Bumble Town - NZ: Why Are People Dying to Leave Here?

Mayor Dooya Trustmeornot.

"I Reakon the Pizza man Did It."
"I Reakon the Pizza man Did It."

Councillor Bluey Litefinger

"Let Me Handle it Boss!"
"Let Me Handle it Boss!"

Scandle in paradise.

Bumble Town - New Zealand has finally given up a long held secret; known only to select members of the local council and a handful of local celebrities. Shocked residents today stormed the Town Hall demanding the truth from the red faced incumbent mayor Dooya Trustmeornot and his mate, ostentatiously 'short' councillor, Blu Litefinger aka 'the Eyebrows'.

"Why? Why have you hidden this from us?" asked Mrs. Mona Loteh; local entrepreneur owner of the Hungi-On -A- Stick Shop, Bumble Town Renta Loo and Tattoo Shop. "You're a mongrel, Dooya!" yelled her 5 year old son. "Why?" chanted the restless mob. "What do we do now for a living?" asked Hone the Herbalist, "Where will we find our watercress now?" asked Chainsaw McCullock. "Ummmm" said Wonald from the Busy Body Gym "Ummmm."

"Let me handle this," suggested the 'short' councillor to the mayor. "No, I think you've handled enough already!'" retorted the mayor, "If you'd buried the damn evidence of the last tourist properly, we wouldn't be going through this now, ok!"

"No, no, true boss, I'm up to it." "Bluey, you are 4' 7'' tall in big shoes; you are not up to anything... except you know!" Stepping forward towards the seething crowd, the mayor knew he would swing them; he always did. "Alright Shhhhh ok! This was all news to me as well, ok? That bloody Pizza man again! Yep, that's right, the Pizza man did this.. bloody shit-stirrer if you ask me. Yep, that's right and it shocked me too!" winking at his sidekick. "So, what have you guys heard?"

A Very Deceptive Appearence.

The entrance to Bumble Town is very pretty, but beyond the bend lies: Myth, Lies, Innuendos and a very dark side.
The entrance to Bumble Town is very pretty, but beyond the bend lies: Myth, Lies, Innuendos and a very dark side.

Small town influences.

There are alot of trusting people in Bumble Town, along with alot of insecurity and ignorance. That alone provides a raft of opportunities for unscrupulous movers and shakers, who find it too easy to manipulate the very systems that had been put in place to help maintain that advantage and profit handsomely from it; thank you very much! Finally it looked like a sea of Bumbletonians were starting to ask questions. Progress.... not a road into the town, but it was real progress.

People were starting to question this 'same old, same old' regime which for years had divided the community into a three tiered class system. As I watched the events of the day unfold, I couldn't help but feel sorry for my mate at the Pizza shop who had questioned these guys so many times before. It seemed that whatever 'went wrong' in this town, he was the fall guy.

I remembered that the Bumble Town Business Association had been resurrected last year and when the Pizza man was elected as President, the mayor called for another vote in the hope that one of his own cronies would win on a second vote. It hadn't worked and the Pizza man had won again. Clearly he was seen as a threat to the security of the powers to be at the time. So they torpedoed all his efforts and ideas to unite the community, by spreading malicious rumours about him, in an effort to break down his credibility.

I have seen those sort of wolf pack attacks happening in Bumble Town regularly during the five years that I have been here. I had to laugh once when the Pizza man asked the mayor where all the asbestos had been dumped and was it true that the Blackwater Stream had been diverted to cover the dumps? Now Dooya was inciting the crowd into doing a job on the Pizza man; with this despicable secret deal that could effectively wipe Bumble Town off the map.

A Wee Bit of a Lot of History.

Ok, Sorry I still haven't told you what the 'Secret Deal' is, have I? Well... it's a long story and a real doozy! Just be patient for a few more pages and I promise you'll understand. Sorry I'm pulling your leg a wee bit on this: But only so it can be understood in the context that it deserves.

