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  • Lilith __,

    Oh Gudrun!! So sorry to hear of your misfortune!! Hope you're getting all the right care. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3468 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

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    Vanishing points...*

    ...the trouble with Christchurch is that many houses on the streets are there no more and leaving large stretches of it looking you are on a country road

    I've just put together a set of 16 cards of Victorian Chchch, for Smith's Bookshop, from photos they own - Chch looking empty in some, and the building of buildings now gone (either before the earthquakes or since), street scenes from the Cathedral, Lyttelton (before the fire I think) - fascinating stuff - so head on out to the Tannery Emporium container shops for stocking stuffers for the antiquarian in your life - I think they're $25 a set...

    * aka a shameless self-serving plug!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5060 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    16 cards of Victorian Chchch

    Oh very good!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3468 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Will get one, thanks Ian.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I’ve just put together a set of 16 cards of Victorian Chchch, for Smith’s Bookshop, from photos they own

    Do you e-banking Ian?
    Love to have a couple of sets (plus p&p natch-)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Islander,

    Love to have a couple of sets

    I'm just the designer/printer for these ones, but I'll sort something out with Smith's for you, they should probably put them on the website...
    I'll email you tomorrow.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5060 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Let them have and eat cake…
    Meanwhile we will all be heartened to hear that all out wonderful long suffering politicians have been forced to take another pre-Christmas pay rise…

    Mr Key said the Remuneration Authority had recommended a “small increase’’.
    “It seems to be in line with the national average, maybe slightly lower, so I’ve written back saying in principle we’re comfortable with that,’’ he told 3 News.
    The pay rise, to be confirmed on Thursday, would be back-paid – giving politicians a Christmas lump sum.

    OK, there are a few who might actually deserve it, while others will just laugh all the way to the TAB, or Hawaii…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5060 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Imagine if Ministers had to take a pay cut every time they refused to front for interviews, or refused to listen to their own experts. Some would be in negative salary by now.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3468 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Happy, happy: the South Library reopened today. On our way to the orthodontists to get the bad news (times two; ouch), we stopped and admired the South's new bright red braces. Picture tomorrow.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    Ship of fools....

    Imagine if Ministers had to take a pay cut every time they refused to front for interviews, or refused to listen to their own experts.

    That is a damn fine idea - And what about Hekia Parata not fronting while her portfolio and ministry is in major crisis, I'd have thought being on holiday wouldn't be an excuse, when you are paid (with a wee raise as well) to do the hard jobs... None of the Associate Ministers seem to have put their heads above the parapet recently either - is John Banks an Albatross,? He seems to curse everything he is associated with!

    How does this Government arrive at these decisions - they say they don't have money and need to save money by making cuts, and then they effectively fire someone who will cost them a million dollars at least in severance because the only recently blooded Minister is hard to work with - can we be shown the logic in this, step-by-step?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5060 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    How does this Government arrive at these decisions – they say they don’t have money and need to save money by making cuts, and then they effectively fire someone who will cost them a million dollars at least in severance because the only recently blooded Minister is hard to work with – can we be shown the logic in this, step-by-step?

    Aside from the fact that the current woesomely-incumbent governpeople are incompetent, selfserving & aware of the axe coming - they just dont care. They've raked off their chunk, ensured their lackies got paid, and have NO sense of realising how history will deal to them...tiresome arrogant self-centred wee shits whose names will only be associated with disasters from the johnkey to the peteredout-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Islander,

    I agree with everything you write. We just have to look who gets those jobs? Key a Banker? Where does that connect him to New Zealand.? A born opportunists who would gladly sell the last tree standing if it made him money. I do feel perhaps a few years as intern beside seasoned good politicians followed by exams for a portfolio and grades to advance their position might be something to start with. To get cunning strategist from overseas is almost treason. When you observe the fall out in the Education Department it is gob smacking how they operate.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Christmas and New Years Wishes from the people in the South.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Great to see you photographing again, Gudrun!! :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3468 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Thank u Lilith. Ventured to Latimer Square with my iddy biddy Minolta Dimage 7i and used a wheelie bin as a stabilizer. Wos so good to be there amongst people . Joy to the world.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Free at last, I left the building like a bat out of hell. Both hands free and time to spare.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    One of my favourite shops. Hereford Street 88.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Without the Clarendon Tower to obscure the view, the Old Post Office is once again visible.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Replacement for an iconic building.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Where restaurants and bars used to be . Tourist aimlessly meander not sure what they are looking at.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Kia ora Ian - family have just onsent my order from you- many thanks! The Victorian CHCH set is a beauty, we haz lammingtons again, and family is thrilled with their set of Vic-chchch-

    -payment spidering over teh interweb immediately after this- may 2013 be a wonderfully memorable year for you- n/n Keri - who urges every regular here to buy a sample of Ian's excellent work-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Excellent news!
    That was one hell of a whack you took, and am so glad it hasnt subdued you at all -
    all good wishes mai na-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Thank you Islander. Slowly does it but i have my spirit back and with a bit of exercise my parts will function as good as new. Thank you for looking at my photos.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Thank you for looking at my photos.

    That is a pleasure you give me!
    Is there a way I can return it?
    I write possibly dreary books, but I do have give-away copies- ka mihi koa mai na-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Gamarjobat in Hagley Park.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

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