Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Capture: The Colour Of Spring, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Huston we have lift off!

    Angelica Archangelica

    With no sense of scale,
    that top pic puts me
    in mind of some kind of
    'Tiny Mahuta' firework...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5046 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    testing... 1... 2...
    Fairfax takes the Radio NZ Interviewers style debate from the Letters Pages to a brief article, promising comment from current RNZ boss (and ex-Fairfax exec and editor) on Monday...
    Oddly the example they have picked of so called 'feral' behaviour is one of Espiner's better moments - when he wouldn't let Key get away with parroting the party line on a question that needed an answer not a sidetrack...
    If that is setting the narrative - it's missing the point.
    To my way of thinking
    - which 'admittedly' can be fraught at times...

    My recollection of Thompson's time at The Press was that he was all about the changes...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5046 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Doing over the witness,

    Who do these people think they are?
    More reasons to suspect the honesty of police - just great!

    Waikato police covered up the existence of a corrupt cop who stole drugs from a police station evidence safe.
    The theft is believed to be the reason a Black Power gang member changed his guilty plea in a drugs case in 2011.
    But it was only after the Waikato Times approached police following a three-month investigation that Waikato police district commander superintendent Bruce Bird last week admitted the incident occurred.
    The theft involved up to $5000 of methamphetamine (P) which went missing from a police evidence safe at Huntly Police Station between June 2010 and January 2011.

    How can they then demand or expect 'Honesty' or openness from Joe Public when their own example is set so far below what is expected, and contrary to what they charged with doing on behalf of said Public...?

    One bad cop = they are all bad, until proven otherwise - this scenario can't end well!

    Looks like the new boss is going to be spending even more time apologising to people - perhaps, one day they might start looking at the reasons and causes rather than the symptoms...

    This is all on National's watch too, I might add...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5046 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    has anyone seen Work is a Four Letter Word?

    Pretty sure I saw it in a double feature at the Avenue in Riccarton (perhaps part of a uni arts festival - not that I went to uni)
    It came after Morgan, a suitable case for treatment - also starring David Warner.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!, in reply to Ken Double,

    The IT Crowd...

    A raised glass to Fourth Estate...

    ...and for their assistance with the early days of Flying Nun as well...
    very useful having a toll-free line to Auckland, and a loading dock to store boxes of vinyl and covers until any passing band could take them down to Chchch or north...
    and long lunches for doing the record stores orders or picking up from pressing plant or printer....

    Fun times - Mr Double may well remember some of the long largely liquid lunches we had...

    I seem to recall helping out on the odd deadline for In Touch and with some graphics (at a house inMt Victoria) - maybe I'm persona non grata with Gary these days...
    c'est la vie
    (say the old folks)
    goes to show...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5046 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!, in reply to nzlemming,

    Attachment

    embrace the NME...

    My sister had a copy of that book

    This one is about the same vintage,
    and going for a song
    at the Market tonight in chchch
    :- )

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!,

    Market forces...
    Twilight Vintage Market at the Commons in Chchch on tonight (friday), 5-8pm.
    (The Commons is where the Pallet Pavillion used to be, which is where the Park Royal used to be, which was where Victoria Street used to be – back in the day when it actually was Market Square – circles within circles…)

    There will be lots good stuff and old codgers like me selling comics and books and stuff – rarities and oddities for prince and proletarian alike, step right up…
    step right up...

    :- )

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  • Hard News: Doing over the witness,

    Interesting legal judgement re data 'theft' here:

    ...was found guilty earlier this year of accessing a computer for dishonest purposes after downloading Tag Oil (NZ) Ltd's geotechnical data from the company's computer.
    ...
    But in quashing those convictions the Court of Appeal found that data obtained from the computer was not "property".

    (My emphasis)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5046 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Doing over the witness,

    I never liked Hell Pizza's marketing approach
    - but that's no reason to take someone's life apart, just because you can.
    I really hope Slater ends up doing time inside, he's made 'outside' pretty unsavoury to suit himself... or someone.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5046 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Doing over the witness,

    we are the Police, we are here to help...
    a fine example of Police heavy handedness from Timaru.

    Before the court hearing, police discovered that the briefs of evidence of the two officers involved were contradicted by the Taser camera footage, but the prosecution was still allowed to proceed.
    The IPCA found that both officers knowingly gave false evidence in court and recommended the Police Commissioner investigate the conduct of all officers involved.

    Trust Brutish Cops, sure can...
    Oh, hang on that's a compromised slogan....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5046 posts Report Reply

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