Justin duFresne

NZSO on the bludge

Have a listen to this rubbish, a bunch of bludgers writing and playing music for a made up celebration dreamed up by another bunch of bludgers.

Justin DuFresne talks to composer Eve De Castro-Robinson about tonight’s New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performance of The Planets, in honour of Matariki.  Read more »

Hardly overwhelming David, time to fess up

I’ve been thinking a fair bit about David Shearer’s leadership.

To my mind he is doomed. The much heralded and signalled…well required…leadership vote was held and afterwards Labour rather embarrassingly announced that David Shearer was endorsed as leader in a ballot that had only one candidate by “an overwhelming margin“.

That got me thinking and it got me scratching around my Labour sources…that didn’t sound right…”an overwhelming margin”…what does that even mean?

Then I was emailed by a reader who heard Katie Bradford-Crozier talking to Justin duFresne this morning on NewstalkZB. She said that int he leadership vote there were 10 abstentions.

This confirms what I have heard too from my Labour sources. Ten abstentions.  Read more »