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  • Islander,

    Thanks very much for what I couldnt get to see in actual time Gudrun- much appreciated-

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

  • JacksonP,

    Just added another photo of Ariana Tikao and Jon Hooker to main post.

    This seems a little on the fly, but glad to be able to get it published today.

    Thanks very much for what I couldnt get to see in actual time Gudrun- much appreciated-

    Appreciate your early feedback Islander.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2071 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Amazing photos, Gudrun. Just lovely, thankyou.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Thanks, Gudrun, great shots.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Thanks Gudrun: the monarchs are lovely. The Sam Johnson shot is one of the best formal occasion pix I have ever seen.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Glad i got some and thank you so much for your positive feedback. As you can tell Sam was on the other side of the stage and almost out of reach. Now there is a fine young man. Wishing you all a good week until next time: Aufwiedersehen. GG

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Have added a bit of a bio to the opening. Thanks for that Gudrun.

    As a regular contributor here, I'd also like to refer everyone to Adrienne Rewi's blog page, where she posted more excellent photos from yesterday.

    February 22, 2012 - Photos from a Memorial, by Adrienne Rewi.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2071 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    Good works done, but Sam is not an Army. He deserves the rewards he has received, but wider consideration is also needed for our wounderful youth and their actions.

    The question of hero awards was uncomfortable for me, I along with most of the crowd left. This is because (random %) 95% of rescues were by people who were just there.

    The big rescues are measured by their failures, the deaths and not success.

    I'ld really like some insight here cause that's all I've got.

    I'm a little pissed off at the hero worship of uniforms, from those who weren't there and just don't know.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Just thinking,

    <q>he question of hero awards was uncomfortable for me,</

    It’s like – official luck eh?

    A huge number of private people were brave, effective, generous, compassionate – but fucking officialdom wants to suck into the gratitude most of us feel for the quiet citizens who did what most of us would’ve done -had we been there, because it’s what humans do for other humans.Including the student - and 'farmy' "armies-

    The ‘awards’ are like ‘honours’ – who knows you & who you know. I deeply distrust & oppose both-

    As for uniforms – they – mainly (with some stunning failures) did the job they are
    both trained & paid for, and that’s good – but they are sooo photogenic eh?And pollies especially lurve being associated with that stuff-

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

  • Just thinking,

    Cheers Islander, that's it. There was a sense it was all of us doing what we could for each other and ourselves.

    The elderly neighbours cupa can't be understated when you don't have water or power.

    Keeping it to the Humane Medal for Christchurch is all that was needed.

    Really loved the personal tributes, like playing rock music in Manchester St near where the Tattooist/Barista died.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Islander,

    The ‘awards’ are like ‘honours’ – who knows you & who you know. I deeply distrust & oppose both-As for uniforms – they – mainly (with some stunning failures) did the job they are both trained & paid for, and that’s good – but they are sooo photogenic eh?And pollies especially lurve being associated with that stuff-

    It's almost cliche huh? Almost insulting. I'm glad you said this Islander because I avoided the news when the very first 5 seconds made me know to.
    Gudren's photos are excellent but I still feel queasy seeing the likes of Bob Parker on a stage and maybe that's what makes it a a good photo. However, some may like it and each to their own, but I'm with Islander and Just thinking on this.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5725 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Just thinking,

    There was a sense it was all of us doing what we could for each other and ourselves.

    Some of my heroes were the people in the house over the road who, unaccountably, still had power when the rest of us in our street did not. They constantly boiled kettles for cups of tea and coffee (saved us having to fire up the barbie or gas stoves),and charged cellphones. And the friend of a neighbour who came up from Rakaia first thing on Feb 23 with 500 litres of drinking water, which a kept a few households going for about five days until we could get to the well .. And the Opawa well people who piped their artesian well out to the street. And a million other big and small acts: the farmers who left some sacks of Agria spuds out on the street corner.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Hebe,

    who piped their artesian well out to the street. And a million other big and small acts: the farmers who left some sacks of Agria spuds out on the street corner.

    This, no matter how long after one hears this. (sniff :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5725 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    the Opawa well people who piped their artesian well out to the street

    Pretty sure these folk got an award; there were a lot of awards for "kindness" as well as for heroic rescues. And there was an award to the "Citizens of Christchurch" for service to neighbours.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3300 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I still feel queasy seeing the likes of Bob Parker on a stage

    that's his job, regardless of our feelings about how well he's doing it

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15741 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    I still feel queasy seeing the likes of Bob Parker on a stage

    Queasy is good.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3291 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Gudrun's photos are excellent but . . .

    I can testify that Gudrun is the soul of discretion. I'm also confident that if I were to repeat some of her more choice observations on Chch civic matters here verbatim I'd be a candidate for the PAS naughty corner.

    While I've been kindly given the accompanying pic to manipulate as I please, I feel that it needs to be seen in all its pristine festering glory. Given the recent 'chemistry' between these twirps it speaks volumes.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3291 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

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    Thank you Gudrun Gisela.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3291 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Gudrun, you are a marvel, and I thank you also, for the above photo is an insightful stunner (is that Gerry's bag that other suit is carrying ;-).

    Since Dec 2006 • 2468 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    The official ceremonies seem to be important for some groups and certain personality types, and especially for the the families of foreign nationals who have come to Christchurch this week. I didn't have the slightest inclination to join in, and haven't 'gone to Town' for any. Most of us weren't heroic; we did what we had to and what we could for others and stayed upright mostly, and that is sure as hell plenty good enough. It's a lot of tiny parts that make up a community, and it's a lot of tiny kindnesses that make up a disaster recovery.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    another variation on Key's signature handshake

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15741 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to merc,

    is that Gerry's bag that other suit is carrying ;-).

    Is that suit with the red bag Lianne Dalziel?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2442 posts Report Reply

  • merc, in reply to Hebe,

    Yes, it is she peering over the big man's shoulder. For me this photo is so evocative and leads me in so many directions...awards and the military not least. Men to the front, big man with hands in pockets, minions chastely hold paper cups...the background words could be...What's This?
    The bag I was seeing is on Parker's left elbow and I was going to call it a carpet bag...

    Since Dec 2006 • 2468 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Hebe,

    Is that suit with the red bag Lianne Dalziel?

    No doubt she's waiting to discuss her Mayoral aspirations with Gerry, as he appears to know more about them than she does.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3291 posts Report Reply

  • merc, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Gerry wants some of that gold braid schwag.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2468 posts Report Reply

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