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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1955 Iva Davis songwriter and lead singer with Icehouse.

    Today in 1965 The Beatles went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Ticket To Ride”.

    Today in 1968 Cream achieved their first Gold record with “Disraeli Gears”

    Today in 1971 The Rolling Stones went to number 1 on both the US album chart with “Sticky Fingers” and the singles chart with “Brown Sugar”.

    Today in 1976 Wings went to number1 on the US singles chart with “Silly Love ongs”.

    • nellie

      Iva Davies and Midge Ure – the two coolest guys of the late 70’s, early 80’s. My first album was Icehouse by Flowers. Still have it.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiqZciMfZIg

    • Eiselmann

      Icehouse , one of the backdrop bands to my late teen/ early 20’s haven’t heard Great Southern Land in far too many years ……

    • sarahmw

      Great Southern Land turned up loud, real loud just haunting. Love it.

  • Carl

    I have no words for this. (pic)

    • colin herbertson

      is that Davy Crockett king of the wild frontier ?

      • Nige.

        No, its Billy Ray Glitter.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Needs a dedicated restroom

    • Richard

      Pullet.

  • Nige.

    Brent answered last nights question with:

    “I would rather be at School”

    Did you enjoy school or hate it?

    • Eiselmann

      I wanted to love school, wanted to learn as much as I could and do as well as I could…sadly I endured more than my share of bullies and too many teachers who sucked all the inspiration out of the room.

      Still for all that, school was brilliant compared to home

    • Nige.

      Jonny: “I hate going to school! The kids tease me and the teachers hate me!”

      Wife: “you have to. You’re the principal!”

    • hookerphil

      No, on reflection I didn’t enjoy most of it at all. Came from a small Country School to a new smallish town primary school, that was good, enjoyed that, and then swamped in the biggest school (I think) in New Zealand, Burnside, at that time despite it only having been open 3 years . On reflection I needed smaller classes, some individual attention – oh I think they call that a Charter School.

      • Roland

        Burnside ‘saved’ my good friend. He was expelled from another Christchurch school for driving the headmasters car off the wharf at Lyttelton, spent time in Invercargill (if you know what I mean) and then was accepted at Burnside where he set up the Computer Suite. Went on to do very well in early computing and IT

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      Yep, I absolutely loved my time at school.
      I started working after school age 13, so had heaps of spare cash and brought a car as soon as I turned 15. So I had lots of freedom and made the most of the cruisey hours and long holidays.
      It helped that I was very good at exams, so I didn’t have to go to class much and still pass with flying colors :P

    • Steve (North Shore)

      1967 Engineering class. Loved it – great Teacher. That’s what set me up

      • Goldie

        One of my favourites too, with a well equipped shop (for a smaller regional High School), and a great teacher (ex marine engineer I believe)

    • Left Right Out

      I enjoyed parts of my schooling… Primary and intermediate. I enjoyed what High School offered me sport wise…. but some of the teachers were rubbish. I got to tell a couple of said teachers so not so long ago.

      I don’t think I fitted their view of the school and instead of trying to understand me they just did nothing…. very disappointing, but at least I have recognised it and have been able to move forward

      • Nige.

        I’m pretty filthy on the school guidance counselor’s who fooled dozens of kids year after year into leaving.

        • Left Right Out

          YES… it was suggested that I left and get a trade… but I wanted to learn… problem was, the way I would learn stuff. I was no good at just sitting and having someone bark out a lesson, I would zone out

    • Richard

      I enjoyed the parts I was into and hated the rest.
      97% & 98% for woodwork & Tech drawing respectively in School Cert….failed the other subjects….well not so much failed, I could have passed them if I bothered applying myself….just wanted to be a Builder/Architect.

      • Dave

        Exactly the same as you, topped woodwork, 3rd in tech drawing and maths.

    • Skydog

      You will know these schools. Absolutely loved Bohally during the 80’s, then hated Marlborough Boys. Couldn’t wait to leave. Went out into the world and educated myself.

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      I really enjoyed school. Not necessarily exceptionally bright but found learning relatively easy so passed exams doing the ‘night before’ swot and therefore could concentrate on the friendships and sport!

    • D.Dave

      Couldn’t wait to leave. My parents insisted I stay until the end of 7th Form. I have only fleeting glimpses of my school mates. Most were wastrels. I blossomed with a farm job, and have never looked, or been back. Like Hookerphil, I didn’t fit the mold at Burnside High. The Careers person was a retarded individual, when it came to any advice on Agricultural opportunities.

