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    Graduation 2008

    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:57 am

    For those playing the waiting game at the moment. Here's the vids from my graduation in August '08.

    A little bit of a reminder as to why you're putting yourself through the stress and pain of the initial application process Wink




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    Post by K1 10/3 on Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:04 am

    Thanks mate. Seems so long ago.
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    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:11 am

    It does seem like a lifetime ago... Almost a year now Fish! Shocked
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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by KiwiIngenuity on Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:23 am

    Oh I cant wait!
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    Post by Johnno on Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:56 am

    Nice work!

    We never got the video of our graduation, dunno where it disappeared to, a bit of a bummer really :-(
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    Post by The Cod on Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:18 am

    Thanks for posting those! Light at the end of the tunnel. There's lot's of hard yakka though before that day I'll bet! Very Happy
    I remember now, you were all graduating while we were in Northern Ireland (NZ Police Pipe Band). Sorry about the noise during your final exams........ silent My turn will come though!
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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by Johnno on Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:44 am

    Who was the poor buggar with the broken arm!

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    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:48 am

    It was his thumb if I remember correctly. I had a broken finger from the same incident, I was tough though and didn't need a cast Wink

    Fish did you have a broken bone too from that day in the gym?

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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:43 am

    Mine was much fancier Razz

    We had a full pipe band Razz

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    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:00 pm

    I have to admit to holding back the laughter when the national anthem was played... They couldn't have found a cheaper version!
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    Post by K1 10/3 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:13 am

    ZE wrote:It was his thumb if I remember correctly. I had a broken finger from the same incident, I was tough though and didn't need a cast Wink

    Fish did you have a broken bone too from that day in the gym?


    Brent broken his thumb and I cracked the index finger and dislocated my thumb.I think we had a couple of summits to ease the pain that night.

    Man our Haka was awesome.


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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:22 am

    That's right. It was a good blow out in the gym that day... Pitty it ended with so many broken bones. The drinks in the bar that night went down a treat though Cool

    Our Haka was pretty intense.
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    Post by The Cod on Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:57 am

    That Haka was great. Do the Hakas change every wing? I saw another version out there for the Governor General's Wing early last year.

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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:56 am

    The college Haka stays the same (actions may change a bit). But we added another one in for us girls to have our turn up front.

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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by kryptonenz on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:58 am

    I'm curious here... what where you guys doing in the gym that day that left so many of you with broken bones ??

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    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:00 am

    Errr... Non compliant hand cuffing Police Fighting It was a bit of fun. Basically just an all in rumble.
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    Post by nippy_54 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:37 am

    Sounds like fun.. even though there's a bit of pain involved Very Happy
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    Post by K1 10/3 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:26 am

    It was the only time that they allowed the exercise.
    Not sure why. Was a good whey to blow off steam. Sad
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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by LEO on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:39 am

    It was cool fun when we did it.

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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:42 am

    I loved it. It was a great exercise. It was just a shame I ended up underneath two very large men. Exclamation
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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by LEO on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:44 am

    affraid ?!? We still talking about handcuffing right? Otherwise I think this thread has to be moved pronto!!! Shocked


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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by DGT on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:07 am

    lol i agree riksta! Good to see a vid of the end result though- you can see that look of jubilation to finally be past that final post

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    Re: Graduation 2008

    Post by Guest on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:30 pm

    riksta wrote:affraid ?!? We still talking about handcuffing right? Otherwise I think this thread has to be moved pronto!!! Shocked

    Laughing Just read my post again... Does sound a bit dodgy.

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    Post by hbnath on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:36 pm

    Got my copy of graduation video sitting near the dvd player. Haven't watched it yet but gonna pull it out in the anniversary and have a watch.
    What a day that was...nearly enough to bring tears to a grown mans eyes!!!
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    Post by LEO on Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:28 pm

    Yep, it was a big occasion. We discussed it prior; I wasn't gonna throw my hat in the air but was persuaded to by the staff, who said you look like a tosser if you don't - I was just concerned with my hat being switched with some other fella's...or fellesses.

    So we march out, I throw my hat in the air with a big "yippee!!" - staff didn't say anything about doing stuff like that but I thought it would add to the occasion. Anyway, my hats in the air, along with 78 others, I turn around...and there's one of the boys, sobbing his eyes out!!

    He kinda stumbles towards me - I by now had a stunned mullet look on my face - and I quickly retrieved my cap (I'd watched it like a hawk as it fell) and I had no choice but to give him a big man hug, all the while thinking "there, there, you'll be ok...ya big girl".

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