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Public Address 27/10/06 - If You Hum It ...

PUBLIC ADDRESS 27/10/06 - If you hum it ...

If you hum it ... | Oct 27, 2006 11:49
Russell Brown's Hard News

Okay, I can't hear the mysterious Auckland hum. Too much rock 'n' roll, probably. But whatever bedevils the residents of the North Shore has many precedents. The hum has been heard in Vancouver, Albuquerque and, well, lots of places...,


Alt.Nation: When the laughter ends | Oct 27, 2006 10:50
Graham Reid's many things

The 134th annual meeting of comedy writers and satirists wound up in Auckland last night with what one described as "the end of an era" when the group SATCOM decided it could no longer continue...,


Your all loosers | Oct 27, 2006 06:59
David Slack on his own account

Welcome one and all to the second edition of Discouraging Friday Revelations. I must confess it's hard work coming up with this little service week in, week out, every Friday, but because you care, well: so do I...,


Chasing skin... heads | Oct 27, 2006 03:34
Keith Ng: Post-post-ironic

Every year, I get giddy with excitement. I polish my camera lens, lace up my boots, put on my best neutral-coloured waterproof ungrabbable jacket, then smile: The National Front is in town! I don't know anyone else who gets so excited about skinheads...,


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Gordon Campbell: On The Selling Out Of The Kurds

Kurdish lives were expended to serve US – not Kurdish – military and diplomatic goals, in the belief that the US and European powers the Kurds had served so steadfastly in the battle against IS terrorism would be rewarded, afterwards. Instead, there is every indication the Kurds are being sold out once again. More>>


Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More >>

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Charlotte Graham: I OIA'd Every Council In NZ...

A “no surprises” mindset and training and advice that has taught public servants to see any media interaction as a “gotcha” exercise perpetrated by unscrupulous and scurrilous reporters has led to a polarised and often unproductive OIA process. More>>


Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation The South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>

Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster
The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector... More>>