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    Giant Stingray Rescue Cambodia

    I didn't know there were stingrays this big. Nice that it was rescued and released. https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/giant-freshwater-stingray-1.6450498
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    TV SERIES SEVERANCE

    Do we get this tv series here, it looks interesting. The link is from the NY Times and gifted here via my subscription. It may or may not work from a forum.
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  3. Another Russian Warship Struck by Missiles?

    Chatter on the internet about the Russian Flagship Admiral Makarov having been struck by missiles in the Black Sea. Watching FlightRadar last I wondered why there was an RAF RC-135W surveillance...
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    Re: If It's Boeing, I Won't Be Going

    I think it was on TV coverage that I noticed a dark puff of something as the plane descended and wondered if part of the plane had broken off.
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    Re: If It's Boeing, I Won't Be Going

    Looking on flightradar at the number of planes in the air at any one time particularly in the northern hemisphere - there are thousands and probably half of them are Boeing including military...
  6. Thread: RIP Hoover

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    Re: RIP Hoover

    When I have moved house or got a new cat I've let it outside very early in the morning for a couple of days so it could explore while the neighbourhood was quiet. I'd walk up and down the street as...
  7. Re: Hugh Perrett: TV1 presenters use of Maori phrases on TV

    [QUOTE=Roscoe;1314641]This is brilliant and Iím willing to bet that the Prime Minister doesnít read it and news media donít publish it ??? No because they will have their right to feed at the...
  8. Re: Hugh Perrett: TV1 presenters use of Maori phrases on TV

    Well said piroska
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Belarussian troops have crossed the Ukraine border to support the Russian forces. This is bad news.
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    Re: What's wrong with my potato?

    I grow a couple of varieties of Maori potatoes. This year year has been a failure, mostly greenery and just a few spuds, so disappointing.
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    Re: Snowing train trip in Norway

    thanks Ken, stunning scenery. Strange not to see smoke from the house chimneys along the way. Super efficient wood burners or different types of heating there I guess.
  12. Re: Anyone see the Russian airfreighter fly into Auckland Thursday?

    thanks for heads up Bryan, I see it on Flightradar24. Certainly is "going like the clappers". Must be a sight to see.
  13. Re: Anyone see the Russian airfreighter fly into Auckland Thursday?

    Yep, all the info in the Stuff link in my post
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    Re: Webcam with Mic Recommendation

    Logitech webcam ordered from Aliexpress on 17th Jan arrived today. Looking forward to trying out the new toy next rainy day.
  15. Anyone see the Russian airfreighter fly into Auckland Thursday?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/127625386/russian-freighter-lands-at-auckland-airport-carrying-satellite-being-sent-to-rocket-lab

    Due to leave 8pm tonight
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    Live Flight Tracker

    Looking at Flightradar24 website I'm amazed at how many planes and helicopters are in the skies over NZ just now. I would never guessed so many.
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    Re: Webcam with Mic Recommendation

    whew, thanks chief, thought I was in for additional costs
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    Re: Webcam with Mic Recommendation

    wainui and bk, I bought the logitech cam from Aliexpress. The confirmation email notes that the importer of products may be subject to relevant customs duties if order does not meet the duty...
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    Re: Webcam with Mic Recommendation

    thanks for info bk and wainui
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    Re: Webcam with Mic Recommendation

    wainui and bk. Aliexpress have Logitech C270 and C270i. Which version did you buy? thanks
  21. Lead Story on BBC 12pm NZ time - Djokovic

    Obviously his story (yawn) is more important than the situation in Tonga, much of which is unknown but with possible loss of lives.
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    Re: 52 German Warships sunk in one day

    My uncle was a RNZAF pilot during WWII who also went to England, unfortunately he was one of those who did not return.
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    Re: Merry Christmas everyone

    wow impressive raspberry bushes Piroska, I'm envious. The spring conditions were not good for zucchinis, we had weeks of overcast/rainy days together with the cold easterly winds. It's always...
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    Re: Merry Christmas everyone

    Merry Christmas everyone. Scrabbled around in the potato patch and found enough small Taewa for dinner. Sadly no zucchinis, the plants are barely getting going in the weather we've had. The...
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    RIP Joan Didion

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/23/books/joan-didion-dead.html
    My favourite writer, I love her novels and non fiction writing
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