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Old 03-03-2014, 08:28 PM
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Funny how republicans are using the Moari King to attack them.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:51 PM
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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/...it-s-too-short

Express article about Maori non visit.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:20 PM
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The whole situation sounds very silly, IMO.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:24 PM
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There are negative reports on Australian news, press, twitter, the Maori people, republican movement in NZ - lots and lots of people having their say.

I'm getting confused because this subject is being discussed in 2 threads and I'm trying not to repeat myself.


Sorry cepe - I didn't realise the thread about the Royal Tour to Oz and NZ was opened again.

(Maybe someone will pop all the posts together - if it's not too much work.)

If the Tour thread stays open - (still six weeks before they arrive here in Australia) - I'll put anything new I post, regarding W and C, that's in the Australian media, in there.

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Old 03-03-2014, 09:41 PM
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The tour thread is still locked. It's the Current Events and General info threads that have similar posts about the tour.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:42 PM
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So basically the Moari King wanted more than 90 minutes but because of the tight schedule they couldn't give more than 90 minutes and so the King rejected it. So in reality it wasn't cancelled because it was never arranged trust the media to spin it in a negative light.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:49 PM
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i doubt W and C are deliberately following the footsteps of F+M. catherine is patron of the National Portrait gallery in london, and they have taken part in races in earlier tours in canada, and other hiking activities while in malaysia, so this is just following on from their interests and the causes they already support.


I doubt it too carlota.

The organizers on the Australian side have to juggle many issues when sites and events are being proposed.

What suited the Danish CP Couple wouldn't be too different from what will suit the Duke and Duchess regarding iconic photo opportunities, Australian activities, being seen by the general public, nationally important buidlings etc.

There is a wildlife park near Sydney - "Featherdale"- where all the Hollywood and Rock'n' Roll stars have their koala experience/photos.

A few special stars have had the Aussies wildlife brought backstage to them - Bruce Springsteen just last week - but we have more than one place to see a koala here.

Even in the CBD at Darling Harbour koalas are sitting in the open in a few temporary tree branches to be photographed - but everyone sticks to the same, same thing - easier than sowing new ground maybe.

The National Aboretum in Canberra seems to be the place for famous tree-planters now, rather than the Botanical Gardens or Government House grounds.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:01 PM
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The tour thread is still locked. It's the Current Events and General info threads that have similar posts about the tour.


Thanks Skippyboo - that makes sense, the Tour is still some way off.

Probably things will quieten down again here in Australia too - now the itinerary has been and gone on the news.

Something "big" will have to come out if the Duke and Duchess are to be all over the media here, before it all actually kicks off.

I don't see that happening - though we'll hear from any UK dress designers and things like that on the chat shows. (We get a lot of that these days, even without a Royal Tour on the horizon.)

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So basically the Moari King wanted more than 90 minutes but because of the tight schedule they couldn't give more than 90 minutes and so the King rejected it. So in reality it wasn't cancelled because it was never arranged trust the media to spin it in a negative light.
Yes. And if you read on, he has not met with the royals in a while. They don't say so, but I presume some of the same reason was at work with those schedules.

I'd be hanging out on the curb with a tea to go if the couple would care to visit my neck of the woods. W and C - are you listening?
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:07 PM
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Happens before any major royal event. Jubilee; wedding; royal tours - all of them. Negative people have a 4 week window in which to have their say and then will go away during the event because (as in the past) they will be proved wrong.
Have to agree with you cepe. I believe that attitudes will change as the tour date approaches. If people have the opportunity to go to see them then likely they'll make the effort. I recall discussing the then upcoming London Olympic Games with some British posters. The vast majority were rather negative about the traffic, tourists, security etc...Having been through a similar situation during the 1984 Los Angeles Games, I reassured them that their outlook was likely to change a few days before the event. Once the Opening Ceremonies took place they were very excited and proud that their nation was hosting.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:30 PM
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Not too shabby! that fast boat tour they are going on - Brave people!


Both Admiralty House and Kirribilli House are open to the public one day a year.

