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Health Research Council of New Zealand[edit]

Hi Gadfium. I am in the process of creating Pacific Islands Families Study. In so doing, I also created a very small stub for Health Research Council of New Zealand - do you think an entry is required for them? It got marked for speedy deletion, so I subsequently added a brief description from the website. Would appreciate your advice on both these pages. Tayste (talk - contrib) 02:50, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Nice to see you. :-)
I think an entry for the Health Research Council is appropriate, but at the time it was tagged for deletion it was only a single line which gave no context. The article now contains sufficient content, in my opinion, except that it appears to be rather too closely copied from the HRC website. You will need to rewrite it using your own words.-gadfium 05:11, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, I've rewritten it a bit. It seems to already have lots of links to it from other places, indicating that it is an important-ish page waiting for more input? Tayste (talk - contrib) 08:53, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
PIF is clearly notable, as it has received coverage in the Herald, and has published results in the International Journal of Epidemioloy. Adding links to such coverage at an early stage of an article's life is a necessity to differentiate such a study it from projects which have nothing published about them other than their own reports.-gadfium 05:22, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, clearly notable. I'll fill in more details as time permits. Hope it's OK to leave a bit of skeleton lying around until then. Tayste (talk - contrib) 08:53, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

"Last century"[edit]

In the Tuatapere article in the source was "last century" and really was written in 1948, but it's a funny thing, if you know, that the first Hungarian, who settled down there, arrived only in 1909 :) (see: Hungarian New Zealander) I don't understand that source, but it was the only referred to the Hungarian settlement... :) --Eino81 (talk) 06:23, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

It occurred to me after I'd made the edit that the settlement could have been anytime in the century up to 1948, not necessarily in the 19th century. I've tried a different wording in the article. Feel free to tweak it as you see fit.-gadfium 06:28, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Louis Bennison/Margaret Lawrence[edit]

Gadfium, you really think he's apt for an article? I originally was researching his girlfriend actress Margaret Lawrence. I don't know too much about her except the plays she appeared in on Broadway. Bennison less so. I didn't know about their relationship and although I knew Lawrence died at 40 in 1929, I didn't know how she died. Theater articles sometimes mentions her marriage to Wallace Eddinger, who had been a famous child star. I Googled her name and up came the article on Bennison. God Bless the internet, as I didn't know Lawrence was murdered or that Bennison comitted suicide after murdering her. They were both souced with liquor so it doesn't look like a murder-suicide-pact. Thanks. Koplimek (talk) 14:03, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

I'd never heard of either of them until a few days ago, when I removed Bennison from List of suicides because he didn't have an article. We have to be rather strict on that article as it would be a publicity nightmare if someone put up a name of someone well known who hadn't committed suicide, and the edit wasn't fairly promptly removed.
I did google the name, so I could tell whether the edit was well-intentioned rather than a hoax or mistake (I do that with virtually everyone's edits, no offence intended to you) and found there seemed to be sufficient material to justify an article. I'm not interested in 1920s Broadway, so I won't be writing that article. The other possibility would be to add a reference to the suicides list, as has been done for Clara Bloodgood. You'll note that such referenced but unlinked entries are rare in that list, and I think there's an unspoken understanding there that we don't encourage them. If there was a Wikipedia article on Lawrence which would include Bennison's suicide, then a referenced entry might be acceptable.-gadfium 18:28, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

New Principal of Ngaruawahia High School[edit]

It was a late announcement in the last school term. Today is the first day of the school's new term and the newly appointed principal's first day in office. Which newsletter did you receive? The job change was on the front page of the most recent one.--AtlanticDeep (talk) 22:47, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

The most recent newsletter I can see on the site is number 4, at [1] The link from the main menu of the school website is broken. If it's in newsletter 5, that's fine. I presume it will appear on the website in due course.-gadfium 22:51, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
That is probably the case. I think it was number 5. I can go down to the school and take a look if you want.--AtlanticDeep (talk) 23:07, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
No rush. Just leave it as an uncited statement until it appears on the website.-gadfium 00:40, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

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Deb Webber[edit]

Your thoughts on Deb Webber are welcome. IMO the article is currently bordering on an attack page created by an SPA. (I say this despite agreeing with much of the scepticism and criticism). While there is probably more than enough coverage of her to establish notability, the majority probably does focus on controversy. dramatic (talk) 01:21, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Does she have notability separate from her role on Sensing Murder? I would be inclined to merge and redirect to that article.-gadfium 01:38, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Marlborough Boys College[edit]

I apologise if I am inadvertently causing concern I am new to all this.


1: Currently the article on Marlborough boys is incorrect

Ray Russell is no longer employed to work with International students.

Innes house has closed

2: Any facts I am intending posting will be from school archives

3: I also have access to photos that are not copy righted one because of their age or they belong to the school how do I progress beyond this point.

gilesl —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gilesl (talkcontribs) 20:45, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

My concern was that your first change to the school history section was substantially the same as the school's web page, which is a breach of their copyright. If you hold a position at the school, you might be able to persuade them to change the copyright on the page to a suitable free license (the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License is usually best), but usually the information on Wikipedia is a summary, preferably drawn from multiple sources, which links to pages such as the school history page as references.
Photos in New Zealand are in general out of copyright 50 years after the author dies. You can upload such photos to Wikimedia Commons and use the template Template:PD-NZ for the licensing information. Photos which are not out of copyright, but owned by the school, can be placed under a free license such as Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike by the school. The photo should be uploaded to Commons with a template of Template:OTRS pending and an email from the school sent to confirm the license details, as explained in Commons:OTRS. It's simpler if you upload a photo you took yourself, as the act of uploading it is sufficient to confirm that you release it under the license you choose on the upload form.-gadfium 21:42, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that gilesl —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gilesl (talkcontribs) 02:48, 15 October 2009 (UTC)


How can I join Wikiproject New Zealand?--AtlanticDeep (talk) 00:11, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Just add your name at Wikipedia:WPNZ#Members. We don't have newsletters, so its mainly a symbolic gesture. You might like to also add {{User WikiProject New Zealand}} to User:AtlanticDeep, and to add the New Zealand Wikipedians' notice board to your watchlist.-gadfium 03:40, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

NZ Television[edit]

Hi there! Thank you for the link :) Greetings for your coming summer from the winter-cold Hungary! :) By the way, are the comic series good in NZ, and which is the best? --Eino81 (talk) 22:12, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

By comic series, do you mean cartoons, or comedies? Bro' Town is considered to be a good cartoon series, although I don't like it myself. In general, I find the standard of comedy in New Zealand television to be poor.-gadfium 22:21, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
I meant comedy series, like the Friends in the USA... So, are their standard not so high quality, I see. And is there any series, any kind of, which contains Maori themes or stories? --Eino81 (talk) 07:20, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I can't think of any such New Zealand program that I'd recommend.-gadfium 08:41, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Maori Party - Centre Right[edit]

Hi Gadfium,

I made the change to the Maori Party article last night but on second thoughts it might be worth waiting a bit to see how things are play out. My rationale for labeling them Centre-Right was based on their recent actions coming out and supporting a piece of legislation that it would be hard to argue as not being on the right of things. While the change was a bit kneejerk on my part I will raise it in the discussion once I've seen a bit more. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bactoid (talkcontribs) 06:59, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Red Alert[edit]

Yes, I think that quite a few more blogs on New Zealand Blogosphere should be created. I shall start tomorrow, please do remove bias if you see it! Kiwiteen123 (talk) 18:49, 27 October 2009 (UTC)


Cheers for protecting my user page. Mattlore (talk) 20:26, 29 October 2009 (UTC)