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    Re: Maybe We Are Being Forced to .....

    There was a time - in my childhood in the 50s - when there was only whites at our schools. Now my grandson is the only one in his class with fair hair.:waughh:
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    Re: Maybe We Are Being Forced to .....

    I assume you mean why are we are told we need to learn maori. I can't think of any valid reason why we should. It's a language that is only spoken by a very small minority and is not spoken anywhere...
  3. Re: what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    We do. We go through about 6 litres a week. We have milk on our cereal and in our coffee and occasionally SWMBO makes a milk pudding. Yummy.:thumbs:

    There was a time - about 20 years or so ago -...
  4. Re: what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    When was that? We have always had milk. When we lived in Wellington in the 50s milk was delivered each morning by horse and cart and we had it on our breakfast cereal - usually Weetbix. Not only...
  5. Katherine Johnson: The brilliant woman who got the US into space

    In deeply divided 1950s America, how did a black woman become the one person astronauts would trust to get them into orbit? Discover Katherine Johnson's amazing story

    Her story was told in the...
  6. Re: what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    Quite agree. That's the only way to have a drink.:clap And you don't buy that at the corner diary.:lol:
  7. what did people do before they had plastic drink bottles?

    It's only been a thing in the last 15-20 years that shops began selling bottles of water - water that you could get out of the tap for free.:groan:

    We never carried bottles of water and somehow we...
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    Re: The film "3 Mile Limit"

    Just to let you know that I watched the film (Wainui managed to obtain a copy for me) and was not very impressed. It was not very accurate. For example, they showed one of the crew calling "Mayday"...
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    Re: The film "3 Mile Limit"

    Thank you for that Blanco. I will have a look later - not now, we are going away for the weekend.
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    Re: Security Cameras

    We had a long driveway alongside our previous abode and the nosy old girl up the back had a grandstand view of our backyard and rear of our house. We could see her looking out her front window right...
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    Re: The film "3 Mile Limit"

    We have an old upright valve radio from the early 20th century. It was going until a short while ago when it blew a valve and, unfortunately, we don't seem to be able to buy the valves any more. It...
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    Re: The film "3 Mile Limit"

    I listen to the radio all the time as do many people on this forum. Just because you don't listen does not mean that it's still not a popular medium.:thumbs:
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    Re: The film "3 Mile Limit"

    I was thinking about - ahem - the "other way."
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    The film "3 Mile Limit"

    I have been trying to find where I can watch the film "3 Mile Limit" the story of the early days of Radio Hauraki but all I can find is a one and a half minute trailer. Does anyone where I can go to...
  15. Thread: Dominion Day

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    Re: Dominion Day

    So if you want a holiday, why don't you just take some leave? Surely that's the obvious solution.:confused:
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    Re: Dominion Day

    It certainly looked like copy and paste to me. Just because you put a link from where you copied and pasted doesn't make it any less plagiarism.:annoyed:
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    by Roscoe
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    Re: Dominion Day

    Bevy - that's all very fine, but don't give the impression it's all your own - anyone can copy and paste.:horrified
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    Re: I Can Remember............

    Loved your poem, thank you, B.M.

    "We ate what was put on the table." And if we did not eat it, it was there at the next meal, and the next until we ate it. While we were not poor, we could not...
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    Re: I Can Remember............

    While this is all very interesting, what has it got to do with: I Can Remember.........:illogical - not much nostalgia there. Pity. Some recollections of the past would have been fascinating.

    For...
  20. Thread: Dominion Day

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    Re: Dominion Day

    We seem to have strayed from the original topic and it has turned into a discussion about religion which, of course, will never be resolved. That has nothing to do with the question I asked: Why...
  21. Thread: Dominion Day

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    Re: Dominion Day

    You're right - not everybody, just the vast majority of mankind. That's all the religions in the world. And it's not fiction - it's history and it happened 2021 years ago. So if you think it's...
  22. Thread: Dominion Day

    by Roscoe
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    Re: Dominion Day

    Why do you say "some fictional guy way back when," when you know when it happened - 2021 years ago. And it's not a lie - it's history. It's a story recorded in all the religions of the world -...
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    Re: Dominion Day

    I was fairly lucky in that regard. I worked for Telecom and we could take leave just about any time we wanted, so I would take the days off between Christmas and New Year so I could have two weeks...
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    Re: Dominion Day

    Just because you don't believe does not make it fictional. All the major religions in the world believe in this "quasi fictional character's birthday" so I think that you are a little outnumbered.
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    Re: Dominion Day

    It becomes King's B'day Weekend when Charles becomes King, just as it was before Queenie's ascension. At that time, February 1952, Queen Elizabeth's father, King George VI died. Up until then it was...
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