Happy birthday Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 26th, 2015 - 11 comments
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Happy Birthday Auckland. Body in The Herald comments on “A splendid anniversary”

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11 comments on “Happy birthday Auckland”

  1. vto 1

    Look for the beautiful old boats on the water today ….. wish I was there

  2. lprent 2

    Out on the water watching the tugs showing off before the race.

  3. lprent 3

    Of course I am wondering why I didn’t bring a computer

  4. Kiwiri - Raided of the Last Shark 4

    Happy birthday Auckland and happy new beginnings in the birthplace of Western democracy, Syriza 🙂

  5. Pat O'Dea 5

    Getting prepared for the Mangatangi event @ 3pm

    http://aucklandcoalaction.org/

  6. Chrys Berryman 6

    …can anyone out there tell me why,on our anniversary day ,we are flying the bridge flags at half mast to commemorate the death of that corrupt Saudi King ….who jailed his political opponents…who also condoned public beheadings of witches and adulterers and who denied 50% of his subjects basic human rights ……more evidence of John Keys sycophantic foreign policy ???and his weird desire to become a lap dog of the rich and powerful

    • Murray Rawshark 6.1

      I think it’s a legal requirement when any head of state dies. It shouldn’t be.

      As for Auckland, Tamaki Makau Rau, I’ll be there next week. It has all the potential to be one of the world’s best cities. Bugger Hide and his super-stadt, super-stadt uber alles.

      • GregJ 6.1.1

        I don’t think it is “legal” per se – just a diplomatic convention.

        For Foreign Heads of State it is flown at half mast on the day of the funeral. Given King Abdullah was buried on the 23rd (within the 24 hours of his death as per Islamic practice) it seems strange to have the NZ flag flying at half-mast on the 26th. Unless MCH decreed otherwise I guess.

        (I live in the Arabian/Persian Gulf – not Saudi however – but I got a day off on Sunday and this country is officially in mourning for 40 days – even though he was the Saudi King).

        • Murray Rawshark 6.1.1.1

          The Act says that the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage informs the nation when the flag should be flown at half mast. That is Maggie Barry. I saw a report somewhere where John Key had instructed a school to do it, but I can’t remember the details. I wonder if Maggie remembered? Seems a bit demanding for her really.

  7. Chrys Berryman 7

    …can anyone out there tell me why,on our anniversary day ,we are flying the bridge flags at half mast to commemorate the death of that corrupt Saudi King ….who jailed his political opponents…who also condoned public beheadings of witches and adulterers and who denied 50% of his subjects basic human rights ……more evidence of John Keys sycophantic foreign policy ???and his weird desire to become a lap dog of the rich and powerful

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