Posts by kiwicmc

  • Speaker: Banking on a relationship, in reply to izogi,

    If you are receiving regular income from overseas you should definitely check out a third party foreign exchange broker. When I signed up to mine we went back over six months transactions to discover the ANZ was charging a 1% worse exchange rate that the broker would give me, that's before the fees. "Hope you haven't been doing this long" he said, nah just eight years I said...

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The CRL and the nature of change,

    What was odder in the Herald the other day? Rodney Hide singing the praises of Len Brown or the Herald for printing them?

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11580706

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Reading Murder Books,

    I can't believe I forgot to name check The Bernie Gunther Novels of Philip Kerr. A detective in Berlin set before, during and after world war 2. Great sense of place, woven with real historical events.

    Philip Kerr also does a series about a football manager in the English premier league who solves crimes - they're particularly stupid, dumb good fun...

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Reading Murder Books,

    Emma!, from Christchurch and no Paul Cleave shout out? My wife, appalled that I have only read 4 woman authors out of the 80 or so books this year, put me onto Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie series - Case Histories is the first one and then there's another three to knock off after that. Got to love finding a series you can binge read.

    Is it just me or is The Luminaries just a good who dunnit? Also recommend Paul Thomas, Pierre Lemaitre, Parker Bilal (Somalian detective in Egypt), Malla Nunn (South African crime).

    Regarding women's prominence in crime fiction - this month I've read 11 women authors - a good proportion crime fiction - I must say, they're not afraid of snuffing the kiddies to kick things off...

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Back to a…,

    I wonder how many headline bands SJF blew away as the support act, I saw them wipe The La's (you may remember "There She Goes", or maybe you won't) off the stage in San Francisco once.

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Ten Thousand Maniacs,

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    Sent to me by a friend in Paris...

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: It's about time, in reply to Russell Brown,

    and was in the Mad Butcher lounge at Mt Smart on numerous occasions - no cameras anywhere to be seen...

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A better thing to believe in, in reply to BenWilson,

    League great Mal Maninga’s brief (very brief) entry into politics after retirement

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Too much to swallow on the TPP,

    You mean prioritising the needs of all New Zealanders (consumers) over the needs of the rich businessmen (exporters).

    How did you mange to make the leap from exporter to "rich businessmen"? My 5 person software development company exports 100% of it's services overseas...

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Fickle Rock, in reply to kiwicmc,

    The article says late 80's but it must have been open in 1980 as I was living at home in first year of uni.

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 81 posts Report Reply

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