Anna Chinn's blog

Annus horribilis: diary of an academic year

Annus horribilis: diary of an academic year

January: What has come over me? Seem to have enrolled for laws 101. Short-term plan: to write better submissions to committees about stuff. Waitaki river, pigs in cages, etc. Long-term delusion: to be subeditor who is law hobbyist working for free on good causes. Waitaki river, pigs in cages, etc. Quite possibly my stupidest decision ever.

Guest blog: We leave Delhi

Guest blog: We leave Delhi

The rest of the Commonwealth may have long since moved on from Delhi, but Chinn-wag has never claimed to be fashionable. We depart from the Indian capital this week, through the eyes of guest blogger Matt Dadley, formerly of Dunedin.

Guest blog: We remain live in Delhi

Guest blog: We remain live in Delhi

Anna Chinn is still in hiding. This week the guest blogger, Delhi resident and absurdist poet Matt Dadley takes an absurdly poetical look back at the 19th Commonwealth Games. In which he makes a cryptic reference to a man named Neil.

Guest blog: We cross live to Delhi

Anna Chinn has escaped and is expected to remain at large for three weeks. In the meantime, Delhi resident, absurdist poet and ex-classmate of Alison Shanks, Matt Dadley, will be guest blogger. Here, he lists the best bits of the Commonwealth Games so far, and dreams about butter and the first ever steeplechase.

A subeditor's voting bias

A subeditor's voting bias

Don't most people have a voting bias that is peculiar to their own little world? I have one that is peculiar to people interested in the machinery of language; to subeditors and the like.

Electorish allsorts

Over to you, auk.

Distressed jeans: an election issue

Distressed jeans: an election issue

Well, my voting papers haven't arrived yet, and anyway I'm still narrowing down my choices, so here's a final policy question for Dunedin City Council candidates.

The chief exec: an election issue

Yes and, if you are running for the Dunedin City Council in the coming election, I would like to know what your policy is on the chief executive. I don't mean what's your policy on Jim Harland, but rather, what's your policy on the role of the DCC chief exec?

Angry drivers: an election issue

Angry drivers: an election issue

Yes and, if you are running for the Dunedin City Council in the coming election, I would like to know what your policy is on angry drivers.

Fruit trees: an election issue

Fruit trees: an election issue

If you are running for the Dunedin City Council in the coming election, I would like to know what your policy is on fruit trees. Fruit trees, nut trees, berry bushes and, while you're on the topic, community gardens.

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