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Public Address 24/04/08 - Comedy, Opera & Pubs

Public Address 24/04/08 - Comedy, Opera, Literature and Pubs

Case Studied | Apr 24, 2008 11:04
Russell Brown's Hard News
I'm very pleased with this week's Media7, in which the panel discussion focuses on the news media's handling of the Mangatepopo canyoning tragedy, which seems likely to become a case study because the of Elim Christian School's extraordinary openness in the wake of the drownings. Herald on Sunday editor Shayne...,

Drinking is easy, comedy is hard. | Apr 24, 2008 10:10
David Slack on his own account
I have chosen a new drink for the comedy festival. Because I am trying to lose 10 kilos, the beer is off the list. Wine's okay, but I have a habit of drinking too much of it, falling asleep and being roused awake afterwards by the star of...,

Five Simple Ingredients for a Good Pub | Apr 24, 2008 09:00
David Haywood from Southland
In a well-known Christchurch watering-hole, I was recently served a pint of beer with ice-cubes. The teenage barmaid, who either did not know or, perhaps, did not care that I may have an inherited heart condition, explained her actions with the following words: "We always put ice-cubes in drinks unless...,

Rock opera, with lasers, in Wellington tonight | Apr 23, 2008 15:34
Keith Ng: All about the freaking lasers
Musical comedy duo Mrs Peacock, featuring Jarrod Baker (also of Newtown Ghetto Anger) and Dave Smith will be featuring at the Comedy Festival, performing their brand new rock opera show – Six Feet from the Edge. It's is going to be performed for the first time ever tonight, and it...,


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