so surely there’s an alternative – subpoena the guy who’s supposed to have run off with the disk
Surely that's the problem? Slater won't divulge the name so they have no-one to subpoena. I don't think you can subpoena someone on the suspician that they may have stolen your property, or Blomfield would have done it, because any testimony they could give would tend to incriminate themselves. Making a connection from Slater to his source allows them to ask where he/she got the disk from and so establish a chain of evidence. #IANAL
Six inconvenient positions Mandela supported.
(via Sapna Samant)
And he was correct on all of them.
He got very abusive towards me today on Twitter
Well, that's a surprise, because you and he are so close.
Hey Russell, comment spam on a few posts from LouiseLilly
It’s actually the other way round. If a defendant wants to claim truth as a defence then the onus is on the defendant to prove that what was said was true, or not materially different from the truth. This isn’t always easy to do.
I don't think Slater is acting as a journalist. I mean, I think it is very clear that Slater has no sense of professional ethics, or any real adherence to standards of behaviour other than his own idiosyncratic (and often repugnant) principles.
You haven't read the DomPost recently then...
Wow, comment spam! Not used to seeing that on PAS.
Didn’t that make scandalising headlines when lots of drunk people got in the water and tried to get to the stage?
Yep. There's a lovely moat (deeper than it looks) in front of the sound shell. I don't remember that it was a huge amount of people, probably only a dozen or so, but memory's a little tricky 40 years on. Hell, it's not so flash 40 minutes on!
First gig doubles (trebles) as first international and first stadium (sort of): 1973 The Sweet (and Daniel Boone) at Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth, with a mat and his older sister.
First "I paid for this" was Split Enz in Dunedin (unless my brother did - not sure). They were on the Dizrythmia tour, so 1977, I think. I remember they had a magician for a warm up, which was not an inspired choice for Dunedin yoof and he got heckled quite badly, even though he was rather good. Also of note was an apparent fight between Mal Green and Neil Finn, who had only recently joined the band. Green left the stage and I can't remember if he came back.
Enz gigs at the Wellington Town Hall in the 80's are also fond memories.
First festival was the first Sweetwaters.
I mean, it's nice having the physical artifact, but it's the information I want.