Choking smokers

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From Q+A last weekend. Greg Boyed pushes Deborah Coddington on tobacco. Sigh. Smoking is not about choice, it’s about addiction.

NZ bloggers in fish fight

Well known internet satarist and Labour hack Scott “Imperator Fish” Yorke today launched an attack on long time tiddlywinks commentator and self-styled media/politics guru Martyn “Bomber” Bradbury.

Yorke’s opening salvo consisted of a blog post which claimed Bradbury had announced plans to open a chain of real estate offices throughout Auckland.
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Green AGM

Over the past weekend the Green Party held its Annual General Meeting. This year it was in Silverstream and I was given the opportunity to speak a few times.
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Now and soon — Greens in political time and space

An after-dinner speech to the Values/Green gathering on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Values Party

June 1st, 2012

»Beyond Tomorrow (introduction)

Two score and nought years ago you — our fore mothers and fathers — bought forth on these tiny islands in the South Pacific a new political party, conceived in ecology and fairness and dedicated to the proposition that the earth and it’s people only had so much to give.

As Christine sang earlier, the times they are a’ changin’. Before this talk Christine and I discussed the possibility of singing a song that summed up my generation, Gen Y.

I cast around for ideas. I racked my brain. None came. I asked Twitter. I asked Facebook — the oracles of my generation. But to no avail.
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Recursive Peters

Did anyone else notice Winston getting all meta and recursive on us during his budget speech yesterday?
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Killing time

I was killing some time before a Green Party meeting. This is part of a large graffiti mural on the Garret Street carpark.
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Soho 6060

These two dudes, from the left Haydn and Joshy E, were bustin’ out some busking hip hop beats in Cuba Mall this evening.
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Josh Drummond: Hamilton’s BAT Man

The “wildly talented”* Josh Drummond formally applied for the British American Tobacco job via vidy-oh-oh-h.

Check out the rest of his ramblings here.

*According to Metro hack and all round nice guy Steve Braunias.

Media7 on Mount Albert

That time I was on Media7 when I was running in the Mount Albert by-election.

Dear British American Tobacco, please employ Josh Drummond

My dear friend Joshua Drummond has applied for the role of Press Relations and Regulatory Affairs Manager. At his behest I have provided him with this reference. I hope that our tobacco overlords at BAT see fit to employ this fine young man in their service.

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