Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Speaker: David Fisher: The OIA arms race, in reply to Sacha,

    the latter

    The 'Sutton considers his future' story has now been updated:
    'Roger Sutton sex claim taken seriously'

    Rennie said he received the investigation report on Friday and was communicating his response to the relevant parties.
    "The outcome of this process will be made public as early as possible next week," Rennie said. Sources have claimed the release was being timed to coincide with the Labour leadership vote.
    Over recent weeks, the commission has used the protection of the Official Information Act to refuse to answer questions. As late as Friday afternoon the communications team said that questions of whether Rennie met Sutton that day were going to be treated as Official Information Act requests.
    Although the act requires the commission to provide answers to requests as soon as "reasonably practicable", a series of questions with yes or no answers have been unanswered for several weeks.
    State Services Minister Paula Bennett has expressed confidence in Rennie.

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  • Speaker: David Fisher: The OIA arms race, in reply to Sacha,

    (give ’em an inch) the game is afoot…

    Sources said the commission was planning to make an announcement on Sutton early next week, timed to coincide with the Labour leadership vote.

    Snap! I was gonna comment on that too…

    Maybe Labour could bring their announcement forward (or delay it) – if it is chess they are playing…
    hard to fathom their thinking, are they assuming their announcement about Sutton’s alleged larrikin behaviour not befitting a CEO, will swamp the new Labour leadership announcement or vice versa?

    Either way it is bloody cynical behaviour – much the same as the media’s blanket coverage of Phillip Smith’s escape and capture has smothered coverage of many more pressing stories – and they aren’t really even digging into the systemic failures and lax attitudes of the Corrections and Immigration ministries (and the six years National has had control of these portfolios), mostly the media seem to be just trying to make him out to be some crime king or whimpering naif, they oscillate… and vacillate pointlessly.

    Meanwhile the US wakes up (well the Christian extreme anyway) to the implications of the TPPA, being negotiated in secret in their name…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5121 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: To renew, you first…, in reply to TracyMac,

    the emperor's new close...

    I suppose it marks me out as a prat when I feel that some gentrification is ok – livening up a neighbourhood with a better range of shops and food, and some houses getting fixed up

    Londinium just hasn't been the same since the Romans left!
    ; - )

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  • Hard News: Housing, hope and ideology,

    State House Time Share Opportunities!
    • Prime Auckland spots
    • Blue Rinse and Coastal views
    • Live like a King or Queen for one or two weeks a year
    • Great Investment, Low Maintenance
    • Tontine Options Available
    • No Pets
    • Send Credit Card details today!

    NB: Fine print may include ‘forfeiture of first born’ clauses in certain circumstances. A Public Private Partnership.

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  • Capture: The Colour Of Spring, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    a most eclectic second hand shop

    Click go the blade runners...
    Do androids dream of eclectic sheep?*

    Join us now, not 1976 in Chchch but 1981 in Trillos Nightclub, Auckland, for the final of The Skellerup Young Farmer of the Year, the first year that a woman made the final...
    Meet MC Bob Parker, learn the finer points of sheep carcasse defects, cry as the 'cloak of knowledge' is presented to some bucolic brainiac...
    step right up...

    *(does that break PA's 'Don't be a (PK) Dick rule'?)

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  • Capture: The Colour Of Spring, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    waiting in the wings...

    I don’t think I’ve seen one of these in Beijing before.

    Perhaps a pausing cast member,
    part of some passing lepidopterist opera?

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  • Busytown: Beware of the Leopard, in reply to Jolisa,

    they seek him here…

    where is Ian D when we need him?

    Sadly, he is deep in the last 50 odd hours of packing up an entire house, full to the gunwales of far too much stuff – in preparation for earthquake damage repairs, at last.
    So time-starved am I, that I won’t even be able to attend the anti-TPPA protests occuring nationwide tomorrow…

    I do hope someone is sending reportage of this Kafka-esque process to Private Eye, and why isn’t Metro championing their namesakes – Metrosideros excelsa ?
    What you need is a Crimson Pimpernel!

    Good luck with a noble fight.

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  • Busytown: Beware of the Leopard, in reply to Marc C,

    Pauper don't preach...

    Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan {PAUP)

    I can see why they didn't call it the Auckland Proposed Unitary Plan - no one wants to be sold APUP...

    ;- )

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  • Busytown: Beware of the Leopard, in reply to bob daktari,

    trees vs car

    let's see, hmmm,
    which one returns oxygen to the atmosphere?

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  • Hard News: Housing, hope and ideology, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    a plaque on their house...

    NZ dentistry is pricey, and WINZ doesn’t offer much by way of assistance.

    I got the impression they were heading WINZ towards
    an 'indentured worker' model...
    ;- E

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