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Public Address 22/12/09 - You're all fabulous

Public Address 22/12/09 - You're all fabulous

You're all fabulous | Dec 22, 2009 10:52
Russell Brown's Hard News
There's a lot to worry about in the world. But I'm just not there for it this week. Instead, I'm all about the music. And there is very good news there: after very protracted negotiations, Roger Shepherd has finally re-acquired the Flying Nun label and catalogue from Warner...

Holiday reading lust | Dec 22, 2009 08:19
Jolisa Gracewood reads very closely
I have the second sight, I do. Thursday: dropped off a box of chocolates at the public library and left with two bags of books. Friday: noticed that the weekend forecast promised an epic snowstorm. We only got a foot of snow in the end, but that's more than enough...

North versus South, Part 1 | Dec 21, 2009 23:11
GUEST Derek Stuart, recovering Aucklander
I suppose you could say I'm a wanker. Up until a few weeks ago I lived in Ponsonby, and like many of its residents, I was obsessed with which shade of off-white to paint my villa, how best to spend money I didn't actually have, and which café offered the...

Goodbye to all that | Dec 21, 2009 12:26
Graham Reid's many things
Some fell, others are hanging on in much changed circumstances. Some are in love and happy for the first time in many years. Yet others await the call. Last Friday night the taxi driver, from Iraq seven years ago, told me his fiancée was arriving in 10 days. He was...


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