Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: The Orcon Great Blend featuring the Great Geek-Off

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  • Eddie Clark,

    Can we even afford to sit in a park?

    What, is Bill instituting meters for public benches or something?

    I would have thought freezing to death would be a bigger risk if we're sitting in Waitangi park in June, though.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 273 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    The park will probably be privatised.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3218 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    The park will probably be privatised.

    No, the park will remain in public hands. Rather, it will also benefit from private management by Westfield Shoppingtowns Limited, known for cost-effective delivery of great community spaces.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    If it's austerity, then surely it's more likely to be fish and chip?

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    fish and loaf. :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Tess can put in a word for you guys! :)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    Great night ! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    It is so good to be able to celebrate geekery (or is that geekness ?).

    Really enjoyed the Ignite presentations. Can we please have a final list of the titles and presenters so we can better remember them (perhaps links would be good too - for those who didn't have a notepad handy - of course a true geek should have no difficulty remember a dozen web addresses...).

    Cheers,
    Brent.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 618 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    Of course I'm not happy with your Monteith's sponsorship, since I'm currently boycotting DB beers for their trademarking of radler, and the stupid things their Marketing Manager, Clare Morgan, said over the issue:

    "Our consumers remain as passionate about our brands as we do," she said. "We believe they are capable of making their own decisions about what they do and don't buy."

    Too right we do - and my decision is to stop buying DB beers in my attempt to penalise them for their arrogance...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 618 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    We blended well tonight.
    And yes Brent, I agree with you on the DB thing, which is why, after much research, I adopted Kingsland's mac's bar as my "alternative living room" (last night's Back Benchers bash was exellunt)
    I got a feeling tonight at "The Blend"
    That this was the beginning of a new hangover.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    But only th beginning..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Well, well, well. Thanks Russell for another excuse to look all brainy by association. The Ignite sessions were a fantastic idea - thanks, Nat - and I have to say that my favourite was the neuroscientist. Velly Interesting. I would love to know more. As for the rest, Emma did beautifully on the quiz, Keith was surprisingly ungeeky, really - I had no idea what any of them were talking about, but that's par for the course, with you lot. It was a real pleasure meeting Sacha and Emma, great to see Alastair (sp?) and it's always lovely to see Messrs Slack and Brown. Convivial ain't the word.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    And you, Jackie.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I see David. I knew you wouldn't love me as much in the morning. sniff

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Bfm have just said "and we still can't get in touch with Russell Brown".....Go figure :)

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

  • Russell Brown,

    No comment.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    I see David. I knew you wouldn't love me as much in the morning. sniff

    And you Steve. And you Sofie. And everyone else. Great crowd.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Wammo,

    Good times. Thanks for making us laugh David and the rest inspirational! Noice to be amunst lyk mynded indyvyduals on a balmy winters evenin

    I shot da Prik!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 42 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Really enjoyed the Ignite presentations. Can we please have a final list of the titles and presenters so we can better remember them

    Seconded.

    Very inspiring.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Thanks everyone -- it was a fabulous evening. And, in the end, rather a late one.

    I'm giving myself the day off.

    Just marking time till lunch ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    Russell, may I suggest this for passing your down time:

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Just marking time till lunch ...

    A liquid lunch? Hell, have an early weekend.
    In other hangover news. My neighbours have started their extension construction today. I was woken at 7 by the delivery of a CAT 305c digger which is, as I write, tearing up the driveway not 5 mtrs from my throbbing head. Every time it dumps huge chunks of concrete into the precariously parked 10 ton truck my house shakes, causing my brain to knock gently against the inside of my skull, bliss.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    I'd have never anticipated how frustrating it could be to watch two teams utterly fail to recognise Thunderbird 2.

    nice price on the beer but...pity I had to bail so fast.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Can we please have a final list of the titles and presenters so we can better remember them

    Actually, we'll have video of them available soon.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Does that extend to video of the quiz?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Does that extend to video of the quiz?

    That evidence has been suppressed.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

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