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  1. Pickled Possum

     /  June 2, 2018

    In 1820, the great Northern war chief Hongi Hika departed New Zealand for England.
    On his return, he brought with him the word of God
    and hundreds of muskets.
    Things would never be the same again …
    This was written by a 15 year old boy, the lead singer Lewis de Jong

    KAI TANGATA – Lyrics
    He taua, He taua! – (A war party, a war party!)

    Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua – (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath)
    Ka hopungia e maha nga upoko – (Many heads are sought)
    Ka hopungia e maha taurekareka – (Many slaves are sought)
    E mahi nga mahi a Tūmatauenga – (This is the work of Tūmatauenga)

    Anei rā – (Behold)
    Te uhi o Mataora – (The chisel of Mataora)
    Pai tuarā – (The strong back)
    Te kokongapere – (The base of the spine)
    Nga rape – (The buttock spirals)
    Te kitemaimairu – (The thigh)
    Tatua taua – (The war belt)
    Nga tā moko puhoro – (The tattooed bodies of warriors)
    Anei nga tohu a Tūmatauenga – (These are the omens of war)

    He pakanga nunui mo te whakautu – (A mighty battle to avenge us)
    Tae mai nga tūpuna mo te whakaāwhina – (Our ancestors gather to assist us)
    Kia mau nga Tohunga mo te whakakarakia – (Our priests prepare the incantations)
    E mahi nga mahi a Tūmatauenga – (This is the work of Tūmatauenga)

    Anei rā – (Behold)
    Te uhi o Mataora – (The chisel of Mataora)
    Pai tuarā – (The strong back)
    Te kokongapere – (The base of the spine)
    Nga rape – (The buttock spirals)
    Te kitemaimairu – (The thigh)
    Tatua taua – (The war belt)
    Nga tā moko puhoro – (The tattooed bodies of warriors)
    Anei nga tohu a Tūmatauenga – (These are the omens of war)

    A Tūmatauenga x4 – (Of Tūmatauenga)
    Mahi nga mahi a Tūmatauenga x4 – (This is the work of Tūmatauenga)

    Whakatangi o nga pū, whakapatu nga taiaha – (The cry of guns, the blows of the taiaha)
    Te kikokiko rekareka ō aku hoariri – (The sweet flesh of our enemies)
    Nga umu whakakīa tātau kōpū ki te utu – (The ovens fill our bellies with revenge)
    E mahi nga mahi a Tūmatauenga – (This is the work of Tūmatauenga)

    Anei rā – (Behold)
    Te uhi o Mataora – (The chisel of Mataora)
    Pai tuarā – (The strong back)
    Te kokongapere – (The base of the spine)
    Nga rape – (The buttock spirals)
    Te kitemaimairu – (The thigh)
    Tatua taua – (The war belt)
    Nga tā moko puhoro – (The tattooed bodies of warriors)
    Anei nga tohu a Tūmatauenga – (These are the omens of war)

    Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua – (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath)
    Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua – (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath)
    Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua – (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath)
    Waewae tapu takahi te ara taua – (Footsteps pound the sacred warpath)

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 2, 2018

      Why?

      • Pickled Possum

         /  June 2, 2018

        why not Al?

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  June 2, 2018

          Seems unnecessarily bloodthirsty. What’s wrong with just a bit of normal rape and pillage?

          • PartisanZ

             /  June 2, 2018

            Oh Alan, old chap, do you mean a just bit of normal English or European rape and pillage?

            Followed by …. cuppa tea?

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  June 2, 2018

              Africans seem quite accomplished too, PZ. Probably without the cuppa though. And Genghis Khan mastered the art in Asia early on. Likewise the Vikings.
              Seems to have been a fairly universal achievement. Do we need to glorify warfare?

            • Pickled Possum

               /  June 3, 2018

              Western world glorify warfare all the time in Hollywood Al
              books videos they are out there.

