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On 06/11 21:25  Wesley Parish wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jun 2002 22:33, andrew wrote:
>
> > I was born in Murihiku, the tail of the land, in the deep south.
>
> Gore and/or Invercargill, unless I'm much mistaken.  One of my earlier known
> ancestors set up a jeweler's shop there around the time of the gold rush.
>
Invercargill.  I forget what the Maori name for Gore is.

> Dunedin, where you have the House of Pleasure, aka Carisbrook Stadium.
>
Well, its nickname is normally the House of Pain, but playing there
seems to have been consistantly pleasurable for when the Crusaders play
the Highlanders.

> Currently I'm living in Waitaha/Otautahi, where the current Super 12
> champions are.  Not that I'm a great Buggery Football Union fan, - I much
> prefer more open field codes like Aussie Rules - and I never grew up among
> the bum-sniffers (bad luck if your favourite gas is selfproduced methane!) -
> but it doesn't hurt to keep in touch with popular culture.
>
You are closer to me than I thought.  Christchurch is only a day's
travel away, and on the mainland.  Most sports are incomprehensible to
me, with the possible exceptions of soccer and hockey.  I saw the Wales
v. France game in the first Rugby World Cup and I still don't know what
happened.  The only sports writer that I find readible considers that
Australian Rules is a better game than Rugby Union or League for the
reason that you give.  Gridiron is worse still; half the team never get
to touch the ball.

- andrew.
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