    • LovetoTeach

      Bits of it I loved and other bits I hated. But I remember the bits I loved and what it felt like to be learning with someone who believed in you/inspired you. And I love that the school I work at is genuinely offering stuff to our kids that makes me wish I was young again

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Of the good teachers the one I remember best was English in 5th form who turned Shakespeare from a boring chore into someone interesting and fun.
        Another was a geography teacher who was easily sidetracked but had amazing stories so all good fun.

    • JEL51

      Quite a large country District High School which unfortunately has since been closed down by that idiot Mallard. On looking back, I really have to admit school was pretty good to me.
      There was no-way I was going to follow all the other girls down the short-hand, typing & prissiness road, so much effort went into getting me correspondence lessons in biology & nutrition.
      They have proven to be the most valuable of subjects to the direction my life went.

    • Dave

      Can’t say I was he most academic student, but it was a wonderful time. Sport, mates, social, and friendship.

    • Aucky

      Loved Rangitoto College. A roll of 400 pupils and when it opened was just a cluster of austere classroom blocks on 50 acres of bare clay and titree scrub. No sportsgrounds, pool, gym, tennis courts or hall – just us kids and a group of amazingly inspirational teachers. Sixty years on and my form still meet up and email each other on a regular basis.

      • Greg M

        Same school same memories Aucky. Funny thing is we went to a 6th form reunion a few years back and all these old buggers were there.
        Within minutes all those years disappeared, what a start that school gave us.

        • Aucky

          Those were great days in the East Coast Bays Greg. I arrived there as a skinny Pommy immigrant kid straight out of post-WW2 austerity and into a land of milk and honey.

    • intelligentes candida diva

      Loved languages and at 16 decided I was going to go to France buy the best strawberries & eat them sitting in the sun, went to France & first market I went to did that, a delicious memory now.

      One teacher told me I would was an ‘enigma’ had to look it up, saw that same teacher years later still a fine looking woman classy lady with gorgeous legs.

      Yup went to boarding school, hoist up the gym frock with the tie, wag class, go behind the church to smoke, & flirt with the local mill workers ….what wasn’t to like

  • Jp

    one news failed
    They hid her face in part of the article and showed it at the start.
    (solo mum with two kids that was living in a car

    • Usaywot

      Why is she pregnant? Makes me furious. She already has a child and no home and obviously no partner. What is wrong with these women who just sleep around, breed, and expect everyone else to help them.

      • Jp

        yip nine months pregnant so that is baby number 2

        • GoingRight

          At least she will have to look for work when the 2nd child is 1years old if she’s is already on a benefit. I do hope they make sure this policy is adhered to.

          • johnandali

            That will probably coincide with the arrival of baby #3.

      • jonno1

        I too had a little rant at the screen about that. Sure, I have sympathy for her current plight as she doesn’t seem to have much understanding of the real world. But where were the questions about the father(s)? Is she married? Or were they both immaculate conceptions? Where are her parents and wider family? I could go on – to my thinking the media are simply exploiting her situation, not helping. But kudos to the lady providing emergency care which is clearly needed in the short term.

        • Misfit

          They hinted about her credit rating, I suspect that is the most major obstacle for renting privately, why should a landlord risk their property for someone with a history of bad credit. Life style choices clearly aren’t her strong point either. It was completely staged as usual.

  • Huia

    I can hear Angry Little Andrew bleating about homeless and how the Government is failing on every point.
    One bright thing is that Katie (Twitchy) Bradford actually said several times “Angry” seems to be missing the point.
    Yet again another one homeless, 1 child, and 9 months pregnant. When do you start taking responsibility for your own actions.

    • Bert Piepoint

      Then we had another episode of pimping the poor with some young lady having lived in a car, now able to get accommodation with a compassionate Mrs Bergen. She had my sympathy with having to look after a Two year old, until she mentioned she nine months pregnant. It’s about choices, but there again it was all John Key’s fault.

    • Catriona

      True. So where’s the Daddy? No sign of him. He’s moved on spraying his seed around somewhere else no doubt. What a stupid young woman. It’s obvious she can’t look after herself let alone one kid and one almost out of the oven. My bet is she’ll go on to have even more kids. It’s a lifestyle choice for some of them.

    • Gaynor

      Wasn’t she so put out that she didn’t have HER state house that she is entitled to.

      • johnandali

        I was disgusted that Channel 1 even mentioned it. Since when did it become the duty of New Zealanders to provide housing for single women who choose to have children? I don’t think the government has any duty to do anything for her at all. Perhaps her parents would be able to give her a room. Perhaps the fathers of the two children should contribute towards her housing. But not New Zealand taxpayers.

