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    Re: Funny - Bored Panda today

    Thank you Ken. Very good. The one that I thought was very clever:

    Whats the difference between COVID-19 and Romeo & Juliet?
    Ones a Coronavirus and the other is a Verona crisis.:D
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    Re: "Every home should have one."

    You obviously did not read the title of my post. This is the title: "Every home should have one." If you read all my post you would have seen that I was not criticising the book. That was not my...
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    "Every home should have one."

    Did you see the article on the One news about the beautifully illustrated book concerning maori legends? It really did look like something. But it's not something I would buy. Not that I have...
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    Re: A beautiful voice has been stilled!

    Very true. That's what my Dad said about the 60s music that we played so loudly. He was brought up with the likes of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra and did not have any time for the music of the 60s...
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    Re: What do you think?

    I'm just not impugned. I have to admit. I was 100% absolutely no good at maths. English was my subject.
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    What do you think?

    A friend of mine sent me the following. I heartily agree and I'm certain that there will be those on this forum who will concur:

    Why don't the 99% of us who aren't offended by everything stop...
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    Re: For Aircraft Enthusiasts

    When you talk about noise - I used to work in the telephone exchange in old Papatoetoe and when the aircraft were taking off west to east (runway 05 right - not very often) they would roar over the...
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    New Zealand's version of Stonehenge

    We were on leave down near Masterton and visited Stonehenge Aotearoa just a short way south of the town.

    They offer guided tours but we decided to take a self tour - cheaper.

    I would say that...
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    Re: For Aircraft Enthusiasts

    That's what I thought. Ken obviously has a faulty finger.:D

    Thank you very much for that information Clive. That explanation makes a lot of sense. I had not thought about the landing speed.
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    Re: For Aircraft Enthusiasts

    Thank you for that, Clive. But apart from the fact that they don't want them to bump into each other, is there another reason why they land into the wind or could they land with a tail wind?
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    Re: For Aircraft Enthusiasts

    I understand why aircraft need to take off into the wind and usually - like at Auckland Airport - they take off and land in the same direction, but do they need to land into the wind? There is only...
  12. Thread: Facebook Scam.

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    Re: Facebook Scam.

    I agree, telling FB is pointless, but Westpac have a fraud department so I sent them an email with the details of his bank account. If any of their customers attempt to make a payment to that account...
  13. Thread: Facebook Scam.

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    Re: Facebook Scam.

    I was wondering, Wainui, if I should change my email address and password on FB. Do you think that is a good idea? If so, how do I go about it? Thanks for your help. Most appreciated.:thanks
  14. Thread: Cell phone plan

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    Re: Cell phone plan

    I have my phone on prepaid with Vodaphone. It is a very basic phone. I can only do texts and calls and I only pay for texts and calls so if I do not use my phone it does not cost me anything. I am in...
  15. Thread: Facebook Scam.

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    Re: Facebook Scam.

    Thank you for that, Wainui. I won't bother then.
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    Re: Facebook Scam.

    Thanks for that zqwerty. I did look at Help but I did not see that which is why I asked. I will report that now. Thank you.
  17. Thread: Facebook Scam.

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    Re: Facebook Scam.

    When I saw the message purportedly from my cousin I did wonder, so I gave her a call to check that it was not her message. I was suspicious. But then I had heard about that sort of scam before so I...
  18. Thread: Facebook Scam.

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    Facebook Scam.

    I received a FB message purportedly from my cousin saying that she had information as to how I could receive a payment of $100000 if I contacted this fellow supposedly from the UN. When I...
  19. Re: Pay for half of the cost of the fence? I don't think so.

    Thank you for that, piroska. It said, "We had a fence, but my neighbour destroyed it. Now they want me to help pay for a new one. Do I have to?
    No. They were responsible for the damage and they have...
  20. Pay for half of the cost of the fence? I don't think so.

    We used to live with a driveway alongside our section up to the house at the rear. There was a tecoma hedge between our section and the drive which I kept cut and did so for a few years. The owners...
  21. Thread: Time flies!

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    Re: Time flies!

    When you talk about the bus, I remember them in the mid 60s as being very old.

    There is a very steep hill just up the road from Palm Beach toward Matiatia (the main port) and the bus used to...
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    Re: Time flies!

    It was not replaced, exactly. It was taken out of service as Kerridge who owned the hydrofoil had an argument about the manning with the union (as Ken said) so Kerridge took it out of the water,...
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    Re: Time flies!

    That was very interesting, thank you, Ken. I had no idea the name was aboriginal.

    Whereabouts on Waiheke was the bach? On the north side of the island I would hope. The beaches on the Auckland...
  24. Thread: Petrol

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    Re: Petrol

    I don't think that everything in or from America is terrible. I have found the few Americans I have met, here and in America, very nice people. But I fail to see what is wrong with the Kiwi way of...
  25. Thread: Petrol

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    Re: Petrol

    So what is wrong with being Kiwi? Why do so many people have to copy the Yanks? They have their own version of English which has only a passing similarity to Kiwi English. Their way of life is so...
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