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Books of My Life
THE AUTHOR’S CUT, a selection of short stories chosen from his 13 previous collections, will be released on June 16. “Rather than reprise favourites from my early writing life, I salute three books of more recent times.” BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, by Annie
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Poorly Served
It is good to hear directly from people I write about. Recently, I wrote about the Government’s stubborn insistence on restricting the number of Covid-19-free Pacific Island Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers and its damaging effect on the fr
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Lack Of R.e.s.p.e.c.t.
In the immediate post-Muldoon era, the National Party held a wound-licking annual conference, among the hoop-la of which was a specially commissioned song about rebuilding. At the time, it seemed there might never be another spectacle quite so desper