The duo spent a rainy Wellington afternoon chatting about their experiences of Victoria House. I was living in New Plymouth and really wanted to get to a big city. I came to Victoria because I wanted to study politics, but mainly because my mates were coming here! I remember being pretty immature—Mum would make my lunch right up until I left school. The one thing I remember is there were lots of similar people to me here at Victoria House, and I found instant friendships.
The venue was kept secret until this afternoon to supposedly avoid planned disruption, but that generated yet more publicity. The venue was announced — the Powerstation in Mt Eden, Auckland. Before Helen Clark had a chance to complain others were far quicker off the mark with threats — the venue owner puled the plug on it. If this is the end result it looks like a triumph of intolerance over intolerance. Free speech is at risk of becoming a quaint historical ideal. It is becoming the survival of the loudest. Of course people who feel strongly about negative things others might say should themselves speak up, but shutting others up is as problematic as it is futile.
In an informal poll of dedicated New York theatre-goers, last week, only one person had seen it. Nunn, who is best known in the U. Undone by the vagaries of the N train, he had run from the subway to make a technical rehearsal. Dressed in blue jeans and a zip-front sweater, with his hooded eyes and his slight stoop, he looked like a ruffled owl.
In a weird way I feel slightly bonded to Patrick Gower. His ability to manipulate the mundane into breathless headlines is a skill and it was watching him despicably manufacture a leadership coup and claim David Cunliffe was leading it, that was seized upon by the ABCs to humiliate and defame Cunliffe in the Labour Party Conference, that motivated me to set up The Daily Blog as a counter narrative to the jaw dropping myth spinning of the NZ corporate mainstream media. So in a way Paddy completes me. Mike R: 3 News can reveal David Cunliffe failed to declare a financial trust as MPs are required to do with investments. The Labour leader initial tried to keep the trust off the record but was forced to make a late change.