Once upon a time, a large industrial block of buildings were being demolished in Hamilton (North of Bumble Town). The building inspectors had stated that all the asbestos pipe laggings had to be removed, bagged and disposed of within the terms of NZ Health and Safety Law regulations. The Job was huge logistically and tenders were called for from the relatively few businesses capable of executing the task. The budget was approximately $2 million and only three companies tendered for the job. The executives of those companies were horrified to find out that an unknown operator had now been successful in securing the contract, with an offer of $1.5 million. That contractor was a syndicate called; Loe: Energy For Towns International Trust or LEFTIT for short, from a place called Bumble Town. The syndicate consisted of 26 members of Dooya Trustmeornot's family and local celebrity friends.

A Peaceful Place of Financial Gains and Ghosts.

The final resting place of over 7000 bags of Asbestos.
The final resting place of over 7000 bags of Asbestos.
How much of Bumble Town needs to be marked as contaminated?
How much of Bumble Town needs to be marked as contaminated?

One of the Many $ Shortcuts.

$2 million scam hidden under artificial 'plots' that were filled with asbestos waste years ago and disguised as vacate plots. Toxins had been contaminating the entire township of Bumble Town - NZ.
$2 million scam hidden under artificial 'plots' that were filled with asbestos waste years ago and disguised as vacate plots. Toxins had been contaminating the entire township of Bumble Town - NZ.

LEFTIT - A One Sided Balance.

Meanwhile back in Bumble Town; the council held a pair of 'special augmentation' meetings, in which the a proposal from LEFTIT had been tabled for funding consideration to the tune of $0.6 million from council and community funds management trusts. The purpose of the funding was promoted as being integral to the provision of employment for 45 local unemployed bush dwellers, referred to as NFTDs or in it's derogatory sense; No Fixed Tree Dwellers. So, once again LEFTIT hit it's straps and was successful in a proposal. A council cheque was drawn from the rates budget, in LEFTIT's favour and given to the mayor on behalf of his 'commercial' appendage.

With a cool $600,000 deposited into the Bumble Town Credit Union, the syndicate went about securing the equipment required to commence LEFTIT's contract. Council trucks etc. were then commandeered, 6 x No Fixed Tree Dwellers were employed and off they all went to Hamilton. Working at night conscientiously over the remarkable period of 6 nights, the NFTDs filled over 7000 onion bags full of asbestos, loaded them on the Bumble Town trucks and a convoy headed south in a trail of grayish white dust, then barged up the Blackwater Stream.

Two years earlier, the Bumble Town Council had cleared a few acres of bush on the outskirts of town and designated the area as a cemetery. That event had brought the town together in celebration as Bumble Town had not previously had a cemetery. In those days, the dead had merely been tied to a log and floated down the Blackwater Stream in expectation that they would eventually reach the sea. The new cemetery was a perfect place to stash the toxic waste, as only one part time gravedigger was officially allowed to dig around there. Trenches were dug (with council tools). The onion sacks of asbestos were buried in the trenches and they were sealed with concrete strips resembling normal headstone strips. To any nocturnal onlookers, this was merely a further expansion to the cemetery. And LEFTIT beneficiaries partied with over $2 million reasons why.

During the LEFTIT transportation phase, asbestos dust had been spread over the whole county. Within 18 months, the 6x NFTDs had all died horrific deaths, yet in their deaths the witnesses had also be taken care of. All effort was made to bury them in the new cemetery as quickly as posible; in the pauper plots. Over the following years other residents also sucuumbed to the effects of asbestosis. People were dying here as a result of a backroom deal between the 'Ruling Class' of not so white collar 'workers' of Bumble Town. Life was good for Dooya and friends; the last thing they needed was for outsiders to gatecrash Their Party.

Morepork? - Pass It On.

"Life isn't always as it appears... If you want a real Hoot.. Join me again soon; I'll tell you about some pretty interesting things that have been going on in Bumble Town - NZ."
"Life isn't always as it appears... If you want a real Hoot.. Join me again soon; I'll tell you about some pretty interesting things that have been going on in Bumble Town - NZ."

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What was the Risk?

If news of this illegal disposal of toxic waste had reached the outside world or heaven forbid the government; effectively Bumble Town would have been demolished along with New Zealand's credibility as a green environment. The question of Dooya Trustmeornot and friends would be answered in a bright flash. Tourists were a threat, especially if they roamed freely within the county limits. It didn't take too much to work out the probable fate of the last tourist to visit Bumble Town. How did the secret get out?

