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Public Address 29/03/07 - Rattue A Vegetable Stew

PUBLIC ADDRESS 29/03/07 - Rattue: A Vegetable Stew

Rattue: A Vegetable Stew | Mar 29, 2007 10:11
AYE CALYPSO: An exclusive Cricket World Cup blog

In the bygone days of cricket journalism in New Zealand, hyperbole was saved for geometry class. DJ Cameron in the NZ Herald and Dick Brittenden in the Christchurch Press gave us thoughtful, measured and occasionally gruff analysis of the swings and roundabouts of NZ Cricket. On the radio their contemporary...,


Feeling good | Mar 29, 2007 10:02
Russell Brown's Hard News

Attitude TV came to see us this week, to record an item that will screen in a few weeks' time. It's the kind of thing that we wouldn't have thought about before the fundraiser, but it was quite a good experience. Leo, as he increasingly tends to be...,


Students vs Dunedin | Mar 29, 2007 09:54
GUEST: Joseph Young in Dunedin

There's been a kerfuffle in the local media lately about stereotyping. The Otago Daily Times stands accused of stereotyping students as howling amoral scum. Critic stands accused of stereotyping Dunedinites as fatuous, scapegoating killjoys. It's the kind of debate that's been cropping up in university towns since 1355, when the...,


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