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Smellie Sniffs the Breeze #3: The Chicken Roosts

Saturday, 7 March 2009, 12:10 pm | Pattrick Smellie

March 6 - Someone across the valley from me has bought a chicken. I know this because there never used to be early morning crowing. I've added this to the list of signs of the recession biting... More >>

Smellie's Rant: Shame On The Smacking Referendum

Tuesday, 10 February 2009, 10:14 am | Pattrick Smellie

I have to confess I missed Bob McCroskie/Family First’s Sunday paper newspaper ads. I was too interested in the positive news story above it about a new literacy programme that has worked well on the West Coast, especially among Maori children. More >>

Reflections on Father’s Day

Monday, 8 September 2008, 3:29 pm | Pattrick Smellie

I spent part of Father’s Day shooting children, including one of my own. It was a lot of fun, and something important was firmly established. That is: if children were to declare war on adults, the adults would win. I also got a fellow member of ... More >>

National's Reaction To Budget 2008

Thursday, 22 May 2008, 3:42 pm | Pattrick Smellie

New Zealanders have had to wait far too long for tax cuts under Labour which are only worth the price of “a family block of cheese”, National Party leader John Key told Parliament in the first exchange of the traditional Budget day debate. More >>

XTRA Outage - Deadline Passed - Still No Email

Wednesday, 6 December 2000, 4:40 pm | Pattrick Smellie

Untold thousands of customers of New Zealand’s largest ISP, Telecom-owned Xtra, are gnashing their teeth at an extended outage to email services today and last night lasting 22 hours so far. More >>

Spectrum Auction Back On Again

Friday, 14 July 2000, 2:53 pm | Pattrick Smellie

The Government's troubled 3-G cellular telephony spectrum auction sputtered back to life this morning, with Round 7 of the auction this morning revealing new bidders, including Fay Richwhite-backed Jump. More >>

Analysis: Rupert's Buddy Behind Qantas-Ansett Deal

Wednesday, 28 June 2000, 3:18 pm | Pattrick Smellie

Former News Ltd director and Ansett New Zealand executive chairman Ken Cowley is the key to the deal which sees a consortium of low-profile, wealthy Kiwis take over a New Zealand domestic airline which News Ltd ended up owning by default in 1996. ... More >>

Fiji Coup Editorial Response - Pattrick Smellie

Monday, 22 May 2000, 2:34 pm | Pattrick Smellie

I don't want to seem rude, and I accept much of what Himona says about the way Maori issues are reported. However, I am confused by his column on Fiji. More >>

The Independent, 17 May

Wednesday, 17 May 2000, 12:02 am | Pattrick Smellie

Lion - Telecom - NZBR - RBNZ - INL and Sky - Spectrum - Flying Pig - Sausage Software - Airways Corp More >>

The Independent:

Wednesday, 10 May 2000, 1:42 pm | Pattrick Smellie

* National Government Ministers knew of and approved TVNZ's $6 million spending to develop digital technology proposals, according to papers obtained by The Independent. TVNZ bosses got sign-off on the first stage of a $600 million proposal which would ... More >>

The Independent, 3 May 2000:

Wednesday, 3 May 2000, 12:19 am | Pattrick Smellie

Russell McVeagh – Nuie – Bank Profits – Fletcher Paper – Aussie Interest Rates – Govt Super – ERB – Dairy Board – Lion Nathan - IRD More >>

The Independent, Thurs, 27 April

Thursday, 27 April 2000, 10:07 am | Pattrick Smellie

ERB – Lion Nathan – Singapore Airlines – ANZAC Dollar – Parental Leave – State Housing – Auckland Uni – Turoa – Tax Avoidance More >>