Sunday, November 06, 2005

RIP, Rod Donald

Sad news that Greens co-leader, Rod Donald, died last night at his Banks Peninsula home of a heart attack. Mr Donald, 48, entered parliament in 1996 after a lifetime of environmental activism. He is survived by 3 daughters (me tana wahine). Farewell, Mr Donald. RIP.

Party leaders extend their condolences to his whanau.
Takoto mai, e hoa.
Takahi atu i Te Ara Whanui-a-Tane!
Haere atu ki te po! Hoki wairua mai!
Moe mai, moe mai.
A, ka huri ki te Ao Marama...

1 down, 3 to go... All Blacks beat Wales in Cardiff, 41-3, in an error-ridden first-half match. Rico Gear scored 3 tries, Dan Carter crossed the line twice and was on song with the boot, collecting 26 points, with Chris Jack man of the match. Good to hear they found time to play rugby in between all the drinking... :-)
but seriously, good on ya boys!

unlike our friends 'cross the Tazzy... who slumped to their 6th test defeat in a row, losing 26-16 to Les Grenouilles in Marseille. Strewth! Which must mean subdued celebrations for skipper, George Gregan, who becomes the most capped player in history tallying up 115 appearances for Aussie.
Quite a bummer really. Obviously, I can't support the Wallabies, but I Can't Stand the french. Hope Ozzys can avoid those molotov cocktails on way back to airport.

"he kakano i ruia mai i Rangiatea"
borne of seed sown... a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away?) *
...reminded of that beautiful proverb while reading cool article [hattip, Mr Hutton] on cosmobiology. It's well established that rocks from Mars & elsewhere hit earth all the time. What are the chances of live microbes being carried here from Out There...?

* "Rangi-atea" may also be translated as "wide-open heavens", "infinite skies", "boundless space" etc.

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