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It's no secret I shall be #PartyVoteGreen and likely to be Labour Paul Eagle for my Rongotai electorate. I shall also be Yes for both referenda.Now that's that out of the way you should of course ignore it and do what you feel is right.First of all I would urge you to VOTE! Make sure you're enrolled and your details are up-to-date: that, no really I can wait, off you go, check your details ... Ok, good. This year from Wednesday 2nd September (overseas) / Saturday 5th September (in NZ) to 7pm on Saturday 19th September you get to vote on one or more of the following:The makeup of ParliamentParty voteYour local MPCannabis legalisation and control referendumEnd of Life Choice referendumYou can vote via post, look out for your voting papers later this month, or in person at many voting booths around Aotearoa New Zealand.
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All Blacks - good on 'em for picking the best squad

13 days to goWell done to Reuben and the management for going with the best All Black squad possible - I suspect this is the core that will be playing in the French Rugby World Cup Finals next year.

Oh, and Conrad Smith once he gets back into it all!

So it's now bring on the Aussies and the Boks in a full on Tri-Nations series (one extra round of games for everyone ... is this a good idea, hmmm) - check out the fixture list

Full squad
  • Dan Carter, Canterbury
  • Jerry Collins, Wellington
  • Jimmy Cowan, Southland
  • Jason Eaton, Taranaki
  • Rico Gear, Tasman
  • Scott Hamilton, Canterbury
  • Carl Hayman, Otago
  • Andrew Hore, Taranaki
  • Doug Howlett, Auckland
  • Chris Jack, Tasman
  • Byron Kelleher, Waikato
  • Luke McAlister, North Harbour
  • Richie McCaw, Canterbury (Captain)
  • Leon MacDonald, Canterbury
  • Chris Masoe, Wellington
  • Aaron Mauger, Canterbury
  • Keven Mealamu, Auckland
  • Mils Muliaina, Waikato
  • Ma’a Nonu, Wellington
  • Anton Oliver, Otago
  • Greg Rawlinson, North Harbour
  • Joe Rokocoko, Auckland
  • Greg Somerville, Canterbury
  • Rodney So’oialo, Wellington
  • Reuben Thorne, Canterbury
  • Neemia Tialata, Wellington
  • Isaia Toeava, Auckland
  • Piri Weepu, Wellington
  • Ali Williams, Auckland
  • Tony Woodcock, North Harbour