October 13, 2011

Blush – only 11/15 in Stuff’s kis’ quiz.

Memo to self: read whole question and all answers before clicking.

TV leaders’ debates scheduled

October 13, 2011

TV1 will be broadcasting three leaders’ debates in the run-up to the election.

Prime Minister John Key and Opposition leader Phil Goff will face each other on the 31st of October and the 23rd of November.

The leaders of the wee parties will debate each other on November 16.

All debates will be live, hosted by Mark  Sainsbury and moderated by political editor Guyon Espiner.

Political scientists Dr Jon Johansson & Dr Claire Robinson will be fiving giving comments..

TVNZ will invite members of the audience who won’t be representatives of political parties.

A media panel lead by Te Karere Editor, Shane Taurima will also be given time to ask questions.

Viewers are invited to send in video questions for the leaders and vote in a text poll.  The debates
will also be streamed live on tvnz.co.nz

My way is our way

October 13, 2011

Discussion on whether or not they should get had been settled but the decision on where to site it was still under debate until he said:

“It’s going to go where I want it to go but we have to agree on that site or we’re not going to have one at all.”

And some people think women are illogical!

Thursday’s quiz

October 13, 2011

1. Who said: “Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they’ll give you as many chances as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING.”

2. Who has just resigned as coach of the Silver Ferns, who has replaced her?

3. What is Spinacia oleracea more commonly known as and who ate it for strength?

4. It’s espoir in French; speranza in Italian, esperanza in Spanish and awhero, wawata or manawa ora  in Maori, what is it in English?

5. Where was Richie McCaw born and where was his childhood home?

New party formed to respond to crises

October 13, 2011

A new political party, the Armchair Critics has been formed to respond to crises.

Self-appointed chair Mr Clark Kent said the idea for the ACP came to him while he was watching television.

“Night after night, I sat there and watched a depressing series of financial, social, moral, natural and unnatural crises unfold and no-one’s been able to stop them.

“You see all these so-called experts, rabbiting on about process and procedures when they should be getting in there boots and all and worry about consequences later.

“All them shiny pants and boffins haven’t stopped the earth moving in Christchurch, they’re not even trying to turn the tide back in Tauranga and none of them’s even mentioned Coronation Street.

“It’s time to stop talking and start doing and me and me mates are going to do it.”

Mr Kent said Armchair Party policies would include compulsory conscription into a disaster-response army for all 18 – 30 year olds and tax-free status for super heroes.

The party slogan is you don’t have to be a rocket scientist and the logo will be a bloke with his underpants outside his trousers tilting at a windmill.


October 13, 2011

Hmm – only 5/10 in the Herald’s changing world quiz.

Who got rid of tramping huts?

October 13, 2011

Labour’s sports policy includes  upgrading the infrastructure of huts and tracks.

Nothing wrong with that in theory, but who got rid of several tramping huts or reduced the number of beds in them?

Oh yes, that would be the last Labour government.

As for upgrading the infrastructure of huts, what does that mean and how will they afford the upgrades and on-going maintenance? The Department of Conservation which is charged with looking after them has a budget which is already over stretched.

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