I am a long time listener to the format 'Talkerback Rager'.
People call the station and talk of 'Prime Minister Keys'.
See what they did there? Subliminally introduced Francis
Parkinson Keys, Catholic writer of Louisiana. We're not
silly, believe it or nuts
Take it away, Hugh: When youre a Tory and the oiks make you
hoary, you can always go DOWNTON! When there's a War in all
the noise and the hurry, stay DOWNTON! There is always we
upstairs to boss and malign you, men who are dark and horrid
and jump on Mrs Bates too. Life is alright for us here, plebs
have the worries, they have the cares, at DOWNTON!
Downton..Downton.. nice, ah, Ron, could you put more oompah
on that? This is Europe, you know, Germanic. i>
MikeStk: you make good points. I am aware there were awful
conflicts of interest but the law, properly advised and
applied by the DCC employees, (whose responsibility it
was to know), should have prevented this.
What I find strangest about this conversation is that the
'rugby community' who were so vociferous on these very pages
in those years now make no attempt to defend themselves. Is
this because of arrogance, shame or, possibly,
There are hundreds of air transport flights in New Zealand
each day in aircraft ranging from four seats through to A380.
There hasn't been a fatal accident in this category in this
country in over ten years. This is due to the current
speedfreak43: I agree with all your comments. I prefer to pay
extra and get top quality and long product life whether it's
hand tools, shoes, sox, or railway locomotives. By "quality"
I mean US or EU manufacture. But it does really annoy me the
quantity of low labour cost Chinese junk that is dumped into
NZ. It is not just NZ fish either. We export a huge quantity
of raw products to Asia for processing at ultra-low labour
cost/wages and re-exporting. No NZ Government has ever
surveyed whether we NZ citizens prefer cheap low-cost junk or
good quality long life products when setting up a FTA.