An unusual name for a dog

February 6th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

When Labour leader rattled through the names of his Maori MPs and the good works they were doing, it sounded like a slip of the tongue when he referred to Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene as “Tino” before correcting himself.

But more likely he was indulging in some word association, given that the Shearer family’s dog is called . The “schnoodle” got its name because his daughter first spotted it on the internet on Waitangi Day.

Does this mean the dog can file claims with the Waitangi Tribunal? :-)

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14 Responses to “An unusual name for a dog”

  1. Elaycee (4,410 comments) says:

    Does this mean the dog can file claims with the Waitangi Tribunal?

    Yup… the dog’s (previously forgotten) ancestor left the indistinguishable mark on the Treaty document – just below that of the Harawiras. 8O

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  2. Komata (1,204 comments) says:

    But, but, I thought that Kuri’s were extinct and that the dog was introduced into Aotearoa by the hated (by some) pakeha ( bit like the kaimanawa horses really….). Perhaps it was a ‘whitey’s’ dog that became ‘culturally sensitive’ ?

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  3. Redbaiter (9,662 comments) says:

    Chris Finlayson, in his abject submission to the PC myths that underpin the treaty process, would probably be more than happy to process the dog’s claim, providing the mutt turned up with some photo copied bullshit and a tiki attached to his collar.

    And it would fly through the Waitangi Tribunal, where all that has to happen for a claim to be rubber stamped is for someone to show with a half baked story slagging off white fella.

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  4. Black with a Vengeance (1,867 comments) says:

    Maybe the dog is the direct descendent of the skin parchment used and has legitimate claim to ownership of the actual treaty itself?

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  5. gump (1,664 comments) says:

    The name is oddly appropriate.

    The Tino Rangatiratanga movement is largely comprised of mutts and mongrels.

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  6. Paulus (2,672 comments) says:

    This morning I had an epiphany.

    Follow the current Labour leader’s suggestion yesterday that we should all use the words “Happy Waitangi Day” as a greeting, like Happy New Year.

    I did so first thing this morning to my family at breakfast – they looked at me as though the old man had gone bonkers (more than usual).

    But, the dog looked at me ,went to the garden door, out quickly, and did a great poo in the middle of the back lawn.

    Where did I go wrong ?

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  7. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,924 comments) says:

    Paulus @12.32

    You didn’t build a big enough lawn.

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  8. Black with a Vengeance (1,867 comments) says:

    You didn’t train it to shit on your neighbour’s lawn, Paulus

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  9. Longknives (4,889 comments) says:

    He named his dog ‘Tino Rangatiratanga’?

    Dear God. How fucking tragic.

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  10. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (895 comments) says:

    Shearer is a winner folks. Leave him alone. He is preparing to run the country for 9 years starting from 2014.

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  11. Komata (1,204 comments) says:

    Paulus

    Your dog may heve been indicating his displeasure at you being in possesstion of ‘his’ land and was hoping you’d leave if he created enough crap to force you to do so. (sound familar?) It did however overlook one minor, but important detail: without you to clothe and feed and house it, it can’t remain in the lifestyle to which it has become very used – but will never acknowledge that that is the case (sound even more familiar?) Is it coloured brown or brown and white BTW?

    Just a thought…

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  12. Ross Miller (1,706 comments) says:

    thank you Sidekick for your advice that Shearer is set to flea the Country for nine years following his defeat in 2014 (or earlier if Cunliffe has his way). Will he be taking the dog with him?

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  13. stigie (1,348 comments) says:

    Hey Sidekick, you forgot the Greens, NZF, Mana. Phuck me, get your shit together man !!

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  14. pq (728 comments) says:

    david farrar above says
    “When Labour leader David Shearer rattled through the names of his Maori MPs and the good works they were doing, it sounded like a slip of the tongue when he referred to Te Tai Tonga MP Rino Tirikatene as “Tino” before correcting himself.

    But more likely he was indulging in some word association, given that the Shearer family’s dog is called Tino Rangatiratanga. The “schnoodle” got its name because his daughter first spotted it on the internet on Waitangi Day.

    my comment pq
    is Farrar stupid or what, perhaps another walk
    be strong Farrar if you can because we shall change things, the leader requires credibility

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