Well there had always been rumours about it; but evidential proof came unexpectedly from an unexpected source. Brian Larmamalade and his immediate family of great pizza eaters, recently visited the site of Bumble Town's God of Light; Bahh-Imamess-ok. They were there for their weekly family picnic and to leave their offerings to the ancient god. At the base of the mighty tree lay a backpack, bathed in light, open and with documents, photographs, interviewing notes and a diary exposed. Brian is a curious guy, so he could not resist trying to read the paperwork. He never had the opportunity living in Bumble Town, to learn to read. So he took the bundle of goodies to a man who had once helped him read a menu. The Pizza Man!

Thanks for reading my work. If you enjoyed it.. Please mark it Objectively and Positively. Cheers Pearldiver.
Thanks for reading my work. If you enjoyed it.. Please mark it Objectively and Positively. Cheers Pearldiver.

For the last couple of days, the Bumble Town cemetery has been shut for business. A lot of nocturnal activity seems to be going on there at the moment. Council state that a significant part of the area has been undermined. I wonder if it's to do with the ghosts of past deeds done? For a primitive town; progress and change are now imminent. Thanks for calling - Kia Ora.

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Eaglekiwi profile image

Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

lol I just published a hub on a nocturnal feathery friend. Oh my the natives are growing restless are they not? see ya should have shared the bluffies after all ,be good for mayor doya trustmeornot's complexion hahaha.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hahaha.. Thanks EK.. It sets an interesting scene for later.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Oooh a scandel in paradise! Is anyone hiring?


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

c'mon bubbles we'll settle those natives down , rev up the engine , stock the cooler , PD can pick us up at the airport, ya still have a landing strip there dont ya ???


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Yes Candy V ... It has been brewing for some time. Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to take the time.

Eaglekiwi.... Behave! We don't have an airport, not even a road into the place. Come by boat.... with an 8hp outboard.


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America

You are an incredible writer Pearldiver. Loved this hub! In the beginning I thought 'wouldn't it be terrific if all newspapers read as such a mystery novel'; in the middle there were likenesses of 'good ole boy' southern shenanigans and true philosophical truths of the way it is in relational power struggles; by the end, well, so believable that Bumble Town is now off my list of places to visit :(

Excellent job! Thank you for a great read - does the Pizza Man deliver worldwide? I'd like to support him...


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

I emailed you too Pearldiver re adding Jerricho Usher , did ya get my email?


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BirteEdwards 7 years ago

So there is something good in pizza!!!

I hope those names are your invention, I would not like to have anyone making a carreer with such names.

Your writing style is superb


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

SEM Pro.. Thank you so much for your kind words.  I just write from the heart that's all.  I am just me & focused on whatever I do.  I am sure that I could arrange for our Pizza Man to deliver a pizza to you, if I can catch him before he goes out to hunt the ingredients for tommorrow's pizzas.  If you are lucky you might get to sample his specialty topping: possum & wabbit on a chainsaw & bulgogi sauce.  Ps: I still have to endure living here under ruling of our less than respected head honcho: Dooya Trustmeornot (I mean would you?)  Thanks for enjoying.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Birte .. the names belong to local Bumble Town 'celebrities' and interestingly accurately intentify R/L personalities. Thank you for enjoying this and your kind words Birte. The pizzas are great & the Pizza Man is a real hard case guy, he'll be right.


badgirl 7 years ago

Hi well I will discover anyway Gizzy was first to see the light, If it wasn't I almost got conned for a ticket to have a first peep at it. Didn't go viewed it from Wangavegas, This covert stuff is way more fun than the stupid Forums........ Hell the titles are getting lamer and lamer, broken teeth ouch, but not really a conversation starter.

Do you put those little green fronds (sorry Eaglekiwi) I know how to say them, just not how to spell them, The H word, well its an Anglaisation anyway, and the biggest bunch that don't want it are Maori. Just Ken Mair......Dork........Biggest bunch of Maori don't want Ken, he's paler than me. I saw him protesting, thats all he does, and called him a pseudo maori. Our Mr Laws is the biggest dork..... He really is stranger than anything bumbletown can come up with.

have a great Day Diving.

