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Pop music has become soundtrack to peoples' lives --- and
now deaths --- as it outplays traditional hymns at 2/3rds of today's
funerals according to new research. As the number one request at
many funerals over the past 12 months, pop music outplayed hymns
by two to one. Only 4% of mourners requested classical music.
Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' remains the firm favourite in the United
Kingdom, making it the longest-running no. 1 by holding on to the top
spot for seven years. It was only passed in 2002 by 'Wind Beneath
My Wings' by Bette Midler. The study charts the steady demise of
hymns at funerals: in 2005 they accounted for 41% of all funeral
music requests, while in 2012 the figure had fallen to just 30%. The
most popular hymn was 'Abide with Me' and there is an indication
that many are taking a more humorous approach to death, with
'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' featured at no. 13 in the
popular music chart. Hymns were once the mainstay of a funeral
service but pop music plays such an important part in people's lives
that it now acts as the theme tune to their passing.
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Mail delivery cutbacks lamented
FROM THE FRONT PAGE
Some say it's time
to stop whingeing
Rural delivery: Southland farmer
Des Forde happily collecting his
morning mail, which has been
delivered to his gate for more than
80 years. But he has concerns about
the future, with NZ Post
considering a reduction in the
Mail cuts say
What do you think of the proposed NZ Post mail delivery cuts from six
days a week to three?
Do you think it is just a sign of the times?
Will it affect you, especially if you have a rural address?
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Southern rural communities are
lamenting the possible loss of
mail delivery services, with
some saying it's just another
blow for the farming sector.
NZ Post has suggested cutting
the number of mail delivery
days from six to three each week
and it's got former Rural
Women New Zealand national
president Jeanette McIntyre, of
''From a rural point of view, it's
an essential lifeline,'' she said.
''I'd hate to see it stop. It's really
putting a brake on life as we
''It's part of living in the rural
area -- communication is just so
important -- we need good phone
lines, we need good broadband
and we need to have our mail
''It's essential, it's not a luxury
and it's a daily lifeline for older
Urban businesses expected to
get their mail delivered every
day, and farming businesses in
rural areas deserved to get the
same, she said.
Central Southland farmer Des
Forde, who has lived on the
same farm for 84 years and has
always appreciated the rural
delivery service, said he was
''I'm not very happy about this.
The mail has always come to the
gate every day.
''The daily delivery of the paper
is the most important thing. I'm
not sure how that's going to be
affected -- unless they're going to
charge us extra.''
He was also concerned at the
potential loss of discount, which
several companies offered their
clients if accounts were paid on
''With the three-day delivery, we
could miss out on that 10 per
cent discount, unless companies
change the dates that they send
out their bills.''
Waikaka farmer Hugh Gardyne
said NZ Post would definitely
get a negative reaction to the
cuts from rural people.
''We don't expect to be treated as
another class of citizen, getting
mailed delivered infrequently.
''I wouldn't want to see the
service reduced below five
But Riverton farmer Vaughan
Templeton Mr Templeton said
the people he was most con-
cerned about were the rural
delivery contractors and the
impact the changes could have
He also acknowledged that it
was a sign of the times.
''Mail volumes are going down
and people need to stop whinge-
ing and get on with it.
''There's always resistance to
Federated Farmers and Rural
Women New Zealand have
written to Southland and Otago
members, asking them to
express their views through the
public consultation process.
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