• RE: Extreme Weather

    @dogmeat said in Extreme Weather:

    My brother's place has been yellow stickered. Northcote Point took a real hammering. Much of the eastern side has slipped into the sea.

    What with the on again, off again Waka Kotahi purchase and now this - he's better off if his house goes I reckon and get an insurance payout. Resale value of a cliff top house with a history of slips and compulsory purchase orders is not going to be great. Even with views to er... die for.

    Spoke to a FENZ guy on saturday. I don't think I have ever seen a more exhausted bloke in all my life.

    full rebuilds will be interesting as with the rapid increases in the costs of building materials along with the change to sum insured replacement a few years ago people might be well underinsured for replacement building costs.

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  • RE: Wales v Ireland 6N

    @game_film said in Wales v Ireland 6N:

    The players are who they are. Let’s see what game plan they have. No pressure at all.

    Same players, same coach, I wouldn’t expect too many surprises.

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  • RE: RIP 2023
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  • RE: Favourite Comedians

    @Tim said in Favourite Comedians:

    Retired ZZ Top is a great bit.

    I didn't realize the subject in the song was immortalized in a Dolly Parton-Burt Reynolds movie.

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  • RE: Parenting

    @barbarian said in Parenting:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel I don't actually think my parents will really mind. My dad just has a very deep connection to the place - he went there, he taught there for the vast majority of his working life, he coached sport there, he practically lived there. Still works there now in his retirement.

    So saying we're taking our son elsewhere may come as a blow, but we just can't afford it. Which is almost a luxury because if we could afford it I'm not sure we'd want to send him there either, and THAT is a much tougher conversation...

    Enrol the tyke as your dad's kid?
    (It's a joke)...

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  • RE: Memes

    @RoninWC I expect about 20 memes……not two. Sort it for next time please.

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  • RE: Parenting

    haven't chipped in on this thread as we dont have kids...but have just done three weeks away with my 10 and 5 year old nephews...all you that have kids have the patience of saints, i think they're calling me grumpy uncle "kiwiwomble" now...love them but they have so much energy!

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  • RE: TV Serieseseses

    House of the Dragon - watched it on flights over the xmas break, really was just fine for me, lacking in characters im really rooting for...they're all kind of dicks, that combined with the fact we know where it all ends up and i can take or leave

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  • RE: Memes

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  • RE: Wales v Ireland 6N

    Halfpenny might be out

    Williams in but he hasn’t trained

    LRZ injured

    Tompkins dropped, which is fucking crazy

    Expecting a 20 point drubbing

    Ireland don’t tend to rack up massive margins even when they dominate

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