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  • In BREAKING NEWS, the SCOOP website has been inundated with traffic this morning after breaking a story they say is bigger than WaterGate. Election Fraud in the US anyone? Who would have thought... Listen up at 12.45 when Alastair tells all about this huge story he's stumbled upon. You don't want to miss this.
  • Pip Cheshire, managing director of Jasmax, who were partly responsible for Britomart, chaired a session last night looking at Auckland and architecture. The discussion was one of three organised by the NZIA in a series called Forces and Inertia; Pip will give us a round up of what ensued last night and perhaps a preview of next week's session, which is about visions for Auckland.
  • Rebecca Lineham from Amnesty wil talk about Liberia, where it is, it's history, and why it's so volatile there at this time.
  • How do we punish? Criminologist Dr John Pratt from Victoria Univresity is an expert in punishment and how we go about it. He's made some pretty dark predictions about the future of prisons, and joins us to discuss at 1pm
  • The Green Desk today boasts details of Waitakere's Trash to Fashion show AND, we ahve an extra special segment with Dr Tim Flannery from the National Geographic Society
  • And Monica Dwyer review this weeks best in print on the Magazine Review
  • Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

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    Binoy Kampmark: A Looting Matter: Cambodia’s Stolen Antiquities

    Cambodia has often featured in the Western imagination as a place of plunder and pilfering. Temples and artefacts of exquisite beauty have exercised the interest of adventurers and buccaneers who looted with almost kleptocratic tendency. In 1924, the French novelist and future statesman André Malraux, proved himself one of Europe’s greatest adventurers in making off with a ton of sacred stones from Angkor Wat... More>>



    Dunne Speaks: Labour Leadership Speculation Premature And Facile
    Speculation that the Prime Minister’s leadership of the Labour Party may be at risk because of this week’s adverse poll results is as exaggerated as it is premature and facile. While her popularity has plummeted from the artificially stellar heights of a couple of years ago and is probably set to fall further to what would be a more realistic assessment... More>>




    Ian Powell: Colossal ‘Porkies’ And Band-aids Don’t Make A Health Workforce Plan

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    Binoy Kampmark: The Fuss About Monkeypox
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    Dunne Speaks: Time For MPs To Think For Themselves
    One of the more frequently quoted statements of the Irish statesman and philosopher, Edmund Burke, was his observation that “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement, and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”... More>>