    • hsvmaloo

      The tv had a very near miss tonight. TV 1 news now off auto record. Same pimp the poor/entitlement stories every night. I have no doubt this will be in line with the nasty party right through to the election.

  • Usaywot

    OMG, Katy Bradford actually criticising Little. Wonders will never cease.

    • Eiselmann

      Maybe someone she knows is going to make another run for the leadership.

      Or maybe Sue’s daughter realises that while he’s in charge nothing she says or does can make a difference to the polls.

    • Nige.

      They’re all turning on him.

      The media party are attempting to take labours place as the opposition now.

    • EpochNZ

      Seeing as not many know who their next employer will be, I’m thinking some are trying to report the truth for a change to appear to be “balanced”.

    • Dave

      Would not like to be in her shoes when her mum calls, I could probably hear her from my place. Or, is little Katy B doing a hit job on behalf of her male friend David C?

      • ShoreRight

        Exactly what I thought – Davis will be waiting in the wings for his encore !

  • hookerphil

    Week 13
    Isherman reversed his downward slide with the equal best round score of 56, along with akkacase and curly and is back to first, equal, on 528 with stuckonarock who moved up from 2nd.
    Hurricane Jude will be disappointed that the Hurricanes were not playing to give her 8 points and has drifted to 3rd on 520. Gaharis continues his strong end of season run and consolidates his 4th placing. Sally just drops off the top 5 with trevorsh making the top 5 for the first time.
    Next week will give us Hurricanes and Highlanders, a juicy encounter for us to ponder on.

    • Jude

      We will be at that game and have a house full of daughters friends cheering the Canes on too!

  • Wasapilot

    One for Stag if he is around tonight.

    IPhones can catch salmon.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=a_vP1p_RVY8

  • XCIA

    Watching tonight’s news, the parades and the outpouring of grief for the poor wretched little soul Moko, it struck me that something was missing from the marches. Where were the usual proliferation of Labour and Union supporters with their flags and banners and where were the masses of Maori organisations with their NZR replica flags.

    • Nige.

      Those labour and unions and rentamobs have ruined march’s.

      One news was calling it a “protest” which is just silly. Who are they protesting to? The guilty? Those who are about to do the same sorts of crimes?

      • XCIA

        I think it was just people who had seen enough misery inflicted on those who can not fight back and decided to show solidarity, much in the same way my old friend Tania Harris marched down Queen Street and almost spontaneously 50,000 people joined her.

        • Nige.

          I hope so. It was quite real.

    • Sideshow11

      The silly part of these protests is that the scum bags that kill and badly mistreat these kids won’t even know it’s happening .

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Or if they know they don’t care or even wear it as some badge of honour?

        • Usaywot

          And their families will shout “I love you” in court. Urgggh!

    • cod

      Ironic that the leader of the march, against violence on children, said that this weeks march is peaceful and serene, but next month, when the killers of Moko are sentenced, you can be as nasty and violent as you like. Really just goes to show that violence is institutionalised in some cultures.

      • Carl

        I could not believe they said that either even though those scumbags deserve it.

    • Catriona

      Total waste of time marching imo. Kids will still be beaten to death by their parents/caregivers. All the marching in the world won’t make one bit of difference. While the parents worship the almighty booze/drugs, nothing’s going to change.

    • Dave

      I only saw one of the marches for Moko, the one in Oamaru, and whilst I support the need for a long penalty, the far better solution is to stop or at least cut the violence and killing of kids. My concern was I didn’t see one maori in the March, not one, and whilst I could have missed one, I didn’t miss every one that should have been marching!!

      I don’t think there is any acceptance of the issue, or view of a solution!!

      • Rightsideofthebed

        Dave, didn’t go to it myself so couldn’t tell you if some of those white looking locals are in fact Maori’s, but there isn’t a huge Maori population in Oamaru.
        As I commented to a colleague the other day there hasn’t been a child murder in the area in excess of 30 years as far as I am aware. Of course I was told to shut up so I didn’t jinx it :)

        • Dave

          Agree there isn’t a lot of Maori in Oamaru. I follow Oamaru today on FB, spent a fair while there in my younger days, apart from the cold it’s a nice town.

    • Elmwood

      I saw Jacinda Adern marching. Must be John Key’s fault, and National’s as well

  • Elmwood

    I just watched Little banging on about the National Governmemt looking after “its rich mates” at the expense of “the poor”. I see this as a string of lies. Tell them often enough they become the truth. The Nationsl Government seems to me to be very aware of the less advantaged and is doung all it can, short of paying them all $100k a year each, to help. Tosser.

