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Public Address 30/09/04 - Tiny Triumphs + Catchup

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to a ski trip the regular Public Address service has experienced an interruption over the past week. This edition – including today's offerings – catches up with the messages you will have missed.

PUBLIC ADDRESS 30/09/04 - Tiny Triumphs

Age of reason | Sep 30, 2004 12:29
Graham Reid's many things

A few years ago at the height of the OJ Simpson "trial" I was in Santa Monica so thought I'd go down and check out the circus around the courthouse. The "trial" had been going for quite a few months but the loopies were still in attendance with their banners,...,

It's been a week spent in this pear | Sep 30, 2004 11:25
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

Ever since Shihad dropped the name Pacifier, I've had the song Home Again stuck in my mind. Not so bad, after all, it's a great song. Trouble is, every time I get to the line "It's been a day of tiny triumphs", I can't shake this...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 29/09/04 - The envelope, please ...

The envelope, please ... | Sep 29, 2004 10:43
Russell Brown's Hard News

So, how to vote in the local body elections? I'm not averse on principle to sending the odd vote to a CitRat candidate - the late Phil Warren always got a tick from me - but I'm blowed if I can see one I'd want to back from this year's...,

A more formal introduction | Sep 29, 2004 08:09
Che Tibby's view from Melbourne

Wow. My own little corner of cyberspace. No, seriously, wow. Let me begin by thanking publicaddress for the opportunity to be read a little more widely than the occasional rant in the letters to the editor...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 28/09/04 - All the news, all the time

Late run | Sep 28, 2004 09:57
Russell Brown's Hard News

Christine Fletcher won last night's Holmes Auckland mayoral debate by a country mile. She had a better grasp of the issues than either of her rivals, and got her points across effectively. Unfortunately for her, her goose was cooked some time ago in the only two published polls on the...,

Network complaints | Sep 28, 2004 09:55
GUEST: James Littlewood in the culture

I've had a gutsfull. I need to complain. First, why I'm going to sack Xtra. Second, my day on the trains, or A Transport Hub Doth Not A Network Make First up, Xtra. We hooked up with them because we were sitting around at about 11.30 one Tuesday night and...,

And the winner is... | Sep 27, 2004 22:33
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

There's all sorts of exciting stuff happening in Crackerville these days. As those of you who read the Weekend papers may have seen, I've been asked to write a column for the new Herald on Sunday..,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 27/09/04 - Hitting the Fan

Hitting the fan | Sep 27, 2004 11:32
Russell Brown's Hard News

Well, you know things have become a tad frisky when you're having Titewhai Harawira mediating for you, don't you? But even if John Banks, Dick Hubbard and Christine Fletcher can agree to henceforth play nice, it can hardly change the fact that this has been the nastiest campaign...,

I say, I say, I say | Sep 24, 2004 16:32
Jolisa Gracewood in New Haven

"I don't like the little ones," Busytot mutters darkly after spending a couple of hours playing with people approximately half his age (those one and a half year old whippersnappers). When I ask what inspired this Sauron-like pronouncement, he explains: "I just want them to talk proply, like me...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 24/09/04 - We Know Nothing

We know nothing ... | Sep 24, 2004 12:05
Russell Brown's Hard News

John Banks' campaign manager, Brian Nicholle, went to the NBR office last Friday and secured rights to republish last week's Dick Hubbard hatchet-job. He acquired the PDFs for the five pages. And now four of those pages have been re-printed and are being professionally mail-dropped in key Auckland suburbs. But Nicholle doesn't know anything about it...,

If The Phone Doesn't Ring, It'll Be Me | Sep 24, 2004 09:58
David Slack on his own account

What's a reliable measure of the state of the economy? How about the degree of difficulty involved in getting someone to re-roof your house? If that's a decent indicator, I can tell you that this economy is fairly pumping..,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 23/09/04 - Straight Off The Autocue

Straight Off The Autocue | Sep 22, 2004 21:10
David Slack on his own account

So you saw that speech by President Bush to the UN assembly and you're wondering what to make of it. Maybe you saw him speaking and thought that sounds reasonable enough and then thought to yourself did I just say that? It's nothing to be ashamed of...,


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