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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:01 pm
by nonchalant obsession
Nancy wrote:A happy ending:
http://main.omanobserver.om/node/61886

That is a great story. 2011 is called "The Year of Happy Feet" in this rapid fire video featuring highlights of Wellington over the last 20 years. :)



Bret and Jemaine get a shout out in 1996 and they don't even require last names. They're like Bono and Fabio. Or Beck and Elvis. :wink: Awww, wook at widdle Bret in his stripey shirt and Jemaine in tiny red shorts showing lots of leg. :lol: Why is Peter Jackson photo bombing in his private jet? Was '96 also the year of Figwit?

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I adore the first 20 seconds of that video. "a bit dull and had unfortunate meteorological tendencies" LOL (Crikey! the accompanying images! :o ) and "...made sweet advertising love" :clap: Unfortunately the logo for "Absolutely Positively Wellington" completely reminds me of this.

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:29 pm
by Nancy
This was in the Sunday NY Times yesterday:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/tr ... untry.html

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:42 pm
by SheWolf
Guh, why's it so far away?

Just a little side note, during Hurricane Irene news coverage I saw a reporter in the Battery area of NYC that was evacuated in anticipation. She found 2 tourist kiwis wandering the area though & them by saying that New Zealanders are known for their sense of humor. How did she know that?? They were 2 older guys and were charming as hell even though they were a bit bummed that NYC was "closed." :P

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:01 pm
by Great H
I LOVE WELLIE!!!! <3

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:14 pm
by SheWolf
But what about the harsh sea breeze? :P

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:30 pm
by Great H
Especially the harsh sea breeze!

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:32 pm
by SheWolf
:lol: :thumb:

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:26 am
by Great H
And this especially for Nonch - it's part of a review of the bucket fountain written in 1969 when it was first installed... See, told you it never worked properly! :lol:

And after a bit of swimming in circles, it looks like Happy Feet has finally worked out which way is south. Geez he's got a long swim ahead tho...

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:51 am
by 4everconchordsfan
Haka Flash Mob!


Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:52 pm
by 4everconchordsfan
This video is soooo AMAZING! The opening ceremony of Rugby World Cup. There are 4 parts.




Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:39 am
by Nancy
This was in my AAA newsletter today, just to tempt me:

http://aaa240.revelex.com/travel/cruise ... &ShipID=27

Scroll down to Dec 12 - 12-day cruise to Australia and New Zealand from $899 on Celebrity Cruises! 8)

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:42 pm
by nonchalant obsession
Great H wrote:And this especially for Nonch - it's part of a review of the bucket fountain written in 1969 when it was first installed... See, told you it never worked properly! :lol:

Hahaaa! Awesome. Thanks. :)

The RWC opening ceremonies were amazing! :prayer: The human interaction with the projections on the field...stunning. :o :shock: :clap: They even had a battalion of ukulele's there near the end. :thumb:

That link doesn't work in my area, Nancy. (which is probably for the best) :wink:

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:33 pm
by Nancy
Oh, it's your basic 12-day cruise of Australia and New Zealand, hitting the good spots, and prices start at $899. :P

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:04 pm
by Nancy
Here's another tempter from Holland America:

http://www.vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.c ... 20&id=npfy

14 days, start in NZ, end in Australia, OCEANVIEW CABIN - $999. This is unheard of! Oh, it's next month. :sosad:

Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:51 am
by Great H
I sense you might be visiting me someday soon Nancy! (And if you took that second cruise, you could call in on my sister too cos she lives in Burnie, Tasmania! :lol: )