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Member since 31 Jan 2007
Member from Mosgiel
And if the White man hadn't come to this land then it would not be inhabited by many as the Maori's would have consumed most of the population as it would have been easier than hunting for food as happened to the Morioris of the Chatham Islands.
Member since 29 Jun 2006
Member from Shirley
"they gave us the land they didn't want, or couldn't be bothered cultivating it. "
Um...'gave',Benny? NEVER heard of land confiscated,then?
"And if the White man hadn't come to this land then it would not be inhabited by many as the Maori's would have consumed most of the population as it would have been easier than hunting for food as happened to the Morioris of the Chatham Islands."
Oh - you want to talk about cannibalism? Ok...here.
"British royalty dined on human flesh (but don't worry it was 300 years ago)
They have long been famed for their love of lavish banquets and rich recipes. But what is less well known is that the British royals also had a taste for human flesh.
A new book on medicinal cannibalism has revealed that possibly as recently as the end of the 18th century British royalty swallowed parts of the human body.
The author adds that this was not a practice reserved for monarchs but was widespread among the well-to-do in Europe.
Even as they denounced the barbaric cannibals of the New World, they applied, drank, or wore powdered Egyptian mummy, human fat, flesh, bone, blood, brains and skin.
Moss taken from the skulls of dead soldiers was even used as a cure for nosebleeds, according to Dr Richard Sugg at Durham University.
Dr Sugg said: 'The human body has been widely used as a therapeutic agent with the most popular treatments involving flesh, bone or blood.
Cannibalism was found not only in the New World, as often believed, but also in Europe.
'One thing we are rarely taught at school yet is evidenced in literary and historic texts of the time is this: James I refused corpse medicine; Charles II made his own corpse medicine; and Charles I was made into corpse medicine.
'Along with Charles II, eminent users or prescribers included Francis I, Elizabeth I's surgeon John Banister, Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent, Robert Boyle, Thomas Willis, William III, and Queen Mary.'
It survived well into the 18th century, and amongst the poor it lingered stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria."
Member since 22 Oct 2006
Member from Christchurch CBD
BD, Well put. Pakeha New Zealanders of British stock have dark parts of their history as indeed do all races in some form or another.We have this morning visited Pegasus Town and in a balmy indian summer with no breeze 25 enjoyed a walk around its lakes and wetlands besides Kaiapoi Pa.A crowd of us enjoyed the sunshine outside FLAT WHITE CAFE looking out to Mt. Grey with our cappuchinos plus. Magic. Its great to be alive and well. in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
Another one on the payroll. When do they begin to get paid. Immediadely or once the signature is on the contract?
Quake city rebuild chief
Mark Ford 12:00pm Aucklander Mark Ford will lead the repairs of Christchurch's quake-damaged infrastructure.
Mark Ford was rumoured by Lianne Dalziel to be taking charge months ago and Gerry denied it Joybel. You are right The tiers of bureaucratic fat supping at the trough gets bigger and bigger. We have Ceras Roger Sutton, We have The Rebuilds Warren Isaacs . We have Gerrys RARA Committee , We have The Mayor & Tony, We have The A & B Team councillors and you & I who pay dearly for it all. Somewhere else we have EQC & Insurance cos.
And poor old Christchurch is being held back by the procrastinating of Lianne Dalziel who doesn't seem to know s--t from clay.
Joybel, I see there is a big announcement tomorrow by Gerry Brownlee about Southshore & The Port Hills and I think Parklands .Heres hopingits not all bad. On a sad note The Trees that have protected South Brighton for so long 800 of them are being brought down one by one Apparently the land has come up and the saltwater is killing the roots. South Brighton resident Chrissie Williams posted it on another website I visit. We have friends in all places.
Member since 22 Oct 2010
Dr L, All nations and tribes have dark pasts, My father and his friends fought a world war to defeat the culture of the Aryan culture promoted in Germany. But these days culture is being promoted as being a must to adhere to. Sorry but! Culture like religion are two of the greatest evils on this earth. When you call a person of British or European descent a pakeha you demean and insult that person, especially as the culture from which that word comes from is still having difficulty with evolution as seen by their face make up ,dress and dances.
We can,t afford to pay rest home workers a fair rate of pay.We can afford to pay millionaires Billions of dollars we borrow ,We can,t give Redzone homeowners fairness in sections sizes and availability @ affordable prices We can only let the market take care of it and insurance woes.We can,t give rates relief to redzone homeowners, We can spend $14 billion on RoNS with petrol set to rise to $5.00 We can,t let Canterbury people make decisions democratically @ECAN or Christchurch City Council,We can create several tiers of bureaucratic executives costing hundreds of thousands of dollars plus Dame Jenny Shipleys PATSY Committee of RARA for Gerry supping at the Public Trough $thousands of dollars too.This Governments handling of OUR CRISIS with the latest Fairfax survey saying two thirds of readers are dissatisfied 87% dissatisfaction and growing.Not good enough Gerry.
I didn't realise Mr. Brownlee read G/Ups but as the mastermind sends all his messages to him through these columns I wonder why he hasn't replied . Maybe I should mention it to him one day .
Oh,JUST what we need - more bureaucrats!
Member since 04 Jan 2008
Just read a story about a large family in todays Press ,,looking for a home due to unforseen circumstances..Not a situation, we would like to be in as a family...I see the happy children and Mum and the Aunty in the picture Doing alterations ( as we do) and thinking to myself, ,,Lets hope today The MA or anyone in Christchurch, can find them a warm and nice home to live in,,,,,,,,,, so they can fill that with some new and Happy memories..Kia Kaha Shanita and Family...Cheers Kai
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