Alan Duff declares bankruptcy ... in a French chateau

Jun 28, 2011 Full story: Stuff.co.nz 20

Author Alan Duff has finally declared himself bankrupt in France, ending a three-year wait by creditors owed $3.6 million.

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#1 Jun 28, 2011
Good job. This idiot is a fool.

“Educating Utus”

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#2 Jun 29, 2011
Get Down James Brown wrote:
Good job. This idiot is a fool.
Why because he showed the world the true nature of the Maori?

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#3 Jun 29, 2011
Torqueing Heads wrote:
<quoted text>Why because he showed the world the true nature of the Maori?
No, it is because he spent millions of dollars he did not have, yet he lives in France in Chateau de la Doree in an attempt to pay his debts off. He would have been better to stay in NZ where his fan base and or debts were located. What was he doing in France? Trying to hide from his debts? Trying to avoid them by being out of the country? I'm not sure what your "true nature of the Maori?" statement means. Sorry.

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#4 Jun 29, 2011
Torqueing Heads wrote:
<quoted text>Why because he showed the world the true nature of the Maori?
I was mostly not happy with this last statement in the paper,
"Since leaving New Zealand, Duff has made several trips home to Havelock North. He joined the prestigious Hastings Golf Club in 2009, sparking outrage among his creditors."

Only a fool does that sort of thing. That's what I meant by my first post.

“LEX TALIONIS”

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Auckland, New Zealand

#5 Jun 29, 2011
Get Down James Brown wrote:
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I'm not sure what your "true nature of the Maori?"
Duff is hated by Mario gravy train conductors because he committed the sin of exposing Mario wickedness without blaming Whitey.

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#6 Jun 29, 2011
Get Down James Brown wrote:
Good job. This idiot is a fool.
I <3 your username!^.^

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New Zealand

#7 Jun 29, 2011
Alan Duff= Once Were Warriors- Maori

Whoever= Priscilla Queen of the desert- Australians

“Educating Utus”

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Wanganui, New Zealand

#8 Jun 29, 2011
Erana Monika wrote:
Alan Duff= Once Were Warriors- Maori
Whoever= Priscilla Queen of the desert- Australians
Once were warriors = Accurate portrayal of the average Maori family and of a race with serious issues that include an extremely violent disposition, who regularly attack those members of society least able to defend themselves.
Let there be Rock

Christchurch, New Zealand

#9 Jun 29, 2011
Torqueing Heads wrote:
<quoted text>Once were warriors = Accurate portrayal of the average Maori family and of a race with serious issues that include an extremely violent disposition, who regularly attack those members of society least able to defend themselves.
...judging from your two black eyes, you've already been told twice! LoL
Dr Death

Auckland, New Zealand

#10 Jun 29, 2011
Torqueing Heads wrote:
<quoted text>Why because he showed the world the true nature of the Maori?
your te reo must have gone rusty....the last name brown was maori....?:D

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#11 Jun 30, 2011
Torqueing Heads wrote:
<quoted text>Once were warriors = Accurate portrayal of the average Maori family and of a race with serious issues that include an extremely violent disposition, who regularly attack those members of society least able to defend themselves.
I remember that movie. I did not think much of it other than it was just another violent action movie. I read his books. They were better than the screen play. There was violence, it seams it was all Maori people fighting other Maori people. I have a friend who is a Maori. He's not like that, but he said there are some areas of New Zealand that are like this. Allan Duff owes my friends company a few thousand dollars. It doesn't look likely that he will see any of his money.

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#12 Jun 30, 2011
PC_Is_Marxism wrote:
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Duff is hated by Mario gravy train conductors because he committed the sin of exposing Mario wickedness without blaming Whitey.
What is a gravy train? I have not heard that before and Wikipedia was a little vague.

