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A brief history of National MPs trashing the rail link they just funded — In light of National's decision to fast-track the City Rail Link, Hayden Donnell looks back at some of the times the party's top MPs scorned the project as a terrible idea beloved only by wastrel lefties. National's stance on public transport in Auckland lurched toward sanity yesterday,

Can We Guess Your Age From These Five Questions?

Is John Key Gutless? Yes He Probably is TBH — In the words of Tony Abbott, New Zealand and Australia are more than friends - we're family. That's true to an extent. We have close economic ties. About 650,000 New Zealanders live over there. But there's at least one difference: family don't usually exile you to a remote island prison.

Newsworthy Quiz: Who Said It, Mike Hosking or John Key? — Guess who, don't sue: which prominent media man lost his rag and went off on this leftist spiel on housing? "Having a smallish clique of homeowners is not good for its economy or its social landscape.
Oct 15, 2015


A Beautiful Death — A Beautiful Death It seems ridiculous that I spent a chunk of Friday evening weeping pathetically over the end of Campbell Live. Neither John Campbell nor his team burst into flames after his last ka kite anō. They'll find new jobs. We'll hear from them again. It's not the end.

Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times — The young recording engineer looked in some pain. Tennis balls were being smashed into his body at full speed, in front of a crowd of people. This wasn't what he'd signed up for. He had been hired to work on one of the most expensive albums in New Zealand music history - the debut by internet entrepreneur and fugitive from US justice, Kim Dotcom.
Apr 20, 2015

Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making of @kimdotcom's "Good Times"…

Apr 20, 2015

RT @HaydenDonnell: My oddly in-depth investigation into the wild recording and bombastic release of Kim Dotcom's album Good Times:…

Air NZ flyers forced to bid for seats — Air New Zealand is being accused of driving away its most loyal customers with a recent overhaul of its Airpoints rewards system. - New Zealand Herald
Mar 19, 2015

@thatjohn @lancewiggs it isn't - there have been many lines in the sand… Issue is a captive market

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Game review: Dark Souls II

Apr 21, 2014

I used to go out. Now I read Dark Souls II guides in my spare time. A review:

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