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#1    Ohelemapit

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

Top Gear has sparked a major row in New Zealand after authorities were forced to apologise to Maoris for letting the show film a high-speed stunt on a 'spiritual' beach.

Staff from the BBC's flagship motoring show are set to descend on Ninety Mile Beach next week to record a 150kmh scene for the programme, which is fronted by Jeremy Clarkson.

The move has led to an outcry by Maori peoples after the broadcaster was granted special permission to use the beach - also known as Te Oneroa-a-Tohe - at short notice.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:08 PM

They were granted permission.
Don't be p***ed off at Top Gear, be p***ed off at whoever gave permission.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 08 March 2013 - 11:08 PM, said:

They were granted permission.
Don't be p***ed off at Top Gear, be p***ed off at whoever gave permission.
'The filming schedule means a 50km stretch of the beach, which is also classed as a public road with a speed limit of 100kph, could be closed for several hours a day for up to a week.'

And it's already classed as a public road...

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:23 AM

If its a public road what are the gripping about.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:41 AM

In NZ anyway a public road is an area  includes beaches, rivers, carparks, driveways, paddocks... anywhere infact as long as the public can gain access by vehicle... a greedy piece of legislation which effectively increases the bounds of empire.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:27 AM

What a load of crap, the natives of this country are only interested in extorting money out of anyone or anything. It's a public road with a speed limit, people drive up and down it all the time and no one says nothing, but as soon as the maoris heard about a tv show being on their "sacred ground" (lol) they would have been standing there with their hands out demanding money.

These are the same ppl who claim to "own" the water in the rivers and demand that they be paid by the people who use "their water" to generate electricity through hydro electric dams, they also claim to "own" all the beaches in the country.

This has nothing to do with spiritual anything and everything to do with them looking for even more hand outs.

The best one I heard lately is that they "own" the moon and stars because they saw those things b4 the European arrived, once you know that, you can  understand the mentality of these ppl.

Edited by scarfaceclaw, 09 March 2013 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:28 AM

View Postscarfaceclaw, on 09 March 2013 - 09:27 AM, said:

What a load of crap, the natives of this country are only interested in extorting money out of anyone or anything. It's a public road with a speed limit, people drive up and down it all the time and no one says nothing, but as soon as the maoris heard about a tv show being on their "sacred ground" (lol) they would have been standing there with their hands out demanding money.

These are the same ppl who claim to "own" the water in the rivers and demand that they be paid by the people who use "their water" to generate electricity through hydro electric dams, they also claim to "own" all the beaches in the country.

This has nothing to do with spiritual anything and everything to do with them looking for even more hand outs.

The best one I heard lately is that they "own" the moon and stars because they saw those things b4 the European arrived, once you know that, you can  understand the mentality of these ppl.
shouldnt you bee farming?


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

Build them a casino.

p.s. A sacred casino.

Edited by Eldorado, 09 March 2013 - 12:16 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:15 PM

Jeremy Clarkson is hilarious. I remember one time he left his vehicle half-parked on a set of train tracks and, well, you probably know what happened next.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:03 PM

View PostInsaniac, on 09 March 2013 - 06:15 PM, said:

Jeremy Clarkson is hilarious. I remember one time he left his vehicle half-parked on a set of train tracks and, well, you probably know what happened next.
And you think that is funny that he has deliberately put lives in jeopardy.  :td:


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:21 PM

View PostCRIPTIC CHAMELEON, on 09 March 2013 - 09:03 PM, said:

And you think that is funny that he has deliberately put lives in jeopardy.  :td:
Virtually nothing Top Gear does is "random", everything is a set up (except stuff like scenes in Bolivia on the road of death or Richard Hammond almost being blown straight to Heaven in a race car). The train and the car stunt was an empty train set up by stunt professionals.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:51 AM

View Postscarfaceclaw, on 09 March 2013 - 09:27 AM, said:

What a load of crap, the natives of this country are only interested in extorting money out of anyone or anything. It's a public road with a speed limit, people drive up and down it all the time and no one says nothing, but as soon as the maoris heard about a tv show being on their "sacred ground" (lol) they would have been standing there with their hands out demanding money.


LOL  ...Similar to how the 'whiteman' stole the Maoris land you mean?



These are the same ppl who claim to "own" the water in the rivers and demand that they be paid by the people who use "their water" to generate electricity through hydro electric dams, they also claim to "own" all the beaches in the country.

This has nothing to do with spiritual anything and everything to do with them looking for even more hand outs.

The best one I heard lately is that they "own" the moon and stars because they saw those things b4 the European arrived, once you know that, you can  understand the mentality of these ppl.

Apparently you have not heard that the Government owns all the above regardless of race or belief; and it is up to the Maori and any other group for that matter to spend generations in  court and millions of dollars to claim for but not be guaranteed a slice of the desired pie... LOL

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