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Public Address 22/05/08 - Ways to Go

Public Address 22/05/08 - Ways to Go

You, Me and the DHB: Your Tax Dollars at Work | May 22, 2008 10:10
GUEST: Emma Hart gets it right
Recently we got an official letter from the Canterbury District Health Board, telling us that under no circumstances was my son to become a train driver. Now, apart from the fact that my son hasn't shown the slightest interest in trains since he outgrew Thomas the Tank Engine, this is...,

For Young and Old ... | May 22, 2008 10:06
Russell Brown's Hard News
This week's Media7 looks at concerns about teenage girls being sexualised in the media, with reference to the Miley Cyrus and Zippora Seven controversies. We also had a look at New Zealand's biggest (181,000 readers) magazine for teenage girls, Girlfriend -- and were a bit shocked at what was in...,

Ways to Go
Posted at 9:47AM on 22 May 08
New Zealanders are, it seems, moving away from the traditional funeral, reclaiming the rituals of passing as they have those of marriage. You can do it your way: so how do you want to go? Serene? Somewhere special? Or with a bang?,1122,


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