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Issue 29 | August 1997

Volume 7 | Number 3 | Issue 29 | August 1997   Heather Murray: Peter Wells’ great novel Joe Atkinson tells who really is consuming TVNZ? Alan Riach on Atua Wera, the spirit of Ken Smithyman Paul Morris takes us…
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Letters – Issue 29

War diaries I would like to clarify certain aspects of my Angel in God’s Office as reviewed in your June issue. Immediately after the war we returned girls accepted what was expected of us — to “settle down”, as was…
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Reality checks, Howard Warner

Telling Stories Geoff Palmer Secker & Warburg, $24.95, ISBN 0 7900 0463 1 Finding Home Dominic Sheehan Secker & Warburg, $19.95, ISBN 0 7900 0462 3 The Transfiguration of Martha Friend Noel Virtue Vintage, $24.95, ISBN 1 86941 303 2…
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Poem – Denis Welch

Porangahau Jesus walked here, and the twelve disciples Came up the coast from Palliser Bay, Some crawling, some clambering over the rocks On what was always a blustery day And a big sea, and the sea’s repeated shocks, But never…
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Freedom within a framework, Harvey McQueen

The Role of the State in Education The Sir Ronald Trotter Lecture delivered by Richard A Epstein New Zealand Business Roundtable, $12.50, ISBN 1 877148 06 7 Worldwide, education is under criticism. Why? First, after World War II large claims…
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Half the truth and nothing but, Joe Atkinson

The Remaking of Television New Zealand 1984-1992 Barry Spicer, Michael Powell and David Emanuel Auckland University Press (in association with the Broadcasting History Trust), $34.95, ISBN 1 86940 151 4 This is a story about a far-sighted and determined group …
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Coming from elsewhere, Paul Goldsmith 

The Immigrants Tony Simpson Godwit, $34.95, ISBN 0 908877 94 3 Most, if not all, people born in New Zealand have at least one ancestor who arrived in this country during the last two centuries. There could scarcely be a…
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A slight angle to the universe, David Eggleton

The Arts in Aotearoa New Zealand Peter Beatson and Diane Beatson Sociology Department, Massey University, $59.95, ISBN 0 908665 83 0 Another 100 New Zealand Artists Warwick Brown Godwit, $75.00, ISBN 0 908877 74 9 Hotere — out the black…
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