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April 20, 2014 at 2:17pm
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banger. first heard this in a four tet mix for triple j.

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The Star story dump.

March 26
Team loss forces football changes

March 28
Winging it against the Hurricanes

April 02
Dagg’s defence questioned
Facilities hamper new league venue
Chch girls make team
Spinners key to trophy semi

April 04
Full house for Rams’ return
Panthers wary of tough competition
SIDELINED: Big hits put fear into sport

April 19, 2014 at 1:26pm
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My preview of tonight’s Canterbury Rams game.

Clash of the point guards

April 18, 2014 at 9:28pm
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This week’s column for The Star

Opportunity missed

April 6, 2014 at 11:24pm
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McCroskey then offers a concrete example of how the system will work: “You’re in Rome, standing by the Colosseum. It’s 3 P.M. on a Thursday in summer. You open your phone, and it says, ‘Hey, glad you enjoyed the Colosseum, which was on the itinerary we helped you make. We know you love coffee. Time for a cappuccino! The best cappuccino place in Rome is two blocks away. Here are walking instructions. And while you’re walking, you should know: Don’t order a cappuccino in the afternoon in Italy; they only drink them for breakfast, and they’re going to think you’re a stupid American. So you should get a macchiato. And this is how you ask for it.’”

— http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/The-25-Year-Old-at-the-Helm-of-Lonely-Planet.html

March 30, 2014 at 12:31pm
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Asked what quality is required for his side, Mourinho said: “I cannot say in front of the cameras. I can write it on paper.” Offered a notepad afterwards, the Portuguese wrote “balls”.


March 21, 2014 at 5:01pm
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First two weeks at The Star

Two weeks ago I started my first job, as the sports reporter at The Star, a bi-weekly free newspaper in Christchurch with a range of attached community papers. Here’s what I’ve been up to so far:

March 12
From the bench to try-scorer
AMI Stadium gets green light for U-20 World Cup

March 14
Semi-finalists clash in league pre-season game
Jersey swap in Crusader’s lineup

March 17 Communities
Five minutes with James Meredith

March 19
What our kids are playing
On- and off-court plans for Rams centre

March 21
Road trip for Universities
Pre-season league battle between the new recruits

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Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney →

This is the most amazing story I have read so far this year. I have an autistic cousin who is *obsessed* with the Cars movies, so I can picture it exactly. Really eager to read Suskind’s book.

March 16, 2014 at 11:59am
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For Timberwolves, 'Bird' is the word →

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The best game of 'hide and seek' →

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Say goodbye to a lord of the ring →

March 6, 2014 at 1:01pm
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Jose Mourinho →

he’s the best, eye-poke incident aside.

March 1, 2014 at 4:58pm
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The Boss! So pumped!!

The Boss! So pumped!!

February 28, 2014 at 4:39pm
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3.5 hours of dj ez. legend.

February 27, 2014 at 11:48pm
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Q: This season, lots of people have said it’s the most competitive Premier League season ever, both the battle at the bottom, the top, top four, everything. Do you think this season more than ever there’s far more chance to make up a margin of eleven points?

A: I might disagree with you about the Premier League but that’s only me.

Q: You don’t think it’s been as competitive?

A: I think the Premier League have got it the way they want it, that’s for sure. They’ve got what they wanted.

Q: What do you mean by that?

A: I wouldn’t answer that.

— from a few days ago, moyes provides the weirdest moment of the football season. what is he getting at? out. of. his. depth.