April 4th, 2008


Flags and sass and jobs oh my!

Today, the Rainbow Warrior is flying four flags:

The first is the official Greenpeace flag, the second is the official New Zealand flag, the third is the Netherlands flag, and the fourth is the Tino Rangatiratanga flag.

What on earth is tino rangatiratanga? One of the problems with the concept is its lack of a really good translation to the English. I like the suggestion of self-determination in Wikipedia, because the translation to 'absolute sovereignty' is not only not quite right, but a) pushes a lot of buttons with non-maori who feel it's some kind of power-over statement, and b) has been used by activists as some kind of power-over statement. You can imagine where that leads with people who feel strongly about racial issues on both sides.

Anyway, I like that the Rainbow Warrior acknowledges tino rangatiratanga by flying the flag. Good on them.

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Several of my friends are looking for new jobs at the moment. My place of work has 2 positions going - one as a project manager for research and development, the other as an administration/desktop publishing person for the quals team. They'll both be advertised in the DomPost tomorrow, but if you're interested, email me and I'll send you a copy of the ad for your perusal.

Finally, Fidels tonight yes yes, and a housewarming party at the Hacienda tomorrow, starting 6pm, bring toys and a friend, there are people with cars - if you can offer a ride or need one, comment here or on xhile or danjite's post for coordination purposes. Music, dancing, all the usual stuff. If you're coming early, bring stuff for a barbeque too!

Third post for today

Just wanted to let folks know that I've left my cellphone at work and can't be bothered going to get it, so the best way to contact me is by email and if I don't reply to your texts, I still love you ok? Will collect phone on Monday.

Come to our party!