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John Pagani: Paris Manifestation

Thursday, 30 March 2006, 9:15 am | John Pagani

The Maori guy in the All Blacks beanie confused me. We emerged from the underground right in the middle of Place de Republique and he came straight up to us. I thought he had clocked us as kiwis, so I said, 'kia ora'. More >>

France Protests Over Probationary Employment Law

Monday, 20 March 2006, 1:42 pm | John Pagani

Daily for a week the Paris streets have filled with protests organised by students and unions demanding 'retrait du Contrat Première Embauche', or withdrawal of the 'first employment contract' law. The CPE introduces a two-year probationary period ... More >>

Pagani: Embers Of Resentment Burn On In Paris

Monday, 14 November 2005, 2:21 pm | John Pagani

The odd English word 'curfew' comes from French, 'couvre-feu'. Literally 'smother fire'. Some form of curfew has been introduced in forty small towns and larger suburbs around France since the state of emergency was announced on Wednesday. Mostly the ... More >>

John Pagani: A Kiwi Impression Of Paris Burning

Monday, 7 November 2005, 3:33 pm | John Pagani

I'm a long way from the riots to date, bolted behind layers of security as Paris apartment dwellers are. And though I rented a car for this weekend, I don't have one parked on the street to be burned by the hordes. More >>