People who matter

By Denis Welch In Commentary

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25th November, 2006
Trying to identify the 50 most powerful people in New Zealand is probably a kind of madness, but the world loves a list, and the Listener seems to have hit the spot with its Power List over the past two years. Not for nothing do the first four letters of our name spell "list". Reaction to the last one was wide and varied, not least from regions that felt hard done by because their scions weren't represented on it. On the other hand, there was the kind of response it got from people like John Key, who marvelled at being ranked ninth most powerful person in the country when he couldn't ...

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