"But is simply playing nice going to settle the issue?"
Wow, so due process and good faith aren't any way to treat Maori?
Let's remeber alot of our coastline is in private, even foreign hands and they can contest their rights in law, but not Maori.
This came from the pommy mayor of Marlborough successive denial of aquaculture applications in the Marlborough sounds to Maori while allowing subsequent applications to non-maori.
Haven't the cabin crew been fighting for years to be treated as professionals & not pros?
I turned up to a winter daytime event in my snowypeak black jersy with the 1/4 zip and my bullet proof black leather jacket only to be redirected to the pimp convention up the road.
Elephant hide (I'm sure), four buttons front (top one missing) and the length is to the mid thigh.
Best worn with an all black natural fiber ensamble. Black boots, jeans, top and sun glasses for those clear blue cold Christchurch days like today.
OK it maynot be bullet proof but stab & tazer proof for sure.
I didn't buy it and my friend who gave it to me didn't either. It has a murky past and I've been warned not to wear it through customs. It was once owned by someone who had to leave in a hurry. My friend has since left the country too.
I thought the family & friends of Sime showed some real class with their statement.
A side project for some of the Hobbit extras/crew.
"The Bad Hobbit" Horror/Porn/Thriller/Slasher - options are endless.
Appologies for dredging up an old thread, I haven't read todays posts - sorry.
Giovanni - agreed wtf does a chair have to do with it?
Is it creating the 'other'? It couldn't be someone normal , he had to be different.
Chalk another one up to our Firearms licensing laws.
Ah - that good bloke test, again. "He seemed a decent sort of fellow, he didn't say very much. He didn't seem unstable at all."
WTF? - "This has happened before. This isn't an isolated incident. In February there were a couple of shots in the night and police were at his house the next morning."
The solution ain't hard. User pays, psyc test, firearms competency test & registar of firearms.
I went to primary school across the road for a wee bit as a kid & a few others here went to the high school he back onto.
Can I suggest we look for the commonalities we have and accept our differences but leave them at the door. This way we can create a strong position on a selected issue we're all in agreement on?
"I was ashamed and panicked and I thought I would be ..."
I believe this much of what Butters is saying.
I really don't like the PI or Maori bashed him up story and think it is quite sad on a couple of levels.
I predict he'll end up playing European League and never visit NZ ever again.
The reports of the Bastareaud incident have vague statements of 2-5 PI or Maori in an unprovoked assult on him.
Now CCTV have 3 French players and 2 mystery girls entering their Hotel around 5am.
Anyone else smell le rat?
A bit of a South Park "some Puerto Rican guy"
Bastareaud is Butters