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Public Address 19/10/05 - Doing A Lot

PUBLIC ADDRESS 19/10/05 - Doing a Lot

Dour, suicidal, etc | Oct 19, 2005 10:05
Russell Brown's Hard News

Having noted Paola Totaro's love letter to New Zealand this week, it seems only fair to also acknowledge Douglas Davis's unintentionally hilarious account for The Spectator of "visiting Auckland the other week" and finding it "even more dour and dull than I remember" from 30 years...
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Winston Peters "Doing a lot of [unclear] in the Beijing [unclear] restaurant" | Oct 19, 2005 08:41
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

After being handed the giant lemon of a NZ First-appeasing National Party Immigration policy to squeeze into her Asian constituents' wounds during the election campaign, let us not begrudge Pansy Wong the last laugh - indeed, let us laugh with her in reading yesterday's Nine to Noon transcript:...
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Cain v. Abel | Oct 18, 2005 22:19
Che Tibby's view from Wellington

Yet another interesting speech this week. Hat tip to No Right Turn, who pointed to this speech By Dr. Michael Cullen subtitled 'Reflections on NZ Politics and History'. Actually, if you have an interest in reading politics, and are happy to wade through the great number...
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Are you with me? | Oct 18, 2005 12:01
David Slack on his own account

There's plenty in this new government for a bemused Australian to chuckle about, and look - The Australian is bemused and chuckling about it. Assisted by our very own Fran O'Sullivan it has a story headlined "Bad joke Foreign Minister for Kiwis", the thrust of which is that...
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