Interview: Rodney Hide

By Guyon Espiner In Current Affairs, Politics

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24th March, 2012
Rodney Hide looks lighter as he strides down Auckland’s Ponsonby Rd in short sleeves, a cellphone stuck to his arm. It’s not a physical thing, although he has kept up the gym work since leaving Parliament four months ago. It’s a lightness of being. Despite being shunned by his party and the voting public, he seems at peace with the past. Unlike other rejected MPs, he’s not talking about a political comeback. He didn’t even vote at the last election. His separation from politics is almost complete. But he still feels the need to tell the story from his side: how a personal friend ...

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