Josie Pagani

The Huddle

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Larry Williams was away last night and so the Huddle was with Susan Wood and Josie Pagani.

First up we’ve got the appointment of Deborah Manning to Cunliffe’s staff. She’ll be deputy chief of staff – clearly reporting to Matt McCarten. It’s an odd appointment from my perspective as she doesn’t look to have the political background you’d expect of someone in that senior position. But hey – I guess she and Cunliffe have a history – even if it’s as adversaries.

Then we’ve also got the police looking for more women to join the force – can’t say that they’re going to be able to attract more women even with a campaign…I mean the clients are oiks! It’s a difficult one to pitch to women as a long term career prospect.

Finally…It’s all about the royals and the way the visit has been embraced by the public. They have been cheered like rock stars with people turning up in the middle of the night to get vantage points. I would not have thought that average NZ would have been as enthusiastic as it has been about this tour. I am quite surprised by the level of interest and effort that’s gone into the crowds. Not to mention the fact that every time the Duke and Duchess step out the UK papers dedicate their front pages to the tour. All in all I’d say even if you’re not a fan – you can’t deny the publicity for NZ has been incredible.  Read more »

The Huddle at 1740

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Larry Williams is away tonight and so the Huddle will be with Susan Wood and Josie Pagani.

First up we’ve got the appointment of Deborah Manning to Cunliffe’s staff. She’ll be deputy chief of staff – clearly reporting to Matt McCarten. It’s an odd appointment from my perspective as she doesn’t look to have the political background you’d expect of someone in that senior position. But hey – I guess she and Cunliffe have a history – even if it’s as adversaries.

Then we’ve also got the police looking for more women to join the force – can’t say that they’re going to be able to attract more women even with a campaign…I mean the clients are oiks! It’s a difficult one to pitch to women as a long term career prospect.  Read more »

The Huddle

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I was on the Huddle again  last night with host Larry Williams and Josie Pagani.

First up the royals arrive to a wet and windy day in Wellington. Worse still they nearly had to land in Ohakea then drive down – I’m sure they would have recommended we get booted out of the Commonwealth had that occurred. It’s fascinating though how there is so much interest in them when there’s all this talk about becoming a republic.

Then we’ve got Shane Jones having a crack at Lotto in supermarkets. He appears to have let the headway he made with the Countdown bullying story go to his head. Now he’s gone a step too far, banning Lotto from being sold at supermarket check outs – it’s a bit petty on his part to be campaigning on this one. He’s also talking about capping the jackpot amount – killjoy!

And last but not least in any way….Kimmy and Hone get cuddly. (Ewww – there’s an image that will need some intense therapy to get rid of!) Honestly this will end in tears. There’s not going to be a happy ending for this marriage. Their uncoupling will be less than amicable!  Read more »

The Huddle at 1740

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I am on the Huddle again tonight with host Larry Williams and Josie Pagani.

First up the royals arrive to a wet and windy day in Wellington. Worse still they nearly had to land in Ohakea then drive down – I’m sure they would have recommended we get booted out of the Commonwealth had that occurred. It’s fascinating though how there is so much interest in them when there’s all this talk about becoming a republic.

Then we’ve got Shane Jones having a crack at Lotto in supermarkets. He appears to have let the headway he made with the Countdown bullying story go to his head. Now he’s gone a step too far, banning Lotto from being sold at supermarket check outs – it’s a bit petty on his part to be campaigning on this one. He’s also talking about capping the jackpot amount – killjoy!    Read more »

The Huddle

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I was on Larry Williams show The Huddle last night, along with Josie Pagani.

Our topics were:

First up we’ve got Dotcom alluding to a sitting MP – with an electorate – coming to his party. Well what party? There’s been no formal registration of the Internet party, no candidate and no policies and he expects us all to join up? For what? As for the ridiculous pairing up of Hone and Fatty – what a joke. I’m not sure the grass roots Hone supporters are going to be impressed….and I think he’s being politically naive if he thinks this is going to help in some way. It’s interesting to see who’s lining up to take the fraudsters money and sell their political souls. It may well bite them on the back side though. He could well be extradited between now and the election, so it could be a case of backing the wrong horse! (Hippo!)  Read more »

The Huddle at 1740

newstalkzb

I am on Larry Williams show The Huddle tonight, along with Josie Pagani.

Our topics will be:

First up we’ve got Dotcom alluding to a sitting MP – with an electorate – coming to his party. Well what party? There’s been no formal registration of the Internet party, no candidate and no policies and he expects us all to join up? For what? As for the ridiculous pairing up of Hone and Fatty – what a joke. I’m not sure the grass roots Hone supporters are going to be impressed….and I think he’s being politically naive if he thinks this is going to help in some way. It’s interesting to see who’s lining up to take the fraudsters money and sell their political souls. It may well bite them on the back side though. He could well be extradited between now and the election, so it could be a case of backing the wrong horse! (Hippo!)   Read more »

The Huddle

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Last night I was on the Huddle with Larry Williams and Josie Pagani.

Our topics were:

The missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 and the latest theories and evidence.

Winston Peters and his promise to buy back assets and his own conflicts of interest.

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The Huddle

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I was on Larry Williams’ show The Huddle last night with Josie Pagani.

Our topics wee:

  • The disappearing plane – God only knows what’s happened to it. But what is astounding is that apparently no one checks if you’re travelling on a stolen passport. For all the hassle you have to go through to get on a flight nowadays,  hand over your pocket knife/lipstick, tip out your water, put your perfume/aftershave in a bag take off your shoes type of security – what kind of nonsense is it that no one bothers to check if you’re being dodgy with  your passport?
  • The beat up over the Antoine’s fundraiser dinner. As it’s been pointed out if Tony hadn’t taken it upon himself to hand the money over in one lump sum, it would never have been declared at all – if the money was given as smaller donations in itself it would have gone under the radar.
  • Quick chat about the election date (Election date is Saturday September 20th 2014)  Read more »

The Huddle at 1740

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I am on Larry Williams’ show The Huddle tonight with Josie Pagani at 1740.

Our topics are:

  • The disappearing plane – God only knows what’s happened to it. But what is astounding is that apparently no one checks if you’re travelling on a stolen passport. For all the hassle you have to go through to get on a flight nowadays,  hand over your pocket knife/lipstick, tip out your water, put your perfume/aftershave in a bag take off your shoes type of security – what kind of nonsense is it that no one bothers to check if you’re being dodgy with  your passport?
  • The beat up over the Antoine’s fundraiser dinner. As it’s been pointed out if Tony hadn’t taken it upon himself to hand the money over in one lump sum, it would never have been declared at all – if the money was given as smaller donations in itself it would have gone under the radar. 
  • Quick chat about the election date (Election date is Saturday September 20th 2014)

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I will post the audio tomorrow morning.

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The Huddle

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I was on Larry Williams’ show The Huddle last night with Josie Pagani at 1740.

Our topics were:

  • Ukraine and Russia shaping up for fisticuffs.
  • The Oscars, not sure what we are going to argue about on that one, maybe I’ll  Josie take the lead on that.
  • The  Cunliffe situation with funnelling money through a trust to fund his leadership bid campaign – a bit of hypocrisy!   Read more »