brian edwards

Um, er, like, y’know and what the hell happened to the schwa?

WEEKEND REVIEW Sun 22 Feb 15 2

The key to fluency is having what you want to say pre-programmed in your brain a few seconds before it comes out of your mouth. You can learn to do this!

An atheist reflects on God, religious belief and Isis

WEEKEND REVIEW Sat 21 Feb 15 14

Torturing people who disagree with your interpretation of the wishes of a deity, chopping off their heads or burning them alive – none of these is an invention of Isis.


Why are New Zealanders so effing loud?

Holiday Review 12

For the most part, New Zealand men are loud.

Eleanor Catton

I offer my humble opinion on Eleanor Catton’s treason

WEEKEND REVIEW Sat 31 Jan 15 55

This need to be constantly reassured of our worth, this adolescent insecurity is still a feature of the New Zealand psyche.

"I know nothing"

On the uncanny resemblance between John Key and Sergeant Schultz

Thu 27 Nov 14 13

In the 30-odd years that Judy and I have been providing media advice to prime ministers, prostitutes and pretty well every profession in-between, our teaching mantra has remained the same:

Little: foreboding cloth-cap image, but could also be seen as a "good man" who's willing to call a spade a spade

Andrew Little: A Man for the Time?

Thu 20 Nov 14 21

It will not be easy for Little to win popular support, given the sense he is the unions' creature. But there is another possibility .... 


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