Better not name myself. I am unsure of ther blocking powers hahahahahaah (s...t that might be a keyword)


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thanks for guessing Badmygirl, What the public has been taught, is that Gisbourne/Mahia are first to see the light. But then they have also been told that, to help boost employment etc in the region. Factually, the first light comes from Bahh-imamess-ok. the ancient god of light who found Bumble Town. Embarassed by the state of the place.. he allowed another region to claim 1st Light.. So tourists would Not come to Bumble Town.


badgirl 7 years ago

Pahia ???????????????????????????????????


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hahahaha Nope!!


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here

Congrats on your hubnugget nomination! You absolutely deserve it. I love the way you write and thoroughly enjoyed this. I'm voting on the Pearldiver/Pizzaman ticket! :)


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

RooBee .. What is a hubnugget nomination??? Who has done this RooBee? I didnt write this for a comp, its just how I write.. Thanks for telling me RooBee I didn't know this.


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Funny hub great style of writing. Look forward to the next post.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thank you Gypsy Willow.. Glad you enjoyed it.


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here

Check it out. http://hubpages.com/community/Get-Your-Favorite-Hu...

The staff has done this because you are a stand-out, PD :D

I was one last week, dunno who won yet. I thought it was kinda cool, too.

Good work!


expelledbyprefects 7 years ago

I thort that the staff were lacking boring compared to the squid staff, but the recognise genuine talent. Given that their own talent, isn't exactly brill. hahahahahahahahah bet thats er p... them off. Go Maddie write another boring Hub... Do one on knitting Sorry Pearldiver i should not misbehave on your Site, Just wait to New Zealand takes over the World and I am President.........I will be taking few prisoners. lol.

I am running out of places, and yet I know that scenery I have been there, my friend says its Peter Jacksons Hobbit Place, but that truly in the wrong direction, er does New zealand have a second storey I may have to look upstairs.


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

Yayyy I just got done reading and voting !! I should be writing a hub or at least thinking about it , but im not, so much to write about an so little time lol.

Dont forget me when you put that book together either bro'.....ive got some cool cultural tidbits brewing on the South,(USA) woohoo great history lesson today ! lovely gentleman in his 70's, and my neighbors are colourful and expressive. Heard an owl last night,they really do hoot " tooo whit a whoooo"

High 5's on the catwalk too !! ( Hub wannabe thingy) make sure ya get the link things on ya hubs bro ,and wood for the fire lol ...to your best life!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Roobee beat me to it, my hubmobile must be getting slow! Hahaha

Hello Pearldiver, congratulations for being a hubnugget nominee! Yup you are...bumblebee seemed to be calling us. :-) This link http://hubpages.com/community/Get-Your-Favorite-Hu... will take you to the hubpages voting poll and check for yourself the updates and all.

Good luck and be sure to vote and promote and tell all your bumblebee friends and relatives to vote for your hub. Congrats again. Keep hubbing. :-)


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Dannevirke?


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

Im thinkin....Bluff ,Greymouth,( or Rununga) Blackwater or Fiordland area....( not the first to see the light) but well thats my guess for June lol ,ya avatar puts you in Bluff along with the Foveaux Pearl ladies but um , am I close?


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Actually Eagle, that one pic looks just like Arrowtown near Queenstown


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

Yea CV  or Lake Hayes??? that was another place I was thinkin Central Otago,though he mentioned ' a handful of celebritys' so I thought of Q'stown -Sam Neil ,Shania Twain....Sam was outspoken bout council by laws or something.We definately deserve oysters after our fine sleucing.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

And didn't Shania have all that shit trying to buy Maori land or something? She was in the news for ages about that, also council laws involved. I think it's Arrowtown.


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

No she got the land ok , it was something to do with building permits and zones ,then yea yea thats right, she agreed to open up a walking track , sam neil thing was closer to arrowtown ,council and probably wombleland...lol so close I can taste those oysters!! you might be right with Arrowtown ,but im inclined to think he would have used a pic of the main street if that was bumbletown and he didnt , but hey jurys still out..most all small towns are bumble towns lol

Queenstown!!! Lake Wakatipu...

