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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1945 Pete Townshend songwriter, occasional vocals and guitarist with The Who.

    Born today in 1947 Steve Currie bass with T-Rex.

    Born today in 1949 Dusty Hill (born Joseph Michael Hill) bass guitarist, keyboards and vocalist with ZZ Top.

    Born today in 1951 Joey Ramone (born Jeffrey Ross Hyman) songwriter and vocals with The Ramones.

    Born today in 1954 Phil Rudd (born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis) drummer with AC/DC from 1975 through 1983, and again from 1994 to 2015.

    Today in 1979, Supertramp went to number 1 on the US album chart with “Breakfast In America”.

    • Left Right Out

      Hoped off a plane in LA and went and found (a terrible) coffee at starbucks then sat down and had a chat with Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top….. he was awesome my 6yo (at the time) was amazed with the beard

  • Carl

    ….

  • Nige.

    XCIA answered last night’s question with:

    “good equipment”

    What are some of your favorite brands that you recommend?

    • ex-JAFA

      Apple (he says, typing on his new iPad), Sony, Bosch, Husqvarna, and Sebo. And ACT :-)

      • Left Right Out

        Love apple products… can’t stand “apple” people

      • MaryLou

        Dyson is great, everything you expect, except… if you have long-haired people in the house, who moult a lot, it doesn’t seem to take much to get them would round the spinny thing in the nozzle. So you have to walk around the house vacuuming with a pair of scissors in your pocket, and stop every few minutes to cut them off. Other than that – brilliant!

        • Mark

          If I ever win enough money to build a house,the Urinals will have a Dyson Air Hand Dryer in them,blimming brilliant solution to drying your hands.

          • MaryLou

            Oooh you’re so right, I really want one. Have seriously considered it, but our house is a bit like a shoebox, and not sure anyone’d be impressed with the sound of that going off at 3 in the morning!

          • Mark

            Yeah I admit the noise is an issue,but maybe with the right seal on the bog door LOL.

    • Left Right Out

      Big fan of Under Armour

    • Wasapilot

      Apple phones and tablets (sorry Stag)
      Makita power tools.
      Always had Sony TV’s etc, but might look at Samsung when we replace it.
      Bosch appliances, especially washing machines, driers and dishwashers.
      Stihl garden power tools. My Stihl chainsaw started leaking chain oil about 18 months after I brought it, and it was fixed free at the local Stihl shop.

    • Carl

      Big fan of the Canterbury clothing brand. Everything I have owned of their stuff has lasted for a long time.

    • Greg M

      Smeg appliances, Scanpan cookware and Global knives. Bet ya didn’t expect that. )

      • Wasapilot

        You SNAG you.

      • KGB

        Smeg, Scanpan pots, AGA pans, & Sabitier knives.
        I bought my knives as an apprentice nearly 40 years ago, still in great condition.

      • EveryWhichWayButLeft

        Wusthof knives are my go-to… esp. a 8″ cooks knife. I have several of them and a bit of a knife fetish if I’m really honest about it. :)

        • Moonroof

          If you have just one knife, yup, 8″ cooks knife. Sharp.

    • Dave

      Icebreaker, Bosch, Porsche, Audi, VW, Sony and Apple…..Nespresso for a little coffee luxury. Bacho tools, Makita or Bosch power tools, and Stihl for the yard.

      • Nige.

        Bosch, bostick and bahco. The three B’s of building.

    • Spiker

      Glock and at one time Colt but now just about any modern manufacturer of the AR15.

      • Mark

        Dillon,Spyderco.

    • Jude

      I have never had problems with Toyota they never break down!
      Apple for phone and iPad .
      Love the Bosch dishwasher and Smeg oven.

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Yep forgot Toyota in my list.

      • Nige.

        Yea. I love my hilux

    • Tiger

      Miss my Colorado clothes store.

    • pisces8284

      Apple iPhone, Fisher & Paykel dish drawers, my KIndle and bathroom fittings from actual bathroom stores. Will never buy a shower from Mitre 10 again

    • Chris EM

      Ground Effect, McKinleys Shoes, Earth Sea Sky and Swazi. All made in NZ.
      Apple, Subaru, Stihl, Veritas, Festool, some Makita.

