In the midst of this pandemic, hearing constant Covid news Irritating buzzwords are creeping into use Go hard, go early, crush the curve, halt the virus spread Social distance, stay indoors, work from home instead Close the bars and restaurants, lock the borders down Save your outings only for essential trips to town Break the … Continue reading Buzzwords
Five years ago I accidentally created the Diamond Harbour Community Facebook Page. What I was really trying to achieve was to group my Facebook friends together so that we could post about local things without getting our wider Facebook friends involved. It started off with about a dozen people and now has over 1500 members. … Continue reading Diamond Harbour Facebook Group – 2018 in Review
Here in New Zealand Election Day looms Christmas is over, the bullshit resumes The National Party have told us today Which kids they’d have in their sandpit to play The Greens aren’t invited, they’re too left for some And Dotcom is hardly a National chum A union with Hone would not be supported Though Maori … Continue reading Who Gets to Play in National’s Sandpit?
In the southern seas below us, a gory hunt is taking place In international waters – slightly north of our Scott Base Against a wave of protest and of global condemnation A grim pursuit is mounted on a shrinking population While most enlightened nations have now banned commercial whaling Attempts to stop the Japanese are … Continue reading Japanese Commercial Whaling
The date was 4 September and the time four thirty five When the ground beneath our city gave a jolt and came alive The earth began to shudder and I heard a mighty boom And the stuff inside my bedroom started flying round the room I heard a lot of smashing as I lay there … Continue reading Christchurch Earthquake – 04 September 2010
A scandal has erupted that has everyone incensed Over ministerial credit cards, used at our expense After months of close inspection, the pencil pushing wallahs Have published a report that cost us fifty thousand dollars It says that there’s been spending sprees on stuff that is fantastic That has been accumulated on the ministerial plastic! … Continue reading Ministerial Credit Cards …
I arrived at work one morning and my boss took me aside He said: “We’re in a bad recession and we’re on the downward slide” I’d known for quite a while that their funds were not abundant Yet still it was a shock to learn that I’d been made redundant I cleared away my desk … Continue reading The GFC
Our General Election gets closer by the day And we scrutinize the line up and the silly games they play All the party leaders are trotting out their wares It’s like a children’s party and a game of musical chairs Jeanette is dead against it, the game just isn’t fair As some unfortunate ‘failure’ is … Continue reading Musical Chairs (Electoral Version)
Personal tax cuts and broadband made faster Is this a godsend or fiscal disaster? Election year bribes that are tied up with spin Aren’t on the list of my favourite things Changes to rules for financial advisors Extra policeman and teacher pay rises Working for Families, more for our schools Why not beforehand? We voters … Continue reading My Frustrating Things
Today has been the sort of day that must have come from hell I made a call to Telecom and have a tale to tell It started when I checked my mail by electronic means To my surprise, before my eyes was spam in the extreme! A large appendage most proclaimed, would start my life … Continue reading Yahoo!!