Posts by Russell Brown

  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright,

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    Toby Manhire swings in behind Red Peak in his Herald column today.

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  • Hard News: To have a home, in reply to Vivid,

    Even if NZ raises it's quota, the system is quite slow moving and won't do a great deal to help the people that need help immediately. To get here they first have to get to a UN camp, where they will have to wait a long time to be processed. They will then spend a long time in the centre in Manurewa.

    True. The long wait in camps and resettlement centres is a feature of refugee stories. But we might as well start sooner than later.

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  • Hard News: To have a home, in reply to David Hood,

    I couldn't help recalling Dave Dobbyn's "Welcome Home"

    Great minds! I just added it to the post. Let both instances stand :-)

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  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    I first saw that picture of plastic plates on Facebook yesterday morning, four hours before this post was published.

    Yes, it was all over Twitter too. I couldn't work out who took the original photo.

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  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright,

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  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    and so on until it's a fern - no matter what.

    This has become an awful, awful, awful process.

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  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright, in reply to Amanda Wreckonwith,

    This morning on Nat Radio I thought I heard someone from 'the panel' (not Mora's) state that they had had input from 'a million' people. Seemed a bit optimistic to me - maybe they earned their dosh after all...

    I think they're counting everyone who ever mentioned it on social media.

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  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to chris,

    North Otago landscape no 2 by Colin McCahon

    My god I love that. Not for a flag, just for itself.

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  • Up Front: Stand for... Something,

    A great column by illustrator Toby Morris on what could have been.

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  • Up Front: Stand for... Something,

    The flag consideration panel published this excellent video from the Designers Institute, explaining the principles of flag design, a couple of months ago.

    And then apparently ignored nearly all those principles. This process is off the rails.

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