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Old 07-24-2006, 04:48 PM   #1
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Wink Hello All, Kia ora from New Zealand


Hi Guys, I have been using linux for over a year now, and have been a member in this org for a wee while now but so far have not posted. I am from New Zealand, am 36 years old, Love my fiancee, love motorcycles and tattoos, love using computers, an archtypical rebel geek!

Anyways, will love to get to know some of ya.....ka kete ano from downunder
 
Old 07-24-2006, 05:15 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ

Incidentally, kia ora is too orange-y for crows, it's just for me and my dawg
 
Old 07-24-2006, 07:08 PM   #3
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kia ora is too orange-y for crows, it's just for me and my dawg
okay...what did i miss there? seems to have gone way over my head
 
Old 07-25-2006, 04:11 AM   #4
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Sorry - it was an ad on tv when I was a kid. It was the first thing that came into my head when I saw what you had written

http://tv.cream.org/specialassignmen...mes/kiaora.mp3
 
Old 07-25-2006, 07:10 PM   #5
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Hmmm....okay that is something new to me...Kia ora is a greeting in Maori, the indigenous language in our country. Unfortuanately companies like to rip off the maori culture in any way they see to make money..Take for instance a new hotel complex which is being built in Texas called "Kiora Apartments"
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New Zealand theme

Apartment developer Legacy Partners said Thursday that it has purchased a 15.3-acre site at Coit Road and State Highway 121 for its next project.

Work will begin immediately on the Kiora Park Apartments, which will open next summer, according to Spencer Stuart Jr., senior vice president and partner at Legacy's Dallas office. The 250-unit project will have a "New Zealand" theme, the developers say.

Legacy is building the project in partnership with General Electric Capital Corp., and Guaranty Bank is providing the financing. Charles McCallum Jr. of McCallum Properties brokered the sale of the land.

California-based Legacy is also building an apartment and retail complex in Richardson's Telecom Corridor.
Not only have they got the name wrong but they have also quoted it with a "new zealand theme", which is I believe an insult to the maoris.

anyway Kia ora from New Zealand
 
Old 07-26-2006, 09:43 AM   #6
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I was only vaguely aware of that. Kia ora yourself.
 
  


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