    • A Goldie

      Sunshine for beer, nothing else matters much

    • KatB

      Envirofur from Mahoe. Top possum and merino clothing/footwear products and top service.

      • Nige.

        I don’t know what the hell any of that is but is sounds impressive! ?

    • sarahmw

      Amazon Fire Tablet and phone, Amazon Echo, Kindle. Jeep, Bosch, F&P, Breville.

    • Lux

      Dualit .. we have a toaster and jug .. had them both for years ..

      • Nige.

        Wow. A kitchen appliance that can survive years with you? I AM impressed.

        • InnerCityDweller

          If you don’t use them, they tend to last forever ;-)

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      Apple for computing and phone, Kindle voyager for e-books, Braun kitchen appliances, DeLongi – heater and dehumifyer

    • Lux

      Kitchen aid .. it looks stunning, just doing nothing in the kitchen ..

      • Gourmet

        Agree, still going strong here after a decade.

      • Chris EM

        I’ve got one like that.

        • InnerCityDweller

          What, stunning looking but not doing anything in the kitchen?

          • Chris EM

            Yes, I bought it with good intentions…

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      If I could afford…

      Can’t beat Stihl Chainsaws, but my Husky goes pretty damn well too…
      I have Makita power tools, with the odd DeWalt here and there – but recently started on the Ryobi One line. It’s not that bad for the price and the cordless router/laminate trimmer is bloody handy.

      And Daiwa fishing gear. I’ve mostly got Shimano and more recntly Okuma. I’ve been surprised by the Okuma gear – it use to have a really bad name but my 25kg standup gear and my softbait set-up have been mint.

      • Nige.

        The ryobi stuff is fantastic. I can’t kill it!

    • Old Chook

      My Polaris pots and pans – over 40 years old, used daily and still as good as new. Fifty year old Frigidare Double Oven was left behind when we recently sold and still grieving as I learn to use my brand new Belling. Dish drawers – can’t beat them. Toyota for cars, Apple for computers.

    • Gourmet

      F.Dick Knives. Amazing quality still after a generation old.

      • Nige.

        Ouch

    • Moonroof

      From technical dept, Fluke multimeters, Weller soldering gear, Lindstrom pliers and cutters. The kitchen likes Sanelli and Messermeister knives, with Sun Tiger water stone to keep a good edge, Peugeot for salt and pepper mills (but not cars – that is a Mazda).

    • Miss Phit

      Fluke, H & K, Savage, Marlin,

    • Barnacles2

      Apple laptop, iPad, iPhones, stihl garden gear, makita power tools, bosch dishwasher, f&p laundry, wusthof knives :)

      • InnerCityDweller

        with you apart from f&p

    • gander

      Veritas woodworking hand tools. Apple laptops. KitchenAid mixers. Falcon kitchen range.

    • Dan

      Samsung Note tablets

    • Goldie

      Being in IT, Toshiba laptops, HP desktops and servers (the corporate models, not the cheapo nasty retail ones).

    • Huia

      My favourite brands are, Whittakers chocolate, Cloudy Bay Pinot noir,Tip Top Ice Cream (there is a theme developing here.
      NZ Merino Wool, NZ Moccasin sheepskin slippers, Kenwood Mixer, Bernina Sewing Machine, Russel Hobbs kettle, (had the last on for 34 years).
      Then there are Pineapple Lumps, Giant Jaffa’s and Hokey Pokey.
      Monteiths Summer Ale.

  • Carl

    23 hours and ticking Mr Little. What are you going to do?

  • Misfit

    Otara Budgeting service, they give financial advice to people in Financial trouble is in fact in financial trouble and looking at fraud charges against staff. All paid for by the tax payer. my head hurts

    • Timebandit

      Just heard that and thought exactly the same.

      • Jp

        $800k over 6 years

    • ex-JAFA

      And it was another excuse to trot out Darryl Evans from the Mangere Budgeting Service, who’ve taken over the Otara “clients”.