    • Nige.

      Shows the despairation. Resort back to the old dirt and nastiness.

    • EpochNZ

      This is the reason I turned off the left in general, I am sick to the back teeth of the “rich prick mates” rhetoric. It does nothing to address any of the issues at all and is just infantile name calling that sounds remarkably like schoolyard envy.

      Grow up, the lot of you.

    • Left Right Out

      Who are these “rich mates”…… It is middle NZ that have supported National…. I’d hardly put us in the rich mates category

      • Usaywot

        Agree. I wouldn’t mind being a rich prick.

        • Left Right Out

          The other thing with the rich mates rhetoric is, Angry is basically saying we are stupid by supporting a govt that only looks after few,,,, yeah mate, great way to treat middle NZ

      • hsvmaloo

        And it is we the middle who they will tax the bejesus out of if they ever get power again.

    • Wheninrome

      Remind me again about percentages of the rich, paying tax etc., This is a fact that seems to escape the Left,
      Who pays the most tax in N.Z.

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Yes, yes, but you don’t understand the rich pricks have all these avoidance schemes so in effect it is these poor downtrodden workers supporting the country!! (sarc)

        Actually when you think about it not only do the rich pay more because they earn more but, because they are rich, they probably spend more on goods and luxuries, etc and hence their GST contribution to coffers should be added on I figure.

    • Hill16

      What I took exception to was his comment about home ownership being “the birth right of most kiwis”. Talk about fuelling the entitlement mentality – no matter when people have been trying to buy homes, there has been hard work and sacrifice needed to save the deposit and pay the mortgage and associated bills. Most people make choices and prioritise where their money goes ….. I appreciate it’s tough for a lot of people, but I don’t have a huge amount of sympathy for people with unrealistic expectaions who aren’t prepared to change their behaviour to achieve their goals.

      • island time

        It seems that in Little’s eye’s it is a crime to be rich or in fact aspirational.

        • Hill16

          And that’s why they are bleeding support – negative about everything, without offering any sort of alternative apart from banning everything. Most people are aspirational for themselves and especially their children ….. They want to feel like they have some control over their lives rather than being beholden to the whim of a government for the means to feed and house their families.

      • Mags

        I wonder who the “most” AL is talking about. Its such a weird statement.

    • D.Dave

      Does Mr Little include all his Labour party supporters in Auckland, who now own million dollar houses, as ‘rich mates’ of John Key. Because that is where they are heading, in droves.

  • Isherman

    Sunday evening 80’s retro selection – Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers.

  • Greg

    • Disinfectant

      That Green Party woman politician was gesticulating like Hitler.

      Some of these people are deluded.

      • Huia

        Yes they are, but they can do a lot of damage with their stupidity and their socialist ideas.

    • Gazza

      Nunggars LOL

  • Curly1952

    I see there was another death caused by a car fleeing when requested to stop by police. There are two things that get me really angry with these, they are that the Media continue to call it a “police chase”. It should be called “a fleeing driver who failed to stop on request” secondly there is to be a police inquiry – “A car failed to stop when requested by police, sped up to get away from the police, lost control crashed through a fence resulting in one death and a second person being taken to hospital” There solved in about three minutes with no cost to the country.

    • Wheninrome

      Except for the emergency hospital care required which then puts someone (lawfully) wanting elective hospital care back a few weeks, which could effective their life.
      All because of some lowlife’s choice to break the law.

  • Disinfectant

    I can do magic on my mobile phone.

    No I haven’t gone nuts. And there will be an explanation.

    When a “view” tab comes up, in order to open it requires a physical tap. Sometimes all I have to do is place my thumb or finger close to it and it will open.

    I can also initiate a line to come up by passing either my thumb or finger across the screen.

    I wonder whether this is due to heat or electricity.

    Has anyone else had this experience?

  • Left Right Out

    Just out of curiosity do readers here ever meet up?? Chew the fat etc in the towns they live

    • Nige.

      Yes.

      • Left Right Out

        just the once for you aye Nige….lol

        • Nige.

          Let me know when you are in Blenheim. I will give you a guided pie tour.

          • Greg M

            Ummm Nige…most people head to Marlborough for a WINE tour, not a pie tour. Just sayin’. :-)

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            I’d be in for the pie tour over the wine.

          • Nige.

