Craig, I think you would find if you asked Jim Anderton that he did not leave the party, it left him, twice
Talk about a waste of space, interesting that suicide is now a bigger killer than road deaths but know one must mention that word !
The good news is that I have been in central NSW for the last month and not a word was heard on NZs election...bliss
Plenty of red wine though
I vote Andrew's
"The Crepes of Roth"
As the best post ever!!
Jacky, it sounds to me that Emma got herself into the situation by her own means, it was her choice
She also got herself out of the same situation with the same skills
As I said further back it makes me glad I had boys as it seems to me that they are mostly more risk averse in their early teanage years
There is a tendency to keep our children young for longer and longer,for example they often don't get real jobs until their mid 20s
In Europe this is getting more extreme than that
On the other hand my parents cohort started work in their early teans whilst one of my early ancestors left home at 6!! To pack cod on a ship in the Iceland seas. I might add he made his fortune and we have all been riding on the money (well seed money) ever since
Oh and Emma I like your style and in aswer to your question my boys at 16 were into neither girls or crossbows, they left that sort of thing for later in their lives ie when they left home
Hmmm, great story Emma but by all that's holy makes me glad I had three sons who were not into that sort of thing
But you got through it and don't seem to be damaged by your experiences
It often wonder about risk taking by teanage girls, it seems quite common and males at the same age seem not as forward
Do you know what happened to the boyfriend?
Wigram huge, I don't think so Emma
I live in Aoraki, about 3.5 hours driving from one end to the other
Should get a woman MP but she is a bit flakey on the dangers of water, cute looking though so that's all right
Well I voted for MMP and doubt that we will go bacj to FFP but I would like another chance at fine tuning the system
MMP while fairer does give parties that got under 5% more power that the loosing party that 35%-40% of the voters supported
It is not a good way to run a country when that percentage of electorate are unhappy
Would a prortional give a better result?
The Rochelle Rees "fun" thing is not really a good start to a Labour campaign built around "trust us"
No affiliated to any party..yeah right, pity the facts got in the way of a good story
I really don't need to know this
We are planning our first trip overseas, probably the first of many
And you tell me I can lose my gear in Palmy, forget about ill paid baggage handlers far away
The golden rule is (so my reading tells me) is never pack something that you might like to see again and try to use your carry on baggage for everything that you might need
So who is being billed for all the photocopying Trev is doing
I believe this is an extremly cunning plan by National to drive Labour's election costs over the limit as they (Labour) release National's policy
Well Labour have been asking for policy
On the other hand it could be VCP by Labour if they are billing National
Yes, you are correct
I made a mistake it is chery flavoured
My sons bought some for me as I had expressed an interest in cherry flavoured beers, 'cause they sound interesting
They told me that it was last years brew but you have the true facts
For father's day they bought me some lambic so I will try that next
Thank you for the history