  • Michelle

    Spent my afternoon doing an autumn house clean, l am too busy in spring but like to do mine in the autumn ready for winter after the heat of summer.
    l do a mini spring clean
    Now just to cool down enough to kill off the flies and l can start washing walls and ceilings

    • JEL51

      I went to help out a friend who is always too busy to do same, last week while she was away on leave. I agreed on a couple of hours but still did not complete the job by the time I did six….!!!
      I really enjoyed it as it wasn’t my mess and the view went right out to the Hen & Chicks. Felt like moving in once done.

      • Michelle

        Glad l am not the only one to leave it till now and sounds like a dream place to work with those views

        • JEL51

          Yup, it is not that old and the main kitchen/dining/living area walls are all sliding doors made of Italian glass on both sides. A real dream, so not at all hard work.

          • Michelle

            Oooh sounds lovely, glad my house is small and doesn’t take long to clean

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      I prefer to do my ‘spring clean’ in autumn as figure I spend more time indoors in winter so why clean in spring when I’m outside all the time. Yes I know essentially spring cleaning is to get rid of the ‘muck’ I create in winter but the autumn version works for me.

      • Michelle

        yes and there is plenty of fly dirt around at this time of year

      • Huia

        I am doing that too, much prefer to do the job in the Autumn, but, thanks to John Key, I’ve had to clean some mould off the windows today and I shouldn’t have to, so its all his fault.
        I demand tv camera’s, several Political party representative’s and two dozen reporters so they can do their filming, interviewing and fighting the cause for me.

  • Jp

    More land to the Morioris
    They were not even treaty partners

    • Misfit

      so the government must compensate for what Taranaki Maori did to them? how about IWI rich of treaty settlement cash pay for their own historic wrong doings as they constantly claim Pakeha must do. Maori Hypocrisy 101

      • Miss Phit

        Yeah but by normal definition it is the white mans fault. If we had’ve arrived earlier we couldve stopped this atrocity.

        Or maybe its another case of “blame JK”.

        How is it possible that a party not included in the TOW and attacked by another NZ tribe (before the white man arrived) is eligible for money from an organisation designed to bleed money from the govt into maoridoms pockets.

    • Dan

      I am of the opinion that we NZEuros should demand compensation from the Romans, Goths, Vikings, Visigoths, Ottomans, Mongols, etc for all the atrocities they caused the motherland over the millennia. Where do we send the invoice?

  • spanishbride

    Media bias? Say it ain’t so.

  • Vlad

    The Greens produced a lovely little girl with health problems and her mother today as a poster child for today’s feeding frenzy about housing.

    I have every sympathy and this could be for real but this time they have disguised the parent’s whole name to avoid any exploration of the bigger picture.

    They have told so many lies and hidden so many back stories that I doubt everything they report.

    The MSM have done untold harm to the legitimate needs of people who deserve our care by their manipulative failure to report with honesty and professional skill.

    I doubt everything they report and good people may be harmed as a result.

    • Wasapilot

      I am no fan of politicians and their pimping the poor stories. I absolutely hate it when they roll out the children, they can not be capable of giving informed consent. Hang your head in shame maturia.

  • LabTested

    Egypt Air flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared off the radar while over the Mediterranean a few hours ago. Its 8am there now & the flight was due to land at 3.30am.

    Reuters is reporting that the plane made no distress call.

    • Dumrse

      Flying at that height I would say it’s now close to the moon.

    • Isherman

      Had 3 security marshals on board, and had stops in Eritrea and Tunisia. I’m picking a bad news outcome unfortunately with this one.

      • Dave

        We have often discussed, when it comes time for a round the world trip, we would ONLY fly on major airlines travelling to major cities, and definitely not travel via Tunisia or Eritrea, whilst we would love to visit those places, security is very lax, and they could have loaded any “baggage” on the plane.

        • Graham Pilgrim

          My immediate reaction was that there had been a security “lapse” in Paris. After all, God only knows who is now employed in France to monitor security. But the fact that the flight may have been interfered with in Tunisia or Eritrea has slightly restored my faith in the French.

          I hope I’m right.

          • Isherman

            After recent events I wouldn’t gamble on France being the point of most risk here.

          • Graham Pilgrim

            But having read the news reports, wasn’t this a direct flight? Where did Tunisia and Eritrea come into it?

