Posts by Rob Stowell

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  • Hard News: Going solar?, in reply to BenWilson,

    The cost of building new large-scale generation is likely the biggest driver of solar in the home.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Going solar?, in reply to David Haywood,

    We've had a Thermocell system since 1998. Runs brilliantly. We did blow the controller but that might have been our dodgy power. And Nick gave us a new one.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Hope and Wire, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    The Harris Bros one-ring circus in three and a half-acts acts is still a classic story. Not likely to ever be told somehow.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Hope and Wire,

    Margaret is right though. Even Chapman boasting said their march only had 115 people. There are about 400, 000 of us. Not even 1 in 3000 (at a guess) of our people would identify with these idiots. Yet they are given prominence - because it's a stereotypical Chch slur.
    No thoughts on the 2nd installment?

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Now win the argument, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    we, the public of New Zealand, and especially we the wealthier public, need to pay more into the pool of money that we want to be spent on education. But again no politician will suggest that

    Raising the top rate to 36% is, sadly, superficial. But a CGT will be a big change, and it will both broaden the ‘tax base’ and increase tax income overall.
    Noone really wants to predict how much it’ll raise- because everyone seem to agree it’ll take some time to kick in, and also because it’s likely to change behaviour (that’s part of the intent- drawing investment away from property- but it’s also likely to lead to other forms of avoiding tax coming into play) and that’s something it’s pretty hard to predict.
    But it's Labour and Green policy, and it will raise more in tax.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: World Cup of Evil, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    I only saw the last 15 minutes. I

    I only saw snatches of the first 20 - but after that, it felt like it'd be hard to watch any more. Brazilian fans in tears after 20 minutes.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Now win the argument, in reply to 81stcolumn,

    giving teachers a day a week in which to learn, mark work properly and give proper feedback may be of more benefit.

    Something more teacher numbers might also work towards?

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Hope and Wire,

    Some more of The Eastern in this clip

    (Not sure how I feel about what this portends for the next episode or so- beyond it didn’t quite work for me today :) I dunno- sometimes it only takes a little pinch of cliche to spoil the whole pot.)

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  • Hard News: Hope and Wire,

    Link here

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  • Muse: One Of These Things Is Not Like…,

    Thanks Craig.

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