Monthly Archives: March 2014

Who is the biggest beneficiary?

PART TWO: So Mike Hoskins received some ‘hate’ mail in response to his coverage of Minginui.   His subordinates weren’t sympathetic.   He also received support. I don’t think either the original story or the follow-up (which I saw as … Continue reading

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Ahoy National’s Ordinary Blokes: Mike Hoskins to Your Rescue

PART ONE:   I don’t know how or when tacky Auckland celeb and Seven Sharp frontman and ordinary bloke Mike Hoskins lodged himself in my memory banks as a probable National Party devotee and sloppy commentator.   I  had intended … Continue reading

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Deborah Hill Cone and Simone de Beauvoir

I have warmed (at times) toward the new, sometimes softer Deborah Hill Cone. I don’t always read her column, but in the past few years, she’s been through some stuff that has greyed out her black-and-whites. Apparently (and all this … Continue reading

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