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  • OnPoint: What gorilla?,

    Collins has answered that already. Cut 300 Police cars!

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: What gorilla?,

    The NZDF used containers for a mobile medical unit in PNG after the Tsunami. Also used in Afghanistan.

    Prisoners/humans need higher standards for accomodation and there won't be too much money for an Architech on this project I'm sure.

    Prisoners don't play well with others and are likely to bang on the walls leading to ACC claims for damaged hearing & burning the interior linings out, which is why concrete is used so much.
    The short term cost will be overtaken with their ongoing up keep.

    If it was this simple wouldn't they have moved some caravans in?

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Driving around Mt Eden,…,

    Here's a thought.
    Let's export our prisoners to some of the Pacific Islands to stimulate their ecomonies and increase guilty pleas if a PI prison was confirmed. 3months to 3yrs on a Tropical Island couldn't be too bad? :p

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Driving around Mt Eden,…,

    There is nothing new in this idea.
    "Private companies owned and operated the hulks holding prisoners bound for penal transportation."

    With the closure of the American Penal Colonies many of Privately owned ships were used as prisons. Then eventually those that could sail went to the Australia penal colonies.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_ships

    This is very Oliver Twist.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: What to Do?,

    Key & Goff are expressing contempt for Participatory Democracy to their superior position as Representatrives in a Representative Democracy.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: What to Do?,

    It is my understanding that the one child policy only applies to the Han.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: What to Do?,

    "I'm sorry, but is it people who respond "New Zealander" who are getting confused with nationality, or is the people who wrote the question?"

    Indeed, I was always raised to think of myself as a Cantabrian.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: On the Waterfront,

    Russell, it's the whole last minute T.I.N.A. aspect to the Auckland water front that's could leave us (NZ) with another Princess Wharf disaster.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: On the Waterfront,

    Point taken on Frank Kitts but one park does not make a water front.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: On the Waterfront,

    There are a few fundementals for a good city.
    One is to build for the people, not for the tourists. To create a party central environment for one 2,3,4 week event is pretty poor concept to start from.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but the Wellington water front was simply created for the people, not car races or rugby or the ballet. It works every day of the year.
    The second thing to be weary of is any economic boom being predicted by the RWC.
    Can you really build a business concept on a one-off like the RWC?
    If you have a party central don't expect the rest of AKL or NZ to benefit, but do expect us to pay for it?
    How about AKL addresses its major failures without looking at one game of Rugby to solve your problems?

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1157 posts Report Reply

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