Posts by Myles Thomas

  • Hard News: The other kind of phone tapping, in reply to Andrew C,

    Wet tissue paper worked well too

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The other kind of phone tapping,

    Thanks for reminding me about this. A special excitement came from getting a free call, especially if you couldn't find enough 2 cent pieces or it gobbled them up because you pushed the A button thinking the call had been answered but hadn't, thereby losing your money.

    It really is a world away from today and could easily be written up to sound like a certain Monty Python sketch.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Leviathan, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Measured and correct in the face of this and the rest of the bollocks commonly known as political spin and journalism, is a tough ask.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: To defame and deflect,

    Good on the NZ Herald. Investigative journalism is alive and kicking against the pricks.

    Now it's up to the gallery staff to get in the way of the PM's 'speaking through them' and make him accountable. I wonder if any will step out of their savvy "ball game commentary", and actually take him to task for not answering questions, for spinning lines against Hager and for treating them like idiots.

    Will we see Gallery reporters get angry at being ignored rather than just accept it as justifiable politics.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday (Thursday) Music:…,

    Can't say I agree with ANY of that but hey, there was enough other stuff to keep me happy.

    Most ironic moment for me was getting sick of innocuous but clever mixing from Mr Scruff so headed up to the gypsy caravan only to hear his actual song Get a Move On being played by another Dj.

    That was better. Dj sets often don't really do it.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    The decision was probably quickly made - but it's taken a couple of months to publicly announce it. They should've gone to parliament months ago before Sabin quit. No wonder Sabin took so long to go and Key initially denied knowledge of an assault (alleged).

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sunday in the City,

    I had the inner city bug too and lived in a couple of converted offices. It was fun and kind of liberating to be able to go crazy with layout, colour and party entertainment.

    I often dream of having the money or influence to create a creative precinct in AK in a bunch of converted factories way out west or south - cheap rent, studios, flats, parties, cool vibe.

    Probably more likely to happen in Dunedin where the rents really are cheap and the buildings are massive.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Works in progress,

    All this money and effort is admirable but we really really need a solution at Newton road. The cycle path should really continue into town beside the motorways, thru grafton gully and also under K rd down to freemans bay.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Works in progress, in reply to BenWilson,

    There is A wee road being graded from the little bridge by chamberlain, westwards beside the motorway. Hopefully that's going to be what you're asking for.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Some reprehensible bullshit,

    What is most galling is that HOS readership is over 300,000 while Public Address is a bit less. And you know that any apology, correction or balance (if it were to come) would be buried inside the later pages.

    I don't think people would care so much what a newspaper puts on its front page if we didn't all instinctively KNOW that this is how public opinion is shaped and elections won.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 117 posts Report Reply

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