General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

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  1. kluelis

     /  2nd January 2019

    65 years since the Tangiwai disaster.
    My parents talked often about Tangiwai and the ’31 quake
    and losing to the Boks in ’49.
    My first lived through disaster not counting
    losing to the Springboks in 1970
    was the 1968 Wahine disaster.
    The Erebus crash in 1978 seemed a long time after
    but was actually only ten years later.
    Then 9-11-2001.
    Have not really had much serious happen to us in NZ these past 60 years then?
    The closest thing to a disaster I have personally experienced
    is when decimal currency came in when I realised
    that instead of getting 12 wine gums for a shilling I
    would only get 10 for a ten cent piece.
    A traumatic experience so young has had a life long effect.
    I swore off National then and never went back.

    • Gezza

       /  2nd January 2019

      Wasn’t there quite a big, damaging earthquake in Christchurch not so long ago?

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  2nd January 2019

        mmmm…yes, I think that there was one…and wasn’t there a mine explosion ? And I seem to remember Kaikoura being cut off after an eathquake and a road slip….and something happened at Aramoana….

        I didn’t know that ‘9-11’ was in NZ.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  2nd January 2019

    Ghastly as the Russian disaster is, it was marvellous that the baby was heard just in time. What a survivor. Placid and pink after a night in sub-zero temps.


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