Scoop Feedback: Sir Ed, Etc
The following is a selection of feedback and other unsolicited email received by Scoop recently. The opinions they contain do not necessarily reflect those of Scoop.
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hi Scoop editors & young Rusty Brown
may be of interest to readers of your
when you get a chance take a look/listen at Trillion's (Jody Lloyd) tribute song to Sir Edmund Hillary
and also this Graff art tribute (on a sanctioned wall)
see article from Press: http://www.stuff.co.nz/4357582a14297.html
is heartening to see the memory and ideals of Sir Edbeing
embraced across all spectrums
and taken to a new generation
in their own idiom
may he Everest in peaceand live on in all of us
A comment on the proposal for an Annual Sir Edmund Hillary Day. The full article can be seen at - http://stabletalk.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=2442#2442
What..... another public holiday for the average New Zealander to go to the pub, catch up on gardening or wash the car while the employer has another unproductive day to pay for. How many 'New Zealanders (in their droves or otherwise) would actually end up heading out to organised alpine or tramping club activities, getting their skis and snowboards on and headed for the slopes, getting out and playing a game of the more traditional winter games - rugby, rugby league, touch, or netball, or even trying their hand at curling'?
Hell - how many would even remember why they are getting a day off in the first place?
I have an idea - how about on July 20 (Sir Ed's birthday) the Inland Revenue takes an extra once- a-year tax of 10% of the day's income off everyone and gives it to a really worthwile recipient, Sir Ed's Himalaya Trust springs to mind.
That way the averager New Zealander would be sure to remember this great New Zealander for all time.
Anybody notice yet
how Obama seems to be on a
ghostbuster tour, invoking the likes of JFK, MLK,
Reagan, or LBJ?
How can that be
anything but living in the past
to obtain the future?
Filmed looking at MT Taranaki January 11th 8.39pm .
Please do not support eh government of the Maldives to promote its 30year dictatorship and continue it again in the future. The below article is just a part of their propagenda campaign to stay in power for another 30 years.
This is totally rubbish and you should not have published it. Dissapointing!! Please stop suporting dictators!! Your feedback is appreciate!
Hey just noticed, in
a humerous sort of way, that the "seek" maze puzzle add on
the xtra home page appears to have an eye catching
pattern similar swastika in the top left hand corner.
bet they did not intend that to happen!
The Council should have done something about the Greymouth memorial posts/gates before Maori took over the property. Surely, everyone didn't expect something that isn't 'Maori' to remain in place especially at the entrance-way of a Maori institution. Come on!
Ngati Whatua had a marae on a piece of land that ended up being torn down with nothing to remind future generations that a marae once stood on prime land being used for a residential zone. Did anyone consult Maori then? People shouldn't use consultation as an excuse. To this day, NZ has a very very long history of deliberate arrogance toward Maori so far as 'consultation' is concerned. If anyone has a right to complain about consultation, Maori definitely do. NZ should ask itself, how long have the Greymouth memorial gates been there after Maori took over the property? A lot longer than Ngati Whatua('s) marae that's for sure. NZ should be grateful that Maori didn't just bulldoze the gates down instead they were just 'removed' from the property. And how thoughtful was that!
This is on TVNZ's website on the story covering Sir Ed's body being carried into St Mary's Church... It is one of two ads... the other I saw is National Bank... How crass.. not to mention Pip & Paul's smilley faces...