Posts by Paul Williams

  • Hard News: Labour's Fiscal Plan:…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I thought Parker was excellent this morning, Joyce got flustered and resorted to muttering disconsolately in the background...

    I'll have to listen to it because when I occassionally check out recent Question Times I generally think he fails to make meaningful points in preference for technical matters that don't cut through (and he's taking airtime from other Labour shadow spokespeople who are more effective in that forum)

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  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Claire Curran's been responsible for a few to many mistakes for my liking. Shane Jones too, but he's a least gone.

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  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Yeah, cos political corruption, the destruction wrought by gambling addiction, paying teachers and our kids' education* are just minor things. Not at all important.

    Nailed it. The affected laziness around process may well be his legacy and, living in Sydney, it's very very easy to see where it leads. The NSW government, regardless of party, is seriously compromised by political scandal and rort.

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  • Hard News: Radio New Zealand: changing…,

    When we first started Media7, we had then-Education correspondent Gael Woods on to talk about reporting of the Avondale school stabbing incident, and I was so impressed with the way she knew the story every whichway, including things I hadn't thought of.

    I had many dealings with Gael when I worked in the NZ education sector, she was a fantastic journalist. Her replacement, John Gerritson (sp), was equally well informed and professional. I still listen to various RNZ shows online/podcast and enjoy them, but then I am a white middle class bloke so hardly well placed to comment on diversity.

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  • Hard News: The Letter,

    Sorry if I missed others’ discussion of it, but Rudman’s piece today on rich buffoons largely sums up my concerns.

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  • Hard News: Sportsball Special!,

    Nelson's stats are a little surprising, not that I question them, as I thought McCaw was well short of an imposing presence. I didn't enjoy the game at all and that makes it easier to miss next weeks in preference for going to the Sydney Swans v Port Power.

    Still, next Monday night, BOP Magic might win the ANZ Netball Championship having beaten the Sydney Swifts by one goal in the dying moments of last week.

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  • Feed: Saints Preserve, in reply to Jolisa,

    Can I come round and harvest some? There’s a reason feijoa rhymes with “freeloader”, after all :-)

    Feijoa related products are the first things I buy on every visit back to NZ. They're very rare here, Sydney-siders generally don't know what they are.

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  • Feed: My Life in Curry, in reply to Russell Brown,

    What's the story to there being so many Malaysian restaurants in central Wellington?

    A so few in Sydney! However, Mamak in Chinatown is fantastic, the clue is the persistent queue (for visitors to Sydney).

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  • Hard News: Inside the Shrine, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    But he’s got such a nice smile.

    Less and less on show however...

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  • Hard News: Inside the Shrine,

    Key’s response to Gower – um yes, it was a National Party fundraiser, but he couldn’t be “sure” whether he was “right or wrong” when he had previously said it was a charity event – is remarkable.

    Surely, finally, Key's faulty memory line will not be believed? Claiming it was a charity event is plainly false. Well done Gower for his smart reporting.

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