          • Isherman

            The aircraft was in Tunis and Asmara on the 18th, prior to returning for the Paris – Cairo flight.

          • Dave

            Aha, thanks …. you mentioned Tunisia and Eritrea, so I assumed it was a bunny hop. Video attached in the news.com.au article has a video of the flight track, watch the plane speed, some are saying it was going way too fast for the type of aircraft.

            http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/egyptair-flight-ms804-has-disappeared-from-radar-during-flight-from-paris-to-cairo/news-story/3d41a30fbf108db1cba9f8c4f1d66246

          • Michelle

            listening to BBC and a reporter saying that staff at Charles De Gaule were mostly from migrant areas close to the airport
            Nuff said

    • Graham Pilgrim

      I wouldn’t wish to speak out of turn, but I would be in no way surprised if the “religion of peace” were involved. Planes just don’t fall out of the sky for no good reason.

      • waldopepper

        yes, i hate to say it but when i heard of this this afternoon, and saw the press release where even though it only disappeared 45 mins earlier they are already talking up the pilots abilities, the cynic in me started betting that its another muslim pilot and the plane goes missing in the middle of the ocean. no distress call, nothing. here we go again. but as others are pointing out here, the cities it landed in are not renowned for their tight security, so it maybe something along those lines instead. but like you GP, im betting the “religion of peace” is involved. i have relatives in the airline industry and they make the same point that you do. planes dont just fall out of the sky for no reason.

    • Dan

      They always seem to disappear over the sea. And why are they always Airbuses? Is it because they are very popular, or are they…well….prone.

      Ed: last sentence

  • Dave

    Worthy of a quick glance (refresh for pic)

    • ex-JAFA

      We’re gonna need a bigger Internet.

      • XCIA

        And, more hours in the day ;-)

        • Dave

          or fewer users, for fewer hours……

    • Dan

      Wow! I didnt realise WhatsApp is so popular. A great app.

      • pisces8284

        The easiest way to send photos apart from all its other uses

  • Iva b ginn

    My wife has just changed the TV channel after 15 minutes of complete garbage. Pimping the poor and more to come I was about to throw something at the TV. Heart rate is returning to normal, I don’t know why I watch the news. I’ll just have to read WO for the news.

    • ex-JAFA

      I only watch so I know what other people are being misinformed about.

  • HunuaRanger

    the sentences for these crimes are just getting stranger’

    In 2014, Harvey filmed herself, using her cellphone, sexually abusing her 15-month-old son and sold the footage for $300.

    Krystal Harvey, 23, must now serve a prison sentence of three years and nine months, a decision by High Court Justice Edwin Wylie says.

    An Auckland mother who filmed herself sexually abusing her 15-month-old son for $300 has had her jail term nearly doubled on appeal.

    So she was initially sentenced to what, 2 years?

    Link to full story, https://nz.news.yahoo.com/top-stories/a/31643809/more-jail-time-for-mum-who-filmed-abuse/

  • Tiger

    Yeah, do you feel as tired as I am due to holding this world all together? After all, with so many public servants, beneficiaries, politicians and their hangers on crying out for money to be spent by the taxpayer to sort out all these crises, the burden is heavy. Oh, and they will help you spend it!

  • taxpayer

    The Justice for Moko facebook group is asking followers to print three copies of this and put them up around their home town.
    My printer is broken down so i thought i would put it up here.
    Many people think this is hand wringing and will change nothing, and that’s fair enough based on past cases.
    But if there is a one per cent chance that this can create a groundswell, with the help of givealittle and the sensible sentencing trust, that will force the Govt and the Judiciary to make Manslaughter pleas or any soft treatment for such vomit inducing crimes a thing of the past then it’s worth shouting out loud.
    It won’t save the next Moko, but it could send a strong message from everyday NZ, torture a child to death, and expect to be locked away, for good.

    • Left Right Out

      I’m waiting for Maori and Iwi to stand up against family violence so poor souls like Moko can enjoy life in our great country…… but still they remain silent

      • JEL51

        And the leadership have to stand their ground against those that join the gangs. The wasted lives in the prisons is equally as shameful. As Allan Duff said, parenting with it’s responsibilities has to be taught/ learnt. What is happening to some is appalling and the lack of leadership from a tribal sense has much to answer. It is not as though those leaders are rushed off their feet to make a living or too busy to have the time. We generously give over in taxes to allow them that time, it is up to them to put things right.

