Monday, August 27, 2012

Dinosaurs' Club News

Some extracts from the weekly column "Life in NZ",
in that excellent magazine The New Zealand Listener:



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Gnome accused in court
Christchurch Star, 6/20/12

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Speaking and Living English Certificate in practical English (ESOL).
 Life would be easier if you new English!
Eastern Courier, 6/20/12
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And the food never fails to disappoint.
Howick and Pakuranga Times, 6/18/12

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Trying to design a stage set that will literally transport an audience around the 
world in 80 days is a daunting task …
Bay of Plenty Times, 5/15/12 

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“As you can imagine in some schools there are some pretty horrific problems, some kids have never eaten a sandwich before,” Ms Rush says. “So this is a wonderful chance to teach children lessons they will have for the rest of their lives, not waiting for them at the bottom of the cliff.”
North Shore Times, 6/14/12

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Chinese smallgasboard $6.00
Helensville signboard 

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4 comments:

  1. Oh dear. I remember when we lived in country New South Wales there was a report in the local paper of someone who had been charged with maliciously wounding a church veranda, but some of these gems rival that one for sheer insanity. Loved them - thanks.

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  2. Oh, these are beautiful. I needed a laugh today, as it's our second "1st day" of school. (The kids have 4 classes on A-days and 4 on B-days -- different classes. Today is the 1st B-day.)
    Do let us know if you get to go to that play that will literally take you around the world. That would be quite the piece of drama. :D
    I'm having a hard time choosing my favorite goof here. I do like the emergency phone and the "learn English" one so much. And those kids learning life lessons like eating sandwiches..... So very important. Maybe I'll include it on my curriculum. ;)

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  3. What a wonderful post before dashing out the door. Great humor. I'm thinking the person who designed the Fire sign - was quite high (Ha! Ha!) and responsible for the phone note and the billboard! :) It is amazing that there are children who have never eaten a sandwich, very believable....but oh to never taste a peanut-butter and jelly!

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