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Open mike 09/10/2010

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  1. Logie97 2

    Have we missed something here?

    Yes, the “Dikshit” episode is appalling. No question. However, it was not the incident that caused TVNZ to suspend Henry.

    It was the Governor General episode and Key played no small part in it.
    Read Audrey Young on that.

    Just quietly Key must be rubbing his hands that the issue has been deflected away from him .

    However while we are on the Dikshit incident, that whole Breakfast session needs to be viewed because, in that programme, Henry was “longing for” a mishap to befall the games, to confirm his belief that India should not have been awarded the event in the first place.

  2. KJT 3

    A whole lot of NZ farmland just got bought by the Yanks.

  3. Corpus 4

    Anyone willing to risk naming this guy ?

    [Rest deleted – please don’t encourage anyone on this site to break the law. — r0b]

  4. millsy 5

    Well, D-Day now. We get to find out who takes Auckland into a new era – Both main candidates, representing different sides of our largest city. One representing the poor/brown/immigrant part, and the other representing the white rich part.

    After all the talking and heated debate, its finally happening…

    And we get to see if the teabaggers gain control of the NPDC as well.

    • Logie97 5.1


      Should read
      – one representing common decency and therefore the common man across the region including the poor/brown/immigrant/white/rich/gentile/decent/moral/law-abiding/fun-loving/hardworking/serving/ while
      – the other representing polarised/bigotted/nasty/lying/think-they-have-the-right-to-rule/RodneyHidesupporting folk

      Choice wasn’t hard was it?

      And a message to Hide and Key – listen to Auckland.

  5. joe90 6

    Crusties are characterised as young and homeless, an urban version of the New Age Traveller.

  6. ak 7

    Auckland in the Spring

    Then the Godsend Paul Henry, like a bolt from the Blue
    Shat a shaft of pure pus neath the beak of the geek
    And its retch and its reek
    Clung like glue to the wretch – who smirked like a roue

    And millions decried
    This tiny speck on the tide, former pimple of pride –
    no less honorific than belle of the Pacific
    Pert rack of progression –
    Now the butt of aggression.
    (And were it not for Hels’ mettle, target of metal)

    And Pontius Key smiled
    And waved his hands.

    But thank you Paul Henry, Paul Henry, Paul Henry,
    For being, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
    Arse-hole in the bucket
    And consummate puppet
    Who drew the enmity
    Of global humanity
    To the corrupt equanimity
    Of our Keyfellatory insanity.

    For as Labour takes Auckland
    From below! Such salubrity!
    Brown town is Brown
    And the clowns are put down.

    They see your filth: the fruits of NACT
    They sniff the wind, and reach back:
    To the rejuvenating clarity
    Of humanity and charity.

    And the sun shines again.

  7. ianmac 8

    Auk Herald :1.02pm: With almost 95 per cent of the votes counted, Len Brown has won the Auckland mayoralty.

    Mr Brown has approximately 221,000 votes to Mr Banks’ 161,000.

  8. rosy 9

    More unrest at the C&CDHB. There are now resignations from 3 senior board members including John Anderson. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/4213927/Two-more-chiefs-quit-ailing-health-board

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