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Re: graduation #8699
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[Jackie harrumphed I refuse to admit to missing a clue that should ought to have been Capital (Kiwi)-ized, and Wasn't

Never fear, Jackie, joe friday did not hit the bullseye with that one! You are right, though, the answer should be capitalised. Keep loooking, and to tsuwm, thanks, I had never heard of The Apiary near Masterton.


Re: graduation #8700
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Max was right - I was at Queen Elizabeth Park in Masterton in October last year, and that ain't it. Nice, though, in a rural provincial sort of way. Keep looking!

Jackie, Kiwis are not extinct, and neither are kiwis. Three varieties exist.

What went extinct was the moa. They were eaten out of house and home by about 1750, although the date is in dispute. Slaughterhouses didn't have to be registered and keep proper records for the EU in them days!



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Re: graduation #8701
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CapKiwi reminded us that Jackie, Kiwis are not extinct, and neither are kiwi. Three varieties exist.


Sadly, that may not be the case for much longer. I'm sure I read somewhere that 6 out of every 10 Nth Island browns hatched are killed by predators, or was it 4 out of 6?



Re: graduation #8702
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Max, I wonder if this could bee The Apiary you were
referring to? (Bzzz--thanks for the hint, little birdie!)

"One of the most striking examples of modern architecture in New Zealand is the so-called Beehive Building on the Parliament Grounds in Wellington. The Beehive Building gets its name because its round stories decrease in circumference as they increase in elevation, and because the shape of its windows resembles the honeycomb construction of a beehive."


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Jaclkie inquired disingenuously Could this bee it? One of the most striking examples of modern architecture in New Zealand is the so-called Beehive Building on the Parliament Grounds in Wellington.

Spot on! Did you have to pull that from the Web with a devilshly complicated pair of pliers?


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Hi guys,

I've moved the Graduation thread into the info and announcement section. It moves a little slower and it will be an easy place for the newbies to find it.

Salut


Re: graduation #8705
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As Max has said, yup, it's the Beehive. It's an odd place, but it has all the ingredients - a Queen Bee of doubtful lineage and ethics, and hundreds of drones. This particular Queen Bee manages to produce all the offspring she sees fit without the need for a pesky male of the species ...

I walk through Parliament Grounds on my way to work every morning. I hardly notice it now unless something draws my attention to it.



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Those mysterious titles. . . #8706
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As you can see on the "markup in your posts" page, there is a link to http://www.wwwthreads.com, the company that markets lovely discussion boards like these. I went nosing around this site and decided to take a look at some of their samples and what they offer for the board services. Either this isn't the newest version of the board, or Anu just decided not to use most of the features, because there are a lot of other things that they offer, like being able to put a picture under your name in posts etc. One of the things I noted was that the board administrator (Anu, in our case) is able to customize the titles that are determined by ones number of posts. I took a look around the sample discussion board that they have on their website and lo and behold, it's the same titles as we have here. Unfortunately, no one below administration has gotten higher than Old Hand, so I didn't find any new info concerning new titles, but I've concluded that we've been spending a great deal of time talking about titles that aren't even our own.


Re: Those mysterious titles. . . #8707
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Say it ain't so Joe


Re: Those mysterious titles. . . #8708
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this too shall pass
"It ain't so," said joe factitiously.


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