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Drinking Liberally – Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 3:42 pm, September 23rd, 2008 - 4 comments
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Drinking Liberally - AucklandWHAT: Drinking Liberally Auckland City
WHO: You and any of your left-leaning comrades
WHEN: 7.30pm, Wed 24th September
WHERE: London Bar, cnr Wellesley & Queen Sts (opposite Civic). The entrance to the bar is around on Wellesley St, you need to go up the stairs and we will probably be congregating at the far end by the stage, fiddling with the sound and setting up video.
WITH: Margaret Wilson – retiring Speaker of the House, architect of the Employment Relations Act, and down-right interesting person. She’ll be sharing her thoughts and observations from her 30 years at the sharp-end of NZ’s political scene.
COST: Free, just need to keep yourself fed and watered.

4 comments on “Drinking Liberally – Auckland ”

  1. gee,

    I hope Marg’s still got the voice for it.. after a million ‘Order!’

  2. randal 2

    Randal has business in outer mongolia dealing with other recalcitrant barbarians but best of luck and I hope you all have a jolly good time.
    off topic guys but did any one hear Dennis Welch on rnz this morning. ‘tumeke’ ranked the blogs and the standard came 3rd but from my personal observation more people come here for a good discussion (sic) than go to kweeweeblag.

  3. lprent 3

    randal: It is in the calcs.

    I’m not particularly concerned with the rankings – it took me months to get around to fixing the technorati links that resulted in an “est 89” for incoming linkages. But they’re nice to see for the posters, show that they’re doing something left.

    The calcs are interesting because they favor long lasting blog sites and have a degree of time smoothing. I suspect that my tardiness with dealing with the technorati has been affecting our rank.

    You can see this clearly at present. Whaleoil has had various outages in August due to having to move his site. But is being buoyed by previous levels.

    Similarly the scoring system favors lots of posts and lots of (small) comments. Neither of which we do – well not usually. There seem to be a hell of a lot of comments in the last couple of weeks (and page views, traffic, and server loadings). I’m just organizing the next server increment in case it becomes required before the election.

    It has been nice seeing frog coming up again. Dimpost, Homepaddock, and the Handmirror are all having deserved rises. Chris Trotter and Hooten had a credible start as well.

    Anyway, I’ll see people at the DL Auck tonight.

  4. lprent 4

    It was a very good speech. I’ll have to think more on it tommorrow.

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