Posts by Glenn Pearce

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  • Hard News: Schools: can we get a plan up…, in reply to Graham Dunster,

    There are plenty of unisex (I assume you mean single sex) schools in the CBD etc area, not so many mixed.

    Where are these please? Auckland Girls Grammar is the only one I'm aware of.

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  • Hard News: Schools: can we get a plan up…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    So by the end of the year, the school will be about 100 students over its capacity.

    Yes, but it's not as straightforward as that, how many year 6's leaving in this year's cohort and how many year 1's forecast for next year?

    And it's tricky because the Year 0/1 all come on in dribs and drabs through the year and the Year 6's all leave at the end. So they haven't actually been 100 over capacity all year at all, far from it.

    Anecdotal I know, but I think it is slowing myself. The next squeeze will be at WSC, that's where the real focus needs to be. IMHO

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  • Hard News: Schools: can we get a plan up…,

    100917 MERA Western Bays Report Final.pdf

    If anyone want's a bit of light reading, here's the 2010 report commissioned that concluded everything is fine and dandy in the Western Bays

    Tui Billboard

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  • Hard News: Schools: can we get a plan up…, in reply to barnaclebarnes,

    They tried that at Alexander Park? All the locals quashed it because it meant they'd then be out of the Grammar Zone

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  • Hard News: Schools: can we get a plan up…,

    Without wanting to defend the ministry's poor planning too much, it is a complex problem.

    Roll growth does tend to go in cycles as demographics change. I believe the Primary age children in Western Bays area is predicted to peak in 2015. And it wasn't that long ago those primary schools in question had very, very low rolls.

    Would it be wise for the ministry make capital investment to increase the capacities of those schools to say 900 when in a few short years the roll may start declining again?. The community needs to consider that it may end up with a giant primary school in the area but few primary age children.

    Pt Chev is a special case with the planned intensification of course, no-one really knows what that effect will be and over how long.

    This is not a new problem, everyone will remember Pre-fabs at their schools at various times.

    There is of course another mechanism to manage the growth and that is the zone. But that would be political suicide to suggest changing the zones of the schools in question.

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  • Hard News: Unscripted Drama,

    This tour has certainly been a revelation, there wouldn't have been many that picked events would unfold as they have which is the great thing about sport

    Also compare and contrast the teams on field behaviour with the Ashes, no one has threatened to break anyone's arm as far as I can tell

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  • Up Front: Egypt: It's Complicated, in reply to Emma Hart,

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    Somehow they've managed to "keep it real" on those Nubian village trips. The drawings on the sides of the houses depicting the family Hajj journey are fantastic also.

    Do they still have the white lines painted on the ground on the streets surrounding the temples that the touts are not allowed to cross?

    One group from our tour got held ransom for Bakshesh on the boat back from the Philae temple. Kept going round in circles till someone handed over a few pounds.

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  • Capture: BDO - Post Hoc,

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    Here you go

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  • Capture: BDO - Post Hoc,

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    Old Mill Road letter box

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Whine Festival, in reply to Russell Brown,

    What does it say about parking provisions.

    During Pasifika there is parking available at TAPAC/WSC and Motat 2 / Seddon fields is that going to be available?

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