rewarding and enjoyable
As did Helen Clark
You mean, some time when Clark and Harawira were on speaking terms? I must have been on sick leave that day.
Yes, it's largely symbolic, but it's also about diplomacy. It's not the warm reception that's really significant. It's the warm and in-depth approach she made. In fact, she openly invited protest as symptomatic of a healthy society. Pretty different from former attempts.
Sure, she's set herself a high bar. Yet people are saying that like it's a bad thing.
The big promise she made, which can be easily kept, is that she'll be back again next year. So, the next 12 months will see some noses put out of joint, and some of those noses may rock up to Waitangi next year with placards. But I reckon you can bet she's still gonna turn up. And that's important.
Wahine toa, I reckon.
Great article. But I had to stop and think for a moment about anything good about the way the flag referendum was designed.
Please, not Jacindamania. I object!
Unless, that is, you want PAS to establish itself as nothing other than a partial bunch of happy clappy kumbaya choristers.
For services to journalism and democracy.
It's a word, and a nice one. They connect us all, geographically, economically and culturally.
They are the canaries in our collective coal mine.
Am I right in thinking that driveways are the hardest things for cycle lanes?
Island Bay, Garnet Rd.
Although, I also recall hearing the end of the American war in Vietnam announced on the radio. I'm sure it wasn't the only time a kid ever asked "what will be in the news, now?"
I've told this one before.
August, 1973. The lady who worked in the Remuera Primary office went home with a teacher, loaded her TV into the car and set it up on the school stage. It was a handsome thing: black, with swirly gold trim.
All 600 of us sat there on a sunny day as they fiddled with the rabbit ears to pick up the signal.
And all 600 of us watched, stupefied (it was intensely boring), as the president of a country we all dreamed of, but could never understand, announced his resignation in the face of impeachment. And they wonder why I took up media studies.