Posts by Philippa17

  • Hard News: Auckland, so much enormity to…,

    McCully personally chose the blue of the volunteers jackets. Not sure if he went so far as to specify the type of fabric...

    Wellington • Since May 2011 • 2 posts Report

  • Hard News: We are all Twitter,

    Speaking of libel, Glenda Hughes is an interesting character. Tony Veitch was one of her clients. Unlike lawyers, PR hacks can and do choose who they represent and she had no qualms about working for a wife beater. I met her at a party once in 2008 and she started telling me all about the debate she'd had with Tony and his father about publicising his suicide bid. Apparently in PR land, attempted suicide is a bigger barrier to future employment, than savagely beating your partner. Turns out in the real world, neither is an impediment to a television career. And quite unprofessional discussing a client's personal life with a complete stranger.

    Wellington • Since May 2011 • 2 posts Report