Posts by Robyn Gallagher

Last ←Newer Page 1 2 3 4 5 Older→ First

  • Island Life: Are you old enough?,

    Universal sufferage at 16 - is that the ultimate for Sue?

    If 16-year-olds get suffer-age, does that mean they get to be really annoying and made everyone suffer, but they don't have to face the music?

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: White and bright,

    I would perhaps feel outraged about the marketing of skin-whitening products to brown women, if the opposite weren't happening here.

    I'm pale-as, and all around me is this culture that says that I'd look better with golden glowing skin. Fake tan, bronzers, even bloody Natural Glow wants to de-white me.

    I have no doubt that if, like the woman in the whitener ad, I wanted a career as a TV reporter, I'd soon be made up to take the ghostly edge off my skin.

    Can't I be pale and pretty?

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: An appetite for scandal,

    Fluffy?!?! This means Jack might just be able to play against South Africa this weekend! This is HUGE news!

    Ok, so it's an important sports story. But I don't know who he is, so he and his newborn are further down my list of news than any P child is.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: An appetite for scandal,

    my partner and I looked at each other in astonishment that the plane story came second after Millie on TV3 6o'clock news last night!

    It occurs to me that I'm more likely to know someone who has a drug problem than someone who's been in a plane crash.

    While a plane crash is a pretty thrilling news story, a young person with drug-related troubles is something I can relate to more personally than a plane crash.

    I'd rather see coverage of that than plane crash porn. But that's just me.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: An appetite for scandal,

    The Herald's website reports this morning that a rugby player named Chris Jack and his wife have just had their first baby.

    That's far more fluffy news than Millie Elder being in court, yet no one gets outraged that the media are reporting the commonplace occurance of a birth.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: An appetite for scandal,

    David said:

    Perhaps, nevertheless, people feel sympathy, as Paul Holmes hopes we do, when he reminds us that being the parent of a teenager is no easy thing.

    I wouldn't want to be in his place. It's situations like this that make me grateful I'm not a parent.

    Andrew said:

    I wondered how come she is the spitting image of Hine, yet described as "adopted".

    I believe Mr Holmes adopted her when he married her mum, Hine. So he's both her step-father and her adopted father.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • PA Radio: This is New Zealand,

    OMG! It's going to be playing at the Film Festival this year!

    http://www.nzff.telecom.co.nz/default.aspx?id=4930&region=2

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Child's play,

    The thing is, the America's Cup teams aren't meant to represent the boat-racing sporting elite from that country. It's whoever they can afford to get on the payroll.

    There isn't enough room on the Emirates boat for all the excellent boat-racing New Zealanders, so surely it should be a point of pride that these guys have found positions on other boats.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Take that, evil scammers!,

    There's a related service that I keep seeing advertised around the 'tubes. It claims it will tell u who ur 1 true love is, or similar.

    Here's my prediction for anyone who signs up: You'll meet your one true love at a court-ordered budgeting advice workshop.

    Also, I recently found three voicemails waiting on my phone at home. They were of the "make money at home!!!!" variety, but the funny thing was the prerecorded Telecom voice saying "Message received from..." and then a far to cheerful lady exclaiming "FINANCIAL FREEEEEEEDOM!!!!!!"

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Late for What?,

    I overheard a woman in Pak N Save telling off her daughter (I presume it was her daughter) "Sativa, you stop poking your brother!".

    Oh, she must have been named after Avena sativa, the scientific name for oats.

    Also, I have heard from two unrelated sources of a child in Auckland named Mangere Bus Centre [Surname]. I'm hoping that, unlike Brooklyn Beckham, he wasn't named after his place of conception.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1901 posts Report Reply

Last ←Newer Page 1 156 157 158 159 160 190 Older→ First