            • Gezza

               /  June 3, 2018

              Possum wins again Al.
              You know it, dude. 😎

    • phantom snowflake

       /  June 2, 2018

      Stunning stuff indeed, comes with bonus goose bumps! Unusually long track for this style of music; is also a great short film. Here’s some more ‘Reo’:

    • phantom snowflake

       /  June 2, 2018

      For Pickled Possum:

      “When it comes to the poor, NO LIVES MATTER!”

  2. Gezza

     /  June 2, 2018

    For the aunties. Jojo. 10 weeks old yesterday. 🎈🎉🎊🎈

    • Gezza

       /  June 2, 2018

      Aww … big bruv and little sis @ 12.30 pm nap time in the sun ❤

      • Gezza

         /  June 2, 2018

        (Flower children.)

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  June 2, 2018

          I wish that it was possible to have a lawn of nothing but lawn daisies.

          • Gezza

             /  June 2, 2018

            Did you notice your pook niece’s & nephew’s eyes are closed? They’re asleep.

            • Gezza

               /  June 2, 2018

              PS: I noticed that Pickles’ irises are red now, so he’s completed his development into the full-fledged pukeko.

              Jojo’s are still jet black. They will go a translucent goldish colour which slowly turns orange, & then red. Her plate is red, so that red colour will now start flushing slowly down to the tip of her beak. Man, she’s tall. When the beak reddens I’ll have trouble telling her & Pickles apart.

              I’ll have to go by their voices & their responses to their names.

              Don’t think Jojo’s ready for flight yet but probably will be in another week. I’ll shut the gate during the day next weekend. If I go out & she’s in the yard, she can fly. That’s how I knew when Pickles could.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 3, 2018

              Yes, the dear things. Snoozing in the sun !

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 2, 2018

    Overnight temp ten degrees warmer than yesterday but hosing down with rain. Outside jobs have to wait including installing new heaters finally arrived for the cabins.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  June 2, 2018

      The whanau are coming up to run the half marathon in Paihia tomorrow. Looks like they’ve picked the right weather for it!

    • Gezza

       /  June 2, 2018

      Stunner day in North Welly. Abfab. No wind (true dinks). Sunny as. Warm for the first of Winter. Blue sky. 5 Happy pooks, umpteen happy ducks, 4 happy blackbirds – Fledgy, Hennie, Blackie & some other sheila, 2 happy starlings – Alf & Beatrice, 13 happy sparrows – including Eunice, Hetty, Bandido & Brucie. 👍🏼

    • Gezza

       /  June 2, 2018

      Heaters are a good move Al. What kind are they?

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  June 2, 2018

        German diesel 2 kw. Just studying all the bits, piping and connections now. Still hosing down outside. First time I’ve seen Gemma pee on the trot. Not easy when you are female.

        • Gezza

           /  June 2, 2018

          Interesting. Never heard of them before. Which model – & where would you instal them?

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  June 2, 2018

            24V D2 model x 2 – lounge and bedroom initially. Will see how they go.

  4. Blazer

     /  June 2, 2018

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 2, 2018

      I like the weather one, where Ronnie Barker says things like ‘ there’s snow in Stowe’. (I don’t know if that was one, but it was all like that.

      He had four candles in his funeral procession, although there are only three by tradition. But permission was granted for four in his case 😀

      Remember the Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town ?

    • Gezza

       /  June 2, 2018

      Ah, yes Kitty. I do now. Shocker! 😮

  5. Gezza

     /  June 2, 2018

    Today’s jet plane lollies are just as good as they ever were. 👍🏼 ✈️

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 2, 2018

      My brother takes some back with him whenever he’s in NZ.

      I had some acid drops recently, and they were deliciously unsweet, They were real, old-fashioned acid drops.

      Do you remember Animal Biscuits ? And macaroni alphabets that you’d fish out and spell words with around the plate ? We had the sort of soup bowls that you could do that to,

      Tangent; it was years before I realised why Yankee Doodle ‘called it Macaroni’ when he put a feather in his hat ! 😀

      No need to waste money going to see Kodachrome; New Shub has told us all about it, including most of the plot,

  6. phantom snowflake

     /  June 2, 2018