And now the controversy starts. Reading the news bites, the overthrow that deflected of Stokes' bat should not have resulted in 6 runs but only 5 runs. Also due to the ICC ruling, Stokes should not have been at strikers end after this incident. It appears the Umpires failed to follow ICC ruling 19....Jump to post
What a fantastic final. Well done England ! Why they didn't deserve the win, it’s a hollow victory, NZ are the champions in all but name. Besides the umpires screwing it up they should have also used the Duckworth Lewis system where NZ would have won because they lost less wickets, wickets are more...Jump to post
The local gun shop carries Sako and Marlin rimfire rifles, the Marlins look and feel cheap which they are. The next closest shop is 1.5 hours drive away. Anyway I have to complete my 9 hours of instruction and pass a test before I can buy a rifle but I’m enjoying looking and reading. The CZ’s retail...Jump to post
Looking at buying a Sako Quad 22LR rifle, my son and I have been spending a bit of time together shooting, it’s been fun. I’ve started the application process to get a target shooting license, surprisingly easier that I thought it would be and the next step is to buy a rifle. I like the Quad system ...Jump to post
Austria only has a handful of Eurofighters for air policing, which realistically they don’t need. The Swiss have the money and they can do what they like, the Irish also have the money but they choose to spend it more wisely on more important things than fast jets which they will never use. If ther...Jump to post
Some nice selective quoting going on here. Read a bit further down the article and you get this. The latest serviceability figures for the RAF’s A400M, from February this year, showed that 12 of the 20 were in the ‘Forward Fleet’, which comprises serviceable aircraft and those temporarily unavailabl...Jump to post
Austria only has a handful of Eurofighters for air policing, which realistically they don’t need. The Swiss have the money and they can do what they like, the Irish also have the money but they choose to spend it more wisely on more important things than fast jets which they will never use. If there...Jump to post
Ozair, I'm not just talking about fast jets, but general military preparedness. In your case, you are upgrading your navy by replacing your ANZAC class frigates with T26s. Yet, NZ is keeping their old ANZACs. They will soon be obsolescent and not be able to operate with the RAN. I've read that the ...Jump to post
Meh why waste the finances on an airforce, NZ doesn’t have one, you can also argue that many euro countries also don’t need them. Yet, many complain that the US shouldn't be the world's policeman. That's fine with me. What people should remember is that a country's defense and interests don't alway...Jump to post
It’s a global ranking. Go argue about their Methodist with them (and you can read their methodology) http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/worldfame100/espn-world-fame-100-top-ranking-athletes People need to argue over anything. The fact of the matter is, the post I was responding to asked ...Jump to post
$1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell forever of Cam Newton buying your seat from you. Sorry, I never heard of Cam Newton so that would be no inducement for me. And who has heard of Cam Newton? He's one of the 50 most famous athletes in the world, so tens ...Jump to post
continental004 wrote:Ugh. Misogyny at its worst.
The mural doesn't appear to be a glorification, but on the contrary showing the honest truth, so I see no reason to cover it. Then the cost, that's totally crazy. We're not allowed to have history which tells the truth anymore, it has to be sanitised least someone be offended by it. Painting over i...Jump to post
for anybody else it is this: http://www.activegrill.com/en
(this is what you get when some IT guys go on a bender on Vienna and start to think about the "perfect grill").
I’m thinking about buying a wood pellet bbq, at the moment I use gas, works a treat, I grill year round, in the rain and snow, I can’t be buggered pissing around with wood or coal, and I rotisserie a lot, it’s much easier to use a rotisserie and control the temp with gas.Jump to post
Funny you should mention puking, the last packet I took back to the supermarket, the girl stuck her head in the bag, took a sniff and puked over the checkout. That was the last time I bough South American beef. I prefer grass feed to grain feed beef. I also don’t like the US style feedlots, it’s not...Jump to post
So your argument is not to make any trade deals at all because it can't be bullet proof? I really don't see the point in enforcing such high standards here, while importing meat which may, or may not, have been produced to the same standard. A little hypocritical, don't you think? you seem to be un...Jump to post
I'd advocate stepping the lounges up a notch in terms of comfort and service. Eliminate credit card access and the like. Restrict free access to true top tier membership (ie. Gold Elite in NZ's case) and business class passengers. But open up pay a pay at the door option for any NZ traveler who wan...Jump to post
I'd have a BMW. For under $ 65000,- you'll have a nice 2 Series (maybe also an M2), a 3 and a 4 too, but not Ms. I'd stay away from the 124. First because it's a FIAT. Second, because it's a FIAT and third, well, it's a FIAT. Except it’s a Mazda in fancy clothes, it’s made on the production line as...Jump to post
We're never going to get the terminal we need, as long as they keep building onto the existing buildings. If it was me I would start building a completely new toaster rack style terminal between the current runway and the proposed new runway, I'd start with the main terminal first, then demo the cur...Jump to post
aviationaware wrote:Olddog wrote:Taxes exemptions for the rich works even less so...
