Island Life by David Slack

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Island Life: That's my cab

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  • Russell Brown,

    No sir, thank you.

    See you soon.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • Tristan,

    No sir, thank you.

    See you soon.


    Always enjoyed your posts and havent been this pissed since Tze Ming left :/

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 221 posts Report

  • Ross Mason,

    Shock horror.......

    Apols to S&G

    Time, time, time, see what's become of me
    While I looked around
    For my possibilities
    I was so hard to please
    But look around, leaves are brown
    And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

    Ahhh, seasons change with the scenery
    Weaving time in a tapestry
    Won't you stop and remember me
    At any convenient time
    Funny how my memory slips while looking over manuscripts
    Of unpublished rhyme
    Drinking my vodka and lime

    Have fun and thanks for the book!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report

  • nzlemming,

    Woh. End of an era, and a damn good one. I sincerely hope you pick it up again in the future. You leave a gap at PA but I'm glad you'll still be on Twitter. Catch you there!

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2937 posts Report

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Bugger -- but while this is great fun, I guess you've got one dependent who would be really chuffed if her parents continued to earn a living. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report

  • Kirsten Brethouwer,

    aaw booh I like reading you here. Thanks for many enlightening reads. If you ever need to scratch that blogging itch be assured your audience awaits! thanks David.

    Waiheke Island • Since Nov 2006 • 35 posts Report

  • Juha Saarinen,

    Where's the E J Thribb?

    Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report

  • Stephen Judd,

    So long then, David Slack
    Your columns were infrequent but they had many funny pictures
    And rather clever words with which I frequently agreed.
    This is coming out all wrong.

    Thank you very much, please come back when you have time.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report

  • Hadyn Green,

    Looks like the rest of us will have to ... take up the Slack. Yeah that doesn't fill me with confidence either. You'll be missed here, thank goodness for Twitter.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report

  • Jolisa,

    First Al and Tipper, now this?

    Sigh. I guess we'll always have Devonport.

    Thank you for many a considered chortle (and a few excellent IRL tipples) over the years. You will be greatly missed, but the lucky stray animals will have you all to themselves now.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report

  • Jolisa,

    Looks like the rest of us will have to ... take up the Slack.

    True, I have been Slacking off (well, working like billy-o on something else). Time to Slack on again.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report

  • Julie Fairey,

    Sadface. Love your work Mr Slack.

    Puketapapa Mt Roskill, AK… • Since Dec 2007 • 234 posts Report

  • Megan Wegan,

    What Julie said.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report

  • Stewart,

    Oh shizz... does this mean I'm gong to have to join the twittering throng? Maybe, maybe not.

    But I have enjoyed your thoughts & ruminations here David and I look forward to your eventual reappearance in PAS.

    Fare well. (and prosper?)

    Te Ika A Maui - Whakatane… • Since Oct 2008 • 577 posts Report

  • Deborah,

    Oh! I'll miss reading your work. A lot. I hope this turns out to be a sabbatical rather then a permanent departure.

    /meanders over to Twitter to do the follow thingie.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1447 posts Report

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Mr Slack, you're pretty much obligated to continue being an awesome writer and keep doing good things online.

    It's been a pleasure.

    Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report

  • Grace Dalley,

    Oh no, sorry to hear that. I will miss your wonderful stories. Thanks for being so interesting and amusing.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2008 • 138 posts Report

  • Rob Stowell,

    Thanks David. Great years.
    And thanks too, for pointing, as you leave, to the beedin' great hippo in the room.
    To be a little fair on Labour, it's crept up, and not just on NZ. Seems to be an unintended consquence (and not the only one- Brash's tenure in the 90s as governor went the other way, and desperately squashed growth) of running an economy via the single mechanism of interest rates.
    It's arguable that the (insanely low) US interest rates from 2001 have had even more effect on our economy (pushing our dollar up, allowing the banks to borrow very cheaply themselves, and fuelling worldwide 'growth' based on consumption and debt) than our own.
    But it's still a shocker.
    Mechanisms intended to rebalance national economies have rebalanced the world. :)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2120 posts Report

  • Kim Wilson,

    I can only echo all the previous sentiments - I've much enjoyed, and learnt a lot from, your blogs and books. Many thanks.

    Nth Canty • Since Dec 2006 • 28 posts Report

  • Mark Graham,

    bugger. Still, seminal moments in life tend to make you reevaluate your priorities. Happy Birthday, too!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 218 posts Report

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Cheers David, enjoyed your posts.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report

  • Grant McDougall,

    It's been a lot of fun reading your stuff David, thanks heaps. Take it easy and look after you and yours.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report

  • David Hood,

    Having been looking fairly intently at property prices in Dunedin, I'd tend to say that while they are a couple of optimists offering at 18% over valuation, the mode offering price is about 5% under valuation, with an overall offering mean of right at the valuation (I can haz spreadsheet). I'd be guessing the mean settling price is lower, but that's not information I have access to.
    My gut feeling is that anyone who bought in the past five years, and is going to be selling in the next 15 or so, is likely to be sharing the pain of future generations as the situation equalizes a little.

    And, thank you for your column contributions.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report

  • Gabor Toth,

    Thanks David - I'm going to miss your work on PA. Your memories and anecdotes of Wellington in the 1970s and 80s were truly delightful.
    I hope that your posts are going to remain here or otherwise be archived as I would hate to see them disappear (anyone in PA admin care to comment?).

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 137 posts Report

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I know someone who just bought a Dunedin house with a GV of 660 which they got for 370. Needs some work, but still, overvalued much?

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report

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