Up on the South Canterbury website -- a position for investor relations manager.. Might be a bridge too far....
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
We baked this stunner last night and took it work - its all gone. Some people went back for seconds and thirds - its sort of a cross between a mudcake and a brownie .. We didnt put the streusel topping on.. oh no, we were much more badder!
Well we hoped this wouldnt be the case but the more we read the less we like.
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
There is a new restaurant in town and is a good un. Capri is so new that it has yet to get a website and its phone number is a bit hard to find but it had a full house for lunch today which shows the power of word of mouth in the Windy City.
One of the lessons of the past week and the great Veuve Clicquot scandal was that it showed what an incredible force for communication and change that the social media has become.But you have to know h0w to use it as it is a pretty unruly and hungry beast with a very short attention span.
I briefed a US mate of mine, Colin Clarke, who is commentator on social media strategies and he wrote this, I should let him know NBR has made a move. Well bloody done you. http://marketingsense.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/when-a-social-media-campaign-goes-bad/
Thursday, 26 August 2010
This is a great outcome. Thanks NBR. bustedblonde is still blubbing in the corner...And thanks to Team Bubbles... Whale, Cactus, Gonzo, Keepingstock,Clint Heine, Motella,Oswald, and of course Kiwiblog.
Now to organise a kick arse party!!!!
NBR apologises for Veuve Clicquot competition confusion
The National Business Review unreservedly apologises for the confusion surrounding our 40th birthday competition. It was never our intention to cause confusion about the voting for the Win Your Weight in Veuve promotion but people have expressed frustration and we have listened to their concerns.
The official winner (as chosen by the judges from the top 10 voted entries) will be announced, on schedule, in NBR print tomorrow.
In addition, the publisher will personally provide Busted Blonde’s weight in Veuve Clicquot to her to demonstrate that NBR will not allow its integrity, transparency or honesty in its dealings with its readers to be compromised in any way. She received the most online votes in the competition and NBR happily salutes that success.
As a responsible host, the publisher would, however, appeal to Busted Blonde to urge her guests to wear life jackets if celebrating their win on Wellington Harbour. Let the festivities begin.
So Heather Roy thinks that her mandate lies in the fact that 86 thousand people voted for ACT and she was high on the list so that means they voted for her.. That is a leap over the bridge of wild fancy. She is high on the list because the party put her there and the caucus and the party took away her deputy leadership.So the 86,000 people who voted for ACT did not vote for her. They voted for a party the believes in personal freedom and economic strength.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Well we are buggered... We have been talking to Busted Blonde who has been talking to the team at Campbell Live on TV3 .. And apparently NBR have revealled that the reason her entry did not win the NBR competition is because it was too ahhh errr CRASS.
- grossly stupid, dull, or obtuse
- tasteless, insensitive, and coarse
- money-grubbing; blatantly materialistic
Origin: L crassus, thick, gross, fat, akin to cratis: see crate
How odd is that? This is a competition that is designed to attract creative people who are lard arses so they can then consume their weight of bubbles - now that IS crass.
Busted Blonde is serious about her bubbles. She likes really good bubbles. And the competition looked to have an air of levity (apparently not) about it so her entry reflected what was a lightness of thought and a heaviness of derriere.
She is happy to take the piss out of herself so to speak. So here is her entry:
I weight heaaaps! So on the back of my successful 50th birthday in Wellington
where I fed 50 people on Lobster and Bluff Oysters, I would hold a " Just be
cause you can" kick arse picnic on a pontoon in Frank Kitts Lagoon. However,
everyone would have to dress up and pretend to be complete wankers - which
shouldnt be too hard!
So yip its a bit of fun, just like most of the occasions where you imbibe good bubbles. It was to be a party on a pontoon where people could have a bloody big laugh at a bunch of people taking the piss - not out of the bubbles - no - out of themsleves. People who are happy in their own skin and who are happy to make fools of themselves for charity. A bit like people dressing up in masks for a mask ball ... or dressing up as silly animals and clowns for a kids charity..Or the Stars that race around the country in funny old cars for Starship - being complete dicks.
So we were going to dress up and act like Patsy and Edwina from Ab fab - all sweety sweety dahling dahling.
And over 1000 people thought that was a bloody good idea and would be a good charity fundraiser.
And the competition was geared towards getting votes.
So the only ones who are really CRASS are NBR and their poncy little marketing and PR people who take life and " brand" reputation far too seriously
So from today on Roarprawn will adhere to a new principle for guaranteed good times the ABC prinicple - Anything But Clicquot.
And for all those who have suggested that they would pay good money to charity to have the thick end of the magnum of bubbles, (that NBR have offered BustedBlonde to keep her quiet) inserted up Barry Colemans bottom - forget it - he is too much of a tight arse...
NOTE: we understand that Bustedblonde will put in an appearance on Campbell Live on TV3 tonight...
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Well folks its official .. Busted Blonde, despite a great idea and support from hundreds of mates from both here and around the world, has not been awarded the gong in the NBR win your weight in bubbles competition..
Today we were in food heaven. We had lunch with our old mate the " Gun Runner" who likes good food as much as we do. Anyway we decided on Arbitrageur and we were not disappointed. I opted for the Ox tongue ( hence the headline) and trevally marinated in cider... The Ox tongue was carpaccio with a remoulade of celeriac. I wanted to hold out my plate and beg for more... it melted on my tongue.
Monday, 23 August 2010
Well, she maybe a lightweight politician but we have never take her for a liar. However women can do strange things under the spell of the lust fairy..
And quite frankly she still wanted to roll Rodney. She still had aspirations above her station. She still did not control her advisor.
So she should still resign.
Sunday, 22 August 2010
It took investigative journalist David Fisher to uncover the truth of the story - problems with Ewing Jarvies security clearance and a sleep over at Ewing Jarvies house by Heather Roy.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Okay - by now everyone has read Whale Oils account of the failed black ops coup that seemed to have Simon Ewing Jarvie and Heather Roys mitts all over it, so will some reporter be brave enough to ask the question that is on everyones mind?