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Open mike 30/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, July 30th, 2014 - 246 comments

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Open mike 29/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, July 29th, 2014 - 295 comments

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Open mike 28/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:56 am, July 28th, 2014 - 282 comments

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Tuwhera mike 27/07/2014

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Tuwhera mike 26/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 26th, 2014 - 132 comments

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Tuwhera mike 25/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:19 am, July 25th, 2014 - 167 comments

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Tuwhera mike 24/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:37 am, July 24th, 2014 - 152 comments

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Tuwhera mike 23/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 23rd, 2014 - 238 comments

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Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Open mike 22/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, July 22nd, 2014 - 294 comments

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Open mike 21/07/2014

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Open mike 20/07/2014

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Open mike 19/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 19th, 2014 - 248 comments

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Open mike 18/07/2014

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Open mike 17/07/2014

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Open mike 16/07/2014

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Open mike 15/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 15th, 2014 - 140 comments

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Open mike 14/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:57 am, July 14th, 2014 - 156 comments

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Open mike 13/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, July 13th, 2014 - 86 comments

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Open mike 12/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 12th, 2014 - 158 comments

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Open mike 11/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, July 11th, 2014 - 172 comments

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Open mike 10/07/2014

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Open mike 09/07/2014

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Open mike 08/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, July 8th, 2014 - 148 comments

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Open mike 07/07/2014

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Open mike 06/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, July 6th, 2014 - 191 comments

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Open mike 05/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 5th, 2014 - 83 comments

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Open mike 04/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, July 4th, 2014 - 291 comments

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Open mike 03/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:33 am, July 3rd, 2014 - 248 comments

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Open mike 02/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:52 am, July 2nd, 2014 - 185 comments

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Open mike 01/07/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, July 1st, 2014 - 142 comments

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Open mike 30/06/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:21 am, June 30th, 2014 - 264 comments

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