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Today’s Trivia


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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the single longest word in all of Shakespeare’s plays. (Source)

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Bullet popcorn

How do you dispose of 2000 bullets?


Pure insanity


Daily dose of Awww

We’ve been running low on kittens for a while.   Fill yer boots.  Our laundry basket, as the case may be


Daily Roundup

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The final four, what do you reckon? [POLL]


These are the final four designs which will be on the referendum to compete with our existing flag in the second referendum.

My favourite is the top left, a flag by Kyle Lockwood, my second favourite is the second Kyle Lockwood design in the bottom right.

I can live with either, but my preference out of those two would be the top left.

The flag change process has taken another step forward, with the final four contenders for a replacement flag revealed.

Whittled down from a long list of 40, the Flag Consideration Panel unveiled the final four at the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. on Tuesday morning.

They are: Silver Fern (Black and White) by Kyle Lockwood, Koru by Andrew Fyfe, Silver Fern (Black & White) by Alofi Kanter, and Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue) also by Kyle Lockwood.   Read more »

Raw sewage flows again in “the most liveable city”

You’d think that services like sewage would be something to get right before you worry about more glamorous things like building a rail loop as a legacy to your disgraceful stint at being Auckland mayor.

But no.

Raw sewage on central Auckland beaches has outraged residents who walk and swim there.

The pollution has been tracked to a blocked sewer network which overflowed into a stormwater drain.

A Herne Bay resident took a photo of birds foraging for food at Masefield Beach reserve, near the Curran St on-ramp for the harbour bridge and opposite Pt Erin Park.

The resident said it wasn’t fish in the water but “raw sewage coming out of a pipe that’s been broken for years, then gets washed along the beaches when the tide comes in”.

Waitemata Local Board member Rob Thomas said sewage overflows into the harbour were unacceptable.   Read more »