Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to Stuart Coats,

    The Club we were involved with only seems to do Junior Cricket. But thanks for that information. Will follow up. My son already does swimming, golf and indoor football with Special Olympics which now also does Unified sport (meaning for anyone), but cricket is his favourite and SO, being a US programme, doesn't do that.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to Chris Werry,

    Which region are you in Chris?

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to Glenn Pearce,

    Grant Elliott seemed like a really nice person on Campbell Live tonight. He said he was taught to be humble in victory as that scene played of him walking over to shake the hand of the poor man on the ground. He also said he was up at 6 this morning settling the baby, and Metiria said in Parliament that he had Green sympathies- so doesn't seem the macho sledging type.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to izogi,

    Wouldn't it be nice if there were some of those inclusive teams for adults so they could recapture that pleasure of playing? My son would love one, but they don't seem to exist.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?,

    Russell may liken Vettori's batting and running to a goony bird, but Martin Guptill reminded me of a sparrow during his stellar batting effort in Wellington. It's like the way sparrows - when pecking at crumbs - constantly glance all around and then shake and fluff up their feathers. Totally alert and prepared and aware of all their surroundings and potential threats.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?,

    Great that it was shown on Prime so accessible to a lot more people. Hopefully the final will be too.

    I am one of those who know about cricket through their kids playing. At primary school it was an inclusive sport through local clubs so all kids could play, girls and boys together, including those with disabilities. So long as you did your parental duty including occasional scoring - as I tried to do while standing on the side of cold windy parks around Wellington concentrating on whether it was a dot ball or a wide and hoping that I recorded it correctly. Some kind and dedicated parents coached and managed the teams.

    At secondary school it became a lot more serious and only the skilled were allowed to play - but those inclusive primary years were important.

    I like that there seems to be a real team culture under the current Black Cap leadership. And it is nice that real men can cry and comfort as the South Africans did last night.

    What was particularly pleasant was the lack of the PM using it as a personal photo op. I doubt we will be so lucky on Sunday, however.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2254 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    It would be nice if NZers were shocked and horrified by latest revelations that NZ spied on Tim Groser's rivals for WTO post. Do we care so little about our foreign policy, ethics and the importance of building good relationships for a stable world that this rates merely a passing mention?

    Even usually sensible journalists saying this morning, Oh well everyone does it, always done it, no big deal.

    As a small independent country we should and can do better. I care.

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  • Speaker: Scoop.co.nz's Operation…,

    If I compile an occasional online newsletter for an NGO or community or voluntary group and include Scoop links would that require a licence?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2254 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Right to die?,

    Instead of this debate we should perhaps be talking about Advanced Care Planning.There is even a Conversations that Count Day in April, to start having those difficult conversations with family and friends about plans for old age or terminal illness. Info on the website. http://www.advancecareplanning.org.nz/

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2254 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Changing Shape,

    Thanks for this post Chelle

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