Posts by waihekeislander
Polity: Behavioural economics and Hekia Parata, in reply to
Those are both options at present. Trips to Japan or an AB coach would currently be funded by Ops grant and/or fundraising. If a school chooses to instead spend that money on teachers they can do that now. The global funding proposal is altogether different. It means baseline teacher numbers could be cashed up to spend on the trips or AB coach - there is nothing about global funding that would lead to more teachers.
Hard News: Monday Music! Outrageously right,
Is there a link for buying those te reo record covers?
Hard News: Friday Music: A Life of Stories,
Graham Brazier speaking on behalf of Hello Sailor at their 2011 induction into the Music Hall of Fame (watch from 15:39)
Hard News: Friday Music: Not just…,
I've been reading the coverage on She's So Rad, and while I agree there are some interesting and instructive elements to this, I also think that She's So Rad haven't necessarily done a great job around promoting physical sales.
I'm a fan of the band. I bought the 1st album on vinyl as soon as it was possible. I also bought their Disco Version 12" on vinyl. From the outset the band have said Tango will be getting a vinyl release. Their website has a link saying "Buy Our Album On Vinyl" but links to the bandcamp page where you can only buy CD or download.
There is no mention on the bandcamp page of an upcoming vinyl release, let alone a preorder. If there was I would preorder, they could have my money before the product was available. I've asked (as have others) through the bands facebook page, and their labels facebook page, when the vinyl release will be out and had no response.
I realise vinyl is expensive to release and takes time, but they said they were going to. I won't buy a CD, or digital if a vinyl release is pending. And I would venture that with a band like She's So Rad they are more likely to sell vinyl than any other physical format.
Hard News: Friday Music: Christchurch,…,
Russell, a podcast of the ChCh talk would be great if it can be arranged.