Category Archives: Media

Exclusive: Book Launch ‘Underground Women’

Book Launch: Underground Women This is the formal official (and only) launch of my first (and so far only) novel, Underground Women (link takes you to its page on Amazon.com). So you, the massive and discerning and etc. readership of … Continue reading

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Mike Hosking: Clickbait Champion

It was good to see Mike Hosking dumping on the Aaron Smith clickbait story (about a quickie in a public loo) and, by implication, his own bosses/moneychangers who passed the story for publication.  The chap who took the shot of … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Gerry Brownlee

In the glorious battle over a National backbbencher’s bill to sort out the sorting out of lost property by airport authorities you can follow Professor Andrew Geddis’ contribution on Pundit and his posts on the inanity of the bill.  Once … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Stole Best Friend’s Wife

A story in the Herald this week was headlined ‘I’m not proud I stole my best friend’s wife’.   What can this mean?   Did said bloke just pick her up, sling her across his shoulders, tether her tightly in his compound?   … Continue reading

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On the Bring From a Lack of Drink

I confess I was shocked by the blatant beer and circuses approach adopted by National to the challenge live television coverage of the Rugby World Cup posed to my compatriots.   Open the bars they compassionately cried.  Equality for binge … Continue reading

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Pratfall: PM Down

Was it overdosing on the lead up to  ANZAC that accounted for ponytail excess?  Pathos to bathos?   Every empowered woman appears to have been approached for comment.  Or rushed foward?  Labour’s Annette King was, I thought, rabid and Marilyn … Continue reading

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National’s Visionless Nullity

TROUBLE AHEAD:  The Reserve Bank has twice in a month put the kybosh on National’s “look how clever we are, we conjured up a surplus” mantra as the solution to all economic ills.   I doubt Finance Minister Bill English … Continue reading

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