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I am back from retirement for a short period of time. Any requests for help or suggestions as to what I can do to fill in my time here can be left down below

Re: Alan[edit]

Hi Kiwiteen123, It's almost certainly worth asking him again, and I'm sure Alan would meet all the criteria. By coincidence I asked another Kiwi today (XLerate) whether he'd reconsidered his earlier decision not to stand for admin, but I'd forgotten that Alan wasn't an admin yet. If you want to ask him, feel free (it's easy enough to nominate someone, and I'd definitely be keen to add my name to the nom. Grutness...wha? 09:46, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Just out of interest, Grutness, How many admins do we have here in New Zealand?Kiwiteen123 (talk) 20:52, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Grutness and I are the only admins who have been consistently active on NZ issues over a long period of time. Other NZ admins who are less active, at least on NZ articles, are User:Evil Monkey, User:Master Thief Garrett, User:Davidcannon, User:Brian, User:Robin Patterson, and User:Sabine's Sunbird. User:Glen and User:Moriori are more or less inactive but still hold admin rights. User:Konstable was a very active admin who burned out and resigned a couple of years ago. Some Aussie admins have been known to take an interest in matters on this side of the ditch: User:Stormie and User:CJ. I've probably forgotten at least one more. I haven't actually met any of these people.-gadfium 22:24, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Gadfium's more or less covered it, but I'm pretty sure he's missed one or two as well (but names elude me). There used to be a Category:Wikipedian administrators in New Zealand, but it must have been deleted. I'll add that User:Moriori may be largely inactive here, but he's also one of the best liaisons with the Maori-language Wikipedia. There are no doubt quite a few others who could and should be admins (e.g. user:Helenalex, User:SimonLyall, user:Limegreen, and I'm surprised User:Dramatic isn't one...). Grutness...wha? 23:57, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
PS -hope the exams go well - you at O.U.? Grutness...wha? 00:37, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Not yet... :) Thanks. Kiwiteen123 (talk) 01:45, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
PS is there any reason why Category:Wikipedian administrators in New Zealand can't be recreated? Kiwiteen123 (talk) 04:18, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Mmmm. I've had a look and I seem to have been wrong - at least it's never existed with that title. I don't think there are any subcategories of admin by country, though, so it may not be acceptable. It would be useful, though, I think. Perhaps it's something to propose at Category talk:Wikipedia administrators and Wikipedia talk:Administrators, to see whether there's a specific reason why it's not done. I'm sure I've seen a list somewhere in the past, though - perhaps there was one at WP:WPNZ (if there was it's gone now). Grutness...wha? 05:43, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
The category was Category:New Zealand Wikipedia administrators, which was deleted following the discussion at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/User/Archive/April_2007#Administrators_by_country.-gadfium 06:13, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks both of you! Perhaps it could be created on wikiproject NZ? Kiwiteen123 (talk) 06:16, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
It may well be worthwhile having a list of NZ admins on the project's main page... Grutness...wha? 23:03, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Clendon[edit]

Hey Kiwiteen123, in previous cases of a list MP being elected there has been a notice stating that "so and so has been declared elected today by the electoral commission" etc. I suspect that right now we are in a period where Bradford has resigned but Clendon hasn't been declared elected an MP yet. But again, thats just a suspect as there are no sources either way Mattlore (talk) 06:09, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

[1] Here is the last one :) Mattlore (talk) 06:10, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, I am unsure what the article should now say but I will place a current event tag on it. If they have not announced it by this time tomorrow I will fix the article somehow... Thanks, Kiwiteen123 (talk) 06:15, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

The Apprentice (NZ TV Series)[edit]

Please wait until there's something more substantial that "it's being shot" before creating the article. Thank you. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 04:42, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Well Terry Serepisos is to front the NZ version Hugo999 (talk) 11:03, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

If you want to help there is User:Kiwiteen123/The Apprentice (NZ TV Series) to edit until it is "notable". Kiwiteen123 (talk) 05:36, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

No mention of who/what company is making the program or what channel it will be on Hugo999 (talk) 08:05, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

New Zealand Politics / Government[edit]

Yes, would like to write some more articles. Have just written one on ex-MP Murray Robert Smith who has just died. PS: you are finishing exams (like my son) Hugo999 (talk) 11:03, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your interest! Please add your name at Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand/Politics, then the fun can begin! Thanks, Kiwiteen123 (talk) 05:34, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Simon Bloom[edit]

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Re:Merry Christmas[edit]

Thank you! I wish you all the best of the season too :) Happy holidays! Grutness...wha? 05:14, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

And a very merry Christmas to you and yours as well. Thank you for all of your help! You are a true asset. Enjoy the time away. Regards, --PMDrive1061 (talk) 15:38, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Paper Plus Group[edit]

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For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Reconsider! 08:43, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Re: Paper plus group[edit]

I've removed the CSD template because on second thought, the company appears to have sufficient notability within New Zealand. So yeah, don't worry about it. -Reconsider! 08:54, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

== Merry Xmas ==

And I may be able to add a stub entry for ALL the Historic Electorates; even just a brief statement that electorate XYZ existed from 18X to 19Y and had 10 MPs including A B C (the ones that have their own page) Hugo999 (talk) 09:11, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Help Needed[edit]

Hi Kiwiteen,

I saw your request on Gadfium's talk page. You would be welcome to help with an assessment drive for Wikiproject New Zealand (When I say "drive", I've assessed about 1600 articles since May, and another editor has done about 600). The main target now is a pile of 4,000 articles which are tagged for the project and already marked as low-importance. The list is here. I have been revising the "year in New Zealand" series to mid-importance as I go. For the next week or so I'm working on a separate list of completely unassesed articles where someone ran a bot to tag music and politics-related articles - so we are unlikely to clash. dramatic (talk) 04:36, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi Dramatic,
I shall have a look through that tomorrow and start working on them. I will let you know how I go.
Thanks, Kiwiteen123 Please reply on my talk page 04:49, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
See also Schwede66's response on my talk page. Any contributions to either idea would be great.-gadfium 06:07, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Hi All,
I'm dreadfully sorry but I have had some complications in my recovery. I should be back on WP within a week. Sorry! Kiwiteen123 Please reply on my talk page 23:54, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
I hope your recovery goes more smoothly from now on. Your health should be your priority. Wikipedia can wait.-gadfium 06:16, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Politics pages[edit]

Hello Kiwiteen, I only recently saw that you created a page on NZ politics. There's a separate page with the same title, but a lower case letter instead of a capital, that covers the same topic. Hence, I've shifted your good work on the photos for politicians to Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand/politics. If you decide to unretire for a while, maybe you'd like to join the taskforce. To do so, please paste the following code onto your user page:
{{User WikiProject New Zealand/politics}}
That will create a user box and add you to the membership. Thanks for your contributions. Schwede66 19:46, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

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New MP pages[edit]

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