I finish up my dates in March
Ooops. Thanks Matthew.
<administers more caffeine>
The issue is complex, and doesn't neatly fit into a metric that is easily measurable in a contractual sense.
Totally agree with that. Applies to many functions currently in the public service. It therefore worries me when they talk about priviatising them.
but those aren't the important indicators
I agree. Though I think many of the public might be less concerned about 'nice' kiwifruit and settle for simply having them locked in someone else's fruitbowl.
Also, what George said. Until something dramatic changes, we will continue to see politicians of many stripes wasting vast sums of public money imprisoning more people while cutting funding for trivial things like special education support and night classes.
I think we can assume Lily Allen will not be performing. Well, not musically anyway.
And Nikau cafe in the city gallery has apparently just reopened.
If you can ever get in. I thought the service at Floriditas was marvellous and it wasn't that noisy for me. Maranui (sob) was crazy bustling loud, moreso that L'Affare which seemed a bit busy and dark for a parental venue but damn fine otherwise. Wellingtonistas will know more, I'm sure. Island Bay sounds interesting.
if the scanning process involves some judgement about things like lighting, contrast etc
I am unaware of any copying process that fails that test at the level of professionalism Gordon refers to. Unless someone can tell us about a case of a library or other repository batch scanning archived images with no manual intervention.
Whether than then creates something deserving of protection that prevents others using it, I don't know. We passed the age of "originals" and "copies" long ago. But I am not waiting around for another hundred pages to learn more.
If Corrections isn't trusted to run prisons efficiently, how can it be trusted to monitor efficiently?
So choose performance indicators that they have less chance of fudging - like escapes where the police will reluctantly be doing some of the data collection.
I personally doubt that it's worth the extra effort or cost, but that Auckland remand operation sounded like it worked quite well. I'm not saying that discounts all the overseas evidence, the perverse incentives or the moral issues about privatising a very coercive state function. And thank you Keith for gathering the data to guide the discussion.
I find it interesting that privatising prisons is supported by some of the same folk who bleat about taxation being coercive 'theft'.
well behaved inmates
White collar crims like finance company bosses, you mean?
a dominatrix with wings
Or with an eyepatch if Emma has her way. Really is worth checking out that movie.
It may use wooden rulers.
Good use of texture, and school associations. Full marks.
Uh oh - what qualifies as "creative"?