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April 26, 2004

Go to the “humour” section in any book store, and you’re likely to become quickly bitter about the amount of money that tragically unfunny people can make printing absolute dross while you’re churning out solid gold every week and living on a pittance.

April 26, 2004

The third in McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Morality sees Mma Ramotswe’s life becoming yet more complicated.

April 26, 2004

“We don’t want you just sitting at a table, not ordering.” One of our party of six was still on the bus when Monsoon Poon was ready to seat us on a thrumming Wednesday night, and our seater wasn’t happy.

April 5, 2004

Over the last several years, various NZU games organising committees have tried to stress the importance of the competition over the social side of the games. Almost exactly 10 years ago, B grade teams were denied from playing, as they were normally the troublemakers. They were allowed in again, obviously. This year, again, University Sport […]

April 5, 2004

The Maxim Institute’s Policy on Family tells you pretty much everything you need to know about them: “Maxim believes family is a natural and universal institution and that it is the first unit of society. Maxim holds that families are intergenerational. The Institute believes that men and women are drawn to each other for coexistence […]

March 29, 2004

Taking umbrage, raised ire, in a fit of pique, going into a rage, seething, wrathful, getting angry, getting (if you work at Salient) sandy – it’s interesting what offends people, and what doesn’t.

March 29, 2004

The Royal New Zealand Ballet The New Zealand International Arts Festival. Westpac St James Theatre, 20th March

March 22, 2004

At the time of Martin’s remand, in March of last year, a Colmar Brunton poll showed that 73% of respondents favoured changes proposed in NZ First MP Peter Brown’s Death With Dignity bill, which would have gone to referendum. Instead, the bill was prevented from going to Select Committee by a vote of 60-59 in […]

March 22, 2004

I’ve just returned from giving blood, so forgive me if this is a little light-headed. I’ve been donating blood regularly for a few years now, and I always come away from the experience feeling a wee bit more connected with the rest of humanity.

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