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Hard News: PAWOTY: We are all quaxing now

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  • Hilary Stace,

    Is Mary Wilson behind the scenes at Morning Report now?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3214 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Is Mary Wilson behind the scenes at Morning Report now?

    She is indeed.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    "Paddy didn't invent 'Twitterati', but he certainly did more than anyone else to get it into the discourse, even if he was trolling everyone," said Brown. "It would be great if we could take the next step and actually agree on who the Twitterati are. I'm bloody sure it isn't me ... is it?"

    Last I checked, Gower hasn't made a Twitter post for several weeks; maybe he's had enough of it. Although Fairfax's Tracy Watkins could be a worthy successor.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5430 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Dick Quax has obviously never been to Melbourne. With free trams throughout the CBD and a lot of inner city apartments, student hostels and tourists, everybody is quaxing.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3214 posts Report Reply

  • JessicaRose,

    “I’m very pleased for Jolisa,” said Brown. “That hundy at the Hemp Store will buy her a pretty sweet bong.”

    *wipes tears of laughter from corners of eyes* - wonderful post that has made my Monday morning.

    Merry Xmas Jolisa!

    Auckland • Since Sep 2011 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    PR release of the year this. Enjoy your bong Jolisa.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Easterbrook, in reply to JessicaRose,

    Or a really cool 'vase'.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Quaxing lyrical...
    Sounds like a duck,
    ergo shops like a duck
    (No, not on the Web!)

    Quax, it still sounds like
    snake-oil salesmen,
    fractures and splits...
    Running on empty.

    In the pannier, on the ass,
    carless consuming by
    shanks, chain or bus power
    is trolley a gas, gas, gas!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Mark Easterbrook,

    Or a really cool ‘vase’

    Or 3 really cool pipes and 2 incense.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Here's to the #quaxers.

    Although I just call it 'going to the supermarket'.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

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    Aotearoa, ataahua as always.

    #redpeak, the choice of urban liberals everywhere. Or just people who enjoy boldness and beauty.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    In terms of globality, quaxing did get an "article" in the Daily Mail, if being fodder for a corporate content mill counts for anything.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    Maybe a special "prize" for the next person to utter "twatcock" on Morning Report (and live)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 224 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Tony Kennedy,

    The NZ version of the Rory.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1930 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

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    I'm thinking it could be some kind of ceremonial fluted vase.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1930 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch, in reply to David Hood,

    The 'Gram gives quaxing a nice leisurely workout.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • B Jones,

    I guess I quax since I live near a supermarket and regularly pick up stuff on the way home on foot, but I reckon we need a word for taking the trolley all the way home. You could name it after my neighbours, who currently have two in their yard.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 976 posts Report Reply

  • Stuart Coats, in reply to B Jones,

    Theft?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 192 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to B Jones,

    I reckon we need a word for taking the trolley all the way home. You could name it after my neighbours, who currently have two in their yard.

    Someone did a story on trolley "theft" in Sydney around 15 years ago. The stuff about how supermarkets recover "borrowed" trolleys was interesting, especially the story of the old lady who did a weekly run of over three kilometres from Bondi Junction. The supermarket was aware of her "arrangement". As they did a regular sweep with a special trolley van, knowing exactly where she'd left it didn't bother them too much.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Oliver Thompson,

    Gardens New World in Dunedin used to run a special fleet of 'retired' trolleys for this purpose in the 1990s. I recall something about leaving your name and address at he counter and being allowed to take one of these rattly old trolleys home with your groceries.

    Lower Hutt • Since Apr 2011 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    Damn, I would have been in with a prize, if I'd remembered to vote from my PC. The voting form didn't work for me on mobile. Next year is another year!

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    With the trolleys, what is it about dumping them into creeks? When we moved to GI 30-umph years ago, they were quite the local decor.

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch, in reply to B Jones,

    Getting trolleyed, surely.

    There has been a rise in the number of places with electronically locked wheels, and I don't blame them. All except the chronically transport-deprived will rejoice.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to Oliver Thompson,

    Gardens New World in Dunedin used to run a special fleet of ‘retired’ trolleys for this purpose in the 1990s

    Still do, I think. Called take-home trolleys.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Lyall,

    Here is a story from 1988 of a supermarket in Dunedin using a helicopter to find trolleys "borrowed" by students. Video won't play for me but might work for others.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/back-in-the-day-dunedin-supermarket-uses-helicopter-war-against-trolley-thieves

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 58 posts Report Reply

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