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  Reply # 1712837 30-Jan-2017 15:26
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Hitting the minutes button on the microwave instead of seconds.


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  Reply # 1712913 30-Jan-2017 16:58
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Geektastic:

 

It's odd when you think of all the places in the world where plant seeds, insects, animals and so forth just cross borders willy nilly, combined with the fact that they are concerned about 'protecting' things which are all in fact imported flora and fauna in the first place. Ironic, really.

 

 

Well, we have the benefit that things can't get here willy nilly, so we might as well take advantage of it.

 

How are our plants and birds and bats "imported"? Many of the flora and fauna being protected have been indigenous to NZ to tens of thousands of years. Many of the species have evolved in NZ, and have never been found overseas.

 

 


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  Reply # 1713034 30-Jan-2017 23:15
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Geektastic:

 

It's odd when you think of all the places in the world where plant seeds, insects, animals and so forth just cross borders willy nilly, combined with the fact that they are concerned about 'protecting' things which are all in fact imported flora and fauna in the first place. Ironic, really.

 

 

Well, we have the benefit that things can't get here willy nilly, so we might as well take advantage of it.

 

How are our plants and birds and bats "imported"? Many of the flora and fauna being protected have been indigenous to NZ to tens of thousands of years. Many of the species have evolved in NZ, and have never been found overseas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How? By boat.

 

 

 

 

 

Wheat

 

Barley

 

Ryegrass

 

Oats

 

Maize

 

Corn

 

Oilseed Rape

 

Potatoes

 

Carrots

 

Peas

 

Apples

 

Pears

 

Olives

 

Grapes

 

Sheep

 

Horses

 

Cows

 

Chickens

 

Pigs

 

Commercial forestry trees

 

Cats

 

Dogs

 

Trout

 

Salmon

 

 

 

And so on. NZ primary industry is built on imported flora and fauna.






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  Reply # 1713050 31-Jan-2017 04:45
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Harvey Norman ads: "It's our biggest sale ever!!!!. "Hurry - Ends Monday!!!" :P

 

 

 

They must have at least one a week...


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  Reply # 1713077 31-Jan-2017 08:47
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pillmonsta:

Harvey Norman ads: "It's our biggest sale ever!!!!. "Hurry - Ends Monday!!!" :P


 


They must have at least one a week...



Adverts where the business owner appears, thinks they have a good TV personality but in fact make their brand look cheap and tacky.





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  Reply # 1713102 31-Jan-2017 09:33
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Geektastic:

 

frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

It's odd when you think of all the places in the world where plant seeds, insects, animals and so forth just cross borders willy nilly, combined with the fact that they are concerned about 'protecting' things which are all in fact imported flora and fauna in the first place. Ironic, really.

 

 

Well, we have the benefit that things can't get here willy nilly, so we might as well take advantage of it.

 

How are our plants and birds and bats "imported"? Many of the flora and fauna being protected have been indigenous to NZ to tens of thousands of years. Many of the species have evolved in NZ, and have never been found overseas.

 

 

 

 

How? By boat.

 

Wheat... Apples... Cows... Salmon

 

And so on. NZ primary industry is built on imported flora and fauna.

 

 

Right. Nevertheless, if we can keep out diseases, we gain an economic advantage. e.g. foot and mouth, to choose an extreme example, but the advantage still applies to less virulent diseases. Equally, if we can keep out other plant or animal species, they won't displace our own natives.

 

 


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  Reply # 1713103 31-Jan-2017 09:36
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Geektastic:
pillmonsta:

 

Harvey Norman ads: "It's our biggest sale ever!!!!. "Hurry - Ends Monday!!!" :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They must have at least one a week...

 



Adverts where the business owner appears, thinks they have a good TV personality but in fact make their brand look cheap and tacky.

 

 

 

Adverts... thats all





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I don't know if it's a small thing or not, but I hate it when children appear in commercials (and are the main actors) that are advertising for products for adults. For example, a kid asking Santa Claus for a car (on behalf of their parents).   


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  Reply # 1713133 31-Jan-2017 10:02
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my son eating pies and burgers upside down , the food not him, it's just not right and really annoy's me.





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vexxxboy:

 

my son eating pies and burgers upside down , the food not him, it's just not right and really annoy's me.

 

 

Buy two identical burgers, swap buns around, give him burger with two top buns.

 

Eating pies upside down can be a good idea - especially if the base is a bit soggy and the filling hot and runny.


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  Reply # 1713221 31-Jan-2017 12:17
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gsr:

 

I don't know if it's a small thing or not, but I hate it when children appear in commercials (and are the main actors) that are advertising for products for adults. For example, a kid asking Santa Claus for a car (on behalf of their parents).   

 

 

 

 

Yep - and especially when the kids are precocious &/or shout &/or are cheeky to their patents.


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vexxxboy:

 

my son eating pies and burgers upside down , the food not him, it's just not right and really annoy's me.

 

 

 

 

on a similar note, ever noticed how kids will eat a piece of bread or a cracker upside down? the pick it up and turn it upside down. I think they are cunning they are preparing for the inevitable dropping of it so it lands Jam side down on the carpet  to cause maximum mess. The process they use seems planned and I definitely think its a world wide effort. 





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Geektastic:

 

frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

It's odd when you think of all the places in the world where plant seeds, insects, animals and so forth just cross borders willy nilly, combined with the fact that they are concerned about 'protecting' things which are all in fact imported flora and fauna in the first place. Ironic, really.

 

 

Well, we have the benefit that things can't get here willy nilly, so we might as well take advantage of it.

 

How are our plants and birds and bats "imported"? Many of the flora and fauna being protected have been indigenous to NZ to tens of thousands of years. Many of the species have evolved in NZ, and have never been found overseas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How? By boat.

 

 

 

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And so on. NZ primary industry is built on imported flora and fauna.

 

 

Wonder what kiwi tastes like ?

 

If kiwi were farmed like chicken, they wouldn't be endangered, and the eggs would make awesome omelettes - the eggs are huge !!

 

Kiwi like dark places, so perfect for factory farming in dim sheds, you could even save on the lighting bills !

 

 





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SepticSceptic:

 

Wonder what kiwi tastes like ?

 

If kiwi were farmed like chicken, they wouldn't be endangered, and the eggs would make awesome omelettes - the eggs are huge !!

 

Kiwi like dark places, so perfect for factory farming in dim sheds, you could even save on the lighting bills !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now thats just not right, how the hell would we explain that to tourists, Kiwi's have Kiwi on the menu at Restaurants imagine the plunge in our tourist numbers tongue-out





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House Flys





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