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Patrick Crewdson - student, Auckland
Wednesday, May 05, 2004

WELLINGTON - A defiant Helen Clark startled political observers Monday by calling hikoi protestors "hataz and wreckaz" and "bitch-ass niggaz". "Playa hataz just frontin'," the Prime Minister told a press conference, before asking, "Can I get a 'hell yeah'?"

Lyndon Hood - Interviewee, Lower Hutt
Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Get some sun. It promotes Vitamin D and Seratonin. Some think that more people die of not getting enough sun than getting too much. Improve your social dominance standing by listening to gangsta rap. It makes you aggressive. That William S. Burroughs knows a thing or two. Actually think about a political party's social and economic policy before changing your opinion. Don't sneer at people just because they disagree with you. I mean, Helen Clark must have alienated the whole world now.

Matt Nippert - apprentice hack, Auckland
Sunday, May 02, 2004

Something strange happened to Lyndon and I on the way to review a movie. It was a bright afternoon, and the Sunday drive down Great North Road was brought to a halt by four tonnes of African herbivore. Dumbo, Auckland zoo's sole elephant, had torn down a tree and used the fallen timber to bridge a moat and cross an electric fence. Dumbo was free, running on the road, and eyeballing my Morris Minor like the autmobile was in heat.

Patrick Crewdson - student, Auckland
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

The Herald takes a lot of flak in my journalism class at AUT, usually more from the students than from the tutors. Sometimes, it earns the criticism, as with the Chad Eagle story on today's front page or this headline: 'South Africans cheer Mugabe on 10th anniversary of freedom' (link courtesy of Max). Often though, the scorn poured on the Herald is fairly ill-informed. In any case, it's all relative. Before living in Auckland I was in Dunedin and you don't know frustration until you've subscribed to the 2002 Qantas Award-winning (Best Daily Newspaper) Otago Daily Times. So I'm actually quite fond of the Herald. At the very least, I consider it a mark of quality that I can't finish it in the time in takes to eat two slices of toast.

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