A TV3 news story says Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater is mocking another suppresion order.
Is that just a conincidence?
1. What’s the longest street in the world?
2. Where are the McDonald Islands?
3. Name the novel about infertility written by Ben Elton and the film which was based on it.
4. The flag of which islands has a sheep on it?
5. Who said, “Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There’s just too much fraternizing with the enemy.”?
It’s not quite writing from beyond the grave, but Katherine Mansfield has joined the blogosphere.
K M Today is a blog developed by the Katherine Mansfield Society.
It selects daily extracts from Mansfield’s letters and private writings, and allows readers to post comments in response. Each extract is annotated with instant ‘cloud tags’, enabling the reader to view at a glance who/what is being described.
In a media release, Society chair Dr Gerri Kimber, says:
. . . the blog will bring to life the innermost thoughts and feelings of a quintessentially modern woman and writer.
“The courage that Mansfield showed at a time of great fear – exiled abroad by the TB which would eventually result in her death, and facing life without her husband – is present in every entry. The letters and fiction that she wrote at this time have justly inspired generations of writers.”
The problems cold, wet weather pose for holiday makers when it’s supposed to be summer are minor compared with the freezing conditions in Britain.
While most news reports focus on the impact on people, Phil Clarke looks at the impact on agriculture.
However, he notes it’s not all bad news for business – sales of UHT milk are booming.
Back in New Zealand, although it’s been unseasonably cold, Northland, the east coast and some inland areas are very dry.
We were happy to get 12 mls of rain in North Otago yesterday. Farmers in Central Otago also welcomed steady rain but the ODT reports that orchardists weren’t so happy.
There’s too much winter in Britain and not enough summer in New Zealand – altogether too much weather.
On January 11:
1569 First recorded lottery in England.
1786 Joseph Jackson Lister, English opticist and physicist, was born.
1807 Ezra Cornell, American businessman and university founder, was born.
1846 Ruapekapeka pa was occupied by British troops. Debate raged as to whether the pa was simply abandoned by its defenders or captured by the British.
1879 The Anglo-Zulu War began.
1885 Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer, was born.
1915 – Robert Blair Mayne, British soldier, co-founder Special Air Service, was born.
1922 First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1934 Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare, British computer scientist, was born.
1935 Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1938 Arthur Scargill, British politician, was born.
1949 First recorded case of snowfall in Los Angeles.
1962 An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru caused 4,000 deaths.
1964 – United States Surgeon General Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., published a report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health – the first such statement made by the U.S. government.
1986 The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland was officially opened.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.