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OnPoint: My last name sounds Chinese

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  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Jeff Weir,

    Ah. The housing market doesn’t exist because some people don’t/can’t participate in it or don’t view it as a market. Might as well add the rental market, car market, and flea-market to the list of dumb phrases that should be outlawed, by that logic.

    If the ‘housing market’ really is a genuine market – and it’s a stretch to even call it one – then at best it’s a cornered market. Maybe 'housing fiefdom', more like it?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5392 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    In the weekend I made this for a course assignment (make a network graph from data of your choosing). It is showing the country/region that is the major source of immigration of each country in the world in 2013 from UN migration data. Great Britain is the major source of New Zealand migrants, New Zealand is the major source of migrants to the Cooks.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1443 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to David Hood,

    That is very cool. Well done you.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to David Hood,

    Is there a Country Key?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7743 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    It is the fine print URL down the very bottom
    http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1443 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    I thought it was a planet

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2587 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    I thought it was a planet

    it definitely looks organic...
    (hell would make a nice new world flag ...)

    and thanks for the Key link, too, David.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7743 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    While it is probably not of interest to most people, the record of making it is here

    https://github.com/thoughtfulbloke/migraphion

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1443 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Excellent work David, it looks like migratory bird routes in an encyclopaedia from my youth. ;-)
    But...
    Its not just houses you know....
    NZ a 'virtual economic trade prisoner of China'
    I better get the popcorn in.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Jeff Goh,

    Attention: Little, Tywford, Parker.

    Here is a tangible piece of evidence that demonstrates the underhandedness of your recent conduct.

    A Samoan lady accuses a Chinese Restaurant owner of racism when allegedly asked to pay for her meal before eating:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/better-business/71071617/diners-said-it-was-racism-restaurant-said-it-was-just-a-misunderstanding

    The Samoan lady says to the reporter "And to think they are the very people buying their way into NZ and Samoa!!!".

    Mrs Su, the Chinese owner of the restaurant, has been in NZ for 20 years.

    Messrs, you put a very direct message within your original story which you knew the more ignorant/disenfranchised would seize on. Shame on you. For as long as your three names hold any power within the party, I won't be voting for you.

    Jeff Goh

    Auckland • Since Aug 2015 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Jeff Goh,

    Here is a tangible piece of evidence that demonstrates the underhandedness of your recent conduct.

    How outrageous, somebody found an example of racism in New Zealand. Whooda thought?.
    Of course, there was no racism here until "Labour did it":

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Of course, there was no racism here until "Labour did it":

    Blame "Farmer Bill" Massey, whose Reform Party presided over the forced breakup of Chinese-Samoan marriages, after braving a single German gunboat to invade the place.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4585 posts Report Reply

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