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Public Address 8 February 2013 - Free and Legal

Public Address 8 February 2013 - Free and Legal

Friday Music: Free and Legal
9:21 Feb 8, 2013 in Hard News by Russell Brown
Imagine if public libraries provided free music of all kinds to their members, to keep, in an orderly, accessible and thoroughly legal fashion. Well, you don't have to imagine it: that been the case at Auckland Libraries for the past…
http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/friday-music-free-and-legal/

A four-year parliamentary term?
8:50 Feb 8, 2013 in Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler 17
The Constitutional Advisory Panel has kicked off its public consultation efforts. One of the issues the panel will look into is the term of Parliament, most likely by assessing whether it should be increased to four years, and whether…
http://publicaddress.net/legalbeagle/a-four-year-parliamentary-term/

The economic revue comes to Christchurch
8:44 Feb 8, 2013 in Hard News by Russell Brown 1
I've sometimes struggled for a description of The Voyage of a Lifetime, but it came to me today: it's an economic revue. An accessible, entertaining and bloody serious account of New Zealand's economic position and possible future. As the host…
http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/the-economic-revue-comes-to-christchurch/

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