Category Archives: Heroes and villains of the week

Each week in 2011 I’ll nominate my best and worst performers from the world of politics and current events

Heroes of the week beginning 3/10/11

With the Nobel Prizes announced during this week and the deaths of two prominent achievers, there are several contenders for Hero of the Week  I’m going to concentrate on them and bypass the nomination of a villain for this week. … Continue reading

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Hero and villain of the week: 30/4/11

I haven’t done a Hero and Villain post for a few weeks. Unfortunately there has been no shortage of villains, but heroes have been a bit thin on the ground, and my intention with this category was to always balance … Continue reading

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Hero and villain of the week: 26/3/11

Hero:  In a public life spanning over 40 years he’s copped a lot of opposition and hostility, but no one can ever accuse Bob Brown of not practicing what he preaches. In the early 1970s he arrived in Launceston as … Continue reading

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Hero and villain of the week: 12/3/11

Hero: To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, this week both hero and villain are women and both drawn from the world of politics. My hero for the week is Joan Kirner, former Premier of Victoria and founder … Continue reading

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Hero and villain of the week: 5/3/11

Hero: A football-themed hero and villain post today. Last week (was it only last week?) the elegantly understated South Island city of Christchurch was flattened, both physically and in soul, by the second major earthquake in six months. Three days … Continue reading

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Hero and villain of the week: 26/2/11

Hero: Once again a natural disaster, this time on the other side of the Tasman, has brought out all measure of heroics and tales of remarkable survival, but my hero for this week is not a survivor or rescuer from … Continue reading

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Hero and villain of the week: 19/2/11

Hero: Teachers are among the many unsung heroes in our society. Too often the popular press invites us to paint all teachers the same colour as the few who make headlines for some sort of misconduct, while all the thousands … Continue reading

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