So what do I know.....
@Mokey a quick google (again didn't even read the links) suggests that his wife has contracted cancer and he quit his job to be her caregiver.
Now while this is laudable and the situation must be tragic for those directly concerned, I don't think it is NZer of the year worthy any more than a nifty paso doble is.
@jegga the article you posted has a link to an update that refutes / questions a lot of the original.
The US were similarly cowboy-ish. I've just finished listening to 13 minutes to the moon and multiples sources are quoted as saying Apollo1 should never have flown although ironically the disaster was the reality check the program needed
I thought we looked shit for 90% of the game and the result flatters us.
It followed the theme of a lot of trans-Tasman contests Aussies are in control, relax a little we turn it round (can happen quickly in Netball) but ultimately come up short.
We looked a lot better when Mrs Bigot was off but basically all three of our shooting options are confidence players who get rattled easily. They can have a hot streak but against that Diamonds defence I very much doubt if we can sustain it across the hour.
They also pretty much bossed us in mid court.
@MN5 I think you are confusing Hadlee the test cricketer with the ODI one.
Paddles consistency made him a little predictable. His figures are great but he bowled in an era when 220 was a great score and the opposition were prepared to just see him off.
I would have Bond ahead of him if I was picking an all time ODI side. Hadlee would be a good first change option to keep it tight in the middle overs.
I would say Kane was already a greater ODI player for NZ and probably Roscoe too.
@Catogrande I agree about the dynamics but the caveat to that is there were only two balls remaining and Stokes would have been off strike. At that late stage of the game it was hugely influential whereas if it had been 10 overs earlier it would have been an interesting pub quiz what happened next but no more.
I'm not bitter - I am hugely disappointed for the team who I think were the better side on the day. I think the arbitrary nature of the boundary countback is ridiculous but that given England reamed us in pool play and finished above us it's hard to argue they are undeserving. Personally I'd have had another Super Over, but even that is a less than satisfactory way to win/lose
The majority of roads around North Harbour Industrial Estate in Albany are named after the space programme including William Pickering Drive but also Beatrice Tilsey, Apollo, Orbit, Constellation, Vega, Antares, Triton, Canaveral. Speaking to the developer they were originally going to be fruit to reflect the areas orcharding history but obviously a space nut got involved and full credit to them! Much rather work in Triton than Nashi