        • Dave

          Please see the image, best you whistle it, whilst waiting for Maori to do anything around responsibility or leadership around infant deaths, or family violence. I hope I’m wrong……

    • waldopepper

      thanks but im over all this. the hours i have spent anguishing over these poor kids, while they are beaten and killed by the very people who are supposed to love and care for them. until maori own the problem nothing will change and effort is best spent elsewhere im afraid. im very sorry to say it, but everyone should move on to other things. let them kill their kids. you cant stop it. they wont stop it. and despite the promises, sue bradfords much touted anti smacking bill hasnt stopped it. whats the point.

      • taxpayer

        The point of the rally is to try and get some justice for Moko, be that a law change or retrial for Murder.
        To expect any real change of course is fantasy, but something is better than nothing.

  • Jude

    Visited the Auckland Art Gallery today. It was very easy to spend a few hours there. The exhibition Space to Dream is :Recent Art from South America , is worth a visit if you haven’t seen already.
    Am tempted to go back for another look myself ?

  • Disinfectant

    The Christchurch City Council has waived a $150, 000 Development contribution that they invoiced the Catholic church.

    The church was paid out by the Crown for its red zoned site. The church then extended its existing school across town.

    This could set an expensive precedent for the ratepayers.

    The solicitor representing the church was a Mr Peter Mitchell. The council recently made its solicitor Mr Peter Mitchell redundant.

    The council granted thousands of dollars to the catholic church so it could repair its church at Little River following in from damage it sustained during the earthquakes. Yet it sits untouched.

    Why is the catholic church so

    • Miss Phit

      Pfft. The houses of god seem to get special treatment from them. Mind you there wanst the same amount of noise when the decision to remove the basilica was anounced but that little church…sorry cathedral in the square.

    • Dan

      Especially when the said church could pay for a brand new Cathedral with petty cash.

  • XCIA

    Have I got the wrong end of the stick here? Are we to compensate the Moriori via the TOW for the slaughter, enslavement and rape of the Moriori by Maori in the 1860’s.

    • Nechtan

      1835 (or there abouts) so that is pre-treaty.

  • Weju

    I want to ask a question about the guy who murdered that lady in Auckland when he was out and wearing an ankle bracelet. The news said that he had been GIVEN a car and housing and the flat didn’t look too shabby either – and no one has taken any responsibility for him falling off the radar? How did he get given a car? A BMW no less and accommodation? I thought I was hearing things – was I?

    • idbkiwi

      No.

      “the “spoilt kid” with the “really good upbringing” was behaving like
      he had every day since his re-acquaintance with his sister following his
      release from prison – being generous and “humble”. He insisted she take his newly acquired BMW 540i”

      https://assets.stuff.co.nz/interactives/gotingco-trial/

      • Dave

        Thanks for the link, unbelievable……. I think every kiwi should read it.

        “If I could turn back time, I would have taken his car. It could’ve saved my brother if I did. I’m sorry that things turned out the way they did. I’m just sorry that it happened.”

        “Strickland, (sister) 35, a mother of seven”

        “His mum said…. “she doesn’t believe he committed any crimes in Tauranga in 2005. And she doesn’t believe he raped and murdered Gotingco”.

        His grandfather says….. ” I believe that fulla needs euthanising”

        What a chilling read!

    • Kitschinsync

      Not sure about the house but I am sure the the car was loaned to him by a family member..Old Jap import beamers are cheap as chips these days so nothing special there really.

  • Curly1952

    Like the new logo for Backchat – looks very much like the beehive debating chamber – very clever

    • wilson

      Except for all the red seats

      • Michelle

        the lefties will be happy

  • Somnambulist

    Twitter threads by Charles Fintry and Mathew Hooton are alluding to a potential (negative?) effect on Labour’s polling of what they’re referring to as the ‘King issue’. Anyone any idea what they’re on about?

    • Wasapilot

      Just been and had a look, no idea what the “king issue” is, but intrigueing. I guess it relate to annette king, could get interesting. Maybe her ex tennant Darren Hughes is making a return with his swiss ball.

