Which is good for the country! Go the All Blacks, God the Queen of England and Toyota.
I was not previously aware that Elizabeth Windsor (or is it Elizabeth Regina?) was Queen of Toyota? Cool! :)
I have always found it a little strange or incongruous that despite being the same woman, the Queen of England, Queen of New Zealand, Queen of Australia, etc. are separate entities, and while it is common and normal for all of the Commonwealth countries to change their hereditary laws simultaneously with each other... (vis- the recent Commonwealth-wide dropping of male priority so that if William+Kate's first child was a daughter, she'd still be next in line even if they had a subsequent son)... it is not beyond the realms of possibility that they could choose to not all change in unison...
It's occasionally floated in some (less intelligent?) media that many like the current Queen E, and William seems nice, but can we skip Charles as monarch?
While the chance of any of our Commonwealth Nations changing their monarchy/hereditary laws in any-way (apart from abandoning them completely to become a republic) seems (extremely) remote... I am tickled by the possibility of our variously linked nations deciding on separate paths so that while we all have Elizabeth as our current Monarch... we may have different ones in the future?
By the way... all this pointless theorising in my mind about improbably divergent monarchs was triggered by a friend of my parents, who was born in India while still under "the British Raj", but had moved to Australia in the 1950's... discovering later that she was not actually an Australian Citizen or passport holder when she wanted to travel overseas for the first time in the 1980's... So she went though a naturalisation/nationalisation ceremony at the local town hall... where she swore allegiance to Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, over any other previous allegiances (which in her case, was Elizabeth II, Queen of England, or Elizabeth II Queen of India - she wasn't quite sure? :)
And all of the above rambling is in support of the... I dont love (or hate) our current flag, but it seems like changing the flag without becoming a republic first seems... half-hearted at best?
From the ‘out of the mouths of the sucklings’ file.. one of my offspring sees the whole flag changing thing as akin to painting the mailbox while the termites are eating the house.
You should be proud... not just of the clarity of your offspring's observations, but also of your own parenting....
Heres a contrasting viewpoint...
Short version- wait and see once it's finished, it may not be as bad as you were expecting...
Hmmm... management in Auckland, in-house programmers in Portugal...
Thats a mighty big house, I would have thought I'd have noticed it, does it cause some navigational problems for all the container ships bringing us music players from China?
Hmm... this law appears to need changing fairly quickly...
You are looking smaller at sub-parts of computers--- but if you look in the other direction...
That caveat, you mention-
“if a person who is authorised to access a computer system accesses that computer system for a purpose other than the one for which that person was given access.”
In conjunction with
(i) a computer; or
(ii) 2 or more interconnected computers; or
(iii) any communication links between computers or to remote terminals or another device; or
(iv) 2 or more interconnected computers combined with any communication links between computers or to remote terminals or any other device; and
Seems to STRONGLY suggest that as I and/or my ISP authorise myself to access my computer and it's internet connection.... then it's not illegal for me to access any other computer on that internet.... it's all just one big "computer system" no?
I guess tram tracks are so uncommon here that it's not common knowledge?
If you grow up in Melbourne you get told at primary school--- beware the tram-tracks on your bike..
Any wet metal has no grip and is thus a braking/steering hazard... but the really bad hazard of the tram-track is if your front wheel drops into the slot...
The way you actually stay upright on a bike is by constantly falling to one side, steering into it until you are falling the other-way, and then steering back the other way...... Anyone who doesn't believe this needs to try riding a bike with the steering locked in the straight ahead position.
If your tyre is skinny enough to fall in- once your front wheel is in the tram-track slot, you ARE going to fall off. (Ok, if you are REALLY quick, you might be able to hop it out?). If you have a wider tyre than the slot, or your rear gets slotted, your chances can be better but you could still easily not be able to overcome the loss of steerability....
No cycleway we’ve got anywhere yet actually has speed humps (aimed at cyclists)
Not intentionally… but the regular stretches of bumpy asphalt over tree-roots of the otherwise much smoother (but less than perfect) patchy concrete on the Gt North Rd/ Waterview stretch do a pretty good job of it if you are on a bike with skinny high-pressure tyres :)
Do people need to be so explicitly told what to do… or with enough width and decent sight lines, can they just be left to get on with it?
I'm with Alice above... So far we've been pretty bad at "sorting it out for ourselves' and seeing as this flyover has more width than any other shared path I know of... lets try something new...
It may come as a surprise to some non-cyclists just how fast a not-racing but keen to get somewhere cyclist can be going... 30km/h on the flat requires only moderate fitness, 40-50km/h with some hill assist does not require any great level of fitness... whereas walkers are usually doing 5-10km/h, and non-urgent/social riders 10-20 km/h. And kids and dogs can be un-predictable or have a leash long-enough to block 3 or 4 metres of lane-width...
We may not need physically divided barriers for each... but at-least some visual indication of expected behaviour in different zones would be helpful for not just those who want to go quick, but also those who don't want to get bowled over...
That is another image of him touching a young girls hair! How many are there? Ew
I'm assuming/hoping (since it's Stuff) that that is the same one referred to earlier by Bruce Ward as being in an offline Nelson paper?
Also, different enough to not be noticed as creepy at the time.... but now fitting a pattern?
Last year, Key was invited to help shave then-Canterbury Earthquake Recovery boss Roger Sutton's head for charity. Key was given the important job of chopping off Sutton's ponytail - and took to it with relish. "Oh yeah, this is actually quite a lot of fun," said Key, with obvious delight. "Can I say how clean your hair is?"
And now, after one person stands up for themselves... more come out of the woodwork...
Prime Minister John Key allegedly pulled the pony-tails of two school girls while on a visit to the national museum.
Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR said his 12-year-old daughter watched last night's television news and said, "that's what the Prime Minister did at Te Papa to my two friends".