I had the pleasure of judging the Electronic Media Award (websites and TV shows) category in the 2007 Culinary Quills Awards several months ago. The award ceremony was held today at the Boatshed here on Wellington harbour, on a beautifully still clear day that Wellington does so well – at least that was the story […]
Revealed today in the newspaper that John McGrath , mayoral hopeful, owes creditors tens of thousands of dollars for his new drinking venture, Buena Vista Social Club. Now, it’s not unusual to rack up huge debts getting a business off the ground, so maybe this story is a bit of a beat up by the […]
What is it with old cars. I spotted Ray Ahipene-Mercer driving round in some old gas-hungry 1940’s roadstar covered in placards. I thought it was kind of cute in a gimmicky way. Then, lo and behold, the very same day I see Bryan Pepperell driving what looked like a 1930’s baby Austin, again covered in […]
Here’s a good reason to not vote National next year. National are going to scrap the cap on the fee you pay to your GP, so effectively your doctor will be able to charge you more. National leader John Key said the competitive market would ensure doctors’ fees did not go through the roof. Raising […]
Yesterday someone with a sense of humour put up a poster advertising a fake newspaper called New Standard. The headline ran: “Rickard says sorry – gives back $500,000” Yeah, right!
Spot the difference. I woke this morning and threw on the TV to watch the last half of the All Blacks play Scotland. I had heard on Morning Report that they were wearing the alternative strip. Naturally I figured that’d be fair enough. Scotland wear dark blue and in the dim light of the northern […]