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Gordon Brown: (knee) jerk

This was originally published on the Taranaki Daily News Online on 10/07/2012 and in the print edition on 11/07/2012.

When I first sat down to write a reply to Gordon Brown’s latest column in the Taranaki Daily News my heart dropped.

How can I refute so many factual errors, point out so many inconsistencies, and generally try and respond to the eclectic string of sentences most probably constructed by Mr Brown holding the keyboard upside down while jerking his knee violently against it?

The route settled on was to ignore most of what Mr Brown wrote and attempt to divine the general themes he was trying to get across and discuss those.
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Respect people and nature

The Taranaki Daily News’ Sarah Foy wrote this profile of me which ran today. For some reason they decided to use a photo of me from when I was 16 even though I had provided them with a beautiful photo by Sean Gillespie. Anyways, here are some highlights.

Jackson Wood remembers doing the career search at school. It was a software programme called Career Quest – details were tapped in; an appropriate career spat out and a percentage given in terms of strength for a job.

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