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Weekend social 18/11/2011

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, November 18th, 2011 - 26 comments
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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

26 comments on “Weekend social 18/11/2011 ”

  1. vto 1

    I’m going to start native planting and releasing all over the east coast of the south island so that it becomes like the west coast in a few years. Anyone keen to help out? Might take a couple of weekends ..

    • Bored 1.1

      Active conservation meets guerrilla gardening. Great idea, if I lived your way I would be on for it.

      I have been out fishing around the top of the Manawatu getting into Hawkes Bay, there is a lot of gullying and erosion in the area BUT quite interestingly there a goodly number of farmers planting natives and fencing stock out. Its really good to see, even if it is seen as a resource to crop in the future by some.

      Going to see if the fish are interested this weekend. Plus its overdue to get the runner beans in.

      • vto 1.1.1

        “Guerrilla gardening” I like it.

        Caught me two beauty sea-run browns in five casts at, believe it or not, a wilderness western catchment a week ago. 3lb and 6lb. Though not sure how enjoying fishing introduced fish which are voracious pests and wreck havoc on native fishes sits with my points on native bio as other posts …. aint resolved it yet. Maybe it’s just a dynamic environment. Any pointers welcome. I guess if all trout, salmon and others were removed then the local fish would return. At this catchment previously I seen the rare lamprey eels so maybe more of them would return.

        In the end I guess railing against foreign grasses in lieu of native bush sits inconsistently with fishing foreign fishes.

        • Bored

          Love it….actually I think we are closing the gate after the horse has bolted. The trout are there to stay, it might be a case of protecting a few streams which are easily cleared of trout or are trout free for the benefit of the natives. Or we can try and catch a lot of them!

          Good sized fish, sea run the best to eat as well. I have been getting a lot of rainbows in Wairarapa waters that used to be brown trout capitals, maybe climate change or what ever……bit stumped on why.

  2. Im in bed with a bad bout of flu , so Im coddled by my lovely wife .

  3. Bored 3

    On the note of Guerrilla gardening its a really good time to throw a few pumpkin seeds in around old water courses, shady spots near to barren sunny land. The trick is somewhere they can sprawl into the sun but still have damp roots without you watering. You come back in 4-6 months and crop (or some lucky sod does).

  4. BLiP 4

    Anyone get 10 & 11 Across in today’s Herald:

    It’s difficult to give up, around office or bath (5,2,5)


  5. Ianupnorth 5

    I am going to Auckland for the Triathlon – my boy is racing in age group, visiting friends in Riverhead for  BBQ and a general bitch about how much we dislike national on Saturday evening.

    • Bored 5.1

      Good one Ian, when you get to the bitching session we will all be channeling in psychic vibes to assist. Enjoy, I will have a beer to focus the chakras for your benefit.

  6. lprent 6

    I’m just enjoying having shipped the code betas off to Europe and the US. It was hard work for a while. Pretty damn amazing what you can get an Arm7 with a colour screen and touch to do these days, all on top of open source libraries as well…

    Final release to do after the 27th. Oh well, Lyn will be in Shanghi for a while. Will give me an incentive to flip out of holiday mode and back into work mode.

  7. chris73 7

    Saints Row 3 bitches! Just waiting for my wife to present it to me and it’ll be on like donkey kong!

  8. ianmac 8

    Been contemplating the exact right number of chips to go with fish’nchips. My brother always asks for just 13. (They look a bit bemused with his order.) It is a bit funny how at some point the next chip is too many. 20 for me I reckon.

  9. rosy 9

    In Vienna the Christmas lights are up and Christmas markets are open. Hot punch, wurst and chocolate-covered fruit kebabs. Time to dress up warm and hit the town! Oh and also I’ll spend a bit of time sorting out my overseas vote.

    • ianmac 9.1

      Hey rosy. Winter creeping up in Vienna? Any news in Austria on tea-gate?
      I thought that the overseas vote had to be posted already? Have fun choosing though John Key will tell you how to vote.

      • rosy 9.1.1

        Winter doesn’t creep here. One week it’s 10deg and then all of a sudden the next week -2 to +2. Only 6 weeks ago it was mid-30s!

        Voting papers could only be downloaded from the 9th Nov. We’ll be handing them into the embassy this afternoon if possible, else first thing Monday morning. JK has had a huge impact on who I’m voting for – and it’s certainly not him…

        As for the tea-cup tape, I can’t read German (bluddy immigrants – should at least learn the language, aye ;-)) My partner hasn’t had many comments from work, so no news here that I know of. I read the English papers and UK/ Al Jazeera news and yes, as another post states, it’s had a bit of an airing in the UK.

        As for the chips – about 20 chunks from street vendors – bratkartoffel habt mehr mmm 🙂

    • Vienna the City of Music , The late Herbert Morrison thought that Vienna was the most Socialist City ever ,Perhaps you can find out why Rosy. I would have loved to have gone but could not afford when we lived in the UK .of course today with the Chunnel its easy ,Enjoy Rosy.

  10. Sookie 10

    I’m less inclined to deliver Greens pamphlets in vile squally bastard cold Dunedin weather. The weather gods don’t favour political nerds this weekend.

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