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Fighting Talk: Media Rivalry And A Cast-Iron Tit

Media Rivalry, Probing Documentaries, Gay Old Taranaki, And A Cast-Iron Tit

Matt Nippert - certified hack, Auckland
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

The New Zealand Herald is acknowledging the fact that it doesn't appeal to younger readers. Well, duh. Later this week an off-shoot publication Fuse is being launched, targeting the 18-29 year-old age bracket. It's being provided as an insert in the main paper, and will be dumped at campuses around the North Island.

Tom Goulter - The Best Thing Since Danny Watson - Christchurch
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

We've been spoiled for choice this year when it comes to probing-social-commentary documentaries. Errol Morris' The Fog of War took the life lessons of the much-maligned Robert Strange McNamara, largely forgotten by history, and turned it into a gripping alternate perspective on c20th conflict.

Lyndon Hood - Beer Denier, Lower Hutt
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I note with mild amusement that Monteiths has given a special-edition beer from the other year general release. The drink, which for the sake of clarity I will refer to as the "The Radler®", was apparently inspired by something they serve in Bavaria called a "Radler".

Speaking as someone who's tried both, the Radler® is quite nice - a sort of lemon-lime flavoured beer. If someone offered me one, I'd drink it, though probably not in the half-litre or litre quantities one gets in a Munich beer garden.

Patrick Crewdson - reluctant JAFA, Auckland
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

There are no gays in Taranaki. They have some black sand beaches, a Destiny Church pastor with an overprotective PA, a tasty sandwich shop on the main drag and a mountain that just won't quit, but no gay people. Or at least, that's the facetious claim the senior staff at The Daily News like to make.


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