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HARD NEWS 19/02/03 - Fear and Sailing

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The Samoans of Yachting |Feb 19, 2003 11:20
Russell Brown's Hard News

This churning, foaming host of craft - little yachts, sleek superlaunches and the big, black old boat they used to dress up for Xena - powers away from the marinas to ? nowhere. This arbitrary patch of sea looks no different to anywhere else in the harbour, (especially if your reference point is Rangitoto), save that a boat and two bouys mark it as a racecourse...,

Will the real Chad Taylor please stand up? |Feb 18, 2003 10:18
Rob O'Neill live in Sydney

I've fallen way way behind in my New Zealand reading. I haven't read Craig Marriner, the last two Chad Taylors, Lloyd Jones, maybe three Elizabeth Knoxes now, one Emily Perkins, any of the last three years worth of Landfalls or Sports...,

Porcupines at the university |Feb 17, 2003 23:40
Now playing in the Muse Lounge

I'm pleased and grateful (members of the Academy) to have been awarded the University of Auckland Literary Fellowship for 2003. The Fellowship means the money to write for a year, and the time and resources to read around the half dozen subjects that are filling the small ringbound notebook that constitutes the "novels to write" list. All six might form part of the same book; equally they could split or fall fallow, but ...,

Anatomy of fear |Feb 17, 2003 16:23
Jolisa Gracewood in NYC

For a while there last week, it felt like we were all living in Baghdad. I'm pretty good at living day by day, more or less oblivious to the fact that New York City has been on "orange alert" for the last year and a half. But the latest warning got me rattled. Someone posted to a mailing list I'm on with helpful info on how to prepare a disaster response plan. At that point, ...,

Slow surrender: Peter Sanson on yoga/life |Feb 16, 2003 12:44
Debra Daley's astral plane

We are sitting at a table in a cafe in Grey Lynn with yoga teacher Peter Sanson and his partner Hojung Audenaerde. It is a lovely, glittering summer morning. After teaching yoga for years all around the world, Peter Sanson remarks that we NZers are very hard on ourselves and that we suppress strong emotions. That is why, on this trip to Auckland, he is witnessing some of the most angry, aggressive driving he's ever ...,


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