I think it will be interesting to see how the new Speaker manages thing, will he fall back to that much detested quiz master manner of old or what
I must admit being very dissapointed on our last Speaker but who would want the job, it is hardly surprising that they mostly need to be dragged screaming to the chair
And yes I am more that aware that the worlds cock ups are being propped up by governments I just not aware of much being done here except the guaranteed the deposits of some banks (at some cost to them)
All the rest are very old news, the BNZ was first propped up first 100 years ago?
Loverly, who needs to travel when we can read things like this
Mind you it does make me glad that I was brought up in different times and so were my boys...climbing and going adventuring was just out the back door
When it comes to taste it was what you like that counts no one elses opinion is worth a tin of fish
I am not a Kylie fan but I do love her rendition of "Jingle Bell Rock" sung double time (well really fast) in East Timor..fantastic
I don't know how to place a Youtube thingy in here but if someone has the smarts to do it that would be great
Danyl, so which large chunks of the private sector in New Zealand are being saved by the "public service"?
And Russell the "honeymmon" is called that for a reason...not much news actually but it would be nice if some with a left leaning just got used to the fact that national won...get your head around that and then start pointing out their mistakes
On the other hand I have made my panforte, which obviously must be easy if I can manage it and goes down a treat
Two different types this year as well
One of the ways I deal with christmas is to talk endlessly about how the christians stole it from us (pagans that is) and we are now in the process of taking it back
This in answer to the inevitable letter to the paper whinning about the christ being taken out of Christmas
My wife and sons just endure this but one day I promise I will write a letter to the paperbefore the above letter is published
"Well, nothing much has really changed, has it."
And that of course is why we really have the so called "honeymoon "
Either nothing much happens or so much happens that the media spend all their time saying "geez look at all this change"
Sorry folks, but that how we run things here
Of course it helps that by the time past Governments have got organised it was that really silly season, post christmas news drought
On the other hand when you are going for market penitration surely more money is to be made by encouraging people to watch your product
Sky timetables are everywhere, where are TVNZ 6-7 freeview
A question for our Host
Why are the programes for the freeview such a secret
If you have the machine yes you can scroll around and check them out but where are they in print!
I am sure if the general public could see what is available (as you can for all the Sky stuff) there would be an even faster take up
I have to say I was in quite early thanks to some of Russell's writings and while not a big tellie watcher just love the so superior digital picture, forget about HD just the D (as in digital) will do me for the immediate future
While there are good reasons for a 4 year term I compared to 3 year one am fairly sure some time in the past there was a referendium on this and it was soundly thrashed
Very little popular support at all
Think 12 years of your less than favourite party