Proof, power and par­ties

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tried, but wouldn’t you think there’d be a process for pin­ning it on him, just so those who be­lieve it was David could just let go? I’d love to see the be­yond-all­doubt ev­i­dence that would al­low me to say ‘‘yeah, it was Robin’’. I need to de­clare an in­ter­est here – as a mem­ber of the trust which owns elec­tric­ity com­pany Pi­o­neer Gen­er­a­tion – but do you think that if Merid­ian En­ergy bails out hard-up (yeah right) Rio Tinto by re­duc­ing its charges to the Ti­wai Point smelter, they’ll also re­duce their charges to all their other con­sumers who strug­gle to pay their bills? Let’s hear it! Yeah right. Why do we love fes­ti­vals? I re­mem­ber liv­ing in South West­land in the 80s, and be­ing puz­zled by how im­por­tant the start of white­bait­ing, or duck shoot­ing week­end, or even the Woodham Shield, were to so many peo­ple. Un­til it oc­curred to me that it’s not about the bait or the ducks, it’s about the event. Mark­ing the pas­sage of the year. Per­haps here, where the year lets you know pretty clearly what sea­son it is, we’re much more mo­ti­vated to mark things on our cal­en­dars. What­ever, we have lots of cel­e­bra­tions. Makes it a fun place to live, right?

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