Posts by Lila

  • Hard News: The flagging referendum, in reply to TracyMac,

    TracyMac
    I've found the sight of the unendorsed Lockwood Logo the other day, flying from the Auckland Harbour Bridge instead of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag? I mean, genuinely offensive. If they were going to take something down, the old relic should have been removed instead.
    Yes, I tautoko your comment above but the old relic does represent the united tribes of Great Britain from whom we are all largely descended. The Lockwood flag flying was truly offensive.

    Paremata • Since Nov 2015 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Stories: Home,

    Home places
    Our Rotorua state house from about the age of about 7 (1944 - 1958). I remember the stability it gave our family, the sense of our own home after living precariously with other people. Another place of standing was my grandmother's cottage in Kawhia - built by my grandfather. It was kind of huckery then and probably still is; I had the mumps there and spent my time in the whare out the back reading, firing a water pistol at my nuisance brother and existing on bread and butter dunked in sugary tea - painkillers didn't seem to be on offer. My usual room was the covered-in-verandah-room of sleepless sunburn nights. My brother and I fished a lot, 6d went a long way on bait and peppermints. There was the year my grandmother hired a horse for me to roam on. My memory of that happy summer freedom was hardly spoilt when on returning home and boasting to my best friend "I had a horse for the holidays" I was properly gazumped by her ... "and I had a boyfriend".

    Paremata • Since Nov 2015 • 2 posts Report Reply