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Hard News: Where are the foreigners?!

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  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Yes. Just watched Campbell Live. Jesus Christ . I felt sick. Interesting how The MSC has 4 offices in NZ and none would talk to the C Live Crew. John Key "rejects" any assertion of too little too late. The Harbour,the beaches and the people and businesses are up shit creek all right. And it's only the beginning. :(

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

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    old Cayenne pepper in your socks cold (chilly) feet remedy, too…

    Chilliblains, fnah

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    The only good thing that may come from this is putting a stop to the start of possibly risky off-shore drilling around New Zealand

    I imagine the govt will desperately try to avoid mentioning it until after the election - then enthusiastically grab its ankles on our behalf to make up for those pesky credit downgrades and pie in the sky job projections.

    "Balance the books", balancing environment against economy, mixed ownership model, etc.

    Look, a penguin. #doh

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Seriously being mocked by you is an honour. Am only too happy to be mocked.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to BenWilson,

    Mwhua ha ha ha ha I have now convinced you I am infallible (shut up Emma)!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Grrrrr "it's not the govts responsibility, the response will be managed by the shipping insurers"
    Yeah right!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    insurers

    becoming the usual suspects

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Moccasins - more slipper than snake...

    Am only too happy to be mocked.

    Sheesh, now I'm worried - there was me thinking I was walking softly and carrying a big shtick... I hope when I do do my correct word thing that no one takes it as scornful or contemptuous or even sanctimonious a good natured ribbing and helpful nudge in the right direction perhaps, but derision - never (or not intended if perceived). :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • hamishm,

    Saw campbell live too. Feel sickened and despairing. These fuckers are not going to be happy until NZ is a smoking crater

    Since Nov 2006 • 357 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    there was me thinking I was walking softly and carrying a big shtick

    To mock is indeed a sin, or to con nan even more so, but among friends, it is Forever Dolphin Love.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    Flipper neck...

    it is Forever Dolphin Love.

    I am awash in 'poptides' en dauphins...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    I can recommend the Little Mexico Cantina

    I was underwhelmed. Mexican Specialities in Ellerslie or bust!

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

  • Christopher Dempsey,

    I wonder if Oh Calcutta! in Parnell is still the go?

    Yep, it is. I live near there and most times when I walk past it seems pretty full. As is St Tropez next door.

    I like a kebab. Had some good ones in Melbourne, but man, I still dream of those ChCh kebabs. Amazingly elastic bread, thick too. Soaked up all the juice from the lamb (thank you for dying and being so damn tasty little lamb).

    Montreal has alot of kebab places (the owners invariably had immigrated from Beirut, and spoke French only), and the kebabs were pretty much yum yum. Two things the kebabs had that I haven't seen here is a) a perserved pink vegetable or something and b) a yellow perserved something that was long and square shaped.

    I’ve been looking for a decent szechuan place in AKL. Anyone have any recommendations?

    A few years ago friends and I would go to a szechuan place in Onehunga that was very good - opposite the old post office at the end of the mall. The place may have moved.

    And speaking of spicy and building up a tolerance, a friend once commented ’I am become death, destroyer of worlds’* on a nam tok that I thought was just the right side of nicely warm.

    The Nam Tok from the Thai place in the Albert St Food Alley is very hot. I have asked for "little hot" the last few times and invariably little hot is very unbearably hot. The Nam Tok in Zap is much more balanced and mild in flavour.

    What I love is Veitnamese salad - noodles, lettuce, spring rolls, carrots, some beef, yum. Only $5.06 when I had it in Montreal at a wee hole in the wall near Chinatown. Can't seem to find similar here. Otahuhu apparently is the place for Vietnamese so must wander down there sometime.

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 659 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    O Ian!
    You just get betterer & betterest-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Yes. Just watched Campbell Live. Jesus Christ . I felt sick.

    Points to Campbell for raising the issue of flags of convenience. And the shippers trying to wash their hands of it all? Tui Billboard pending.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5441 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to Danielle,

    Mexican Specialities in Ellerslie or bust!

    True, but their opening hours are a bit challenging for people like me and Dolly Parton.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • Amy Gale, in reply to Megan Wegan,

    Does that mean I am _actually_ performing one of the aforementioned alien weddings?

    Oooo! Must put Poor Boy on playlist!

    tha Ith • Since May 2007 • 471 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Martin Lindberg,

    said the actress to the bishop

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Tui Billboard pending

    Here ya go.

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

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    en dauphins...

    [Redacted] Response pending.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    Kick out the JAMCs...

    ...it's just a fish

    I believe Moses was found amongst the Reids, too!
    Hot Fuzz indeed, Hallelujah...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    Mssng... my i's

    [Redacted] Response pending.

    Aaaaargh! Cast into the void...
    The missing (audio) link struggles to be heard
    Vacuums suck...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Insert long explanation of the failings of my earlier post. Such as the lyrics actually saying 'yeah, it's just a bitch'. Ain't life a fish? Link restored from the void.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    A bigger splash... coming from the dogs?

    Ain't life a fish?

    Speaking of fish, who'd be a canary?
    That is by way of speaking of Megatsunamis as we were...
    Large volcanic eruptions are taking place on the sea floor 5km from the island of El Hierro in The Canary Islands, if I was on the eastern seaboard of the USA, I might be thinking of visiting friends well inland... or at least keeping a weather eye on this event - y'know as opposed to a 'wether eye' where ya just hit the high notes and struggle to be herd, in the choir of sheep out on the 'tenor reef'...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Speaking of fish, who'd be a canary?

    Trapped on tenor reef. Free willy?
    A blog about foreigners, and no Foreigner. Soon to be remedied, under urgency.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

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