Dita De Boni expresses my feelings well this morning with her view of Davos and our representative fuknuckle. With Keri and Eleanor using their rights for freedom of speech also, the Harold has almost become palatable these last few days.
but if you are talking about making Auckland/NZ a better place – ya couldn’t start in a better place than somehow getting rid of those demagogues of dipshittery,
We could always call in Heart of the City chief executive Alex Swney Afterall ,he only cares about what’s good for Auckland.
Heart of the City – a city centre business association registered by Swney in 1994 – has income-tax exemption on the basis that it was created to develop or increase amenities for the Auckland public.
Yeah, right . The sense of entitlement beggars belief. What did Swney ever achieve for the public that warranted tax exemption and $4 mil odd, that didn't already exist?
another successful solar orbit...I've never understood why Auckland and Australia make such a big fuss about my birthday?
Well it would be nice if you showed up for the party Ian. I make the effort on NYE for mine. Jus' sayin' ;).
Many happy solar orbits to you. Hope you have many more.
when for the cost of 100m of path through an existing park (which would also be available to pedestrians),
What is the name of the park?I cant figure where you mean
It seems to me that that the normalization you are referring to is well under way.
I saw no lycra on Wednesday in West or East Aux . I do think tho' that from the good evidence that RB has provided (by way of great pix,) there really needs to be better quality roads as well. Stone chips have taken out 2 of our windscreens recently and a friend working on the Cambridge Bypass was saying our roading is shit. Poorly made to save dollars which is what SH1 is resurfaced with continuously. Why not make them good once? Grrr
That still leaves a climb up to Queen Street, but at least you only have to do it once.
Don't people ride uphill anymore? I had to ride up Orakei Rd every school day for years. A trip to Patiki Rd t'other day had me checking out the cylists from my passenger seat and their pace is up there with the cars.Then getting off the freeway at Greenlane I was reminded of the underpass that friends used at Intermediate School and cyclists were riding under that in both directions as I sat in heavy traffic at the roundabout. My thoughts were, even 40 years ago when traffic wasn't heavy, we had paths for cycle use.
(I can’t believe we have all these great pohutukawa pictures and none from Cape Reinga yet)
Managed to get up the rocks and a glance across to Mt Puheke revealed this Pohutakawa the other day.( I’ll get back soon when it is not being invaded by 4wd on the beach by tourorists. They will be gone soon back down SH1)
So yeah ,not the Cape but close…
And a image of Puheke .
round table bleat…
Happy New Year Ian. May your New Year be filled with joy. Your astute appraisal of the situation no matter the circumstance is a pleasure to behold. Love your work ,especially the early stuff, :)
hey . Happy New Year everyone. I'm off to celebrate my birthday by going to a local party with only a dirt rd and a band and a bunch of good people. This is good. :))