Pearldiver CV and EK await our just reward!!


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

Psst.. Alex is close enough bugger it.. lol


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

O RooBee... You Did this!! Thank you for kindness, faith and support.

Thanks Michelle.. This Blew me Away. Good Luck everyone (But they make the Best Pizzas in Bumble Town....)

Yeaaa Go Kiwis!!!! Thanks guys... Yep Bluffies sound good!!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

They do? I love pizza!  Just send me a box please? heheheh


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Yep.. That's the least I can do to bribe the judges... lol


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here

Oh, no PD I didn't do anything (I have no such power here or in the 'real world' haha). It was all those hard-working folks (and a jackalope) showcased in the hubnugget hub: http://hubpages.com/community/Get-Your-Favorite-Hu...

I did exercise the bit of power I do wield by voting! :D


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Either way RooBee - Thanks .. (& If you did? .. It will Keep..lol)


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Pearldiver mate, why ya not commenting on Eagle's and my guesses? Are we too close mate?


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

CV & EK & MMB.... I'm NOT Saying...lol.. You will KNOW if your Bluffies arrive!!! But: so far ... Nope ..Miles away!! Thanks for voting guys!


badgirl 7 years ago

getting quite the writer I reckon now

Great Barrier Island, as you must have reefs nearby

or the Chatham Islands which would be my first pick of the two of Little Barrier.......plse say I got it right struggling against Cindy and Eagle I thought Whangamonama as it has its own Republic...... Well Che Gueverra suggested that one. hahahaha


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Okay, south of hamilton in mountains, how about Taihape?


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Come On you Guys... They are JUST Oysters!! All the Clues lie (hidden) within BOTH articles. In the next one you MIGHT be able to Taste the Bluffies instead of just Salivating over the thought... hahaha


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cashmere 7 years ago from India

Back from the hubnuggest vote!

As of now you're in second place...


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

I Love You... Thank you Cashmere.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Oh God you are driving me crazy! I'm even dreaming about you and frigging Bumbling Town, that's how bad it is. Is it that Tama place


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Ok Cindy... I Love You Too... Be careful what you wish for..... Lol..... No, but very close!!


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TexasChickiMama 7 years ago from Texas Gulf Coast

Great HUB!


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Shit, I know I've driven through it


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thanks TexasChickiMama... I knew you would like it.. Don't forget to vote in the HubNugget Vote. I can't believe I was Nominated,, But I'll take all the votes I can get.... You take care & good health.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Taumranui


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

CV... Could you PLEASE WAIT until the next post.... You will never guess until then..... Believe Me... I will save the oysters... promise.


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

well im not waiting besides pearl you already got the drop on us re time zone thing...lol ..gonna get all our clues together then pounce!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Good stuff EK... and you're right... I'm basking in the light of your tommorrow lol.


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

The Hobbit m. l. and Bugs Bunny's bestest friend somewhere near you mate? Cheers, TOF


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

TOF.... I can't tell you that... (yet) .. But good on you for recognising some of the local talent ... lol. And thanks for your comment... I hope you enjoyed this.


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Sure did, and the fishing hub on locally grown bait mate. Keep 'em coming.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

TOF... You are Sworn to Secrecy! When you want to experience the fishing, I'll pick you up & we'll go catch some... (After the next Bumble Town Hub) We're neighbours.. lol. Shhhhh, let them guess. Thanks for your comments & if you Like my work here..... Please feel free to Vote for it in the current HubNugget Vote. The link is above in Ripplemaker's and RooBee's earlier comments. Appreciate your support - Chiefs nearly nailed it huh?


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cashmere 7 years ago from India

How's the vote going? Am just going to check.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

I'm affraid to look!


