Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts,

    Pun Search
    No, not really – I meant
    Go the Canes!
    …but I did find some pictures of divers KiwiFruit cutivars.
    Perhaps the original ‘Sun Peach’ stock that grew from the seeds of Actinidia deliciosa Isabel Fraser* brought back to Wanganui (sic) in 1904 is, still among them.

    I suspect the name comes from the ‘stellate’ presentation of the bisected fruit.

    There’s a potted local history here – and a bit more detail on the Zespri site

    * see also

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4952 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Five further thoughts,

    Sun Peach
    this site has other names as well - I liked Wonderfruit, so called because 奇异 sounds like Kiwi, apparently!
    This site has some quite interesting info on Chinese language
    - palindromes even, and puns!
    Oh to be a cunning linguist of many tongues...

    Oh...

    </coat>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4952 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Compulsory voting and election turnout, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    As they are allowed to…

    darn, I hate it when they do that!
    (shoulda checked, ta)

    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4952 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to Greg Dawson,

    Boosh Wah See...

    I would have gone for

    Now that's more down wit' da kids!
    I'd forgotten that episode, ta.

    Guess I'm just an old pun crock relic...
    ;- )

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to krothville,

    The Stand Alone Ranger...

    These commentators who keep spouting the nonsense that gen-y has ridiculous expectations are often the 50+ers, completely detached and so out of it.

    On the Internet,
    no -one knows how old you are...
    ...or even how out of it you are!

    My experience (as a flight-veteran of some 57 solar orbits) is that each generation has good and bad elements and attitudes...

    and there's always bad apples...

    :- )

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Split milk...

    What you you think about summing all this up into a guest post for us, FG?

    Hell, I'd like to see him co-opted to run Fonterra, or at least advise them, it sounds like they need to hear, and do, stuff they have been avoiding for whatever reason...

    Anything that based and dependant on the land and environment
    has to be run better than Fonterra is being run now...

    Their just announced Farm Source initiative sounds like something they should have been doing from day one - but I can't find any more detail as it behind a membership wall at Fonterra's site...

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  • Hard News: The humanity,

    Milk - any food - impoverished molecules in
    - even further impoverished molecules out...

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  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance,

    Christ in a Cortina!
    Why is Espiner asking Russel Norman about what the Labour Party is doing?
    what a fecking waste of time ...

    Jeez RNZ, get on to the future or at least the present
    stop sifting through the detritus of the past!

    Why does Espiner think that any statistic out of voters from Epsom says anything about the election in general....

    I don't think I'll be able to quiet my mind at Yoga this morning...

    bastards!

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  • Speaker: Compulsory voting and election turnout,

    Foul play...
    I seriously hope that 'Ballboys' Israel Dagg, Jonah Lomu and rower, Eric Wood all get the full fine for tweeting political support for National on Election Day...

    and Surely National spent more than $50,000 on their campaign...

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  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to krothville,

    After A Day At The Races...

    Also, I’m pretty pissed off that all the coverage has been over the Labour leader thing, when will still have very little idea about what we can expect from the elected government over the next 3 years.

    +1
    Usually after a big horse race, the media and public interest follows the big winners, leaving the also-rans to make their own way back to the stables largely untroubled (after all the jockeys get tested of course), unless there is an enquiry into the race the losers are forgotten about till next race (well aside from those who had money on them)...

    National, with all their dodgy form, has seemingly just disappeared from The Bird Cage leaving the Press to harry the losers. They should get their gumboots on and track National down at their champagne victory parties and let them know they are on notice to perform much, much better...

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