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Russell discusses the Government funded broadband plan promising 100 megabit speeds to most New Zealand homes in 6 to 10 years, double the time frame initially proposed during last year’s election campaign. Alot can happen and technology will change in that time so who will look after the old copper network which is already under strain while we wait for fibre to the home? Russell Brown is chief blogger at

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The Green party co-leader says tax cuts now and in 2010 and 2011 look to be irresponsible in the current economic climate and don’t actually benefit those who need them most.

Russel says National’s broadband plan is a step in the right direction but proof will be in the detail. Russel also discussed live sheep exports, New Zealand native plants on the verge of extinction and a plan to get John Key digging in the garden.

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