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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Strange, is your country in some form still connected to the U.K?
    No we are not connected except by the queen, commercially the UK ditched us in favour of the EU common market years ago, I bet when Brexit happens they will want us back, but quite honestly we manage very well without them.
    Our government does not support classical music in any way, if its not rugby or some other sport they don't want to know, we are lucky to still have a radio channel dedicated to CM and up to now free from adds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gHeadphone View Post
    I have the proms on series record on my Sky box so ill be watching over the next few weeks (and influencing my kids i hope).

    Here is Igor Levit from last night www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p058rp3j (link may not work in all locations)
    It worked for NZ which is a miracle, we usually get "not available in your location"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    It worked for NZ which is a miracle, we usually get "not available in your location"
    The BBC i Player is not even avalibla on this site of the pond.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    The BBC i Player is not even avalibla on this site of the pond.
    I have been playing around with it and can get complete works from various prom concerts this is fantastic I must see if there is an app for smart TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    No we are not connected except by the queen, commercially the UK ditched us in favour of the EU common market years ago, I bet when Brexit happens they will want us back, but quite honestly we manage very well without them.
    Well it happened Boris is here touting for a free trade agreement with NZ I am for that but it has to be equal, he also wants a "Commonwealth Visa" so long as he doesn't use it to pass on their unwanted immigrants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    No we are not connected except by the queen, commercially the UK ditched us in favour of the EU common market years ago, I bet when Brexit happens they will want us back, but quite honestly we manage very well without them.
    Our government does not support classical music in any way, if its not rugby or some other sport they don't want to know, we are lucky to still have a radio channel dedicated to CM and up to now free from adds.
    Don't be too sure about that. Your government was one of the first to say it wanted a new trade deal after the referendum and the UK's chief trade negotiator for post-Brexit trade deals has dual UK and NZ nationality.

    Thread: not going to the Proms myself. One never-to-be-forgotten evening many years ago I got in to hear and see the Last Night, and I prefer to leave that as my crowning memory of personally attending these wonderful concerts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante

    No we are not connected except by the queen, commercially the UK ditched us in favour of the EU common market years ago, I bet when Brexit happens they will want us back, but quite honestly we manage very well without them.
    Our government does not support classical music in any way, if its not rugby or some other sport they don't want to know, we are lucky to still have a radio channel dedicated to CM and up to now free from adds.


    Quote Originally Posted by Animal the Drummer View Post
    Don't be too sure about that. Your government was one of the first to say it wanted a new trade deal after the referendum and the UK's chief trade negotiator for post-Brexit trade deals has dual UK and NZ nationality.
    You emphasise “but quite honestly we manage very well without them.” so I gather this is what you are referring to, are you saying we did not manage well? If so I do not understand how you arrive at that conclusion and the recorded comments re post Brexit between English and May are pure politics. But I am derailing the thread and apologise for that.

    Re the Proms: We are now getting via Radio a 3hr program each week during the proms not sure what it will cover.

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    I was answering your implication (that you wouldn't particularly benefit from resuming normal trading relations with us now) more than your actual words. A request from your govt.for a new trade deal was on Theresa May's desk within days of the referendum and that's far more concrete than mere "pure politics". You have indeed done well meanwhile, but you'll do better yet once you get back to trading normally with what's still the world's 5th largest economy.

    Three hours a week is a respectable helping of the Proms. I hope it covers what you most want to hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    Our government does not support classical music in any way,
    It appears to sponsor the NZSO...

    https://www.nzso.co.nz/support-us/tr...d-foundations/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Animal the Drummer View Post
    I was answering your implication (that you wouldn't particularly benefit from resuming normal trading relations with us now) more than your actual words. A request from your govt.for a new trade deal was on Theresa May's desk within days of the referendum and that's far more concrete than mere "pure politics". You have indeed done well meanwhile, but you'll do better yet once you get back to trading normally with what's still the world's 5th largest economy.

    Three hours a week is a respectable helping of the Proms. I hope it covers what you most want to hear.
    As I said this is politics and is exactly what should be done however there is a long way to go, yes it would benefit both countries for the right type of deal, the type we do not want is the one that was intended between NZ and the USA which had a clause that any changes or legislation made by the NZ gov that caused losses to American companies that were dealing with NZ would enable the company to sue the government this was applicable to all partners in the deal of course, this is the ‘Market ideology’ the companies are the priority not the country, the tax payer will always bail out failed companies etc. I can imagine what would have happened if this rule had been in place when we made anti smoking legislation the tobacco giants would have been laughing all the way to the bank.
    We are already dealing with China, India, America etc in fact we have become more Asian since we were dumped. but we still have a soft spot for old Blighty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    It funds them with a few million dollars each year and this is entirely against their ideology of ‘user pays’ they would dearly love to change this allocation of their (tax payers) money, In 1984 we had a Labour gov under David Lange and he was brilliant but got shafted by his so called mates (the fish and chips gang) if I remember rightly and we nearly lost the Concert Program (our classical radio station) and fears were that the NZSO could be targeted, obviously it did not happen this state of affairs persisted up to 1999 when under our new voting system MMP the Labour Party got into power led by Helen Clark luckily she is a classical music lover and saved the orch and radio station but of course nothing is for ever. Btw I did not see any mention of Gov funding on you link but the other sponsors were there, perhaps I was looking in the wrong place.
    I hope I don’t get another infringement notice for going off topic again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animal the Drummer View Post

    Three hours a week is a respectable helping of the Proms. I hope it covers what you most want to hear.
    I got that wrong we are being given 40 concerts over 7 weeks so that will be my evening listening a long long time.

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