Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated,

    Tagged...

    "sounds like us"

    That's the one I was trying to remember when the Bomber Bradbury thang happened - I noticed National Radio no longer uses that at all - probably replaced by the silent one (that only the dogs of war can hear) for the Panel - "Sounds just Right!"

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  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    meaty meta forwards...

    you’ll need the special gnostic machine for that one you will …
    if I try and fix it ’ere I’ll bugger it up fer sure

    Aww c'mon ya must have a mate who could do it?
    Bloody hydrophobes - it's a non-stick brain pan,
    But I'm sure there's no Polytetrafluoroethylene in it...

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  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated,

    Go the canes and other warm fuzzies...

    Do you ever worry that we might do to rugby what we did
    to kiwifruit, by exporting the expertise?

    They were known as Chinese Gooseberries when I first tasted them, and they were stolen from China by a visiting Wanganui headmistress, who brought them back with no worries about introducing agricultural species to NZ (shades of the Christian monk silk worm smugglers)...
    Then again, I guess rugby was transplanted here from England (and there's that yellow/green variety in Australia)...
    So maybe the IRB is like PSA and it could kill it on the vine
    or shrivel its roots...

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  • Hard News: The Politics of Absence,

    other foreign ownership issues...
    I see May Wang and Jack Chen who were negotiating to buy the Crafar Dairy Farms for Natural Dairy (NZ) Holdings has been charged with corruption, bribery and money-laundering in Hong Kong. She is also apparently bankrupt and owes $22million. So we may have a dodged a bullet there...

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  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated, in reply to Ana Simkiss,

    Well, oil be damned...

    “Better take that one down to the metaphor shop”

    I liked that one, too - and ya can imagine that as a full service station they are pumping with gas out on the metaphorcourt as well...

    Throw in, the towel...

    Christmas has nothing to do with rugby...

    A lot of people have a ball at christmas, can be seen rolling in malls, kissing under the sprigs and eating scrummy food...

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  • Hard News: The Politics of Absence,

    Smelting moments, get a fix...

    ...what I got was a whole can of worms, including Muldoon.

    Read Pete Lusk and Ron Currie's classic Comalco comic
    "Power Junky" here
    - some facts have changed over
    time, but the song remains the same...

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  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated,

    ships in the night...

    Which in some circles counts as cheating,
    but in Wellington would just be the traditional
    way to say hello.

    It was never a town to harbour a grudge...
    of course Queenstown is more of a Jet Boat scene!

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  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated, in reply to BenWilson,

    Boom box on the ear...

    Really should learn what dubstep actually is
    It’s the perfect music for boxing training.

    So more Rocky 'n' Role then?

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  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Apocalypto...

    ...that it's about more than physicality

    ...hopefully it doesn't involve some sort
    of national psyche sacrifice - like,
    if we win, National gets back in?
    Oh the choices...
    We need a sign...

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  • Hard News: The Politics of Absence,

    Tiwai Point for sale...
    Rio Tinto is carving up its Aust and NZ assets into a unit called Pacific Aluminium, which it then intends to sell off. Hopefully that means we get to renegotiate the ludicrously low price the smelter pays for 15% of our total power generation output - one would hope the contract for supply would be with the original owner and not transferrable to all and sundry bargain hunters...
    ... could be an election issue along with the grim spectre of a government hell-bent on publicly owned asset sales.
    (Just how is English & Key planning to pay back all this money we are still borrowing?)

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