Some laws are about standing up and making a statement about who we are as a nation. They're bigger and far more important than their on the ground practical effect. This is one of them.
Thank you Emma.
one of New Zealand's "ingenious people"...
Ha! Thanks, I missed that. I did notice that Juxtapoz has him as "Tame Ito", and that he's had "legal issues with the law".
Meanwhile, in Henderson, under the radar of the creative sterility police.
Askew, who too often works for little more than the cost of materials
Respect. And also for this.
seals are really good at harvesting penned salmon-
Thanks Islander. It's been a big issue with fur seals in Tasmania for years now. Capsicum spray seems to be the latest trick.
Any farmed salmon is neither ethical or particularly healthy
Re. the ethics of farmed salmon:
The alleged main protagonist in the bashing to death of 23 seals at Kaikoura in 2010 was described , along with his younger already convicted accomplice, as a builder. Both men have claimed that they were culling animals that they regarded as pests. What hasn't been prominently reported is that they were employees of a salmon farm.
I do think businesses identifying themselves with the 'Living Wage' movement, and signing a pledge or something, as with the Tonzu Tofu Hilary mentioned, might help in a small way. Or a big way, for those working in those companies.
Tonzu's reasons for getting involved are certainly interesting. BTW at around $15 per kilo Tonzu seems to be one of the better priced premium tofus, and their claim to be organic appears to be backed up by independent certification.
That's still nearly twice the price of Chinese supermarket tofu, but I notice that Tofu Man, probably one of the biggest non-organic producers, was named and shamed* by Auckland health inspectors a while back.
*Despite the headline the offenders listed aren't all restaurants.
First question, can we come up with a decent way of calculating a genuine 'living wage'?
There was some earnest discussion in the Chch Press a few months back about reversing the decay of New Brighton and environs. The one idea that seemed to spark enthusiasm was to somehow have the area go 'upmarket'. If a more moneyed class of gentlefolk could be persuaded to take up residence then the place would become 'vibrant', with the kind of cafes and watering holes that supposedly flourish across the estuary at Sumner.
It all seemed very well-meant, but nowhere was there any suggestion that the current residents might patronise an emerging cafe culture if only they were paid enough to eat out occasionally. Nor did anyone address the question of where they'd live once the makeover class had usurped their living space.
Some living wage info here. The meaty stuff is in the downloadable PDFs.
"Time poor" - what on earth is that?
People who don't have enough time to cook. "Time Starving" are people who don't even have enough time to eat. "Can't eat, tweeting", is "Time anorexic"
How about "time bulimic" - human-free soylent.
I only wear winter clothes and find bare skin offensive
No early morning barefoot strolls for you then Mr Angry.
Keep those precious bodily fluids safe from the international dewish conspiracy.
My (liberal bubble) Twitter feed agrees that the winner of the night was Chris Auchinvole, who hugely impressed me on the select committee.
Thanks for that. Auchinvole was also pretty impressive at the time of the passing of the CERA legislation.