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Friday, September 29, 2006

Deserve a medal?

Photo by NZ Herald

This is the order of New Zealand. There are only 20 in existance. With the deaths of David Lange, Sonja Davies, and the Maori Queen, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu , there are 3 vacancies. Nominations close 1 February for the Queen's Birthday honours list. Ha, that's a little ironic. We don't do knighthoods any more, but we award this one on the Queen's birthday celebration weekend. Ha!

The Herald suggests Peter Jackson (film-maker), and Neil Finn (musician). What do you think? Howabout Hone Tuwhare or Ralph Hotere?

I can hear you
making small holes
in the silence
If I were deaf
the pores of my skin
would open to you
and shut
And I
should know you
by the lick of you
if I were blind

from Tuwhare's ‘Rain’


Shirley Goodwin said...

Nice ! I don't know who to suggest without knowing who has all the other ones.

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Claire said...

I like Neil Finn :-) Peter Jackson - I haven't seen any of his films, so I don't have an opinion there.