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High-flying PM at it again already

The jet-setting PM departed last Sunday on another overseas junket...no time wasting as Caretaker government.

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Thursday July 19, 2018


It is high time the Airport Authority sorted out the issues with their automated carpark – but this looks to be unlikely to happen anytime in the near future.

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Friday July 13, 2018

Politics dominates today's Smoke Signals. Remember if you have a Smoke Signal you wish to send in, email it to - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Saturday July 07, 2018

Welcome back to Raro – but watch out for those sharks

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Thursday July 05, 2018

Former MP’s emergency looks a tad suspicious...

Did you hear about the medical emergency in Penrhyn? The government sent the Air Raro jet and on the way collected the CIP MP elect for Pukapuka and the independent MP elect for Penrhyn, but  I believe medical referral was for the previous MP Willie John. We know poor Willie fell over in the elections but didn’t realise it was an emergency. Could be there was another emergency and not a medical kind?

Smoke Signals - 04/07/2018

Wednesday July 04, 2018


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Friday June 29, 2018

Driving on the island and the up-coming Rising Stars netball tournament dominate today's Smoke Signals.

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Thursday June 21, 2018

No airpoints for PM on flight to northern islands

Before the general election, caretaker PM, Henry Puna went on a taxpayer-funded trip to his constituency of Manihiki. That worked out very well for him, although there were no first class seats or airpoints on that trip.

Smoke Signals - 20/06/2018

Wednesday June 20, 2018


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