New Zealand is particularly concerned about the attitude of the pro-whaling nations - Iceland, Norway and Japan. In some way I understand the Icelandic and Norweigan point of view - it is something they have done culturally for a long time and catch the whales in their own surrounding ocean areas. T...Jump to post
Society does not dictate what a "family" is - a family is any group of people who consider themselves as such - whether it be Mum, Dad and kids, 2 gay men or women living together, a single Mum (or Dad) and kids, Grandparents who raise their grandchildren etc etc. Family doen't have to mean blood co...Jump to post
When I worked for Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>, on a flight IVC to <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> (Invercargill to Christchurch), a man came on with a Swede. Not that unusual u might think, but this wasn't someone from Swede...Jump to post
"Sing it back" by Moloko is an awesome dance track.
"Men are not nice guys" is a slower, but still excellent French House track. The video is really really good too.
I like too much dance music to put it all here...I'm a big fan of house tracks that have big disco strings though!
I used to crew the 146-300 for Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>, when they operated a few on a temporary basis. Pax loved the 146 - we had 5 abreast seating which was very roomy and comfortable. They'd always say how much more comfy it was compared to the Air <acronym title="Air New...Jump to post
The Japanese attitude to the IWC is disgusting as well. It is well known they buy votes from poor countries. New Zealand and Australia have been at the forefront of protesting against commercial whaling. There is also a South Pacific Whale sanctuary, although the Japanese do not recognise it, even t...Jump to post
New Zealand -
Anglican 24%, Presbyterian 18%, Roman Catholic 15%, Methodist 5%, Baptist 2%, other Protestant 3%, unspecified or none 33% (1986).
Got that from the CIA factbook online.
Well I would expect an Australian to hate a <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> made drink... We don't have Sprite recharge here, Coke does an energy drink called E2 Energy, and it comes in Berry or Citrus flavours, with real juice. It has replaced LiftPlus here. Never liked LiftPlus - tho...Jump to post
When I was in f/a training, we were taught specific situations where we could command an evacuation (without hearing from flight deck) - - fire/smoke in the cabin - flight crew incapacitation - if the fuselage was broken We were warned that in some cases (and possibly the accident this post is about...Jump to post
"V" is a <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> made energy drink - you can even get a sugar free version (I just finished a bottle). It tastes way better than Red Bull. I know you can also get it in Australia, not sure about the rest of the world. Incidentally, it's the number 1 soft drink i...Jump to post
I collect sneakers - so far I have about 8 or 9 pairs, and would collect more if I had the money.I particularly like sneakers from the 70s and 80s. I'm also really into cartoons (Teen Titans, Justice League and <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym> Unlimited, Spongebob) and comic books to a l...Jump to post
I don't have it, but I know some people from Southland who do - Kiwis on here will know what I mean. People from the province of Southland (and some in Otago) have what we call the "Southland Burr". People from this province and only this province, often pronounce the r in words such as bird, purple...Jump to post
Used to have the same problem a lot when I worked for Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> on the ATR 72. If you were the "fwd" f/a you did the actions at row 1, while the rear f/a did the PA. As row 1 on the ATR 72 has a bulkhead in front (and extra knee room) it was always popular wit...Jump to post
I was in F/A training when Tasman Pacific Airlines (operating under franchise as Qantas New Zealand) went under in 2001. We were due to do our a/c evacuations on the Saturday morning, but a few hours earlier the airline was placed in liquidation. We turned up to the hangar to find one our trainers i...Jump to post
Mham001 - I wasn't clear enough. I'm talking the average person, who may only have occasional casual sexual encounters with strangers. I totally agree that condoms aren't perfect - but they are the best, cheapest and easiest that we have come up with for safer sex. As I said, abstaining from sex is ...Jump to post
Wearing a condom for sex and going at it isn't responsible use of a condom and that is what leads to breakage. If you use plenty of water based lubricant and check the condom occasionally during sex then you are lessening the chance of breakage. Generally, most people feel when a condom breaks. Hell...Jump to post
