slumber-jacking & loggerheads…
I see The Press has even weighed in on the matter – http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/69497644/exporting-kauri-logs-is-nonsense-pine-too
I was gonna put a link to this fine piece in the comments there, but I am stuck elsewhere and have forgotten my Stuff log in details <doh!> – maybe someone else could, in the interests of spreading real information…
Ergo, Bridges is a 'spanner' in the works?
(I'm hoping to check out the Left Bank today...)
I note that Simon Denny’s Installation at the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciano, part of the Venice Biennale – Secret Power, has commissioned a modern version of a Renaissance World Map by ex-NSA graphic artist David Darchicourt, that has New Zealand at the top of the world, and includes Flying Nun as a symbol for Dunedin…
give me land, lotsa land...
And now govt/Fletchers will drop some housing into the south CBD.
Such a sweetheart deal...
Fletcher will only pay for the land once the homes are sold.
The sites are on Welles Street, and on the corner of Colombo and Brougham Street.
wonder how much the gov't paid for them, there's no indication of what price they may have arrived at for the land, both sites I think are land that the council bought when it bailed out David Henderson - including my old primary school site in Sydenham and Welles street was were Henderson stored his Russian Jet fighter - they have quite a growing Karmic Footprint now....
the punishment fits the grime...
I Know STV, MMP and FPP
what's this PFFFT system Key goes on about?
Smart choices for Christchurch - A Tale of Two Networks.
The Fabians would like to invite you to the above event which will be held on Tuesday 19 May, 7:00-9:00pm, The Oak Room, The Atrium, 455 Hagley Avenue Christchurch
(by the Netball courts)
The Christchurch City Council has developed spending plans for the next ten years that may exceed its income by $1.2b. Independent Auditor’s Report in the CCC Consultation Document states: There remains a high level of uncertainty about both the estimated costs to repair and rebuild the Council’s assets, and also the optimal funding package to pay for the work.
Despite these uncertainties, and the unpopularity of several of the anchor projects, Council wants the right to sell “any or all” of large strategic assets including Orion Power, Christchurch Airport Company, and Lyttelton Port Company. Acknowledging that “all these commercial assets [companies owned by Christchurch City Holdings ltd (CCHL)] are important to and add value to the city”, Council asks: Is it in the city’s best interest for Council to retain its current shareholding in some of these companies?
Dick Werry and Peter Harris will lead a discussion based on a case study of the very different outcomes in Wellington resulting from the privatisation of the electricity network and the retention of the water network in Council ownership. This will indicate that it is in the best interests of Council and citizens to retain ownership
This event is co-hosted by the NZ Fabian Society, Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch, Unions Canterbury/NZ CTU, Christchurch Council of Social Services and Keep Our Assets Canterbury. Peter Harris is a former Deputy Chair of the Electricity Commission and Dick Werry is a fomer chair of the Utility Services Committe of the Wellington Regional Council.
All welcome. Please register here.* Please pass on this invitation to anyone else you think may be interested.
*ignore the fact that the rego form/site may still say March instead of May, I've dropped them a line - so it'll get fixed I'm sure
see you on the 7th of May…
May the 4th be with you...
(I only just found out that that is international (if not universal) Star Wars Day!)
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Hurl your url?
Please don’t link to...
...what's up with Watts?
Over volting amp-bitchin?
I'll be more circuitous in future...