    • kayaker

      Had a look at the threads. Looks to me like there’s a point in the polls Labour won’t go below (19%) before replacing Angry with Annette. There was also some reference to Twyford ‘hitting his straps’ and Jacinda being a favourite.

    • Isherman

      Not sure. What I can say is that sometimes the biggest disasters start with a Little mistake.

  • waldopepper

    i note the police are appealing for help re the military weapons that were stolen from dargaville.

    a license to collect these sort of firearms carries with it a substantial obligation on the collector regarding keeping them secure. large industrial weight safes or strongrooms are the requirement.

    your standard run of the mill burglar doesnt turn up to a property with gas axes, acetylene torches and jackhammers to get at these guns, he just wants to be in and out quickly with what he can easily carry, so obviously the crims came prepared for this job. so the question has to be asked how did the burglars know the guns were there in the first place ? and i can only think of one place where all that information is collected and stored.

    • Michelle

      He is well known round town and what guns he had
      Have seen him in the paper talking about gun controls

      Bigger worry is there have been a fair few guns taken in robberies in the north, who is getting these guns and for what reason?

      • JEL51

        Yup, a break-in here (2nd up this road in 23 years) further along our road had two guns stolen from retired policeman’s house not long ago. I think it was a botched job as one of the houses close by is reputed to have the biggest collection in Northland.
        One thing though, there were plenty of police presence in the area for a few days following.

        • Michelle

          l suppose we will find out soon enough what they are wanted for
          Kind of shoots down HDPA and her loop hole in the law

    • Dave

      He asked Heather ???

    • Miss Phit

      This sort of thing is what scares me about having a list somewhere of all the guns we own and the address they are stored at. The govt arent renown for having the best online security so Id imagine it wouldnt take much to steal and promilgate this list to those with the biggest donation…

      Imagine coming home to find the wife or kids sitting with some “nice men” who are there to collect your weapons and have a shopping list of your stuff. Sound like too tall a tale or maybe….

      Also why does someone with this sort of collect not know to keep their mouth shut about their “assets”. And surely the act of breaking into this safe/or whatever shouldve set off alarms.

      Whats next? All houses to have a monitored alarm linked to the safe?

      • Michelle

        From what l know he had pretty good security a few years back so not sure what has happened l am waiting to hear more on this

    • Michelle

      Makes me wonder if these guns will surface next year if the election result is not what some want

    • Spiker

      Many of the guns are rare and are not readily available.

      “Gun collectors and enthusiasts will recognise many of the makes and models and we’re releasing this list in the event that anyone who sees these advertised anywhere or who may be offered one of these for sale, will let us know.

      “These are high-powered weapons and we are obviously concerned that they are out there somewhere in our community, in the hands of criminals” says Detective Inspector Kevin Burke, Northland Police.

      The firearms are as follows;

      Walther P99 pistol
      MP5K sub Machine gun
      Taurus .357 revolver
      Colt .45 ACP Pistol
      AKS 74U assault rifle (looks identical to AK47 but is a later model)
      IDS M4 carbine
      Arsenal AKM M4 assault rifle
      AKM Russian assault rifle
      AK74 assault rifle x 2 (looks identical to AK47 but is a later model)
      Uberti Evil Roy .357 revolver x 2
      Walther P38 WWII
      Walther PP
      M70 B1 rifle

  • Lux

    What has been your most absurd injury ?

    I’m trying to think through all of mine to find one ..

    • ex-JAFA

      I was drunk and fell down my stairs, breaking my coccyx. Another drunken time, I tripped over a pétanque court and opened my skull with a pétanque ball. I need to stop falling over when drinking heavily.

    • Left Right Out

      As an 11yo I was riding my bike to school and went over a jump…. landed on the seat awkwardly which caused excruciating pain……. needles to say they were black for a month…… not nice!

    • I broke a bone in my left pinkie toe dancing at my 21st. Was a fun night.

      • Left Right Out

        surely you don’t actually remember your 21st…. your just going on what you were told…lol

        • Indeed I do, not being a normal Kiwi at that age, no drugs and no drinking.