            The wine is a bonus. But the craft beer is just as good.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            Pie and beer tour – yep I’m in, lol.

          • Nige.

            Ok. I’ll see you Wednesday.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            I wish. If I can ever manage it you’ll be my first port of call!

          • Carl

            Pie and wine tour could be a new business venture.

          • Moonroof

            Wine and pie matching, heck yes!

          • XCIA

            Question for the WO quiz then – Who ate all the pies?

          • leftrightout 2.0

            I think I’m the guy who ate the guy who ate all the pies lol

          • Nige.

            I think the answer is too obvious

          • Mark

            It does occur to me that Omaka for Easter 2017 could be a go?

          • Nige.

            What? You’re not coming for Christmas this year?

    • Jude

      I and my husband caught up with Hookerphil and his wife. I think when you have been chatting for a few years you do feel they are friends even though you may not know them personally.

      • Left Right Out

        I just find there are a lot of interesting people here Jude…love it

      • Huia

        How are all the feathered children Jude?
        Any new hatchlings on the way?

        • Jude

          All good . It will be end of the year before we find if Mr Jingles and his mate Snow produce.
          His Mum and Dad too might produce again, we shall see?
          My aviary is full of budgies and canaries . The breeding pair of canaries will be put into a seperate aviary in spring.

          • Huia

            The sound coming from them must be a real treat. Beautiful birds.

    • Gaynor

      Be great to meet some Christchurch people .

      • Wasapilot

        Not sure how to organise it Gaynor. Perhaps Jude and HookerPhil could advise how they managed it.

      • Left Right Out

        There are enough of us down here Gaynor… a drink somewhere could be fun

    • Curly1952

      Happy to catch up with any one in or visiting the Mount

    • Goldie

      Never met another WO commenter (as far as I know… I tend to keep a low profile among friends & family). But it would be interesting to be able to confirm / debunk the mental images / impressions one gets from their comments.

    • KGB

      I wasted a great opportunity at last years WO 10th birthday. Too shy or insecure to reach out, cross the room & engage. Big regret because I would now have more courage, so I hope there is another opportunity.
      Jel51 and I have a trip planned when lotto provides. We met at the WO party.
      It is certainly easier to be yourself at home in charge of a keyboard.
      I met George Casanza exchanging “Bruce” but he’s disappeared. Really nice young man, I’d like to know what happened to him?
      I hope there will be another WO gathering. Maybe a farewell send off for the big German.
      PS … Pete’s taller than his pic indicates ?

      • Nige.

        George k always comes and goes. He’s a busy young fellow.

        When I met “the big people” for the first time I settled in really quickly because I realized that we are all just human beings.

    • XCIA

      I think such identifiers are prohibited by the Muslim faith and I can’t recall ever seeing anyone else’s, so I guess being the only religion that marks the spot so to speak they leave themselves open for such criticism, Some places do not allow this practice.

    • JEL51

      That’s a thought…..I wonder what new immigrants from the Land Of the Religion of Peace see/ think/interpret about this cultural aspect of Our society when they pass such on the road…?
      It may just freak the heeby geebies out of some.

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      Or just in a hurry to reach their makers?

    • Wheninrome

      I cannot understand the need to do this and the fact that people think they have a right to do so on public land. Most signs on public land require a permit.
      I also wonder what it achieves, next they will want to put crosses in hospital theatres if a patient dies.

      • Mark

        I have made it very clear I wish there to be no monuments to my stupidity, no distracted drivers wondering how did he screw up that corner?

    • Huia

      I detest these monuments along the highway, some of them are so decorated they are distracting. Leave all that to the cemetery where the deceased is and not where the death happened.
      Some of these crosses are so elaborate and layered with lei’s, toys, plastic flowers which blow around and make the place look horrible.
      All due respect to the relatives, but it seems to be such a waste of time and more effort for those keeping the verges clean and mowed.
      Please keep it at their loved ones place of rest.

  • rexabus

    Sorry to bring a somber note to tonight’s proceedings but in case the news hasn’t already been shared here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11643014

    • [MOD] People must know what they’re going to click on. I’ll leave it this time. Next time, it will be deleted.

      • rexabus

        Ok, got it. A murderous mullah gets missiled about describes it

        • Greg M

          ” Massive missile makes mullah meet Mecca ” ?

    • Huia

      How sad, how sorry, never mind.

  • Wheninrome

    Is the tide turning – Claire Trevett on Little’s speech

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11643048

    • MaryLou

      I like this: “The only one he missed was turning water into wine.” Yep. Because NZ would be Nirvana if only we had A Little leader.

