Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Media Mathematics,

    publish AND be damned...
    I would have thought that a Minister and a paper using the wrong figures to vindicate, or support, a decision to close a public resource, would fall under the description of fraud - or at least a scam, using a document for gain...


    Down for the count...
    ...and how much longer can The New Zealand Herald keep that name, I'm sure I read somewhere recently (can't find it again rapidly though, dammit) that The NZ Herald is no longer physically distributed to the South Island, as it costs more than they get back - hello the North Island Messenger, or Auckland Crier perhaps...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Staying Alive, in reply to BenWilson,

    a tiller the hum...

    If farming could use entirely renewable energy.

    I'm tilting towards windmills,
    and clockwork wind-ups...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Cats Love Cameras, in reply to Russell Brown,

    He has to seek shade in whatever narrow place he finds it.

    What else can a paw boy do...

    Hounds of Tindalos?

    is that like a Stephen Tindall loss?
    and the Warehouse on the Borderland
    but seriously that Frank Belknap Long story
    disturbed the crap outta me as an impressionable yoof...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Roamin' Holiday, in reply to JacksonP,

    Beyond our Ken... What's the frequency?

    Sky.... I started to think I was seeing things.

    Sky magic... Skymatic... Cymatics...

    clouds... collude... Chladni...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Cats and Coro II:…,

    NZ on ear...

    An hour hosted by the PM, but otherwise involving exactly what they’d normally be doing...

    effectively an "aural billboard" I'd have thought...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Television and the Public Good, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ...being hit with such a large fine

    Surely Key/National should be fined as well as they were party to it (as it were...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Nobody wanted #EQNZ for Christmas, in reply to merc,

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    Clown Prints...

    Gerry is taking the p*ss isn’t he?

    "I didn't expect it to end up in the newspaper as if it was a threat ... I'm just incensed by that." sure, Gerry, a real surprise... how long you been in politics again? Nicely played!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Staying Alive, in reply to Islander,

    Distilled life... or brew ha ha?

    Someday, someone will do an investigation into the drinking culture of ANZ broadcasting – especially the TV wing- it doesnt just devolve upon the comedians…

    ...and journalists in general (maybe more so the old school variety) if these Chch quakes had happened twenty years ago and The Press had had to move away from Warners, as it has now, I would doubt they could get a paper out (ditto The Star and its reliance on The Albion at the time)...
    a broad brush I know, but I remember similar symbiotic arrangements with The Dom / Post and the pub next door in wellington as well...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Staying Alive, in reply to Stewart,

    The Grate Gadsby…

    I was just pointing out that there is a sub-section of society that scoffs at our ideas of civilised behaviour and cocks a proverbial snook at rules, licences and the like

    Why just yesterday in Chch a well known comedian, ex-editor and toper was convicted of his third drink driving offence (“It is effectively his fourth, although an earlier prosecution was found to have special reasons and no disqualification from driving was imposed.”), but he was not jailed as would happen to most any one else under the new laws, he was disqualified from driving indefinitely (can reapply to resit his licence in a year apparently), had his car confiscated (I guess permanently) and has to do community service (120 hours plus 6 months supervision) – his nattily suited lawyer said words to the effect that he had been suitably named and shamed this time – but he was named (and shamed) the other times as I recall, with no real affect it would appear…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Nobody wanted #EQNZ for Christmas, in reply to nzlemming,

    the beleaguered league of extraordinary stupidity...

    Especially that Button was unsure what was in the CERA Act. Oy vey!

    Not surprising at all, Button is well out of her depth - it came out today that she and the other 3 directors (Mayor Bob Parker, Councillor Jamie Gough – and council chief executive Tony Marryatt) of Vbase (Venue management) which has been moved from CCHL control to management by the Council, are in breach of the company's constitution! Even though the Council's own director selection guidelines state that all directors must be fully aware of their Governance duties and obligations as well as bring relevant skills and expertise to the table, which I seriously doubt any of those 4 do - the upside is none of them get directors fees for being there.
    But relax, their first reaction is to plead ignorance and then to try and change the constitution retroactively - same old, same old...
    sigh....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5074 posts Report Reply

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