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Hard News: Asking for a Contribution

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  • Heather Gaye, in reply to Islander,

    Nah, his ars-
    enal of recordings?

    That made me laugh more than is really dignified.

    Hm whisky. I wonder what a PA whisky would taste like?

    Ben says that it would be perfectly viable to buy, bottle & brand a barrel from a smaller distillery. Research trip?

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 523 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    ...also Ben suggests a PA-brand tracksuit in the colour of the hard news masthead, but that's only because he's been watching too much Sopranos recently.

    PS: ref Ben McNicoll, he's too busy cooking me beef stroganoff to post himself.

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 523 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Dowden,

    Can't send a koha right now (netbank from o/s playing up and PayPal grates). Definitely will though: it's like paying to not read Stuff :-)

    I'd also love a mug, espresso cup and some tumblers...

    If there was an annual PA telethon I reckon Russel, David, Graeme and Craig'd just need to threaten to post a whistling tummies* film of their own if we don't pay up.

    *It's at about 0:50

    Canberra • Since Dec 2007 • 38 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    I’m sure Oamaru would love to get involved!
    Hey, aside from anything else, the town is the Steampunk Capital Of Theeee World!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye, in reply to Islander,

    Research trip to the South! How many PASers can you fit on your couch?

    (AKA How many drunk Aucklanders does it take to drive someone out of their own home…)

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 523 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    O, about 50?

    (That is including neighbours & other hosteleries…)

    BUT – Oamaru is the other side of the hill, where I have a huge number of whanau-
    that’d be the goer- remember Heartland chips? Possibly, a Southern Blend??

    Re: drunk Aucklanders? Dunno. How many rilly drunk West Coasters -OR Southerners! - does it take to drive everyone away!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Williams,

    it's a measure of how valuable i think public address is that i went to find my wallet without even a second thought. in fact i consider it a revolutionary act (kind of) to support public address in any way, given the generally piss poor state of the media in this country.

    thanks for public address russell and colleagues. it's awesome.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Rebecca Williams,

    +1

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye, in reply to Islander,

    BUT – Oamaru is the other side of the hill, where I have a huge number of whanau-

    Sure, but the circuitous route down the west coast incorporates less Timaru and more Islander.

    Re: drunk Aucklanders? Dunno. How many rilly drunk West Coasters -OR Southerners! – does it take to drive everyone away!

    Touché! I reckon we'll all get along just fine.

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 523 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    A latte glass with nice etched logo would serve both purposes. Of course we could just buy our own:).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3414 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    True- Timmers isnt a favourite town of mine (with all due respect to our host...)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • peterpeasant,

    Would like to help. Have had bad experience with paypal.

    I do not trust the aggressive barsterads.

    new zealand • Since Oct 2010 • 39 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to peterpeasant,

    Try the bank account number- secure, and worked perfectly well for me-

    (and totally agree apropos Paypal- tried it once, and then cancelled every detail they had on me.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Paul Dowden,

    If there was an annual PA telethon I reckon Russel, David, Graeme and Craig’d just need to threaten to post a whistling tummies* film of their own if we don’t pay up.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Don't test the limits of what I'll do for money. It will be a long, traumatic and hideously expensive night with ongoing consequences.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Whee! A challenge! Could it involve live fish???

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    I think Islander just saw you and raised you one, Craig.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1323 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Islander,

    I was thinking of starting out with a box of pencils and some strawberry jam, but live fish? Damn, you country folks don't piss about.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    *especially *us country folk with friends who have gill-cleaner fish and tiny penetrator sharks!*...off to bed now, to coddle (sort of) my infected lungs- this is a neat thread and I am sure it must hearten Russell me te whanau katoa that we all truly appreciate the forum.

    *cookie-cutter shark relatives

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Sparks,

    You and yours provide such a wonderful public service, it's good to be able to say thanks in a tangible way. And thanks...

    Pt Chevalier • Since Apr 2011 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks,

    Happy to chip in. Glad you put that direct pay a/c option in - didn't want to join PayPal.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    Ben suggests a PA-brand tracksuit in the colour of the hard news masthead

    That could suit him quite well, actually

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16754 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Heather Gaye,

    Been suggesting that one for a while.

    Not to substitute for what would be an uber-special Big O event, but a PA/Whisky Galore tasting in a few cities might be a goer (and support a great Chch business at the same time). Sell whisky glasses and suchlike too.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16754 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    On the topic of contribution and community, I've just got in from the official launch of the Be.Accessible initiative and I wanted to let you guys know about it.

    Minister Turia brought tears to my eyes by dedicating in the upcoming Budget an extra $4m over the next 4 years for this. So proud to see it - pic by Deaf leader Peter Fogarty of the announcement. Lucky bugger had Sign interpreters to follow but the acoustics in Auckland Museum's lofty foyer were diabolical for the rest of us. Turia's speech here.

    This is something that can profoundly shift the way the world looks at disabled people's contributions (as Trustee and MFAT CEO John Allen passionately conveyed in his speech). Been a decade of hard work by many to get there. Will sleep happy.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16754 posts Report Reply

  • hayden ward,

    using Hadyns beer based economy (how we students mesure our budgets) this poor student cant afford a ponsonby beer but has gladly contributed a couple of cheap generic beers from the supermarket. Cheers russell

    Since Nov 2006 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Bell, in reply to 3410,

    Thanks for the correction.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 47 posts Report Reply

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