"Riding the Gravy Train", an expression that means that one has an easy life"

or

"“So, you’re riding the gravy train.” This phrase is generally used interchangeably with terms like “sitting pretty,” or “living on Easy Street.” It means your life looks good and seems to be pretty easy, as far as the other person is concerned. "

Is this correct? Because you are right, Allan Duff was 'sitting pretty' in France until he declared bankruptcy. Sorry to keep on about him, but gee, his actions will cause my friend's business some difficulties over the next two years as he tries to recoup his losses. The worst thing about the situation is that he never told my friend he was on the verge of bankruptcy.

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#13 Jun 30, 2011
Get Down James Brown wrote:
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I remember that movie. I did not think much of it other than it was just another violent action movie. I read his books. They were better than the screen play. There was violence, it seams it was all Maori people fighting other Maori people. I have a friend who is a Maori. He's not like that, but he said there are some areas of New Zealand that are like this. Allan Duff owes my friends company a few thousand dollars. It doesn't look likely that he will see any of his money.
Beware the people trying to taint your water with racism... that is why i think you're like huh? who? what?

“False Prophet”

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#14 Jun 30, 2011
What is the message here

At least we still got Taika to be encouraged by

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#15 Jun 30, 2011
Erana Monika wrote:
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Beware the people trying to taint your water with racism... that is why i think you're like huh? who? what?
I am not into racism. I commented because I felt sorry for my friend who put a lot of effort into making books for Allan Duff and is now out of pocket. I'm not trying to say he was bankrupt because of his race. I was just upset he had the money to fly across the world, and enjoy the jet-setters life, while he head debts to pay. That's all. Please don't think I have something against his race. Like I said, I have Maori friends and they are good people to me. I would go out of my way to help them. Sorry if I offended people here. Not my intention.

“LEX TALIONIS”

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Auckland, New Zealand

#16 Jun 30, 2011
Get Down James Brown wrote:
<quoted text>
What is a gravy train? I have not heard that before and Wikipedia was a little vague.
"Riding the Gravy Train", an expression that means that one has an easy life"
or
"“So, you’re riding the gravy train.” This phrase is generally used interchangeably with terms like “sitting pretty,” or “living on Easy Street.” It means your life looks good and seems to be pretty easy, as far as the other person is concerned. "
Is this correct? Because you are right, Allan Duff was 'sitting pretty' in France until he declared bankruptcy. Sorry to keep on about him, but gee, his actions will cause my friend's business some difficulties over the next two years as he tries to recoup his losses. The worst thing about the situation is that he never told my friend he was on the verge of bankruptcy.
It is in reference to the greedy Mario elite who care more about scrounging handouts from the Government than they do about helping their own people.

“False Prophet”

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#17 Jun 30, 2011
PC_Is_Marxism wrote:
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It is in reference to the greedy Mario elite who care more about scrounging handouts from the Government than they do about helping their own people.
This is where Taika will survive. Visionary and down to earth.

And nooo political ambitions

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#18 Jul 1, 2011
Get Down James Brown wrote:
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I am not into racism. I commented because I felt sorry for my friend who put a lot of effort into making books for Allan Duff and is now out of pocket. I'm not trying to say he was bankrupt because of his race. I was just upset he had the money to fly across the world, and enjoy the jet-setters life, while he head debts to pay. That's all. Please don't think I have something against his race. Like I said, I have Maori friends and they are good people to me. I would go out of my way to help them. Sorry if I offended people here. Not my intention.
It is nice to have you here. I am sick of the racist comments i would just like to be in a discussion with people who do not hate you because of your race or "they only hate your people, not you in particular" Its nice to have someone like you to not be prompted into making a racist remark like the word association game "bread" and "butter"

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#19 Jul 3, 2011
Hello Erana,

I understand your comments a little clearer now after spending a few hours reading some posts on other threads. Very interesting debates going on here.
Erana Monika wrote:
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the word association game "bread" and "butter"
Some of these threads sound like an adult version of the The Butter Battle Book, or another chapter in the age long debate over nature vs nurture. Either way, something I do not wish to hear about. I enjoy getting on with living.
Whatsblantantlyc lear

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#20 Jul 22, 2011
Beware of the nasty multi pseudonym troll that lurks on the Topix forums. Her real name is Tamblin Larking of Bulls NZ

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