Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Fact and fantasy,

    What me worry?
    The United Nations’ Agenda 21 is here to save us from ourselves, so they say…

    1.1. Humanity stands at a defining moment in history. We are confronted with a perpetuation of disparities between and within nations, a worsening of poverty, hunger, ill health and illiteracy, and the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend for our well-being. However, integration of environment and development concerns and greater attention to them will lead to the fulfilment of basic needs, improved living standards for all, better protected and managed ecosystems and a safer, more prosperous future. No nation can achieve this on its own; but together we can – in a global partnership for sustainable development.

    Here is NZ’s framework for implementing Agenda 21 – I think John Key thinks a cycle trail will keep us happy while they get on with the land grab, or whatever the real reasons behind it all are ….
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    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Summer Live,

    Tannery Row....
    Ya do realise that there is a mini sample of the Tannery Emporium running already (7 days a week) - aka The First Few Shops

    The “boutique” stores Redfish Bluefish, Toi Toi Design Store, Where The Fox Lives, Flock Design Boutique, Deadset and Smith’s Bookshop have temporarily set up shop in a car park while they await for The Tannery shopping arcade to open early next year.

    ...and they also have a site planned for music fans - Al Park will be the host at The Park which is sounding like a venue to look forward to....

    The shifting of the snooty Farmers Market at Lyttelton (to London St), is impacting the usual saturday market on the green above the school on Oxford St. But they are doing things to make it a destination too - live local music, and now I guess they'll be able to have food and coffe there at last. It was a little slow today, but has a good community feel and deserves to prosper - support em folks, break that Chchch mould and dare to walk a half block or less...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fact and fantasy,

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  • Capture: Cats Love Cameras,

    Meanwhile back in the Weimeow Republic...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Summer Live, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    strung out...

    ...a (solely) left-handed guitar shop...

    sounds sinister....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: MSD's Leaky Servers,

    One of the things that seemed strange to me, was their non-reason for not trialling Novopay© in just one region - something along the lines of some teachers work at more than one school...

    found it:

    "Trialling it in some schools would have been practically impossible, because of the fact so many teachers work in a multiple number of schools and move during the year between one school and another."
    "Trialling it in a particular areas means that you'd have people on two systems simultaneously and it was just not possible."

    - but those schools would still be in the same geographic region wouldn't they? And they'd have to have a plan for people leaving the system at any time anyway, or is there a whole class of city-hopping teachers we don't hear about?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Spring is Like a Perhaps Hand, in reply to Hebe,

    Leopardskin pillock-box hat...

    Feral passionfruit. Westies?

    Feral Westie ...
    aka the tone lowering Paula 'Zip it, sweetie' Bennett
    - Parliament morphs into Outrageous Fortune
    and Lockwood Smith, thinks that the upper sixth form prefects
    can just set any old example of disresepect they like...
    No detention, no pull your socks up, our government
    processes become more of a bad joke every day.

    Strange low hanging fruit indeed...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: The Castle, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Fruit and veg

    Where is Devonportwig?
    ;= )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fact and fantasy,

    Muddle Earth...
    New Zealand 100% Pure Fantasy!


    Tolkien points...
    ...and now they are doing it to Chchch & Education
    they may call their new plans Precincts or Campuses
    but really what they want to do is 'Hubbit' all...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: The Castle, in reply to Lilith __,

    purrfect night...

    Moondances

    Van Meowison... ?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

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