Most people I know streamed the rugger from the internet ... does the internet get TV people metered?
I believe it will pass 31 August.
As a former student president this is sad news indeed.
Stripping universities of their self-funding student culture will neuter an effective training ground that has through the years provided many with unexpected opportunities for professionally formative education.
Let us hope our students will find fun and creative ways to rise above the ponzi scheme our NZ higher education is becoming.
Can't remember the study I read but the researchers determined that 6 year olds tell a whopper of a lie on average every 20 minutes talking with each other.
Wonder if politicians do any better?
didn’t smile enough in the speech ....
Sounds cleaner to me. No mention of nazi death panel combos.
I predict that the GOP media will now feel that they have over-reached with their vitriol for anything President Obama. For a time atleast we should see a much cleaner conversation representing what amounts for democracy in America.
French street artist JR creates inclusive art that engages communities that are the most in need of something more than ordinary.
However if his affiliated large scale pasted wall posters started appearing all around our supercity, as is his TED wish, what would our city officials make of it.
Askew’s predicament has set my mind spinning as it touches upon many ideals dear to my own identity.
Prostituting creative talent within the imposed restraints of an artistically talentless entity tops my list. If an unelected dictator of creative direction and manipulator of local governmental approval required me to paint ‘’people mowing lawns’’ as he did to Askew, I would instantly take my creative energies elsewhere.
Please let us not have no-name people blankly painting over inspired efforts to communicate. Like them or not, these sub-cultured communiques provide something more than ordinary for a community to talk about.
While feeding most forum trolls is not likely to be a good discussion, I’ve noted that the internets use of the word ‘troll’ has acquired some positive connotations in recent months i.e. good ‘parental troll’ stories tend to proudly acclaim the deviously clever and creative parents of the world.
Adding the negative qualifier Mc [Mc + Trolls = McTrolls] on the other hand denotes a garden variety troll of limited imagination and thus deserving of the banhammer.
Perceptual Motor Programme Jackie was talking about.
PMP operates at most/all of the Auckland schools I relief teach in.
The idea that many children today in NZ will not learn to swim because of school pool closure disturbs me. I fondly remember many great school pool days and support free swimming pools and lessons for long term physical, mental and community health reasons.
I taught myself to swim aged 5/6 and consider myself very fortunate that this opportunity was even possible. The sea water was warm and clear and I was equipped with a kid sized mask and snorkel. However the key factor is that I was highly motivated. Motivated to follow the many brightly coloured tropical fish zipping and darting through the shallows of coral reefs in Samoa.
Alas back in NZ of 1980 a 7/8 year old who could comfortably swim 100 metres+ did not receive a sinlge swimming merit certificate because the volunteer bureacracy of the local swimming pool could not accommodate this outlier.
Swimming/Surfing is my mental saviour. A meditative highly ritualised process where I can cleanse away lifes discomforts, such as having never received a ‘Dolphin’ certificate.
Russel-baiting isn't very sporting Craig. It is sadly logical that any individual spurious enough to advance themselves by claiming to find explosive scientific proof of causation with invented results will also not be leaving the adoring media spotlight anytime soon.