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Back in da hood | Oct 21, 2005 03:03

Keith Ng on the election trail

Went down to Parliament yesterday to try to "catch the vibe" of the new Government. All I caught was the scent of tequila, and that was coming from me. There really isn't much happening down there at the moment...

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Suspiciously Simple Solutions | Oct 20, 2005 18:06

Che Tibby's view from Wellington

I have the cure to bird flu. Now, because I know there are a lot of scared and nervous people out there, I've devised a seemingly simple set of solutions to the issue of this pesky avian virus, and as a public service I'm willing to share them with you,...

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But the light bulb has to want to change | Oct 20, 2005 11:44

David Slack on his own account

It is an article of faith amongst the grumbling types that the European Union is the flag- bearer for everything that is wrong with modern bureaucracy. So stand by for another round of EU-bagging, courtesy of a joke that begins: How many men does it take to change a light...

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Three phases or fewer | Oct 20, 2005 11:21

Russell Brown's Hard News

Let's be geeky about something else for a change: the IRB's Tri-Nations 2005 Statistical Review and Match Analysis is online (PDF) and it's fascinating. Foremost among its findings: 100% of tries scored in this year's Tri-Nations games were preceded by three or fewer rucks or mauls...

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Winston Peters "Doing a lot of [unclear] in the Beijing [unclear] restaurant" | Oct 19, 2005 08:41

Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

After being handed the giant lemon of a NZ First-appeasing National Party Immigration policy to squeeze into her Asian constituents' wounds during the election campaign, let us not begrudge Pansy Wong the last laugh - indeed, let us laugh with her in reading yesterday's Nine to Noon transcript:...

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Dramatic turns | Oct 17, 2005 16:28

Jolisa Gracewood in New Haven

And this year's Nobel Prize for Literature goes to... someone I've actually read! According to reports, when he received the early morning phone-call, Harold Pinter was at a bit of a loss for words...

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I can see it now | Oct 17, 2005 12:58

Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

The first press-conference with the Rt Honorable Winston Peters in his new role as Minister of Foreign Affairs... Mr Peters. You said you wouldn't go into coalition with Labour or National. I never said that...

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Making Music in New Zealand | Oct 05, 2005 09:20

GUEST Gareth Shute on writing about music

This week sees the release of my new book, Making Music in New Zealand and Russell Brown thought it would be a good time for me to write a post about music, writing about music, and hip hop in this country (my previous book was

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Mega Serene | Sep 29, 2005 10:00

Fiona Rae from the couch and are counting down to the release of Serenity (and they have different countdowns, btw) but who cares? I've seen it! Hah! The line was very long at the megascreen in the Village Force cinema complex, hereafter known as the Worst Cinema Complex in...

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Three Feet High And Rising | Sep 29, 2005 03:05

Graham Reid's many things

A glancing encounter with CNN in a Paris hotel room brought back memories: the images showed smalltown Cameron in southwest Louisiana washed away by Hurricane Rita. It seemed tragic and . . . Well, let me tell you my memory of Cameron, a place we stayed in for one very...

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Information Entrepreneurs | Sep 06, 2005 08:39

RUSSELL BROWN, National Library, Sept 2, 2005

The following is the text of a paper presented to the Research, Libraries, Collections, Creating Knowledge conference at the National Library, Wellington, on September 2, 2005. A recording of the address, with a few more jokes in it, is available at

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That's all folks | Sep 12, 2004 23:50

Rob O'Neill live in Sydney

In this life you get out what you put in, son. That's what I tell today's insolent youth when I bail them up on the bus with their butt-crack showing above belt-less balloon pants. Son, pull yourself together, I say...

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