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Public Address 17-18/11/05 - Rugby Will Be Winner

PUBLIC ADDRESS 18/11/05 - Rugby Will Be the Winner

Rugby will be the winner on the day | Nov 18, 2005 10:06
Russell Brown's Hard News

I've been a little surprised that no one today appears to have noted that when we host Rugby World Cup 2011, it will (failing some sort of coalition collapse) also be an election year. And that if the tournament dates are similar to those in Australia 2003 (where the final...,


Nuclear Weapons Are Morally Indefensible (the Track) | Nov 17, 2005 14:17
ANDREW B. WHITE aka Tomorrowpeople

The file on this page, 'Nuclear Weapons Are Morally Indefensible', is a derivative work incorporating audio from the recording of David Lange's speech in the 1985 Oxford Union debate, arguing in favour of the motion that "Nuclear Weapons Are Morally Indefensible."...,

PUBLIC ADDRESS 17/11/05 - Probably the Wrong Inquiry

The Treaty of Waitangi's relevance to Alien Species: Part 3 | Nov 17, 2005 11:08
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

Winston Peters? You are a whipped man. Make sure you round up plenty of hot Asian guys to bring back from your Loving the Asian Invasion Tour and when you return, me and Manying Ip will greet you singing ????????? (translation: 'you are now our b*tch'), a classic...,


Probably the wrong inquiry | Nov 17, 2005 10:33
Russell Brown's Hard News

If we're to have a select committee inquiry into TVNZ, would it be possible to have one that seriously explores the role and structure of the state broadcaster, rather than a hunt for political zingers? For all that the business of Susan Wood's contract has been a debacle, it's quite...,


The Song Remains the Same | Nov 16, 2005 21:55
Che Tibby's view from Wellington

As per my personal mission statement, to uncover and give away as much information as humanly possible, I was seeking to try and bring you a series of interviews with relatively famous New Zealanders about what they thought it meant to 'be a New Zealander'...,


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Binoy Kampmark: Let The Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel And The Palestinian Territories

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The Conversation: How To Cut Emissions From Transport: Ban Fossil Fuel Cars, Electrify Transport And Get People Walking And Cycling

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