Rhys Darby relives his Christchurch days
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 7:00p.m.
Rhys Darby grew up in Auckland, but Christchurch holds a special place in his heart.
He went there as an 18-year-old soldier, based at Burnham, and then on to Canterbury University, and then on to a career in comedy.
It's where he had his first paid gig and met his wife. Both happened incidentally at the same venue.
Today Rhys Darby returned to the very spot where it all began. The building is no longer there. It was destroyed in the earthquake, but the memories are strong, and so too is a desire to do good.
Watch the video for his story.
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20/09/2012 12:16:55 a.m.
Hey Tim are you from New Zealand????
What bow wow did is a damn insult to the country, new zealand as a country is recognised world wide for its indigenous race i.e. the maori race, these people came out to do him honour and whats he do??? ignores it and goes to the vodafone shop, ignorant S.O.B. cause thats what he is an ignorant S.O.B.Imagine doing the same in america where at any event if you dont stand up for their national anthem the take it as an insult and for this kapa haka group to be insulted like that is a damn disgrace, american rappers are all up themselves anyway, i'm gonna start a fb page to highlight bow wow's ignorance.
19/09/2012 5:14:03 p.m.
Tina Kaiawe wrote:
One would think that someone would have informed Bow Wow of the powhiri process and the importance of it before arriving here. It made him look disrespectful, but as he mentioned later if he had of known he would have payed attention, and thats why he asked if they could do it again. Dont blame the young guy for something he should be taught while on tour. If I was in the Maori group, I would have did it right there and then for him, why? to show Bow Wow how we respect manuhiri regardless...
19/09/2012 6:39:26 a.m.
He should've been advised by his publicist about our culture before he landed, that should be the case for any artist who are travelling to different countries, it still doesn't give him the right to strut into Auckland Airport like he owned the place, so what if he got a hard time in customs there must have been a reason, welcome to the real world, artist or not customs officers have a job to do and they did it. Bow Wow 'whatever' you blatantly disprespected our culture and looking at your smirk that you had your face you didn't even care.
19/09/2012 6:32:11 a.m.
Rhys Darby, yawn....Oh, is he meant to be funny?
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