It’s Moments Like Those You Need Mintos

In 1981 I knew little of sports in South Africa, or racism in sport in general. The NZRFU inviting an apartheid team to tour New Zealand in 1981 changed that for me and a lot of other people. There are a lot of arguments that still rage today over the 1981 tour, but all that proves is that racism in sport is divisive. Towards the end of the 1981 tour I was so impacted by what I had seen that I had brought a 35mm camera and had started taking photographs and developing them in a darkroom in the bathroom. By the time the tour was over I had a job as a photographer. . . . → Read More: It’s Moments Like Those You Need Mintos

What Would You Say?

The GCSB said the law was ambiguous and confusing in relation to what it’s powers were over spying on New Zealanders. Really? 14. Interceptions not to target domestic communications Neither the Director, nor an employee of the Bureau, nor a person acting on behalf of the Bureau may authorise or take any action for the purpose of intercepting the communications of a person (not being a foreign organisation or a foreign person) who is a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident. That looks as clear as dog’s balls to me, but I’m not an intelligence person. . . . → Read More: What Would You Say?

Shadow Of Doubt

I hadn’t taken much notice of the Crewe Murders to be honest as the trials unfolded, but you couldn’t really ignore the efforts of the Thomas retrial committee as they fought to free an an innocent man. Mum was a wardsmaid at Middlemore while Thomas was hospitalised during his imprisonment. I remember her coming home to Buckland Road one night and telling me ‘He is innocent, I can tell by his eyes, he couldn’t have murdered anyone’ That was good enough for me. . . . → Read More: Shadow Of Doubt

What Do You Call An Act Leader In A Suit

When John Key ordered the party faithful of Epsom to help rig the last election he told them to vote for the former National party Police Minister John Banks.

How did they feel seeing their MP in the defendant dock on Friday.

John Banks, Government Minister

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/8646686/I-haven-t-committed-any-offence-ACT-leader

 

 

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