Posts by Sofie Bribiesca

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  • Capture: See Into the Trees, in reply to Hebe,

    Oh we are fine Hebe, I was just feeling so sorry for the locals. I’ve told Kelvin so but turns out Harold once again have worded it wrong. He was talking about roads and infrastructure up here through to Auckland and he has been volunteering around Moerewa. He’s rescued a dog, saved some old lady, set up call centres and more. So I have apologised that I took the Harold as word. His aim is my wish. Trouble with call centres, the power lines and landlines are just coming back on now, so pointless if you got no phones. Imagine, (and this did happen) a friend, living on his own, with little cell ph reception, the river swelling on his property and heading toward his home, has a seizure,wakes up, ear and arm and head stuck to his log burner. Hes there for 2 days cos he cant get over his river, land slides, breaks fence ,neighbours cows invade, He is trying to apply cold to his 3rd deg burns meanwhile putting up electric fence to get horse to higher ground, trying to corale cows back to neighbours. Manages to get up drive and the land slides and covers it . He gets to A andE in Kaitaia by car. They say Middlemore immediately. So the first Ambulance has to get through the Maungamukas with much difficulty and gets to Whangarei just as SH1 shuts. The charge nurse told me they were inundated with many accident patients and because some detours have been made ,the Hospital was full . That’s just the beginning of my friends journey to Middlemore for major surgery. People are resilient but even he deserves a cry.He's been very brave.
    On a lighter note. Tee tree is fine firewood .

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dotcom: Further news of the unlikely, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Trolling was a fine art long before the internet. :)

    On contemplation, I did call it a "Brownlee". But you have to admit, to be issued with a holiday as an only sanction does beg the question. The woman's got something.even she admits she's not widely liked on the front bench.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dotcom: Further news of the unlikely, in reply to Alastair Thompson,

    I have long wondered if this is the real reason that Simon Power resigned. He was Justice Minister through all this and also well informed (unlike the PM) of what was afoot.

    Or if indeed that is what Collins holds over Key now. It is suggested in the House that she must hold something big against Key Co.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: See Into the Trees,

    We made it North this week. I wont put photos up yet. Think we lost around 100 trees but mostly tee tree and the Natives are good plus our house is fine. Spent the day making firewood which as some were dead anyway has made it usable straight away. We are burning the evidence as I type. Came through landslips, roads with bits missing, fallen trees . I cannot believe Kelvin Davis thinks we want a fukin highway to batches in Omaha when driving around here is unbelievable. parts of roads are just sunk, parts are missing. Enormous macrocarpas have disappeared, and, as has been mentioned on the news, SH1 is no go. Trouble is they detour everyone (school hols, great) onto roads just as bad which makes them worse.. How anyone thinks Fonterra trucks on dirt roads with flooding, landslips and whole parts missing is a good idea is beyond me. We are lucky we got a 4wd . And that’s not even the stories of resilience I’m hearing from those stuck here permanently.The roads up here need fixing first not some holiday highway. :(

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: See Into the Trees,

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    There is this for early morn.
    then Xmas day under the Macrocarpa.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: See Into the Trees, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    (I’m not up early enough, don’t ask me about morning light)..

    It looks like this.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Hope and Wire, in reply to Hebe,

    This story in today’s Press explains

    Then in todays Harold Labour want change for the sake of the peoples.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: See Into the Trees, in reply to Hebe,

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    I'm back North Saturday. Look forward to seeing the place. News of the weather problems should come to light with a pint at pub. Our webcam indicates we seem ok. Good thing we got solar power as 1100 homes up there have had their power cut. The trees are protecting us :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: See Into the Trees, in reply to Hebe,

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    Lots of things are turning up their toes.

    That’s one thing about life, nothing lasts forever.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Hope and Wire, in reply to Just thinking,

    FFS! How cruel. :((

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5918 posts Report Reply

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