Here's me, in Upper Hutt, hoping that prices in Wellington and Lower Hutt will force the young and the restless move out here to liven the place up...
I'm having to rely on NZFirst and the Greens to provide any opposition against the govt. The LP seem to find indulging in fighting each other more attractive.
That nice Mr Key has a good genuine Kiwi accent...
`As through this world you ramble
You'll meet some funny men
Some will rob you with a six-gun
Others with a fountain pen...
But as through this world you ramble
As through this world you roam
You'll never find an outlaw
Drive a family from their home'
Pretty Boy Floyd - Woody Guthrie
I agree. All of this strutting and posing over who can eat the hottest chillie/curry is wearisome. What happened to actually tasting the food
The film Once were Warriors in its opening shot expressed concisely what Joy was trying to say, and the sham of 100% Pure - And yet not a word of complaint from the Great nad Good
None of you young whippersnappers remember the Rex in Riccarton Road, or the incredibly run-down Embassy in the Square, or its neighbour the Crystal Palace, where I witnessed my first Teddy Boy riot just after the showing of 'Six Five Special'?
Ou sont les neiges dantan?..
On a more recent note, the opening, brief flourishing and then closing of the original Light House in Miro Street, Upper Hutt deserves a mention. Its progeny in Petone, Island Bay and Pauatanui live on, but thyre not the same as the original...
I suppose Barry Manilow is too obvious?
Except that the goals of Maori TV includes encouraging the use of Maori and gving a Maori perspective - The influx of refugees from non-commercial TV will be mainly Pakeha-based - Will Russell undertake to conduct the programme in Maori? while I am happy enough to have some films and documentaries in language other than Maori, and for the channel to act in some respects as a Kiwi version of the brilliant Australian SBS, too much Pakeha material, no matter how worthy, will only act to the disadvantage of the Maori (and multicultural!) component.