Richie McCaw needs a new job!
He'll be there, at the breakdown of society
going for it - a Crusader on a mission...
in theory they are 'primed' to help make this the safest country.
Committed, principled and respectful - they say so themselves...
Principles of New Zealand Police
Principled, effective and efficient policing services as a cornerstone of a free and democratic society under the rule of law
Effective policing relies on a wide measure of public support and confidence
Policing services are provided under a national framework but also have a local, community focus
Policing services are provided in a manner that respects human rights
Policing services are provided independently and impartially
In providing policing services, every Police employee is required to act professionally, ethically and with integrity.
Commitment of Service to the New Zealand public
Our commitment to you:
We will treat you fairly
Our staff will be competent
We will do what we say we’ll do
We aim to meet your service expectations
We will take your individual circumstances into account
Our service will be good value for your tax dollars
What we need from you:
Contact us as soon as possible – the sooner the better
Provide us with all the information that you can
Tell us straight away about any changes to your situation
Ask us if you need more information
...and frankly the more disparate eyes that parse their data, the more chance of other patterns or conclusions that can be drawn from a jealously guarded pool of information.
Within reason of course - the police must realise that anyone is corruptible, even their own, I'd have thought Jarrod Gilbert had proved his bonafides by now, and what an ally/alternative view to have on the police's side - they're fools, denying a greater good.
the Panopticon beckons...
the watched watch themselves...
Perhaps you were present at the last two Toy Love gigs at the Windsor Castle.
Man, the things that happened at the Windsor …
I was there in body, but never noticed that Chris had shaved half his hair off until we got to the airport the next day - summat to do with the man with the pink cadillac and a crate of tequila...
embanking on the future...
...enough true kiwis left who would – knowing there might be a bit of heavy lifting involved – pull up sleeves and offer to chip in for future generations and the long term protection of our country...
We could think of it as our 'space' programme...
...as it's coming up to the doorstop sized book reading season, here's two - Neal Stephenson's Seveneves takes a good look at getting the space ark concept off the ground and all that that entails. and what might ensue, the challenges such a trip might encounter are also well covered in Kim Stanley Robinson's novel Aurora
I saw the news today, oh boy…
For all the talk about the ‘dumbing down’ of TV3,
WTF was TV One News thinking tonight?
with some overly long sub- Seven Sharp fatuous magazine piece about looking for Taylor Swift in Auckland chewing up screen time.
Then Liam Neeson clips for a cyber crime intro, cringe…
It’s. The. News. Dammit!
there are other outlets for those urges!
If they want to be taken seriously
- Show some respect…
But I really, really liked Jonathan King's Flag comic covers at Reddit.
This evolution of the All Black fern was on this ’maori tattoo’ pinterest page
Christmas tree or Yacht sail?
I have found Key’s ‘Genesis moment’ back in 2010:
Mr Key draw the silver fern on TVNZ’s Breakfast programme at presenter Pippa Wetzell’s request.
The prime minister said, in response to the New Zealand Herald’s newspaper campaign, that changing the New Zealand flag was not on the agenda, but if it was to change his preference would be the silver fern.
also let's not forget that Silver Fern Farms have been partly sold off to overseas interests - will a similarly flagged country have the same thing done do it?