          • Left Right Out

            I can’t argue as I was the same….. I have the odd beer now… but back then nup…. too busy training

          • Similar. I enjoy a wine and thats it. Life has too much to offer I think, to be wasted and hung over. My alcoholic father gave me the gift of sobriety, thanks Dad!

      • Lux

        I invited my boyfriend and told him it was fancy dress, (it wasn’t) and him and his friend came as Prince Charming and the Mad Hatter .. quite apt for the both of them ..

        • that would have been a hoot, sounds like he was let off easy.

          • Lux

            He was the best boyfriend ever .. we even got engaged for a few years .. he was really, really charming, good looking, and liked a bit of a good fight .. he was hilarious, my family adored him. he became like an eccentric uncle to me after we broke up.. he was so bossy .. but yes a good man..

          • You have some great stories Lux. A life well lived.

    • JEL51

      Nose always cops it, even in recent months when I feinted. Smashed it into the tiles & sliced it open. Barbara Streisand & I have that in common, unfortunately I can’t sing a solitary note to hide behind.

    • Lux

      I have so many.. but it maybe this one .. I had just recovered from two broken arms, one, after the other, jumping out of trees and the next one, falling out of my trolley, and rebreaking it one day after getting the cast off..

      So feeling normal wearing no plaster after many weeks of wearing it, my girlfriend and I biked down to the local water spot, which had a huge long rope swing, where only the tough would swing way out, when the tide was right, and let go .. and splash we would swim to the floating wharf..

      There was no-one around, which was unusual.. so anyway, I swung out a few times and misjudged the water level and went smacking down on some rocks.. and was unable to move..

      My girlfriend biked madly back to my house and told one of my older sisters and she took me hospital ,, we tried to hide it from mum and dad, by saying I jumped outta the tree again.. until my girlfriend’s father turned up to see how how I was..

    • Dave

      Riding my bike home from the Manawatu lagoon, towing the trailer with my canoe on it, (yes a trailer behind a push bike). some random backed out her drive, and i went straight into the side of her car, no chance of stopping, and caught the inside of my leg on the top of the clip that holds the bike pump in place, ripped a sizable hole in my leg, the driver thought she had killed me due to the amount of blood gushing out. I was riding again after a few days, and canoeing after a week or so.

    • Dan

      We were pulling down an old garage when try as I might a beam would not jemmy free. So I had a breather, only for the thing to finally give way on its own accord, swing down and a 4 inch nail entered the right side of my nose, tore down and then ripped open my lip to the teeth.

      I spent time blocking my nose, a la how you do it propertly and could not understand why blood was still pouring out.

      Not absurd but the best.

      OH WAIT….
      We were playing with my friends dog and in its excitement it launched at the rock in my hand (yes this dog chases after rocks – a boxer of course – stupid things) but in its excitement it managed to land both paws full force on the rocks that were not in my hand (if you know what I mean). The doctor just said I had bruising. Yeah right!

  • Crowgirl

    Not to be outdone by the usual banana republics, Canadian Parliament enjoyed its own brand of fisticuffs today – this time with badly placed elbows (followed by copious apologies in the usual Canadian way), and newly minted Justin “I’m a feminist” Trudeau is the main offender:
    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/trudeau-conservative-whip-1.3588407

    • Left Right Out

      I’m sorry…. the physical molestation of the member…… thats drawing a very large bow…..
      What I found funny is that the clueless guy who couldn’t get through didn’t think to walk down the otherside… which was free of people and the side he was heading too… poor bugger…. and I see even in Canada, they have to give the greens 5 seconds in every story….lol

      • Asian_driver

        “Physical molestation of the member” has a totally different meaning to me

      • Crowgirl

        The woman who got hit is milking the whole thing for all it’s worth and was so overwhelmed (of course) she had to leave the chamber, missing the vote on the new assisted dying legislation. Obviously she never had brothers or male cousins growing up.

        The Opposition Whip obviously didn’t want to “cross the floor” to get around, but I haven’t yet seen any explanation for why the NDP MPs wouldn’t get out of his way. It even looks from the video that they are blocking him on purpose – they seem to form a wall that moves when he does. Trudeau was just helping the Whip get through the group. Now Trudeau is in a world of hurt for losing his rag lol.

