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In Uncategorized on August 13, 2009 at 5:49 am
13 Aug, 2009
Even fish are protesting
My Irish friend was in Auckland for a few days.
He said the rivers and beaches up there were a disgrace because of pollution.
He said: “It’s so bad that when I caught three fish up there last week they thanked me!”



Grandma, lives in the attic @ the Herald?

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2009 at 5:38 am
12 Aug, 2009
Tourism the key
Congratulations to all those who have helped to set up the Inbound Tour Operators Council conference here.

We need all the help we can get to let the outside world know that we have a bit of heaven here!


How does this woman get her letters printed within 12 hours of what she writes in reference to?

Astonishing, again – the strains of the opening track of ‘Psycho’ spring to mind.

Who is the Editors little friend in his attic?

Its official! Its a column!

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2009 at 4:38 am

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Fishing for facts . . . lands last response

Last weekend we were at the lake furthering our research into the effects of climate change through global warming. To our horror we came across a boatload of drunkard men — with their rods out — having their way with a trout. They were drinking and . . . . I can’t erase the images from my memory. You wouldn’t read about it, I would have thought — then we read the Fishing Guide by M. Ferris and we were exposed, again.

Keep it up M.F.

P.S. Please, Sir — could we request M.F. publish his recommended reading list that supports his angry-man, flat-earther approach to the science of climate change. That should be interesting.

Sincerely, C. Jeory

FOOTNOTE: Conor, I don’t have a recommended reading list as such. But I do read all the material in the papers and listen to what’s up on the TV or radio on most subjects that interest me. I believe you need to balance both sides of any argument before you panic.

I am awaiting a copy of “Air Con” to have a read, but to date have only seen what was presented at the evening with Wishart.

My claim to fame is open mindedness. I don’t panic the minute I read something that claims the world is doomed. That is more than you can claim young fella. I suspect you are scared of everything if some guys having a drink and fishing scare you.

You should stay inside and lock the doors in case the boogie man gets you.

I recommend you stop taking my column too seriously. Actually, I suggest you stop reading it completely because this is the last response you will get from me on your drivel.

Murray Ferris

These ‘people’. Who can they be?

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2009 at 5:16 am
Candy floss blossom time

It looks as if the worst of the winter is over. Already the “candy floss” trees are blossoming and Gisborne will soon be a picture again. Nature can be a joy to behold.

Recession? Yes, but we have much to be thankful for.


Who are these ‘people’?

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm
I hear the opening strains of ‘Psycho’ when I read the editors little offerings…..
31 Jul, 2009
At least be cautious
Climate change is a worry. Sometimes I’m convinced it’s all happening. Sometimes I think the warnings are exaggerated. But why exaggerate? We need to be cautious but not destructive to our economy in our remedies.


Implied or explicit consent about privacy

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2009 at 5:05 am

Reproduced from Kiwipolitico

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Better get posting, so busy at school and mixing album

In Uncategorized on July 5, 2009 at 9:56 pm

The nz blogosphere is grinding to a May survey result.

The Glob :
11/2008+ “Editing the Gisborne Herald”
Conor Joe : ? – ? : Gisborne
nz? * 11,685,865 : c.10 + ? + 4 + 1 = 15 (new)
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This Glob has made the rankings this month so I’d better get my eye in and rummage around the rag ( I’ve been cold turkey since the editorial manager jeremy has been on his winter hols).

I took out some words.

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2009 at 5:59 am
Key takes strong stance on shaky ground . . . the future of pensions
Friday, 5 June 2009

Most New Zealanders would have been pleased to hear Prime Minister John Key say he would resign.

It was a bold call considering the Government’s decision to make a 10-year suspension of  pension entitlements.

In last week’s Budget, Finance Minister Bill English announced ice until the Government’s books went back into surplus in 2020.

Not surprisingly, Labour has attacked the viability.

Government appears to be inevitable in the future.

The “Cullen Fund” as it was called, was set up to help.

And it certainly seemed a wise decision at the time. Nobody was hammering for a way to ease their problems.

But there is nothing like a recession to change the rules.

Today? Despite the tight economic conditions, Labour leader Phil Goff said if Labour had been in power it would have continued.

He added: “Clearly time does produce good  people going into retirement, does ease.”

We agree. All things being equal, the Cullen Fund would have achieved its objectives.

But belt-tightening is the order of the day.

National intends preserving future pension entitlements by keeping debt down and building economic growth.

It expects super to be funded out of taxes until 2030 and then the fund will make a contribution of up to 14 percent of the cost. It won’t be easy!

Story by The Gisborne Herald
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have at it! these ‘people’

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2009 at 5:44 am
Keep battling!
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Full marks to the Gisborne businesses and many employers who have, I know, made every effort possible to retain staff and keep wages flowing into families during this particularly bleak economic period.

I know that many small businesses are suffering and this is understandable as people don’t have the money to throw around right now and there seems to be a new-found thrift. I’m sure we’ll get through this one.

Itsa Battle

Story by The Gisborne Herald
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these…these….’people’ no.2

In Uncategorized on June 5, 2009 at 5:39 am
Poverty no excuse for criminal activity
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Poverty is no excuse for commiting crime.

As the owner of a little dairy, I’m fed up with all the young shoplifters hitting us every day.

I’ve had my business in Gisborne for one decade.

And during this time there has been no decrease in shoplifting in this city. Young thieves, some no more than five years old, keep showing up.

That’s a very high ratio for only 40,000 population. Shoplifting is bad; it’s crime.

This is the lesson that the parents and schools need to teach as they educate the younger generation.

Upset dairy owner

Story by The Gisborne Herald
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