Where as Kirribilli House is more along the lines of having charm and character, Admiralty House is stunning with grand staircases and stained-glass windows, (of ships, anchors and naval things - I remember lots of red, years since I got a look inside).

Yes not too shabby - and a quick commute to many of the places the Duke and Duchess have to be while in Sydney.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:39 PM
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Have to agree with you cepe. I believe that attitudes will change as the tour date approaches. If people have the opportunity to go to see them then likely they'll make the effort. I recall discussing the then upcoming London Olympic Games with some British posters. The vast majority were rather negative about the traffic, tourists, security etc...Having been through a similar situation during the 1984 Los Angeles Games, I reassured them that their outlook was likely to change a few days before the event. Once the Opening Ceremonies took place they were very excited and proud that their nation was hosting.


Sydney had the same expressions of negativity regarding the traffic, tourists, security, parts being closed down, etc., when the Olympics where here in 2000 TLLK.

But in our case, they actually did all leave town!

Sydney has never functioned so easy-peasy as it did for those two weeks.

(No-one is going to leave Sydney to escape W and C though - won't be on the same scale.)

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I was not attempting to be negative why do you count an honest observation as a negative. I don't see the point of pretending that people other than those on this board care about the royal houses in any country. Yes maybe as Sun Lion pointed out it is because Perth is not part of the tour. However it is just a reality, most people have a life, money worries, family issues to concern themselves with a royal tour. If it makes an ounce of difference I am personally looking forward to the tour.


I'm looking forward to it too Eden - that's why I'm sitting here posting away when I should be getting real-life things done!

Anyway, yes, I totally agree with you.

All the "buzz" about the Royal Tour is coming from the media - who have to have a product to sell - not from the general public, family members, work-mates etc.

This has flared up because the itinerary came out, so there was something to report.

We will all be saturated in W and C and little G by the Tour's end - but it won't "mean" much, if anything, to people's everyday lives.

As soon as it's over, it will be forgotten. (Though the women's mags will carry it on for a week or two more.)

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This trip will hi-light a lot of places that I would like to visit. NZ and Australia should use it to promote tourism.
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Sydney had the same expressions of negativity regarding the traffic, tourists, security, parts being closed down, etc., when the Olympics where here in 2000 TLLK.

But in our case, they actually did all leave town!

Sydney has never functioned so easy-peasy as it did for those two weeks.

(No-one is going to leave Sydney to escape W and C though - won't be on the same scale.)

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LOL My sister left Atlanta during the Olympics in 1996. Have to say that L.A.'s traffic was actually pretty light during the Games.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:22 PM
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This trip will hi-light a lot of places that I would like to visit. NZ and Australia should use it to promote tourism.


Hi Grandma828,

It would be good if anyone was inspired to visit, but I don't think W and C will have much affect on Australia's tourism industry.

Over the last couple of years a lot of locals realised they could go to the US and do lots of cheap shopping - when our dollar was worth more than yours - instead of holidaying locally.

And lots of foreign tourists stopped visiting Oz as the high Australian dollar also meant a lot of prices were too high for them to be able to afford to come here like they used to.

(This will eventually change though - no boom lasts forever.)

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The money spent on this tour is probably less than what the govt paid for Oprah to come and do her show down under.
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The money spent on this tour is probably less than what the govt paid for Oprah to come and do her show down under.

You could well be right with that Skippyboo - and despite all the "noise" about Oprah's visit, I think the outcome was no particular improvement for our tourism industry.

(Also, Oprah did herself no favours locally with her complaining about the helicopters when atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge - very ungracious of her.

Some of the lucky attendees, who got the free trip with her, didn't seem to appreciate it - I ran into a lot of them one day down at Circular Quay - but maybe it was more about Oprah for some, than it was about a trip to Oz, so I'll cut them some slack if they didn't like what they saw here.)

It might be quite an economical Royal Tour for the Duke and Duchess, as no-one is trying to cover the length and breadth of the continent this time.

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My friends spent a whole month in Australia one year and a month in New Zealand the following year. I always wished I had the money to really explore the world and all the interesting cultures. It would be such an education.
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