Of course I understand. There's probably a 5% chance I will get hit by a car the next time I cross a busy street, but that doesn't stop me from crossing the street. I'm trying to say balancing the risks in our lives is what it's about. MaverickM11 - that's what I was meaning - by having sex and usin...Jump to post
- King of Shaves shave gel and oil - Nivea after shave balm - Nivea oil control moisturiser - St Ives Apricot scub 2 x weekly or so - Clean & Clear face wash of some kind All from the supermarket and that lot would cost almost <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>$100. Would never buy anythi...Jump to post
TheCoz - So no one should EVER have sex? Is that what you are saying? Having sex is a natural human behaviour - it carries some risk, just like most things in life. Most of us do what we can to minimise those risks and just try to have fun. A 95% or higher rate of non-breakage of condoms is pretty g...Jump to post
TheCoz - that's simply not true. Condoms are 95% (or more) reliable. From the tone of your posts, it's clear you have some underlying prejudice going on. Having sex full stop is "risky". Having sex with a condom (whatever kind of sex) is as safe as it gets, and that <acronym title="Island Airlines (...Jump to post
That really sux. I know a couple of people who are HIV + and they suffer enough discrimination and ignorance from people. Now they can't go on holiday to certain countries because of their illness. Way to make them feel good about themselves and to encourage understanding from the general public...n...Jump to post
NZ747 - too bad you missed the gay marriage episode...it was really really funny <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> The Simpsons in England is really funny when Bart and Lisa eat the British candy and go on a "Trainspotting" (the film) type bender. The episode with...Jump to post
Found someone with the exact same name as me in the USA. I emailed the guy cos it was just a bit weird and then found out his Dad has the same first name as my Dad!
Luckily our Mothers have different names, and he doesn't have a brother like I do.
Friday June 24, 2005 <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> - DUD ATR 72-500 (Air New Zealand) Sunday June 26, 2005 DUD - <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> ATR 72-500 (Air New Zealand) Going to visit m...Jump to post
Pionair, a charter airline that uses <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-580 and DC-3s is based here in <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>, and flies in Australia and some of the Pacific Islands too. Another <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembou...Jump to post
"Amistad" was the closest I have come to crying at a movie (in public).
The scenes depicting how the slaves were treated aboard the ships was horrific due to it being so realistically portrayed.
While horrific, I thought it was an excellent and immensely powerful film.
Why would an omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent being need or want to judge us? What purpose would this serve? If a person leads a good life, is thoughtful, respectful, kind to others and obeys the law and yet they have feelings for someone of the same gender, they are to be punished? Not only a...Jump to post
There's always an Aussie who'll kick <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> when they get the chance. Ansett was already on the skids before <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> took over. <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> only bought into <acronym title="Ansett Australia...Jump to post
MD-90 - I had that Trans Air cargo plane too - but it was my last Lego set when I was 10/11, I was starting to get a bit old for it. I turned it into an airliner though, added some window blocks from some other set and I always thought of it as a BAe 146. I made my own airport and made something tha...Jump to post
I went Helsinki - Stockholm - Helsinki in late 1998 on Viking Line. The ship was Mariella. I had an absolute blast - it was super cheap, a lot of fun and the ship was really nice (needed an update but I think they did this in 2001). The buffet was worth the money - Scandinavian food is delicious! Th...Jump to post
Cut back on all fried foods - try getting food that is grilled. Cut back on sugar - drink water/mineral water or diet soft drinks only. Try to avoid cookies, cake etc. Reduce the amount of sauce, cheese and processed foods you eat. Subway is an awesome take-away. I'm not a big fan of veges, but in o...Jump to post
I have a broken tooth...one of my molars. It has a filling in it, and I guess it must have had a crack, and snapped off. Now I have to pay good money to get it fixed. Anyone have any dental horror stories? When I was a kid, I had bad teeth and had to have a few fillings - but I was so scared of a ne...Jump to post