A Trip to Wellington

Laurie and I took our two grandchildren to Wellington for an experience.  Called into the Backbenchers for lunch and saw a few well known politicians hanging about.

Also saw an interesting way of displaying the NZ Flag on the Corner of Stout Street and Lambton Quay.

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5 Responses to A Trip to Wellington

  1. nickcarter3470 says:

    What is the flag sub-ordinate to the NZ flag or is it Cindy’s Socialist Standard?

    • Frank Rands says:

      Tino rangatiratanga – Tino rangatiratanga is a Māori language term that can be interpreted as ‘absolute sovereignty’. It appears in the Māori version of the Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and Māori chiefs (rangatira) in 1840.

    • John H Bullock says:

      National Maori Flag …. It is wonder “someone” has not complained about the level this flag is flown at. Here in Christchurch at the council main building they have the NZ National flag flown on the building roof besides the Christchurch City Council flag at the same level on another flag staff. I mentioned this to my local area council member who just happens to be deputy Mayor about flag etiquette. I have not been back to see if anything has been done about it.

  2. Owen Stuart says:

    ‘ Tino rangatiratanga is a Māori language term that can be interpreted as ‘absolute sovereignty’
    That statement “can be” must also be able to be interpreted as if it could also mean something else surely?

  3. John H Bullock says:

    There have been many characters in Pussers over the years, I reckon a similar Naval caricature bar similar to the “Back Benches” should be established at somwhere like the “Splade”! It is a pity the “War Office” was not still operating. Usually, such characters as such also had unusual nicknames, e.g. Pull-Thru, Cockroach, Fluffy Duck, Ping Ping, etc.

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