Gov General And Staff Don Red & Black
Government House New Zealand took part in red and black day
today, including the Governor-General, Rt Hon Sir Anand
Satyanand and Lady Susan Satyanand (pictured front centre)
wearing a ribbon for Christchurch (all staff are also
wearing this ribbon).
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Gordon Campbell: On Last Night’s Debate, And The Collins Accusation
Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ.
Cunliffe marshalled his points better, kept Key off balance and – more often than not – was in control of the general tenor of the contest. Labour supporters would have been heartened, and given some belated reassurance that maybe the change of leadership last year had been the right decision. More>>