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  • Hebe, in reply to Islander,

    Much here to mull ta. Go well Islander.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2599 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    Thank you, that’s interesting.

    I think it’s really cool that we each see our own personal rainbows :-)

    I’ve been told that Witch Hill is associated with rainbows, can anyone explain?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3438 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Welcome to Nibble Nook...
    Latest Press aerial photos of Chchch show contrast between july 2011 and May 2012 (with a nifty sliding interface).

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4787 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Nice to see Mr Dalziel and others taking the Press's Jane Bowron to task for her dismal dump on Chch's resurgent funkiness.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3420 posts Report Reply

  • merc, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Mr Dalziel, you are awe. And thanks Joe for pointing to that, brilliant.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Mr Dalziel and others taking the Press’s Jane Bowron to task

    The comments are much better than the article!

    I always giggle when someone derides "do-gooders". Better than no-hopers, eh! :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3438 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    having a laugh…

    I always giggle when someone derides “do-gooders”.

    I tried to put a comment up recently (at The Press site) that the unverifiable identity of the very annoying “sock puppet” or “concern troll” commenter known as “Sheelagh” on the Press site (though ‘she’ seems to think it is her site) is possibly an artificial persona construct of the ruling elite, or maybe a ‘syntax algorithm’ (based on the recurring phrases ‘she’ uses) – all that, and my suggestion of a Turing Test for commenters went unpublished…
    <sigh>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4787 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    “Sheelagh”

    Funny, I tried something similar about a week ago. All I did was politely suggest that there seemed to be a campaign to portray Brownlee as a bigger earthquake victim than those who'd been red zoned. Not allowed. Hard to escape the impression that someone up there has the hots for "Sheelagh".

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3420 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    <retraction>
    ooops, I just checked again and The Press have printed my 'spambot' rave in the comments (I'm #75) - must have been a blockage in the system, too much other crap?
    :- )

    Keep persevering Joe - it may depend on who is moderating.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4787 posts Report Reply

  • merc, in reply to Lilith __,

    In all sorts of media I generally go straight to the comments without reading the article.
    Many media articles are template based, you only have to read the headline, the commencing sentence of every second paragraph, and the lead out, seriously.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Islander,

    Hi Islander from the Garden City Motel, I am an earthquake refugee. Best thing about it is our dog Hui could come too.

    I note you are referring to a David, a photographer. Is he in the far background next to Alexander or is he behind Anna Craighton?

    I would like to take a better picture of him should I be able to spot him at the next civil gathering.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    I note you are referring to a David, a photographer. Is he in the far background next to Alexander or is he behind Anna Craighton?

    He is David Alexander, the bearded bloke in a blue jacket...ex-Press photojournalist, all-round good guy, and my friend (and my neighbour Judith's friend) for +quarter of a century. We taught him to appreciate single malts...
    He's had a crib here in Okarito for many years-

    am sorry to hear you've been motelised, but so glad you've got Hui with you -

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

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    I am an earthquake refugee

    Oh dear, I hope this was a planned refugism, not an unplanned one! Hope you're OK.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3438 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I tried to put a comment up recently (at The Press site)

    I put a comment earlier on that Jane Bowron article with a link to this post (Two Tales of a City), and the mod has printed the comment but removed the link, which makes it nonsense.

    I'm against spam and irrelevant link-whoring, but dammit this is the internet. It makes connections!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3438 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Keep persevering Joe - it may depend on who is moderating.

    So it proves to be :-), though I could have refined my post a tad.

    BTW that cheap shot about Ian sharing a surname with spawn-of-Satan Lianne (no relation) has got to be in flagrant breach of the Press's own terms & conditions.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3420 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Lilith __,

    Thanks Lilith .Indeed it does mean the place is getting repaired by EQC. For about three weeks I will teach Hui to be welcoming to other dogs in the new hood. It just meant i had to pack up all things working in harmony, printer, scanner and puter. No matter it also means I will have a good sort out when i get back. One accumulates so much stuff in a lifetime. Hope you are keeping warm and things are gong your way.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Islander,

    Thank you Islander now I have a name for this dynamic individual. Whenever you see him he is there one minute and gone the next. Will keep an eye out for his work.

    Hope things are moving along with your plans re:relocation and settling into a new place where a Maine Coon might be joining you.
    Keep well .
    Cheers
    Gudrun

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Many thanks Gudrun!
    David is a really committed photographer - and he, and his wife Rachel (born & longbred (as in superb family lines)in Tokyo) are most hospitable folk - their restored CHCH villa has also been wrecked...

    Well, I am sure I will sell my home here* - but I am now starting to long for my place back in Otago- I couldnt have a Maine Coon here, but at Moeraki - and maybe a bichon frise like my mother's wee dog - and o yes indeedy! chooks! Araucanas! My brother and his family have them at The Rocks...

    *I have to, before I can build round at The Native Village Reserve...

    may all be well with you & yours' - a/n/n/Keri

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

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    David is indeed a pro; not often one sees him in the frame. Here's his link http://davidalexanderphoto.com/Home.html

    Good luck with the repairs Gudrun. We have hit the pause button on ours until spring/summer -- the family are in a big catch-up this year with life, jobs, hobbies, studies, socialising, everything. Feels like too much else has been on hold for us to be bothered about our slightly chaotic and wee bit hammered house. EQR are going for it in this area on TC2 land for the 10 to 100k damage band; crews of tradies are everywhere. But the poor people who are rebuilds or major repairs seem to be waiting forever.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2599 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Double-up

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2599 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Hebe,

    Thanks Hebe,
    thank you for thet link. what gorgeous images.

    I can imagine how you feel with so many commitments on hand. However spring is around the corner and things will improve.

    I am looking forward to meeting up with Lilith and you at some stage.
    Tschuess
    Goodie

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Looking forward to this meet-up with you both. Hey, I'm not complaining. Normal busy is something to appreciate rather than survival busy. Our supermarket now has three walls up, and there are NO major roadworks at the end of our street, therefore every trip out by car is that much simpler and faster and no dust storm in the wind. By such events is progress measured. It may be worth washing the car for the first time this year.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2599 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Hebe,

    Lovely photo of Lala/Le Chernu on David's new page - they (David & Rachel) are both cat&dog lovers, but most of all, deeply involved lovely human beings-and good gardners/bee-keepers/cooks and artists in other respects-all best to us all - especially Chchch people still having difficulties- arohanui mai ra n/n Islander

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

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Any Questions?
    Roger Sutton answering questions Live at Press website right now (12.15pm Wednesday 30th).
    He needs to type slower, though!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4787 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    He needs to type slower, though!

    maybe it's either speed or accuracy? He's certainly hooning through the questions!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3438 posts Report Reply

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