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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:Wasnt there one planned for 04 in new zealand? if so when is it gunna be confirmed as all the go? I reckon I have to arrange time off work to get there and arsn will be the same...I havent heard anything about this for sooooo long.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="images/icons/confused.gif" />

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz

Total posts: 2615
Posted:FEburary some time isn't it ?.

that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 1017
Posted:Currently there are some major event organising issues in New Zealand after someone organised a cycle race on a public road and one of the cycles crossed the center line on the road and rider got killed. The organiser was convicted, even though the rules stated that the "road rules" applied to the race. A lot of other events that have a risk factor are now being cancelled because even a "charity fun run" you can not guarantee the safety of everyone.
The convicted event organiser is appealing the ruling.
Waiting to see what happens...


"May your balls always burn"

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Posted:Malcolm,

what about getting the Hop'ers to sign an indemnity(sp?) form. This should legally remove all responsibility from yourself, as your entering into a written contract stating participants are responsible for their own actions and saftey.

I know doing even vaugley dangerous events over here these are almost always required, just to ensure no-one sues the organisers because they sprained and ankle etc. etc.

You could probably arrange it so you can have the form on this site, and people can sign before they travel.

Just a thought tho.

PsyB.


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 1017
Posted:PsyB,

From what I understand it does not matter if the organiser has a contract with the participant disolving responsability for injuries/death.
I am keeping an eye on the court case to see what evolves.

Regards

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:Wow, a place with more legal issues than the States. How odd. I didn't think that was possible.

I have no idea if the same kind of liability would apply in NZ, but perhaps you could contact someone at the Burningman project and see how they manage it. With 30,000 complete freaks going completely ape there every year, there are always a few casualties, and they don't seem to have a problem for some reason.


-v-

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DarkDevil


DarkDevil

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Location: St. John's, Newfoundland.

Total posts: 233
Posted:the idea of me going to these events never even goes through my head, plane ticket to australia would probibly run me $1200cdn roundtrip, atleast...

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a trick, this is a stunt. The difference between a stunt and a trick is that a trick is something that tricks or fools the audience, a stunt is something that only an idiot would do -Ivan, Ash Circle, 10/04/03

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:that may be the case DD but there are also many other people who would be really into this type of thing.

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Total posts: 22
Posted:I'd be in the same boat as Dark on the fundage situation. No cash equals a whole lot of no plane tickets. But for anyone who can afford the stuff, my praise goes out to you all. Also the whole being 17 thing doesn't help a whole lot either... I'm a total n00b here too.. but I just thought I should throw in my 2 sence worth on this one.

A feeling that sears my soul,One that burns my mindIt grips my heartAnd breaks my bodyNot madnessOr fearBut one of warmthFor my essenceHas been preservedWithin the golden sanctionOf your heartInsanityDarkness Embrace

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:some of us have been looking forward to an international gathering for several years nowit's in New Zealand not Australia. Not much difference when you come from Nova Scotia but a whole different country in the real world.....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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DarkDevil


DarkDevil

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Location: St. John's, Newfoundland.

Total posts: 233
Posted:oh, definately C@ntus, i understand.. but i just wish i lived over in that general area... After university perhaps i'll get to move down there with my lover. But as for now i don't think flying down will be an option.. i priced it at over 3000 canadian dollars just a few minutes ago

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a trick, this is a stunt. The difference between a stunt and a trick is that a trick is something that tricks or fools the audience, a stunt is something that only an idiot would do -Ivan, Ash Circle, 10/04/03

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The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy


The_Pirate_Dyke_Boy

HOP Lord of the Pirate Admiralty
Location: Canterbury, UK

Total posts: 1079
Posted:i wish i could come!!!! but the whole 17yr-old-at-college-without-job thing is kinda stopping me.

i think my idea is a lot cheaper!!!

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=006305
br>chek it out

tho in fairness id rather go to NZ, this is nxt best thing


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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:le bumpe bumpe,
le meow, meoarw!
:keeps flame alive:


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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz

Total posts: 2615
Posted:It's dead in the water i don't think it will ever happen at the moment.

that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz

Total posts: 2615
Posted:Playing Mind games yet ? umm

that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:like Telepathic snap?

or Telekinetic snakes and ladders?


Those sort of mind games?


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FireSpirit
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

FireSpirit

Classic 90's Fire Dancer... Poi, Staff, Doubles, and Breathing
Location: South Lake Tahoe

Total posts: 743
Posted:Quote:
some of us have been looking forward to an international gathering for several years now



I know I have! I would get on a plain in a heart beat to see my friends in NZ, and Astralia.... But it's getting to be fall there isn't it? I don't know if we want to do this in the winter there... Although I hear the winters can be Mild.... I would rather visit in the summer, maby sometime in November or December. My Christmas gift to Myself!!

Could we do it in the Desert like at Burnning Man? Do you all have BLM land... owned by the people, for the people? We could wait a year till 05' till it all settles down too...

Anyway, I wouuld Love to come down and Play!!

~Fire Spirit


FIRE IS ALIVE!
IT LIVES AND BREATHS!
IT CONSUMES, AND DISTROYS!
BUT WE CONTROL IT,
AND DANCE WITH FIRE!!

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joulz


joulz

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Location: montreal

Total posts: 187
Posted:like the post int he other thread that that guy gave us a link to, it would be best it hink for everyone to get togehter in the city closest to them in each continent cus umm flying oversea like umm reallly far with the money i dont have would be cool but not dooable umm

it must be green

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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:yeah but joulz this thread is about the international hop gathering which as c@ntus said heaps of people have been waiting for, for a loooonnnngggg time...the national deal has already been done... this is an old thread that has been bumped by the beoootiful bender

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It's dead in the water i don't think it will ever happen at the moment


oh wow puk. That makes me really sad... there is a way around everything if you look at it in a positive light. You have said that yourself. confused

I think that we should really get the hoppers interested to have their say here in the thread and then prehaps ask us all to sign the waver form... Im more than happy to if I get to meet all my lovies... BTW what happened with the case malcolm??
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TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:i have two positions on this topic....

position 1: looking out to sea. Yay! thats such a good idea, i was wondering what happened to it myself.... id shure love to gettogether for a fire only convention, ye ha! bring on the dancing goats.

Position 2: Bent over. I hope this dosnt happen, purly because i know i wont be able to go and ill be right annoyed.

T ubblol


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz

Total posts: 2615
Posted:Valura im just annoyed with it cause every six months it comes up and we say it would be great .

Sorry for been very silly in this thread as well ubbloco

we need a date to work towards eg januray 2005

Something



that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:Step 1. bump to generate more discussion. more discussion generates more interest. This involves collecting underpants.
Step 3. Profit! more interest is requried for any action to be taken.

I am wearing.


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MrConfused
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

MrConfused

addict
Location: I wish I knew

Total posts: 529
Posted:I'm still up for it, as I have been for the past couple of years. If it's happening in a couple of years time (06 or 07), I might even be over there at the time anyway biggrin. Kind of glad it didn't happen earlier this year, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to go, having just passed through and not being able to afford to backtrack.

Still hoping
J


If you're not confused, you're not thinking about things hard enough.

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