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Public Address 03/11/09 - Right This Time?

PUBLIC ADDRESS 03/11/09 - Right This Time?

Right This Time? | Nov 03, 2009 10:39
Russell Brown's Hard News

Someone in the loop ticked me off yesterday for an unduly flip assessment of reform prospects for foreshore and seabed rights, based on the Maori Party's strike rate so far. Well, fair enough: I do want a lasting solution, and I believe that such a solution is more achievable now...

I's meant to be hard | Nov 03, 2009 10:38
GUEST: Slarty wants more

From time to time an event or period in history occurs that is so significant it enables step-changes in the social and political landscape. Recent examples are Roosevelt's "New Deal" that shifted the terms of the "social contract" in the United States, and put in place institutions that (arguably) delivered...

Go For Launch | Nov 03, 2009 10:20
Emma Hart is sometimes a bit sarky.

A few weeks ago I took a trip home to visit my mother. I went along to rehearsal with her and saw my old English teacher, a man I love partially because he taught me the difference between 'immoral' and 'amoral' and opened up the Third Way for me. Somewhere,...

Awkward in Tokyo | Nov 02, 2009 14:23
Hadyn Green yells. A lot.

I don't like to complain about referees. If they blow a big call that's right in front of them or are just inconsistent to the point of randomness then I'll be a little bit grumblier. Generally I'm willing to forgive their sins. But the match in Tokyo on Saturday night...


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