Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Polity: English canards, in reply to Alfie,

    Or lots of rental properties.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: English canards,

    Actually the top earners usually have very good tax accountants who know all about tax minimisation and they often pay a lot less tax than poorer people.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Four cents on Brexit, Fonterra,…,

    Totally irrelevant to Brexit (although education itself is a relevant aspect), but I remember coming across this one just as the Labour Government was bringing in NCEA. Remember those days when you stayed at school until you got 200 marks in school cert in one year, however long it took?

    http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23033666?search%5Bpath%5D=items&search%5Btext%5D=nevile+lodge+school+certificate

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Four cents on Brexit, Fonterra,…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    From my childhood I remembered Lodge as rather blokey mainly from his cartoons in the Sports Post. But I developed a new respect for him while working with hundreds of his cartoons. They had a strong narrative and were often -subtley - about the little man ranting against the powerful. He could be quite savage about Muldoon. Some great social and political commentary of the era. There were several about the EEC as I remember.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Four cents on Brexit, Fonterra,…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Nice to see a Nevile Lodge cartoon.

    Over a decade ago I had a very pleasant part time job cataloguing some of the hundreds of Lodge cartoons in the Turnbull Library collection. That was not one of mine, as the ones I worked on were from the 1970s, but the descriptions were much the same. You had to describe them in detail for the database which didn’t at that time include the image. Fortunately, I was old enough and political enough to identify most of the people and events in those 1970s cartoons.

    But what I remember about those cartoons was the size and quality of them. Each was about A1 size on good quality paper and an artwork in its own right. Mostly done in ink but he sometimes used the new technology of letraset and you could see the occasional brush strokes of white out fluid. He had to produce a clever, witty, topical artwork every day and he sometimes drew caricatures of himself in the corner struggling to come up with ideas.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit,

    There is a disability angle to this decision

    And a bioethics one too

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to David Haywood,

    Truffles have a flavour which is not like anything else I've ever tasted. I've only tasted them once and it was memorable. It was very multi-dimensional sensation. But truffles take about 10 years to grow and I think you need a pig to dig them up. But if they did grow they would pay back the $50 in the first little nugget.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Fighting seclusion with…, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    I'm not surprised by this. I have heard from OTs at other DHBs that their funds are very limited and there is great pressure on OTs not to provide equipment - which is unethical as well as unfair. I imagine that the situation here was that a manager said we can't fund it and cut it, and that wasn't helped by poor communication. This is just another symptom of an increasingly underfunded health system.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Legless,

    I had been wondering how things were going with you. Thank you.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: Three decades on…, in reply to Ken Double,

    Giving to the Sallies again and watching a Springbok rugby game. Defining cultural moments for some NZers after years, even decades, of refusal.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2813 posts Report Reply

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