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Fighting Talk – Latest Talk Sep 15

Fighting Talk – Latest Talk Sep 15


Lyndon Hood - arborophile, Lower Hutt Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I've written my first letter to the editor.

Well, technically it was an email, and by 'letter to the editor' I mean one intended for publication - I have corresponded with the editor in question in the past. Not that I'm trying to make excuses.


Matt Nippert - sodden hack, Auckland

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 If you stand outside and it rains... ...You get wet. Common sense dictates that you dress for the weather. In the case of journalism, and blogging too, if you put your work out in the public domain, expect criticism. It helps to develop a thick skin, even better, a sense of humour. Thrice in the last month I've had feedback - and it's all negative. Have I struck out?


Patrick Crewdson - schoolboy, Auckland Tuesday, September 14, 2004

It's the city council equivalent of a Mexican standoff. His pistol drawn, Manukau's mayor of 21 years, Sir Barry Curtis, is ready for his last stand. To his right, staunch adversary Dick Quax is flanked by his gang of toughs: new city-wide ticket Peoples Choice. Quax's cat-like blue eyes are fixed on the leader he calls "the Robert Mugabe of Manukau City", a man he says rules without consultation or accountability. To the left stands ambitious four-term Otara councillor Len Brown, two barrels trained on Quax.


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