Nope, sorry, not.
There's a vague similarity I'll grant you, but definitely not the same or even nearly the same.
baked in a cake
There's another good test for simplicity! How easily can I ice this on a cake?
Stars are easy, I can use star cookie cutters. Koru are fine - I'd need a template but I could whip one up easily enough. Straight lines, no problem. Fern fronds? Sod off! Fiddly. Annoying. Difficult.
Hypnoflag, on the other hand, would even be easy on cakes, cupcakes, or coffee crema (as previously mentioned). In fact, I reckon if I got super excited with egg white and food colouring, I could make a hypnoflag pavlova.
Ha! No, not a dragon. I went to school in Wales for a bit. That bleeding dragon is a bugger to draw. All the Welsh children had trouble with it too, and they'd been seeing it all their lives and no doubt had had a bit more practice. Mind you, maybe the miserable little blighters' hearts weren't in it or anything else, what with the slag heaps and the 90% unemployment that were the prevailing features of Pontypridd in 1981.
That's not the point though. The point of saying that a child should be able to draw it is meant to be indicative of the simplicity of the design.
Also, why does being able to draw it imply blind loyalty? Any time we had to do a school project on a country, we'd draw its flag. So it's not just for the children of NZ that choosing a simple flag is a kindness.
I wanted a new flag. But I don't want any of the final four. So I'll vote against them, in the hope that maybe in 20 years we'll get another crack at it, and a better option.
Also, restaurants generally don't buy their mince from supermarkets.
Also, I am an epidemiologist and I eat chicken away from home all the time. First, the rates of campylobacter in chicken have plummetted since the poultry industry finally saw reason and changed their handling and packaging practices. Second, as far as I'm aware, most of the chicken campylobacter cases occurred at home anyway. Of course, there's the difficulty of not knowing the denominator for calculating and comparing rates, but I've not seen any evidence that eating away-cooked chicken is or was any more or less risky than eating home-cooked chicken either now or during the campylobacter epidemic.
Mince meat should be cooked thoroughly to preven E. coli. That means reaching at least 70C all the way through. However, I don't know if it's possible for mince meat to reach 70C and remain pink. Anyone?
I don't think there's any need to put all or any crown prosecutors up on any sort of pedestal. But nor do I think it would be fair to attack this Crown prosecutor for representing her client as best she could.
For all we know, she was as shocked and horrified as anyone else in the community when the judge announced the sentence. She was, after all, as RB notes, only asking for the same sentence as the Crown had asked for Neil Philips of Kerikeri, who the judge then sentenced to 12 months home detention. Noone was suggesting people picket the Crown prosecutor then. So it really is wrong to try to make the prosecutor responsible for the judge's decision in this case.
I doubt she’ll be able to claim 3x40hrs cleaning. The place would have to have been an utter pigsty when you left to claim that, which seems unlikely after you’d spent 18 hours cleaning it yourself. The amounts I see awarded at the TT for cleaning are often around $400, but that’s almost invariably in conjunction with other awards for rubbish removal and weeding and so on that suggest the outgoing tenant’s efforts at cleaning had been low to non-existent, and also often when the tenant hasn’t appeared to dispute the matter. Assuming you have at least average housekeeping standards, I think the absolute maximum the TT would be likely to award would be in the region of 10 hours (and more likely much less than that); and the going rate for cleaning by the landlord will be $20 or thereabouts.
Matthew, if you can resolve the problem at mediation then you won’t end up in the TT records. I’m afraid she can claim for cleaning costs when she’s done the cleaning herself, and there’s a set rate/hr the TT allows – but if she wants to do so, she needs to demonstrate that the property needed cleaning, so she’ll have to produce photographs showing it hadn’t been left “reasonably clean and … tidy”.
There’s a clear reason to fear ever being discovered to have taken a landlord to the Tenancy Tribunal, lest it become a disadvantage when looking for somewhere else to live in future.
I agree entirely. I'd really like to see adjudicators able to rule that so long as a party to a hearing is mostly innocent in the matter, their names be left off the public Tenancy Tribunal (TT) documents. That won't help with the reference of course, but would help when landlords do TT searches on prospective tenants.