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    Newspaper job losses and a racist cartoon

    by  • May 30, 2013 • Australasia, News, Opinion, Thoughts • 0 Comments

    290513 The Marlborough Express Al Nisbet cartoon

    Free school meals. Racial spending-priority stereotypes. Pushing the envelope. And general outrage. Al Nisbet’s cartoon appeared in The Marlborough Express, a daily paper at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, May 30th to much controversy and discussion. In his defence, editor Steve Mason said he had discussed the toon with senior members of staff. He said:...

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    Hysteria as man spits wine at Queen

    by  • March 5, 2013 • Australasia, News, Shorter • 0 Comments

    A prize-winning photograph of a man tasting wine in front of the Queen has caused absolute outrage in southern New South Wales. See it here. There really are a lot of Australians twisting their knickers about this, if the online comments left on the Illawarra Mercury’s story are anything to go by (“we should...

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    Christchurch’s new heart

    by  • February 22, 2013 • Art, Australasia, Featured, Longer, News • 0 Comments

    Christchurch earthquake damage

    Among the destruction of Christchurch’s deadly earthquake two years ago, a glimmer of something good. Against expectations, the gentle exodus of young people has slowed since the disaster – and those who remain are cultivating a new, glowing little heart for the crumpled city. In 2010, Christchurch was a pretty garden city in Canterbury,...

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