for secularism or a High Priest of atheism, in reply Dawkins said he saw the danger but personally hated the idea of any cult or idolatry, wanting instead people to think independently and critically for themselves.”

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