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Hard News: Asking for a Contribution

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  • Jo S,

    Done, not much but I guess it all helps :)

    is it autumn yet? • Since May 2007 • 80 posts Report Reply

  • Tristan,

    done! years and years of thoughtfull posts and a few great blends thrown in..all free I'd be a right mug if I didnt give something.

    I hope my little contrubition goes towards brining David Slack back into the fold!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 198 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Gruff justice...
    and thus Public Address became a Troll Bridge!
    ;- )

    Pork Barrel politics?

    ...goes towards brining David Slack
    back into the fold!

    or perhaps we could fold him back into the brine - in some kind of Super-Marination process?
    (you can hardly see the strings! )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5092 posts Report Reply

  • David Hamilton,

    Done. Awesome site and community.

    Hamiltron • Since Nov 2006 • 111 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    or perhaps we could fold him back into the brine – in some kind of Super-Marination process?

    Soon bloggers here will be packed in like the sardines they secretly are.

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 862 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Telfer,

    Done. I always liked how KQED (National Public Radio station in the US) had their annual pledge week a decade or so ago. Could easily transpose online. Their fundraising has gone broader now.

    I wonder if Richard Griffin has been schooling himself up in this area as well?

    Auckland • Since Feb 2009 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • wendyf,

    Done - a widow's mite, but PA has kept me sort of sane all these many years.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Wow, PAS enriches a lot of lives, mine included, it’s hardly fair it should be impoverishing you, Russell! I think an annual koha would be entirely the right thing. Pick a date for the next one. I doubt I’m the only one who’s feeling a bit embarrassed you’ve been footing the bill for so long!

    Arohanui to you and all the other folk who make this such an awesome place.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Russell: about to throw a wad of cash in your worthy direction but I wonder if we could have a regular subscriber option, as I do with Werewolf on a monthly AP basis.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2333 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Bennett,

    Happy to help. Would contribute annually if you wanted to launch a subscription scheme.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 143 posts Report Reply

  • dyan campbell, in reply to Simon Bennett,

    With pleasure. And what Simon Bennett said.

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 595 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell, in reply to Simon Telfer,

    The problem with KQED (and the other NPR stations) pledge drives is that giving them money doesn't actually make them stop the inane pledge drives -0 if anything it only encourages them to do it again

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Daniel Kalderimis,

    Good idea Russell - I am more than happy to contribute. Keep up the good work!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 11 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Dempsey,

    Done, with great pleasure. It's not much I'm sorry, but am strapped these days.

    I very much appreciate the work you have done on this site Russell.

    +1 to everything everyone else has said in this thread.

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 642 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Telfer, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Hence the KQED pledge free stream

    Auckland • Since Feb 2009 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Off the pace today, but here's my contribution to the contribution drive on Twitter:

    Consider making a contribution to @publicaddress, or my pole-dancing thong comes out of retirement. Do it for the kids.

    Times are hard and I don't make idle threats, folks.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12052 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    ...and if I ever win Lotto, all PAS contributors will be set up in a palace of their own...and Craig will get his very own pole.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2333 posts Report Reply

  • Helen Miller,

    Could a similar system work for TVNZ 7 Media 7 , court report, Back benchers etc. ?I would be happy to donate to prolong the life such TV . BBC World Service radio in Auckland has a successful model of funding from private sponsors. Good Luck Russell.

    Grey Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 15 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    oooh that's new - probably wouldn't work from my car though (the main place I ever listened to KQED)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2188 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    You say you want a contribution
    We-ell, you know
    We all want to change the world...

    Be warned - I'll turn up at one of those Blendy things as a Single Malt.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 572 posts Report Reply

  • Tamara,

    I've done mine now too, worth every cent, thanks Russell.

    New Zealand • Since Oct 2010 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    Done, and very happy to have been able to do so.

    I'm loving watching so many people being so pleased to be able to make a contribution.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1328 posts Report Reply

  • webweaver,

    Done - and add me to the list of those happy to turn this into an annual subscription thingy, Russell.

    Also - I'd love a Public Address coffee mug! Cool idea Ant!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 330 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Ant Timpson,

    I think all PA readers are avid coffee snobs and would like a collectable mug each year.

    There's got to be someone on here who's sufficiently artistic that they could come up with a novel, PAS-relevant mug design every year. Probably several someones. Hell, why not just go down the full-on merch route using one of the many websites devoted to such things? Pretty minimal time overhead to get it setup, and an on-going revenue stream that would support the functioning of PAS.

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3925 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Soon bloggers here will be packed in like the sardines they secretly are.

    Sardonic, like...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5092 posts Report Reply

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