Vernon Tava's letter to the Herald editor today was quite measured given the scale of Asquith's misrepresentation. Not much of a local govt 'expert' if ignorant of basics like that. Still, if they asked their local govt reporter to fact-check ..
veto rights to those with the money and connections
Mr Seymour said residents have been worn down by the lack of consultation
Too much, more like. People like the coastal geezers of Ak 2040 who have their own 3-level homes but do not want anyone else to share a similar height building.
None of these clowns (Orsman included) seem to grasp that current residents do not get a veto on the needs of future ones - of which there will be many. Councils are legally required to balance the rights and needs of both groups over long timeframes (well, until this govt guts our planning laws).
You really have to wonder which young people Seymour has been consulting:
"It's also a betrayal of young people in its assumption that they can never own a house and must live in apartments."
pools across the whole region are now free to children at least, but yes, huge discrepancies in which areas have them.
Useful RNZ discussion.
Professor Robert Patman, Head of the Department of Politics at Otago University, international security analyst Paul Buchanan, and lecturer in security studies at Massey University, Tim Wood, join Wallace to talk about whether military action is enough to defeat the jihadists.
Kia ora. Thank you for posting here.
despite the involvement of the cybersecurity team in planning the raid? #amateurs
But still the Police insisted on viewing Hager's temporary Windows files, just in case. In case what?
He is apparently writing a book about Police corruption. Sounds like plausible motivation for a thorough raid, eh.
Dermot Nottingham, an "associate" of Slater
Good to have that on the record, given recent conversations about how certain photos made their way online.