Well there's a sweet spot of course. Case in point was that the sweet spot is below where we are now, not above.
Soon? Do we have a confirmed timeline? I thought things had been deferred another 5-10 years? Indeed the connection experience at AKL intl-dom-intl is also quite substandard when compared to many major airline hubs around the world. I hardly think leaving things in the state they are looks good for...Jump to post
Jaguar F-Type. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: The F-Type is the closest you'll get to an American V8 experience like the Vette, but with a much more refined build quality. And that V8 sound...... Especially the roadster. Which if you're a keen driver isn't as stiff as the coupe, so doesn't han...Jump to post
If I were Russian, I would have put Putin in jail for all kinds of criminal behavior. The independent Dutch judges will decide, so you can leave your air quotes away. All you are doing is misdirecting our attention away from Russia's part in this. Strange, you should have known by now that it is no...Jump to post
They won’t be independent because 193 Dutch people died. It’s like asking an Israeli court to convict Nazis, it’s never going to be a fair trial, neither will this. I’ll recluse Australian and NZ because citizens from both counties were also killed. So your argument is, that no Dutch judge can ever...Jump to post
They won’t be independent because 193 Dutch people died. It’s like asking an Israeli court to convict Nazis, it’s never going to be a fair trial, neither will this.
I’ll recluse Australian and NZ because citizens from both counties were also killed.
Russia has no shame. I always thought that the cold war was misdirected, the enemy was Russia, not communism. We're seeing proof of that now. What a tragedy that Karl Marx's theories fell into the hands of such heavy handed thugs for their first and apparently defining implementation. Communism mig...Jump to post
The Australians will still be building Hunter Class frigates when NZ is ready to order new frigates. They won’t commission the last one until some time in the 2030’s. Australia is also an expensive place to build a ship, the UK built type 26’s are cheaper, the Canadians builds will be more expensiv...Jump to post
johns624 wrote:I'm not sure how often they plan on using their LAVs since they changed their 2 infantry battalions to light infantry and grouped all the LAVs in QAMR.
The reason that I brought up the Anzacs is that they piggybacked on the Aussie order and so had good interoperability and cost savings. They will lose that. I believe that NZ could afford a couple of T26's, but the political will isn't there. Yes, you are a smaller country, but your economy is rela...Jump to post
We know who will be blamed. Who has done it is another story entirely. Shades of dodgy things past, Gulf of Tonkin any one?? It seems to me that if the United States was trying to start a false flag war they would have made sure that a United States affiliated ship was bombed. That would be far too...Jump to post
The Tudor crystal isn't stamped acrylic, it's sapphire crystal just like every other half decent Swiss watch. I agree about the bezel it should be ceramic but that would increase the price by a fair margin, my Omega Seamaster 300 Professional has a painted bezel, it's still looking good after 20 yea...Jump to post
IMO the Explorer II is a bit of an ugly duckling, if you're going for a Rolex GMT then the GMT Master II is the one to have, although I think there is certain stigma to wearers of Rolex tool watches. https://www.tidssonen.no/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/rolex-gmt-master-ii-126710blro-06179.jpg Fai...Jump to post
NZ govt shareholding is down to 53%.Jump to post
Idk what I have left to say on this. Had I been a Belgian - I would have felt totally disrespected and offended, together with my country. Someone who isn’t Belgian citizen - insists they have an absolute right to crash by at any time at any speed they like and not even bother to register at entry?...Jump to post
So I decided I needed to replace some old shirts, both casual and athletic. I go to the Adidas website hoping to just buy the exact replacement for what I already have. Guess what? NOT THERE! :mad: Fine. I pick the t-shirt that looks like it is the same thing and order it. Guess what? When I fit it...Jump to post
Easier than pie . Seat the 2 yr old in the seat and walk away... crying will commence and a seat will become available. I have used this tactic. It works. Yup been there, SAS and Norwegian have seated my 5 person family all over the plane. I’m sure anyone who has travelled with children have experi...Jump to post