Great article. But I had to stop and think for a moment about anything good about the way the flag referendum was designed.
Please, not Jacindamania. I object!
Unless, that is, you want PAS to establish itself as nothing other than a partial bunch of happy clappy kumbaya choristers.
For services to journalism and democracy.
It's a word, and a nice one. They connect us all, geographically, economically and culturally.
They are the canaries in our collective coal mine.
Am I right in thinking that driveways are the hardest things for cycle lanes?
Island Bay, Garnet Rd.
Although, I also recall hearing the end of the American war in Vietnam announced on the radio. I'm sure it wasn't the only time a kid ever asked "what will be in the news, now?"
I've told this one before.
August, 1973. The lady who worked in the Remuera Primary office went home with a teacher, loaded her TV into the car and set it up on the school stage. It was a handsome thing: black, with swirly gold trim.
All 600 of us sat there on a sunny day as they fiddled with the rabbit ears to pick up the signal.
And all 600 of us watched, stupefied (it was intensely boring), as the president of a country we all dreamed of, but could never understand, announced his resignation in the face of impeachment. And they wonder why I took up media studies.
Anthonie sounds ... kind of ... majestic.
it became very difficult to see which party was saying what to who
Since the only broadcast media I get is free of advertising, this seems very apt.
The miracle of target messaging comes at the cost of ... unified messaging! Which means, it's only a short step from sophisticated targeting to incoherent mumbling.
Distinct advantage of attack politics: no need for fine-tuned targeted messages, making it easy to be coherent.
Why doesn't Labour simply come out and say they'll reduce GST? Are they still embarrassed by the fact that they introduced it all those years ago?
The non-hole formerly known as $11b seems trivial, considering Labour is campaigning without a tax policy.