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I’ve never told anyone this.

When John Key won in 2008, I sent him an email.

I had never emailed anyone in politics before.  Nor sent a letter.  Nor written to the Editor of any newspaper.  It was altogether a remarkably odd thing for me to.    Read more »

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Andrew Little is soooooooooooooooooo happy.  He says that Mt Roskil proves Labour can win the next general election. Read more »

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McLaren cars from around the world are currently being driven around New Zealand on the Epic New Zealand Tour in a tribute to the late Bruce McLaren, a New Zealander.

The event, organised by McLaren, involves a convoy of 31 cars, which media have estimated are worth $45 million in total.

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It’s fair to say there is no love lost between Lisa Owen and Whaleoil in a general sense.  Although she had a job to do, she took it beyond the point of news and took the side of Ben Rachinger.   Read more »

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Photo: Fayez Nureldine/Reuters

This man can’t be a “real” Muslim.

An influential Saudi prince has called for an “urgent” end to his country’s ban on women driving saying it is a matter not just of rights but of economic necessity.

“Stop the debate: Time for women to drive,” Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on his official Twitter account.

Economic necessity.  He’s sick of driving the harem all over the place.   Read more »

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Speaker of the House David Carter ejected Ron Mark before question time the general debate had even started.

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This is Ohio State University police officer Alan Horujko, who responded within one minute to a campus attack this morning where he shot and killed a man who was slashing students with a knife.

So the random, lone wolf, non-terrorist who used a car to drive into a crowd of people and then started slashing with a knife was taken down by a gun.

I guess we’re not going to hear too many complaints about that.

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The programme will see ten British Muslims with contrasting world views, including 35-year-old Haqq, put in a house and filmed. A leaked summary of the show made by the company behind The Great British Bake Off warns of ‘charged exchanges’ between them.

Security experts attacked the BBC’s decision to provide Haqq with a platform given his association with Choudary who was jailed in September for drumming up support for IS. One counter-extremism expert accused the corporation and the programme makers of a ‘callous and irresponsible’ move by having Haqq as a housemate.

The BBC says it was necessary to have a cross section of opinions in the house. The show aims to highlight the range of views held by British Muslims on everything from sleeping arrangements to cooking.

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An Auckland man has become the first New Zealander to receive specialised robotic surgery.

Surgeons at Auckland’s Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital have performed the first trans-oral robotic surgery in the country.

The procedure can be used to treat things like oral cancer, neck tumours and obstructive sleep apnoea.

John, 59, who does not want his last name used, had the procedure to remove a tumour in his throat in October.

The East Auckland resident was diagnosed with oral cancer in July after having a dull ache in his throat for a few years. Read more »

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Ashen and grave, President Castro told the nation in an unexpected late night broadcast on state television that Fidel Castro had died and would be cremated later on Saturday.
There would now be several days of national mourning on the island.

Raul Castro ended the announcement by shouting the revolutionary slogan: “Towards victory, always!”

Barring the occasional newspaper column, Fidel Castro had essentially been retired from political life for some time, the BBC’s Will Grant in Havana reports.

In April, Fidel Castro gave a rare speech on the final day of the country’s Communist Party congress.

He acknowledged his advanced age but said Cuban communist concepts were still valid and the Cuban people “will be victorious”.

 

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