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  • Hard News: Stop acting like the law is…,

    The Drug Foundation's Ross Bell on the politics of the the poll.

    “It was an old political truth that any changes to drug law was a poisoned chalice, but this poll well and truly busts that myth. There’s a message here for politicians: they no longer need to fear talking about drug law reform.”

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  • Hard News: Stop acting like the law is…,

    Meanwhile, Key used mostly the same lines in this morning's interviews with Paul Henry and Mike Hosking.

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  • Hard News: Stop acting like the law is…,

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    Here’s the poll result graphic.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Reduction…, in reply to nothingelseon,

    For those interested in late 70s New York, this is great if you haven’t seen it already

    It's great, isn't it?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Reduction…,

    Just to note that I've updated the post with live links to buy both the Reduction Agents vinyl and the tribute album (which is great!) – I'm not sure whether they were always set for release today or Gareth Shute saw the post and thought, hey, why not :-)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Reduction…, in reply to Hugh Lucero,

    On the history tip, Dan Charnas’ book might of interest.

    I read part of it and really liked it, but the West Coast stuff lost me – I'm not really so invested in that music.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Reduction…,

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    Nice marketing by Netflix down at the space that was until recently Downtown mall. (Pic by Patrick Reynolds on Twitter.)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Reduction…, in reply to nothingelseon,

    ” is it even a thing to be in your own tribute band?” Heh, ask Bruce Foxton & Rick Buckler

    BURN.

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  • Hard News: Orcon IRL 5: Media and Journalism, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Old man question...
    ... what's a RAM DANCEHALL?

    It's a reggae colloquialism for a crowded and popular venue :-)

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  • Hard News: Orcon IRL 5: Media and Journalism,

    Oh, if you're wondering where that pic comes from, it's John Oliver's 20-minute epic epic from last week about the state of journalism. The two journalists in our house were just lying on the floor moaning by the end of it ...

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