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Public Address 27/01/06 - Not Being Evil

PUBLIC ADDRESS 27/01/06 - Not Being Evil

Not Being Evil | Jan 27, 2006 09:52
Russell Brown's Hard News

I feel a tiny bit sorry for Google as it faces growing criticism over its decision to bend to a Chinese government demand to censor results in that country - or be simply shut out of China altogether - because it's hardly the first company to roll over in this...,

Licence to Ill | Jan 27, 2006 08:54
GUEST: Adam Hunt on identity politics

Many of my friends are baffled and bored with my relentless ranting about photographic driving licences. Where's the harm in a simple, single form of biometric ID? It makes the lives of honest people easier, and those of villains harder...,

Breaking the Mould | Jan 27, 2006 08:43
GUEST: Jehan Casinader on youth crime

Jehan Casinader is a freelance journalist in Wellington. In the week that Bailey Junior Kurariki was denied parole, this piece explores new directions for youth justice in New Zealand in the next political term. Now that the election circus has well and truly wound down, Casinader goes back and re-examines...,

PUBLIC ADDRESS 26/01/06 - On and Off and More

On and Off | Jan 26, 2006 09:40
Russell Brown's Hard News

Off the Wire, the comedy news quiz programme on National Radio, is no more. Management advised yesterday that it won't be renewed. You don't want to moan about these things - decisions get made, people move on - but I would like to say that I enjoyed appearing on it...,

More, please | Jan 25, 2006 14:05
Fiona Rae from the couch

This year's new TV shows are nearly upon us - Lost is coming, as is Commander in Chief, Grey's Anatomy, Casanova and a slew of new US shows which mostly look pretty dodgy. Although it's fair to say the New Zealand programmers get the pick of the bunch of US...,

PUBLIC ADDRESS 25/01/06 - Fire in the Kitchen!

AltNation: Word Up | Jan 25, 2006 10:09
Graham Reid's many things

Government and Treasury officials were thrown into turmoil yesterday with the announcement by well-known freelance writer S.E. Wheeler that he intended to raise his prices by 6c a story for both feature articles and satirical columns...,

TV-Internet cultural crossover | Jan 25, 2006 10:07
Russell Brown's Hard News

Don't be too surprised if you see The Daily Show turning up on local free-to-air television this year. There are negotiations. I hope we get the full-whack daily Daily Show, and that it's on in a decent slot, but apart from that: cool, we get a little bit more of...,

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes | Jan 24, 2006 20:04
Che Tibby's view from Wellington

I started out on a description of the Michael King question, but seem to have been pushed towards a story about the good ol' days in the Mount. I'd like to talk about how King and others have established a pattern for self-identification but just can't seem to shake the...,

新年快乐 (trans. 'it's kitchen time')| Jan 24, 2006 11:05
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

The year of the Dog is upon us, but I'm not cooking dog for New Year's Eve dinner - for one very good reason. It's not seasonal. Dog is for winter, it's heaty. But here's a personal request: anyone in central Auckland have a banana-tree in their back-yard they wouldn't...,

PUBLIC ADDRESS 23/01/06 - People Like Us

People Like Us | Jan 22, 2006 12:15
Russell Brown's Hard News

You need your mates at the Big Day Out, and your mates need you. And so it was that a little texting, but mostly some spooky force of attraction, drew us together in the crowd, until there were a dozen of us, friends, happy as hell to be there with...,

Over and Outta Here. | Jan 21, 2006 12:20
Graham Reid's many things

Well, thank God that's over. All the awful music, the inane blather, the uninteresting guests, the sheer discomfort of the whole drawn out affair. Nope, not the Big Day Out which, if a little short on happy surprises, was it's customary mix of the terrific (Magic Numbers), the hilarious (Iggy),...,


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