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cashmere 7 years ago from India

Don't be you're leading at the moment! :D


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

Very interesting story about corruption in small towns, which I have seen growing up in one. There was one paticular lady and her relatives that seemed to be offered all the contracts for building certain new buildings in the community. They did some very questionable things in my opinion, but because they ran in certain circles they got away with it. Honestly I just do not get much involved in small town politics because it seems to be too much of head ache, but I commend those who keep to fight for what is right.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

SweetiePie.. Thanks so much for your comment and that Magic Vote lol. Yep in Bumble Town the Pizza Man is the villified party ... But that changes in a big way soon! I'm pleased that you enjoyed this hub.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Glad I was directed here. :) This was very well written entertaining hub. I had to chuckle at the mayor's name " Doya Trustmeornot", especially when I said it out loud. LOL!

Congratulations on the nomination,you get my vote!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thanks VioletSun.. I'm pleased you enjoyed it.. Good on you for spotting the name... And Thank you for voting. I really appreciate your support (Glad you trusted me with the vote ... lol... I don't trust the mayor!! lol)


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

How did I miss this one? All the best for the Hubnugget thingie! :)


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thank you Feline Prophet.. I hope you enjoyed.


badgirl 7 years ago

Telecom say there is no place.

Hell we have to believe Telecom.. I think that you are in a Boat somewhere with alot of people. How did that other guy get it.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Chiefs nearly nailed it? What absolute plonk! They were completely wiped by the Bulls, annihilated, destroyed, they played like a bunch of Aussie pratts playing Aussie Rules against World champions! Bring on the Trinations bro, we'll show yer. Matamata.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

BAD BAD BADGiRL!!!!... Shhhhh.. Don't give the secret away. How did you guess this... Did you see that MySpace has me as a Professional Fish Slapper!! Badgirl... Have YOU VOTED for Pearldiver in the HubNuggets Yet? I would appreciate that far more than Long Lining Whitebait... lol.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Yeah Right CV... I was being positive lol. They didn't even turn up for the game... the bulls played a team of supporters from MooLoo Town... And the 'short' councillor from Bumble Town doubled up as the ball.. Nope will do.


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Hey Cindy, you've missed a couple of places. Try here- (if BB will let you)

http://homepaddock.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/john-g...

It's the you tube thingy.


daradelight 7 years ago

nice! more power....


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

TOF - You are a Kiwi!!! CV is only a part time Kiwi... I know that you are almost impossible to Bribe... but comeon TOF.. Shhhh. Have YOU VOTED on HubNuggets yet? Please do.... Yep Ok you can come long lining Whitebait with me ... I'll bring the carrots...lol


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Daradelight - thanks for reading this hub and (I Hope) Voting for it in the HubNuggets Vote. Hope you enjoyed thanks for your support.


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Hey Pd: 1. You got my vote.

2. Click the link, it's John Hore singing "I've Been Everywhere."

I don't bribe. Mums the word. Glad to long line whitebait with you. I'll bait the hooks if you'll fillet the catch.

PS. I was trained in pearl-diving at Wagga as a youth. I think they used the water as soup afterwards.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Cheers TOF... Really appreciate that.. I don't mind filleting if you scale them first! Politically correct ... he changed his name after he had problems with groupies. I will do. Take care TOF.


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

I thought you skinned them, then dipped the fillets in batter. It's called skinny-dipping.

See you in the soup. TOF


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Mmmmm so Pearlies, do you support Waikato or BOP?


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

I bet its Waikato hehe ,but CV heres the thing , notice in  Pearls Hub he uses the word 'wee' for small or little a lot ,that is definately Southland/Otago so maybe our mate is an import from there..in which case he would support the house of pain ,or none of the above lol.

First to see the light ,um, thats the East Coast ,also east of Hamilton but not by far...geeze Cindy in the time it takes us to scale on a map on here we could be on his front porch ,through the door ,in the fridge and chowing down!lol


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Yep good on you TOF... Hope Your Ducks Float..


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Ok You guys... I am (was) a Jaffa! With a wee dash of Waikato/BOP/Taranaki/Southland/Bumble Town... A Cosmopolitan mix of BS & Jellybeans. When (if) I tell you where BT is... You will fall over in disbelief.. (It might be West Auck) and it might not be... Tune in to the next episode of "BT News.... How to open a business in a swamp" AND I KNOW Connical Hills well! hahaha


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

hahaha! bloody hell a Jafa, ( when I was 10 yrs old , I thought Jafa's were Americans) hahaha...)something in the way they moveeee.....goddammit..lol

truth is pearl I dont know connical hills well , cuz I was probably too young , which is a good thing cuz I think my bro's had more the reputation....least thats what the newspaper said......

