Boxing Day

Photo Of The Day

Photo: John and Jackie Knill, Courtesy of Knill family.

Photo: John and Jackie Knill, Courtesy of Knill family.

?Last Shot On The Memory Card

On?December 31, 2004, the body of John Knill was found; and on January 13, 2005, the body of Jackie Knill?was discovered?at a Thailand beach resort. They were two of the many victims killed from the December 26, 2004 tsunami. Weeks later, a Seattle man doing relief work found a damaged camera and discarded it but kept the memory card in the camera. After downloading the images he discovered pictures of the Knills enjoying their vacation, as well as shots of a huge wave approaching the shore. With each picture it shows the wave getting closer and closer to shore. The last picture taken of them before the wave hit (shown above) was shot just after 8.30 am on December 26.

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So much for poverty, busiest Boxing day sales ever

Looks like the poor state of the economy is a figment of the opposition’s imagination.

Lydia Anderson at the Herald reports:

Yesterday’s manic Boxing Day sales were the busiest ever, according to new Paymark figures.

Paymark, which processes around three quarters of New Zealand’s electronic transactions, saw a 12 per cent increase in spending on Boxing Day – an additional $14.4 million in retailers’ pockets compared to the same day last year.

In total, Kiwis spent $134.4m yesterday. ?? Read more »

Cricket fans await an explosive Jesse Ryder

via The Guardian

via The Guardian

Always felt Ryder was the Whaleoil of cricket: ?Does his own thing, doesn’t stand on ceremony, delivers results and most people consider him a controversial player that, due to his off-field antics, isn’t considered worthy to be on the team.

And yet, people love a winner. ?And they love a bit of controversy. ?Today, Ryder returns to Eden Park in the Boxing Day one dayer against the?West Indies, and is expected to draw a good crowd. ? Read more »

Whale Week What Was

QC7kkThe blog started Saturday by having a look at a number of Christchurch?people taking pictures up women’s skirts?at malls. ?And wouldn’t you know it? ?A teacher was arrested as well. ?Iain Lees-Galloway shows he is a slimy git by opening a Burger King and then refusing to take a bite, preferring to preach sensible food choices. ?Cam then called for nominations for Worst Political Journalist, and Barry Soper and John Campbell appeared hot favourites. ? Next we had a vote on Best Political Journalist, which Larry Williams took out with a massive 47% of the vote. ?Graham McCready withdrew?litigation?against John Banks because it made no sense to anyone – as in – they couldn’t understand what it said. ?Whale then claims a win on his Hekia Parata predictions and wonders why Key has let this train wreck happen. ?We raise our eyebrows about Nelson looking for a scooter riding bottom pincher and then watch a video of what happens to a pig at the bottom of the sea over 7 days. ?Next a post where Greens are fighting Greens over the Google solar plant. ?On the one side: solar energy. ?On the other? Turtles. ? Charles Krauthammer explains why gun control alone isn’t the solution to mass shootings. ? A MENSA spokesperson calls people with low IQs carrots and the BBC feels they have to apologise. ?There is a property for sale next to Kim Dotcom‘s place. ?Cam suggests the GCSB or the US should have bought it to set up spying operations. ? WOBH is calling for The Whale Army to send in their holiday snaps, in a new feature called Snapped! ?Cam takes a brief look at who will enter parliament if Tim Groser leaves for the WTO. ?To close the day, a?WhaleTech post looks at a the cull-de-sac that’s the QII roll-up keyboard. Read more »

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Dr Who Christmas Special

Prime ?- Boxing Day 8.30pm

Madame Vastra and her companions, investigate a Victorian murder. But where is the Doctor?

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