Posts by Jean Hughes

  • Capture: One picture of you, and no more,

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    Well this sums up a lot of things for me. We were pretty poor (and scruffy I suppose – we are all so much cleaner and neater these days) but I was a very content child. This rare photo reflects how pleased my Mum and I were of growing the lily in a bit of spare land by the neighbours shed (full of so many interesting tools and shed stuff). The proper garden was full of vegetables with no room for flowers. It was summer mid 1950’s.

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  • Hard News: The Web, in reply to BenWilson,

    Can anyone else here claim an active 18 year old email address?

    yep - I still have my original Ihug address ( and others of course) that I realise is also 18 years old

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  • Hard News: Diverse Auckland: are we…, in reply to Andre Alessi,

    yep - and on Dominion, Sandringham and Manukau Rds - Asian, Indian, and various Europeans all chattering away on their phones as well as to each other make an orchestra of language the bus norm. But the little gems of Kiwi drawl/inflection popping up within other accents, makes me smile as I see that as a real community evolving in a personal and unique way.

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  • Hard News: Diverse Auckland: are we…,

    yes I agree - very diverse. As a bus driver I can see this, and even that bus users are perhaps more likely to be non European. Woo hoo there is hope for public transport.
    One thing that I do like is hearing how enduring the typical 'Kiwi' accent is and the stages of it evolving.

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  • Capture: Laneway 2014 + Lorde,

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    and the great bassist – not a great photo but wow…… her playing…………….

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  • Capture: Laneway 2014 + Lorde,

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    but I couldn't get them all in one photo so ........

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  • Capture: Laneway 2014 + Lorde,

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    and the bestest band of all for me was Savages


    (Can someone tell me how to turn portrait images around?)

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  • Capture: Laneway 2014 + Lorde,

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    and another - clearer

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  • Capture: Laneway 2014 + Lorde,

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    Got close up quite easily for Parquet Courts - who I really like
    Not great photos but sunlight on the lads emphasises the 'highlight' for me.
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  • Speaker: You ain't from round here,

    OMG - thank you for this Greg - The results for my local area are very surprising - 11/14 Local Board Candidates; 5/7 Local Ward candidates; 6/17 Mayor candidates and 15/19 Health Board candidates do NOT live in the areas they are contesting. It will shape my vote especially for those who have been in these positions for several years.

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