Hey wots his name big teeth smiler, mayor of southland ( ex jafa)  wrote a book called Bullshit and Jellybeans....( my bro was mentioned)..remembered the Mayors name Maurice Shadbolt hmm..lol

look forward to the hub swamp water moonshine??  lol ,to your best life PD


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Eaglekiwi, If you head thataway you're likely to end up in MY fridge. Could be the pearly gates are next door of course!

TIM shadbolt, brother Maurice is the author. Tim was a Westy, hooked a concrete mixer behind the Mayoral Daimler when he became mayor of Henderson.

JAFA = J ust A nother F ***ing A ucklander!


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

Im not picky whose fridge so long as its fresh lol.......ive been all over the bloody place but my gut pulls me east ( pardon the pun) lol, I swung so far off hubpages and ended up reading al about dormant volcanic mountains.....they inspire me !!..Mt Ruapehu, Waikato and black water rafting ,then ended my night playing euchre lol....did I finish my Hub ??, nooooooo....but I did beat Aussie oi and pretty possum in euchre . Hey has NZ played Italy yet?

Yeaaaaa Tim thats him...my bro (ex jafa too) now Whakatane had major run in years ago. Tim was a dork in those days ,now hes just a rich dork lol


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Yeah, and Tim's brother David was the principal of Kaurilands school my daughter went to in Glen eden. Omigod,m I was a westy myself for a time. A bloody yarpie jaffa westy. No wonder I left the land of endless rain


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Beer in the fridge is cold. So's the sparkling. Tobacco in the garden shed's dry enough to smoke. Plenty of chow (whitebait fillets) A friendly neighbour brews his own nine dozen at a time so we won't go dry. Four pubs, thirteen churches, about the same number of eateries/take-aways in town, but the brothel went belly-up.

Your welcome to hit the fridge.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

My deep compassion. Asbestos is extremely dangerous and very toxic. In just a 2,5 years, one factory in my country (Croatia), which had asbestos as a part of toxic waste destroyed one so beautifull part of our coast - now this territory looks like desert of death, and few decades passed since pollution occured.

My advice would be - move somewhere where air is still clean.


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Hi Tatjana, nice to see you again. TOF


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Hi, TOF, so nice to see YOU - as well!


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

like Antartaca?? sorry guess I missed something.

TOF...ahhhh self sufficent I like it.! and hospitality tops!

Westies ,lol is that where outrageous fortune tv prog is set ? ( I think one of them has just moved in our apartment) ,whats that word Cindy ,spazzy ? lol ,yep the woman is spazzy with a 'S'


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Bad news but good writing :)


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

It's 3.40 am here. I'm off to bed. 'Night all.


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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

Pomare...nighty nite


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Tatjana - Hi, thank for you support and for enjoying this sad Bumble Town lifestyle.  The Asbestos is under control now .. it is a very bad byproduct.. but it is the 'short' councillor that is more dangerous... and his eyebrows.. wow.. its a wonder that he can see!  Mind you becoz he's so short, he always has his nose in everyone's 'business'... Crotia.. wow beautiful and what a waste.  Thanks for calling Tatjana.

Be Sure to VOTE for Bumble Town in the HubNuggets Vote.. Cheers.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

HI Ethel.. Thanks for reading this, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for your support.

Be Sure to VOTE for Bumble Town in the HubNuggets Vote... Cheers.


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Indigenous 7 years ago from Earth

Done! Thank YOU! Was fun to read, to link, TwitterFox and Twit that! :)


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Cheers Indigenous.. Thanks for reading Bumble Town.. Glad you enjoyed.


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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online

Jeez, Pearldiver, do Bumble Town residents glow in the dark or have some other toxic look to them? How are you feeling these days?

