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Public Address 1-7/06/07 – Catchup Edition

Sunday, 10 June 2007, 12:55 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

I called The Listener with a message for Mr Matt Nippert yesterday. The gist of the message - nay, its entirety - was "Hahahahaha - you're on The Panel with Christine Rankin today". In the event, Matt kept his composure admirably, even when she enthused ... More >>

Public Address 08/06/07 - Deliver Us From Alan

Saturday, 9 June 2007, 8:33 pm | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

The question looming largest in my mind at the moment is: what will happen to Tony Soprano this Monday? I try to distract myself by considering the official cash rate, and David Haywood's bolshy mate Bollard. But that just gets me thinking about the ... More >>

Public Address 05/06/07 - Tha Ladeez!

Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 3:05 pm | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

And I say, it's all right. All the darkness of a long New England winter (and a grudgingly prolonged New England spring) leaves cobwebs in the cupboards of even the healthiest mind. As part of the mental overhaul that feels as necessary this time of year as ... More >>

Public Address 30/05/07 - Brown Bigots Etc.

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 10:49 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

I wasn't surprised to see that old witch Titewhai Harawira insert herself into Brian Tamaki's crusade for religious bigotry at Waitangi yesterday, but it was disappointing to see two Ngapuhi Anglican ministers welcome him too. Destiny is really just a boil ... More >>

Public Address 31/05/07 - Contains Strong Language

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 10:14 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

I understand the spirit in which the Libertarianz' Nik Haden refused to fill in his census form - today cycle helmets, tomorrow serfdom - but I don't think much of his reasoning. It used to be the case that you and I had an interest in providing some ... More >>

Public Address 30/05/07 - Brown Bigots Etc.

Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 3:55 pm | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

I wasn't surprised to see that old witch Titewhai Harawira insert herself into Brian Tamaki's crusade for religious bigotry at Waitangi yesterday, but it was disappointing to see two Ngapuhi Anglican ministers welcome him too. Destiny is really just a boil ... More >>

PUBLIC ADDRESS 29/05/07 - Fear And Greed, Son

Wednesday, 30 May 2007, 3:38 pm | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Business was light on the main Snitch Board today, after the flurry of yesterday's trades in Solid Energy spy contracts. Inside cleaning lady contracts for the Immigration Department were up $15 to $145, in solid trading. Corrections Department whistle ... More >>

Public Address 28/5/07 - Friday Night Road Warrior

Monday, 28 May 2007, 9:23 pm | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

As the designated driver for some beautiful party people, I wound up covering a few miles on Friday night - and I almost feel cheated that I wasn't one of the 40,000 New Zealanders stopped at police alcohol checkpoints. I didn't even see a police ... More >>

Public Address 22/05/07 - No End Of Mileage

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 4:21 pm | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

The country's mayors come out of their special emergency meeting in Christchurch yesterday fairly brimming with advice for parents and quite willing to conflate the Edgeware Road vehicle homicide and last weekend's drag racing accident, which killed ... More >>

Public Address 16-23/05/07 – Catchup Edition

Thursday, 24 May 2007, 3:30 pm | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Alternative captions welcome | May 23, 2007 02:55 Reversing the invasion with Tze Ming Mok More >>

Public Address 15/05/07 - Mr Brown

Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 11:37 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

I lived in London for five of the Things Can Only Get Better years, when the British Labour Party seemed cast as the perennial Opposition. You got a fair idea of who were the sharpest minds on the Labour side. I would always despair of Bryan Gould, ... More >>

Public Address 14/05/07 - Claims

Monday, 14 May 2007, 10:41 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Ian Wishart seems to be getting his retaliation in first this morning, slinging off, ironically, at "all those mentally-challenged commenters on other blogs who resort to ad hominem attacks on myself or Investigate." I'll try and be a little ... More >>

Public Address 11/05/07 - The People's Choice

Friday, 11 May 2007, 12:03 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Public Address won the NetGuide People's Choice Award for Best Blog last night; which as I pointed out when I went up to accept it, was all the more remarkable for the fact that I forgot to suggest that you might want to vote for us until two days before... More >>

Public Address 10/05/07 - MPs & The Internets

Thursday, 10 May 2007, 11:39 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Just a quickie from the road today. I'm in Wellington, having addressed the Parliamentary Internet Caucus - a cross-party group of MPs who care about communications technology - on the future of television. I shared the bill with Jason Paris of TVNZ and it ... More >>

Public Address 09/05/07 - Graceless Islanders

Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 11:08 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

If you are ever rummaging through a second-hand bookshop and you see a book called Graceless Islanders, grab it. It's a collection of the Listener editorials of Monte Holcroft from 1959 to 1967. Within its pages, Holcroft charts a consistent, measured ... More >>

Public Address 08/05/07 – Where The Parties Are

Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 9:51 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Only hours after The Press in Christchurch ran this hysterical, petulant story in pursuit of alleged Chinese cheats at South Island tertiary institutions, the paper had a more serious youth story on its hands. Two kids dead, more injured and so many ... More >>

Public Address 07/05/07 - Public Address Science

Tuesday, 8 May 2007, 11:10 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

How the mysterious agricultural techniques of an ancient Amazonian civilization could help New Zealand farming to become more competitive. More >>

Public Address 03/05/07 - Sorted For E's And Votes

Thursday, 3 May 2007, 11:06 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Some of my fellow New Zealanders are feeding P to their pitbulls to make them more aggressive. This is thrilling news for armchair spectators of suburban mayhem, although I couldn't blame Damian for keeping his cat indoors until the matter is resolved. ... More >>

Public Address 02/05/07 - Memories And Flashbacks

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 11:56 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Just a quick few pointers to audiovisual content today. In tune with New Zealand Music Month, OurTube features a link to Gary Sullivan's spooky new video for Dimmer's 'You're Only Leaving Hurt'. The podcast from Saturday's Public Address Radio also ... More >>

Public Address 01/05/07 - Some Actual Politics

Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 10:23 am | HARD NEWS from Russell Brown

Colin James ponders in today's Herald whether the impending Budget will mark the start of a move by Labour to haul itself out of its slump. It's a reasonable question in a year where, um, Clayton Cosgrove has a claim as the party's best performing ... More >>

   

 

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