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Topic # 8443 30-Jun-2006 11:09
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  Reply # 40174 30-Jun-2006 11:21
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Stunning I wish I could infrared photos...




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  Reply # 40176 30-Jun-2006 11:23
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Well, he is a pretty tech-savvy guy...




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  Reply # 40177 30-Jun-2006 11:26
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I must say.. that was actually painful to read.




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Reply # 40178 30-Jun-2006 11:33
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Good to see our MPs have such a good grasp of the basics when jumping into the telecomms industy with both feet

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Reply # 40179 30-Jun-2006 11:35
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"What this means in effect is that the Bill is sending a strong public policy signal to Telecom and to Vodafone that they will be subject to a greater degree of government regulation."


"Hautaki, Saturn, Econet Wireless ltd, ACN, Kwiknet, netsurf, splurge, surfnet, slingshot, supra networks, actrix, raide internet, clear and Telstraclear, wave, ihug, woosh, xtra, paradise, wireless country….and that’s probably just a start."


Saturn? Econet?  "clear and Telstraclear"? xtra? He mixed old stuff, Telecom companies, stuff that is not even in the air yet..

"Why does it cost exactly the same in real terms to make a voice call from my office here in Parliament to my Wellington home- as it does to make a call to my home in Ngongotaha -that’s Rotorua for those who don’t know- and yet I am being charged extra, relative to the physical distance (and yet there is no electronic distance involved). The ability to be well-connected now means far more than the quality of your social networks, as perhaps it did in previous generations."


Because of the Government imposed Kiwi Share?

"People living in Pasifika families have the lowest levels of telephone and internet access in the home (88 and 16 percent respectively) followed closely by people living in Maori families (92 and 28 percent)."


Could that be because these segments are the ones in the lower income bracket?

"Sole parent families are half as likely as two parent families to have internet access (25% compared to 50 percent)."


Could it be because Internet is not the priority, and feeding the family is?

"This is particularly urgent for tangata whenua, as our Maori spectrum interests are associated with mobile. Until the mobile issues are sorted, tangata whenua access to the tele-communications industry and the three billion dollar mobile market is restricted."


Could it be because the spectrum is being "used" by Econet, with no outcome or service yet?

"They take infra-red photos of each other while I’m still searching for the on-off button."


Infrared photos? With a mobile phone?

"At least I’m one ahead of one of my co-leaders, who calls his new-age phone his raspberry."


Now, this is a good punch...






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Reply # 40181 30-Jun-2006 11:42
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And no mention of the $5M already given to Econet by Hautaki. Obviously a wise investment of some note. I agree, reading that was painful.




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"At least I’m one ahead of one of my co-leaders, who calls his new-age phone his raspberry."
Now, this is a good punch...


Makes you wonder who's more ahead. If his co-leader actually calls his blackberry a raspberry. Or if he himself heard it called a blackberry and couldn't distinguish between a blackberry and a raspberry.

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Reply # 40184 30-Jun-2006 11:49
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It could be that a raspberry is a Taonga and a blackberry is not.




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  Reply # 40187 30-Jun-2006 11:55
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Flavell really should get someone to help him out with his speeches... this bit is inadvertently comical:

My children, my nieces and nephews, however, see their cells as the doorway to a world far beyond the whitepages.




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Ernie Newman, *shudder*. Sorry but I could not help myself when I saw this guys name 'pop' up Te Ururoa Flavell 'speech', but does he ever have anything positive to say about New Zealand and it's communications industry.

Ernie Newman, and Annette Presley are one of the same to me.
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And what was the Maori Party thinking when they composed that!

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this is not even funny... it's not shocking, it's sad... the education system has failed this guy completely... though he seems to have a good command of the Maori language, which is important given his profession...

mind you, would be surprised at all if any of his colleagues are any better...

as for Ernie... totally agree... he's one of those the crack pipe is half smoked kinda guys...


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Reply # 40320 2-Jul-2006 19:18
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Mr Flavell graduated top of his class in Twilight Sing Along at Te Wananga Aotearoa.




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  Reply # 40322 2-Jul-2006 19:27
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I should add that the reason for my posting this thread in the first place was Flavell's apparent ignorance of technology even though that was the subject of his speech and not anything to do with Maoridom. Perhaps it was stupid to do that instead of talking to Flavell directly to explain things... yeah, on second thoughts, it was. Frown




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  Reply # 40324 2-Jul-2006 19:35
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Yes, indeed... and sometimes you despair but I suppose it really isn't that easy. :)




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