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Public Address 12/03/07 - Gay But Really Not Happy

PUBLIC ADDRESS 12/03/07 - Gay, but really not happy

Gay, but really not happy | Mar 12, 2007 12:03
Russell Brown's Hard News

One of the things the TVNZ Charter is meant to do is to guarantee the production and screening of programming for and about minority communities. The relevant part is a fairly ugly piece of written English, but it gets the point across. It undertakes that TVNZ will …,


Part 2: Remembering Kenya | Mar 12, 2007 09:55
AYE CALYPSO: An exclusive Cricket World Cup blog

A continuation of our profiles of teams in the Black Caps' group. Remember to keep up with Macca's take on the delights of the Caribbean. Team Profile: Kenya: Lest We Forget. Memory is a strange thing. I can still remember my first three scores playing cricket as a 9...,


Festive fare -- to middling | Mar 10, 2007 10:27
Graham Reid's many things

So the Auckland Festival AK07 has kicked off and . . . Well, ours got off to a bad start. Our neighbour MIke said he had six tickets for Balada which was billed as a Brazilian night out in the festival club behind Britomart and so we thought, why not?...,


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