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Hard News: Safer Communities Together

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  • Geoff Lealand,

    Before we jump into the next conversation, I would appreciate any thoughts or responses to the item I posted at the tail-end of the last thread "After the Deluge" (if that ain't too cheeky, Russell!)

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2562 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews,

    "Share it with each other" indeed -- that tourism promo makes 70s NZ look like the world capital of wife-swap parties.

    But what street in what NZ city is at 0.49? I can't figure it out.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    But I fear we may not be hearing too much more of Garth.

    Something good to come out of global warming, then?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    But what street in what NZ city is at 0.49? I can't figure it out.

    Looks like Queen St to me. Definitely not in Wellywood.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5445 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Clarke,

    Talking of birds of New Zealand and iPhones all in the same breath, check out WhatBirdNZ on the App Store - very cute, and useful if you happen to be out in the garden/reserve/insert outdoor location here, and wonder which one of our feathered friends that tweeting is coming from.

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    Give me strength - trying to write and the end of lectures party started 4 hours ago.

    Cops have been to my street twice and I have heard a fire engine once.

    All has been quiet for the past couple of hours - eye of the storm.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    I gave Garth a beatdown on my blog for his liberal use of find-a-quote to pad out his cycling rant.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 242 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    I think the most troubling thing about that clip is...

    ... coming up with the best exploitative t-shirt design.

    SPOILER ALERT don't read past this bit, also Russell we need some sort of spoiler alert system...
    ===================================

    I'm torn between an iconic pie and "Safer Communities Together", and a stern cop head and shoulders with "Always Blow on the Pie."

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Brenda Leeuwenberg,

    Picking up on the "On the Mat" discussion - please do add your suggestions about who you'd like to see again - over on the Forum at NZ On Screen.

    Sadly there isn't very much footage around, but we're working on it!

    Wellington • Since Oct 2008 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Donald Reid,

    At least there could be no accusations of ageism made against NZ Tourism in their promotion. Unless its negative ageism?

    Dunedin, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 17 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    But I fear we may not be hearing too much more of Garth.

    I feel your fear Rusty, and I'm lovin' it.
    :-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    Give me strength - trying to write and the end of lectures party started 4 hours ago.

    Cops have been to my street twice and I have heard a fire engine once.

    All has been quiet for the past couple of hours - eye of the storm.

    I trotted off merrily across campus to get some stamps, got in sight of the fences and portaloos and screaming hordes, and turned back post-haste.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Curtis,

    While on about silly George, heres a takedown about silly Jim

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0704/S00001.htm
    "So simplistic, it's silly" is how Dr Auer describes the statement by NIWA climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger that "As climate warming occurs, the atmosphere can hold more moisture and therefore more rain falls and therefore what we have thought of under past climate data as one-in-100 or more reduces."

    “While qualified climate scientists will cringe at Jim Salinger’s nonsensical interpretation, ordinary New Zealanders affected by adverse natural weather events should rise up and demand that administration of all climate matters should return to its traditional home, MetService,” said Dr Auer.

    There has been longstanding clashes between the weather people and the climate people over' the Science'.
    Same thing happened over the Atlantic Hurricane season.. and the weather people won , since you dont hear anymore about global warming bringing more hurricanes... since it hasnt.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 314 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    Umm. I have no idea what the opening section of your blog is on about. Perhaps if I had a facebook login I'd be able to work it out. However, for the edification of myself (and other unfacebooked PASers) could someone please explain what the story is.

    Cheers,
    Brent.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 620 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    There has been longstanding clashes between the weather people and the climate people over' the Science'.

    You might have had a point if MetService hadn't issued a statement endorsing the mainstream view on climate change and distancing itself from anything Augie Auer said.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Reeves,

    That clip does make NZ look very...monocultural...was it like that then?

    And that end message did seem to say: if you're white, it's all yours...and so if you're not already there, go and claim your piece of it (before.....)

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 94 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Brent:

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Gabor Toth,

    That tourism film is pure gold!
    I mean even the You Tube identification code speaks volumes -
    ADOCkFuqyQ8 for goodness sake!

    But what street in what NZ city is at 0.49? I can't figure it out.

    Looks like Queen St to me. Definitely not in Wellywood.

    Oh yes it is! Freeze at 0.49 and you'll see that it is a shot looking up Willis Street with a long lens (making the Council housing block at the top of Willis Street seem closer than it actually is). You can see the neon sign for the old Majestic Theatre (now the site of the Majestic Centre on the corner of Willis and Boulcott Streets) just to the right of centre of the frame.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 137 posts Report Reply

  • Brickley Paiste,

    when the internet was abruptly deprived of probably the greatest moment of real-life television policing in New Zealand history this week, loud was the wailing and, um, gnarly was the gnashing.

    To what do you so obliquely refer?

    My work internet does not allow me to open Facebook.

    What is this all about?

    Since Mar 2009 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Shayne Stuchbery,

    Funny because the ooky feeling I had while watching that clip hinted at seedy old Christchurch. (shudder) Further evidence is found at :24 the family concert is at none other than the Christchurch town hall.

    BC, Canada • Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    They are going to start sicking up soon, from what I'm reading.

    As long as they're doing it on the other side of campus, I am slightly vindictively pleased by that.

    Further evidence is found at :24 the family concert is at none other than the Christchurch town hall.

    Can't look at the clip right now, but: if it's an indoors one, the Michael Fowler Centre and Chch town hall are identical, pretty much. I have yet to work out which is the evil twin, though.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    What is this all about?

    See here.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    But I fear we may not be hearing too much more of Garth.

    Ah yes the capitalist ethic, no communism in journalism etc, how right you are.

    And the underlying conditioned cultural response that it's not ok to share ideas, that people must work independently, is why the environmental problem will never be solved.

    Do I hear a "but that's the rules"? While flaunting youtube...

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks,

    Brickley, watch the you tube clip from Stephen a couple posts above to see what Russell was referring to.

    I'm torn between an iconic pie and "Safer Communities Together", and a stern cop head and shoulders with "Always Blow on the Pie."

    The latter gets my vote.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1165 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    To what do you so obliquely refer?

    My work internet does not allow me to open Facebook.

    What is this all about?

    Was asking the same question, No one's prepared to write it down, people just keep pointing to some video clip, elitism against the blind.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

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