Great story. Hope the mayor and his cronies don't get upset about you writing it. Of course, they'd just blame the pizza man.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

THanks for droppng in HD, There are many, many unusual events, people and 'underground rumours' in Bumble Town as time will prove. Effectively, a process of De-evolution has been occurring here in certain respects. On the other side of the coin; so many 'power' struggles that are considered to be a 'wee bit questionable.' No one really glows here, but so many seem to have one leg shorter than the other! I Wonder? I'm pleased you enjoyed the read.


wordscribe41 7 years ago

Amazing story, Pearldiver. What a beautiful picture. We considered moving to NZ during the Bush administration, I love Wellington. How far away are you from there?

Congratulations on the HubNuggets! What a nail biter, huh? :)


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thanks wordscribe.. Yep from Wellington, we are about Half way. Did we Draw on HubNuggets? Cool, well done both of us! And you've bribed the team to let you in this week too... well done wordscribe. (It cost me so many oysters) All the best on this one too!


wordscribe41 7 years ago

Darnit, wish I would have thought about my copious oyster collection... No, my bribery came in the form of my Cash For Gold profit. I'll give the oysters a go this time.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Yep.. It's a Hard Road to Finding the Right Bribe, wordscribe. Well done in this writeoff.... Wow this is one of the biggest things that has happened in Bumble Town..Since the Mayor got false teeth!!


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ZWorkz 7 years ago from Florida

Congratulations on the big win!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thank you ZWorkz .. I think we all won here as far as exposure though.


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Well done Pd, (and all the others)

Now you can use your award to threaten Dooya with international exposure if the pizza place inadvertently goes up in flames. (Don't bother mentioning that his arse is already in the fire) Regrettably the practices you describe are endemic in Godzone, but what can you expect when a recent king of the council cronies club is nominally a herbal lawnmower with the ethics of a hyena.

Cheers, TOF.


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cashmere 7 years ago from India

Congrats!


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Okay, did we ever discover where this frigging town is?


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Omigod! How think I am, just figured it out! Bumble Town - the Beehive, Wellington! You're in frigging Wellington!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thank you Cashmere.. pretty strong competition though; Thanks for your vote btw.

CV - Face it... You have no clue! It's not that criptic... its just Bumble Town. All the locals know where it is... mind you that's smart thinking (BeeHive).. but really CV ... no smart thinking reqd. Find the coast first.... then look to the mountains... 10,000 acres of Pine.... easy for an explorer!


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

shit, shit, shit, thought I had it!


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Congrats on the #1 Hubnugget spot!! WOO HOO!! I voted for the winner!! YAY!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thanks JamaG. Isn't it great when intuition kicks in and tells you who or what is going to win? lol. I knew that If I reminded you; you would be intuitive... lol. And apart from that... it's probable that you suffer from Good Judgement.. lol.


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chickmelion 7 years ago

You are pure gold my dear! Excellent verbal and visual imagery, and wow... what can we say about your sense of humor and forwardness? Very refreshing. Put a big smile on my face!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi chickmelion, thank you. I've always believed that one of the roles of a scorpio is to leave a smile on the lady's face! Pleased that you liked this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Take care.


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Barry Wah Lee 4 years ago from Auckland

Hello from Auckland.

Good to see you are creating social space!

Year of Dragon coming up. The Dragon searches for the Pearl

of Genius!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Barry.. thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my writing. If I had known that you were a member here, I would have said hello to you first. Hope business is good and your Guy Fawkes went off with a bigger bang this year. Yes the year of the dragon must be a good one for a Pearldiver.. All the best Barry.. don't trade with these Bumble Town lot.. they can't lie straight in bed, let alone honor a business deal!... Take care mate..


Barry Wah Lee 4 years ago

Yes the Guy Fawkes went fairly well this year.

I cut back on some expenses-advertising and the car parking at a neighbour's repair shop.

We were lucky that the Good Morning Show came in to do their broadcast from here.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Barry, I'm pleased that biz is stable in this economy, but then you guys are renowned for good product. Barry if you want to discuss anything with me.. just PM me above where it says contact PD and I can email you back. That way, our conversation is not so public. Take care mate.


Barry Wah Lee 4 years ago

Yes That is good to know, about that contact the writer button.

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