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The RDU Election Broadcast – the wrap up

The RDU Election Broadcast – the wrap up

At the time of writing, the preliminary results are in, and Winston Peters is making up his mind about whether he should go with National or Labour and the Greens to form a government. Broadly, the result is both better and worse for each side than they might have hoped. ...

JamesD

September 25th, 2017

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The RDU Election Broadcast – the rest

The RDU Election Broadcast – the rest

There are a couple of other electorates that skirt Christchurch that we’re going to feature in this series.. Selwyn and Waimakariri are rural electorates on the fringes of the city that have become more and more tied to Christchurch since the quakes. Both electorates ...

JamesD

September 20th, 2017

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The RDU Election Broadcast – Christchurch East

The RDU Election Broadcast – Christchurch East

  Christchurch East   Held by Poto Williams (Labour) National: Jo Hayes Greens: Cathy Sweet Christchurch East is getting ready for its 3rd election in 4 years. In 2013, Poto Williams was elected as the MP for the area, after a by-election triggered when Lianne ...

JamesD

September 14th, 2017

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The RDU Election Broadcast: Christchurch Central

The RDU Election Broadcast: Christchurch Central

Christchurch Central Held by: Nicky Wagner (National) Labour: Duncan Webb TOP: Douglas Hill Greens: Peter Richardson Christchurch Central is without a doubt the closest electoral contest in Christchurch, and in fact, one of the most interesting in the country. Traditionally ...

JamesD

September 11th, 2017

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The RDU Election Broadcast – Port Hills

The RDU Election Broadcast – Port Hills

In the lead up to the election James Dann talks us through each electorate in Christchurch and gives us his perspective and predictions for each one. This week: Port Hills Held by: Ruth Dyson (Labour) National: Nuk Korako Green Party: Eugenie Sage   A couple of weeks ...

JamesD

August 18th, 2017

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Best of 2016 – Books and BWB Texts

Here is James’s list of top books for the year. The BWB Texts are obviously books too, but have been split into a seperate list, as it’s kind of not fair to compare them to some of the bigger books on the list. Note: a number of books would probably make the list

JamesD

December 21st, 2016

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Best of 2016 – Films

Best of 2016 – Films

Here’s James’s list of Best Films for 2016. You can listen back to the podcast here: 20. LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP A fast-paced and witty period drama with a stellar performance by Kate Beckinsale. 19. NERUDA Follows the poet on a caper around Chile and into the ...

JamesD

December 20th, 2016

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Best of 2016 – Worst Films

Best of 2016 – Worst Films

You can’t have all the good without some bad. Here are James’s top five stinkers for 2016. Listen back to the podcast here. Warning: spoilers for some bad films you shouldn’t see. 5. WARCRAFT Some might argue that movies based on video games don’t ...

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December 20th, 2016

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Best of 2016 – Op Shops

Best of 2016 – Op Shops

Up Again’s James Dann spends far too much time trawling round second hand stores in search of Temuka pottery and other stuff he doesn’t need. After hitting more than 50 in the Greater Christchurch region in 2016, here is his definitive list of the Top Ten op ...

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December 19th, 2016

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