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    Profile photo of don021don021
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    don021

    Thank you jennifer for your kind words, yes accents are a strange thing and when people move to a new country their accent seldom changes, a Scot is always a Scot. I found when travelling around the States that sometimes entering a new State was like entering a new country. Always friendly and often I was passed around just for others to hear my Kiwi accent. Cheers & happy days.

    #1698511
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    don021

    Where is the sense in this art business,a valuation of $300,000 for a flexible pole on a jetty. Will the vandal who broke it be charged for a replacement? Or will he claim mental health problems to avoid that? If Council approved the purchase of that pole, they should be refered to mental health service too.

    #1698545
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    Hero42

    The $300,000 is probably what it cost to build.

    There is a large purpose built jetty, a huge water pump with filters to pump the water up the pole and make it gyrate, the gymbal mechanism to allow the movement and a timer to regulate when it operates.

    The idiot has been charged with willful damage and based on his statements yesterday I doubt he will be able to claim mental health problems.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1698854
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    supergold

    Springtime is such a lovely time of the year …. usually.  🙄

    Today has been horrendous in Wellington. We have had rain, rain and more rain. Wind, wind and more wind. Then just to make things really interesting, we got some sleet.   😉

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    Oh well, the worst has been thrown at us and we are all still here;  so it can only get better from today onwards.   😆

    Keep warm and dry everyone and keep smiling.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    don021

    Thjere is one, and only one, good thing about a wet day, it keps the dust down.

    #1698863
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    sir-nigel-gresley

    Not too bad in the Southern region Supergold. Bit of hail this morning, then sun, then a bit windy, more sun, but no rain. Quite creepy this evening, very quiet, and still. Either snowing nearby, or an earthquake. Nice and warm by the fire, watching the new Dr Who. 🙂

    Happy Valley

    #1698875
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    lilith7

    The sun finally appeared here but its still freezing.

    #1698939
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    doogie

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    doogie

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    doogie
    October 13, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    A little know tragedy occurring in the farming community

    A clipping from todays Waikato Times……

    Federated Farmers is calling for a new approach to rural mental health after fresh data shows no decline in farmer suicides over the past five years.
    Provisional data from the Ministry of Justice released under the Official Information Act reveals 20 farmers took their own lives in the year ending June 30, 2018.
    Eighteen of these deaths were men and five were in Waikato, the highest of any region, and six were aged 15-24.
    Federated Farmers is calling for a new approach to rural mental health after fresh data shows no decline in farmer suicides over the past five years.
    Provisional data from the Ministry of Justice released under the Official Information Act reveals 20 farmers took their own lives in the year ending June 30, 2018.
    Eighteen of these deaths were men and five were in Waikato, the highest of any region, and six were aged 15-24.

    Since 2013-14 season 108 farmers have killed themselves

    #1698952
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    jennifer128355

    Over the last few days, we have been receiving the outer bands from hurricane Michael, nothing to write home about after the devastation he caused down south.  The rain has stopped but the temperatures feel like Autumn has arrived for sure!  Time to sort sort the ole winter woollies out!

    #1698954
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    Bryan

    It’s good to hear that people one has been in contact with are safe! And I sincerely hope it stays that way. Over here we get the pictures of total devastation over miles and miles of homes flattened and we wonder how anyone can recover after such a tragedy. Some 30 or 35 years ago we had a total loss of our house through a fire, although only just over 45% of our belongings inside were lost so we do have empathy with those that go through such an event. Our major save was our family photos were all saved so we were able to dry and save them for our memories.

    Take care and stay safe!

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

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