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Hard News: So far from trivial

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  • Shep Cheyenne,

    Nah, it's right that your mates stand by you. How else can you turn your life around?
    Holmes declared it to be, two mates having a chat about what Veitch did.
    The Cops are following up the complaint. This is as good as it gets without Veitch reaching an epiphany and it seems clear he hasn't.

    Since Oct 2007 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Art and my life,

    I see now "Friends of Veitch" are slipping info to the press

    http://stuff.co.nz/4624560a10.html

    The article makes me feel a bit sick. I wondered how long it would take for more finger pointing in Dunne-Powell's direction

    Since May 2008 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Jackie,

    It's great one-liners from start to finish from Raybon. Including the headline.

    The mocking of the parental split-up is a personal favourite. The only thing he missed was in (rightly) bagging Telfer's "input" into this is the fact that Veitch snr and Telf are best mates.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    And predictably we're exposed to more blubbing from poor Tony - maybe this is the stuff he was complaining was "untrue" (but which was not in the public domain when he said that):

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10522496&pnum=0

    "I don't care what anyone says about me but... to have somebody out there who could say I would attack... I've only had three girlfriends in my life, and my first one was the love of my life early on in Australia, my university girlfriend. This letter contained details that I had beaten her up and had assaulted my other girlfriend as well. And that to the day is the thing way beyond even this that is the most hurtful thing out of all this."

    Remember, everything before the "but" is bullshit. Interestingly, the story notes that the original journalist "accused Veitch supporters of running a smear campaign to discredit Dunne-Powell". He really does care about his "reputation".

    Kan is eloquent about the wave of engineered sympathy for the bloke.

    Why can't these people bring themselves to condemn an act of violence against a woman lying on the floor?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Round of applause for Kan in this house...

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    The Cops are following up the complaint. This is as good as it gets without Veitch reaching an epiphany and it seems clear he hasn't.

    Hey Shep, ( I like how your name suggests one may speak casually)I really do think that for anyone to behave in the manner for which we are being informed, is, quite ignorant of the effect their actions have.So I don't expect that Veitch would have imagined that his compensation was going to be considered wrong because it seemed to sort his problem out when he negotiated it.I don't think he thought of his counter offers as anything but just what lawyers do.Let's face it ,lawyers do try to" get the best deal", or" make the problem go away" and most of the time it's big money if you earn lots which, seems to be the case with both of these people so negotiations were probably an automatic action. Seldom do we see people give themselves up suggesting they have had an epiphany but because of public pressure Veitch has had to face his demons on the stage.A form of restorative justice in itself. I do imagine he is learning lessons as we write. If he learns never to do this again that in my eyes is a good thing. Russell was right over at the trainwreck, weird spell!

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Just sent Raybon's editor a note of congratulations. Figure it pays to encourage those doing the job well.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    congratulations sofie, you turned 1001.

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Rob, the official counter says 983 - where's your total coming from?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Yes, I am young for my age :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    It's about time you got something right there Robbery ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    isn't it 20 a page? and we're on pg 50?
    if not, complete mis calculation, I'm not sure I can fabricate interest and comment for another17 posts.
    unless veitch tops himself, now that'd make some more comments wouldn't it, or complete silence, could go either way.

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    How about that weather, then..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    It's better than nothing.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Well, when the trial begins then surely that's another 10 pages worth?

    Wil Holmes be called as some kind of character ref?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    They might subpoena Holmes as the writer of most of the mawkish garbage that has substituted for taking responsibility.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    an unnamed source told me it was 1001 at the top of this page. I just counted a few pages at random, They've all got 20 posts per page.
    Not that I'm obsessive compulsive or anything....

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Accoording to the counter on the main page - http://www.publicaddress.net/system/ - this post should make about 993. Don't despair, almost there.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Compulsive or otherwise..

    Is that a record?

    You know, the issue that has most touched the PA nerve?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    I think it probably is.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Also a sign of increasing readership, and enough people committing the effort needed to keep a conversation going.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    I'm sorry to say Sofie, but I'm using a pseudonym, my pronstar name to be exact. Shep was my dog & Cheyenne the Street I grew up in.

    I was pretty impressed by Hewitts tearful epiphany in Queenstown, but wrong of me to expect all public figures to prostrate themselves in a media conference & mean it.

    I hope all is well with you Sofie, a friend of mine missed the steriod shots after her treatment, she used to be on a good busy buzz.

    I could help but think the Media Report this morning on Veitch hinted as to his 'need' for excessive cash (mental hop, skip & jump) was it for P?

    Since Oct 2007 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Shep, yes


    Allegedly, that one's been going round for a while.

    But if you're that short, and talk that fast I guess it's inevitable.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    1000th

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    1001th

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

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