    • Isherman

      I wonder how many(or few) people forked out a ten’er for an advance copy of it?

      • Hill16

        Probably not enough to cover the venue hire! And definitely not enough to cover the oysters left behind in the hotel fridge

        • Rob

          I would like to be able to afford 3 doz oysters! No problem on an MP salary.

    • XCIA

      I wonder why it is that when a picture of Mr Angry is published with a story invariable it looks like he has been dragged through a hedge backwards. I guess some people can wear a suit and some people can’t.

    • Wayne Hodge

      Yes she was really rather acidic both towards Little and Hipkins. Quite a change from normal.

    • ShoreRight

      Yes – I noticed Katy Bradford wasn’t very complimentary about his speech on One News tonight – looks like the knife is going in.

  • Moonroof

    The Winter of Andy’s Discontent has formally commenced.

  • leftrightout 2.0

    Bugger
    Power has gone out… only our house as well… that can’t be good
    And she is raining and cold so much for my early night

    • Wasapilot

      I imagine you have checked the breakers / fuse box LRO2.0.

      If it is not a tripped breaker or blown fuse, it may be the pole fuse, in which case your lines company have to deal with it.

      • leftrightout 2.0

        Lines just got here looks like it’s something to do with where the line is attached to the house…

    • Gazza

      Yep , and the likes of Curran give us the ugly”s when she plays politics with the truth Dunedin , this is nothing like in June last year , although there has been heavy rain , it is stopping intermittently , she would have you think it is pouring now , which it is not raining at all at the moment

  • DLNZ

    Clare Curran is apparently getting all twitchy because its raining in Dunedin and “can’t get any info out of MetService” and people are supposedly concerned about flooding.

    Perhaps she would like to visit their website where the weather warning for Dunedin clearly states 20-40mm of rain is forecast. The only thing concerning here is her lack of common sense and lack of ability to use a weather website or listen to a weather forecast.

    • XCIA

      As the desperation starts to sink in, I can imagine this sort of nonsense will multiply exponentially.

    • Gazza

      Hi , I live in Dunedin ,. We have the sad state of Curran being our MP I must admit , her margin at elections has been cut ,from 12000 in tennis ball Benson popes days , to 3000 at the past election , the party vote went to National in both seats for the first time ever , Curran is foolish as any labour party spouter ever is , but the fact that we have had some heavy rain to day , it is on and off , it can not rain for 10 mins , but then poor down after , the day we had the floods in June last year , was torrential down [pours for 14 hours with no stopping and un maintained mud tanks , this has been sorted , the leftie council that tried to tell us we were dreamin finally realised the company looking after drainage was not for filling their contract , but I can a sure fool Curran that this is not a repeat of last June , she is an absolute fool and more and more people roll their eyes when her name is mentioned utre

  • Huia

    I know I’m a sissy, but I lit the fire tonight.
    Couldn’t stop these old bones from shivering.
    And no, I don’t want a state house, I don’t live in a car or under a park bench and I’m certainly not starving, its neither John Key’s fault or Global warming……..surprise!!
    Its weather and winter is upon us.

    • XCIA

      Here’s a nice winter picture for you!

  • Gaynor

    Oh Sunday night comes around much too quick..

    • XCIA

      And before you know it, it will be Sunday night again ;-)

    • johnandali

      The quicker the better. Because Leighton will be back again tomorrow morning. It’s odd that ZB have such interesting programs on weekday mornings, but the weekend morning programs are rubbish. I wonder why.

      • Gazza

        Exactly , the GOBBY Jack Tame , is hard leftie and sickens me

      • Rob

        Try downloading the ABC Local stations app(icon looks like a radio) This gives the listener a choice of about 20 ABC stations and I always find something of interest and advertising free. It is brilliant app but sometimes hard to search out.(I have an Android tablet)
        Like RNZ National,the political items can have a left wing slant. One particularly quality program is “Conversations” with Richard Fidler.
        Cheers

  • intelligentes candida diva

    Taliban confirm Mullah Mansour leader of Taliban killed.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-taliban-idUSKCN0YC0P6

  • Beria

    National’s budget will be full of compromises, but Andy has delivered an alternative budget of the sort we could only imagine in our dreams. Jobs and wage increases for all who ask, a house over everyones head in the city of their choice, immediate access to any surgical procedure or drug if your GP can spell it correctly. This is on top of all the other promises like no TPP agreement, free university education, and unlimited home heating. No wonder Katie Bradford thought it light on credible detail

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