As the movie moguls fly in, Phil Goff flies out – but will he confront Simon Whipp?

October 25, 2010

The good news: Phil Goff is off to Australia.

The bad news: he has a return ticket.

But he won’t be back in time to help or hamper desperate effort to repair the damage done by threats of an international actors’ boycott of The Hobbit.

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Hurrah – we’ve been saved

January 6, 2009

You’ve got to wonder what the headline writers have been sniffing, when they sum up a story in a few succinct but ill-chosen words. The Stuff website today provides a splendid example: “Couch potatoes save country”. Read the rest of this entry »


Moving and shaking in Mangamaire

December 14, 2008

Talking about the Government’s broadband push (which I mentioned in my first posting), let’s hear it for the Tararua District Council. As reported in the Manawatu Standard, it has taken on the might of Telecom “with the launch of its own groundbreaking high-speed broadband connection throughout the district.” Read the rest of this entry »


Why I am blogging

December 13, 2008

Things have come to a pretty pass when the hacks in the Parliamentary Press Gallery ignore the brilliant oratory and carefully reasoned press statements from the long-serving and much-admired Member for Eketahuna North.

The bloody Dominion-Post hasn’t had a word to say about me (good, bad or indifferent) since that unfortunate incident Read the rest of this entry »