        The faux-outrage is deafening.

  • papagaya

    Just a heads up about a story that ran on One News this evening, which quoted a “homeless” mother called Rhiannon. While it’s true that Rhiannon’s daughter has terrible health problems, Rhiannon is a rabidly anti-National leftist who used to work for the Human Rights Commission. She has tonight already pulled her fb page, Rhiannon Linda Kapow, which revealed her anti government posts. She and her former partner, a lawyer, sold their Remuera house about two years ago.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/we-just-want-rent-house-desperate-mum-shocked-housing-crisis.html

    • Lux

      That’s very very interesting no wonder she did not want her whole name used ..

    • MaryLou

      Now I’m getting this message when I click on that link:

      “We are currently sorting a few things. Be sure to check back soon”

      • Lux

        You can google her full name and it brings up quite a few posts ..

    • Dumrse

      It had wee pong to it when I watched it. Thanks for tidying up the edges.

      • sarahmw

        Sad that she had to go on tv and put her child on as well. Is she a rent defaulter by any chance? Shame on the Greens for pushing the child into this.

    • Lux

      You can find her linked in profile by omitting her middle name ..

  • Greg M

    Winter appears to be on it’s way at last, mid May and I have finally had to close the bog window for the evening. Brrrr.

    • Lux

      I still have my window open ..

      • Dave

        We only close ours when a cyclone comes through, or during torrential rain. No blankets on the bed needed yet. :) (Currently 25 degrees)

    • Michelle

      sweating here and it is not a hot flush but the fire is going and it is 13C outside
      windows open here till it cools down a bit more but most stay partly open all winter

  • Lux

    “Police looking for missing 4 year-old”

    Police have launched a search after we received reports a 4 year-old girl had gone missing from a rural property in the Arapohue area.

    Police, along with family and friends, have been searching for the girl since she was reported missing at approximately 2.45pm today.

    Due to an initial search being unsuccessful, police have sought the assistance has now been sought from LandSAR, NZ Fire and a helicopter to help with the search.

    Police are asking for anyone who sees a four year-old girl who is by herself in the Arapohue area to contact police immediately on 09 430 4500.

    • Michelle

      l hope they find her asleep somewhere safe
      The trouble with farms is they have so many hazards so praying they have a good outcome

      • Lux

        She has been found !!

        • Michelle

          Thank goodness for that
          A lot of people will be breathing a sigh of relief

  • Lux

    Looking at your job, career path, or lifestyle.. would you have gone down a different avenue?

    • Goldie

      Have been in IT for the last 30 years, in a support / consulting role. My first IT job though, was as an Analyst Programmer. I sometimes wish that I had stuck with it. I still have a play with programming of various sorts, but if I could now write programs to do what I want my computer to do, I could do wonders!

    • Moonroof

      The lifestyle has worked out to be satisfactory, career choice worked well enough to a point. Was always going to be some sort of techo type, maybe an engineering degree would have worked better. Now a forty-something with skills and experience that are of little interest to market. Still employed for now. One day at a time we continue.

      • Odd Ball

        It’s never too late to do a degree, I did most of an Electrical degree in my mid forties, before making the decision to go to OZ.
        Interestingly, my calculator (Casio fx580) was older than most of the other students.

        • Moonroof

          Fair comment, a little while ago, I did look at going back to the books. For now its a holding pattern until employment evolves or dissolves. Still have Casio FX100 from being a trainee, there are vintage fl display FX29 and FX101s around the place – I sort of collected them…

    • Effluent

      I always fancied the job of TV evangelist – get yourself a nice choir full of adoring young women, the faithful giving you money by the bucket load, tax free status for your ‘church’.
      The God bothering business sounds like my sort of career. You don’t even have to believe, as you can more or less make up your own version of Christianity by picking the bits of the Bible that you like, and discarding the inconvenient bits; you don’t have to behave in line with the precepts of your religion – when you go astray, just have a tearful public repentance, and tell the suckers God will smite you dead if they don’t cough up another pile of cash; You don’t need any particular talent, beyond a lot of nerve and the hide of a rhinoceros – vide Brian Tamaki, Oral Roberts, the Bakkers, etc.

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