The smoking gun perhaps?
Probably knock-off or imitation NZ apples...
Our Leader has sunk to an all time low
ain't he though!
"Here's the silver fern, front page, with one frond coming off like a tear, with Jonah Lomu and his years," Key said.
"Amazingly powerful. That's New Zealand. Where was our flag? Nowhere."
The silver fern was known around the world, he said.
"That's the thing they use when we're doing well and when we're hurting. That's our flag."
The man can't differentiate between All Black branding and nationhood - I wonder what his other examples of ferns being used when we are hurting or winning are?
I can't think of any straight away that aren't AB-related - a kiwi used as graphic shorthand perhaps...
the man persists in bending reality and getting away with it...
Just got back from delivering a local newsletter round Richmond – only streets thereof at that – and saw at least 10 Referendum envelopes in overstuffed and uncleared letterboxes – some outside houses obviously untenanted.
Multiply that out by the many parts of Chchch that that will be happening in...
One hopes they stay there and aren’t turned to the service of others – I guess it probably doesn’t matter so much for this one, but the last one better not have as much ‘spillage’…
PS a reminder for locals of the Avebury House Christmas event this Sunday (29th) from 2-4pm, 9 Evelyn Couzins Ave – Free sausage sizzle and fruit and the Garden City Orchestra
Hail to thee fellow 'alumnus' - though I did all my primary schooling there and close to Sydenham - South Intermediate - Cashmere High - Life...
The Library and tech blocks would still have been there when you went I'd imagine - the Library building closed while I was there - now it's an empty lot waiting for the social housing that's been promised to be built there (like everything in Chchch these days we'll believe when we see it) - while Dave Henderson owned the property (before the council bought it off him in a decidely shonky deal) he chopped one of the 4 trees down on the quadrangle of grass where the bell was - complete tosser...
did they still have 'do unto others...' on the exercise books back then?
(Though I realise two weeks probably ain't long to imprint many lasting memories...)
one could in theory identify their location in NZ by listening to the warblers.
There's one in our area that has a song uncannily similar to the start to 'Boogie woogie bugle boy' - I wish it would learn the rest...
... and they're so small for such volume!
How many digits?
7964908 04728 0001 04728
7964908 04729 0001 04729
whereas the numbers under the QR code are
dunno what the barcodes expand to...
Standard voting procedures?
Comparing two voting forms: the bar code and unique number (20+ numbers) down the side are both different (one sequentially after the other) as are the two QR codes. My eyes aren't good enough to see if the barcodes above the address are different - but I would imagine they relate to the voters name below... - so yes I assume the tear off bit is identifiable to the named recipient on some database somewhere... hopefully for no more than cross-tallying.
A green and pleasant land…
the Gog Magog Downs
Spooky, I was just reading about T.C. Lethbridge and Gog and Magog at the weekend, and found one of his books on Trade Me – he’s always been of interest to me since our plumber showed me how dowsing works when I was a kid.
Which also resonated with the excellent piece on Kim Hill’s Saturday Morning show about atoms, time and light with Bill Phillips where he says everything has it’s own length of ‘tick’ much as Lethbridge found different lengths of string on a pendulum found different elements… intriguing.
Nice stand of trees, covert or copse at the hill crest there, I imagine you could well get the ’ley’ of the land from there…
ISIS is what it is...
Food for thought from unlikely sources...
damned if ya do... damned if ya don't...