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Public Address 12/06/07 - Ready to Fly

Public Address 12/06/07 - Ready to Fly

Ready to Fly | Jun 12, 2007 10:05
Russell Brown's Hard News

Couldn't Alan Bollard have waited till I went to the bank? In truth, the unusual overnight intervention in our currency still leaves the dollar as strong against the greenback as at any time I've travelled, and I think it's likely I'll still find the odd $US-friendly bargain in Ho Ch...,


Sound as the pound | Jun 12, 2007 08:57
David Slack on his own account

Public Address got on the phone yesterday and asked the disgraced World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz if he could shine some big brain power on the problem of New Zealand's high dollar. The interview began with a little rancour. Wolfowitz. But it's 3am. Are you insane? Public Address. Sorry about...,


A Bit of a Worry | Jun 12, 2007 00:37
David Haywood from Christchurch

When spending time with my nieces or nephew, I am often frustrated in my attempts to point out interesting or educational features of the landscape. A typical encounter might go like this: Me: Oh look, a three-legged dog! Niece or Nephew: [excitedly] Where? Me: Just there, where I'm pointing. Niece...,


Cooked goose, chicken, etc. | Jun 11, 2007 08:51
Keith Ng: The Manchurian Candidate

There's an apt Chinese idiom: ?????. That's: "dead chicken trying to open the rice-pot lid". By that, of course, I meant Deborah Coddington's ??attempt at preemptive damage control in the Herald on Sunday, in which she wrote about the Press Council's damning decision, which comes out today. While...,



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