I read somewhere recently (a Herald profile, maybe) that he was reading Chasing the Dream.
I can't seem to find a suitable thread so I will post this naked promotion here:
Auckland folk may be interested in catching a film I co-produced, screening as part of Doc Edge Auckland this Friday at Q Theatre (in Shorts 2, 2.30pm June 2). I will probably do a Q&A after the screening, explaining how this natty little film evolved, whilst its creator Nick Homler was a Fulbright Scholar at Waikato in 2015-16. It is a celebration of small, independent cinemas in New Zealand, and the people who run them.
Tickets for Lions games are rather too expensive so we will watch it on Sky--along with the SoHo channel, the reason why we stick with it.
I just hope that there will be as spectacular an encounter as the Maori All Blacks game of the last Lions tour.
Lovely photos, Russell. I went to the Avondale Market a couple of Sundays back, It is a great experience but I was hoping to find more stalls selling fruit from the Pacific Islands (papaya, mangoes, lichees, big passionfruit, swert bananas) that were in such abundance in Samoa,
OK I tried the red button but it didn't seem to be working.
I have joined up with Newsroom.pro. It is $29 a month but cancelling our NZ Herald sub would more than compensate.
Good news about Media Take. I will try and get up for it when I can.
Russell: re the Patron thing. I think we are still contributing a regular auto payment to PA but should we shift it to this new option?
To call the commercial radio stations disingenuous would be a a bit of an understatement. Lying bastards would be a better description.
I have come to love my e-bike (Trek Conduit) but it does pose new potential risks, even on a daily trip from Claudelands to the uni. Because of the possibility to ride fast and at a sustained pace (I regularly exceed the 25km limit) and because the bike travels so quietly, there is a greater need to look ahead and prepare to slow or stop, especially on shared routes. A bell helps but not necessarily for those gazing down, engrossed in their mobiles.
This came this morning regarding the attempted merger of Fairfax & NZME;
Having read your submission re the proposed merger of NZME/ Wilson and Horton and Fairfax I thought you would be interested in results we are releasing today of a survey of New Zealanders' views on this.
They concur broadly with your conclusions.
Horizon Research conducted this national survey in the public interest. I am surprised the media companies have not done the same, or published anything if they have.
We post the results here:
We also published comments made by survey respondents.
The survey is representative of the 18+ population at the most recent census.
If we can help with further information please don't hesitate to ask.
Horizon Research Limited