Posts by Glenn Pearce

Last ←Newer Page 1 2 3 4 5 Older→ First

  • Hard News: Market Wisdom,

    Love the Avondale marktes, don't get there often enough.

    That mad family with the big stall selling tools under the stand always give me a smile. They used to scour the garage sales on Saturday buying up stock to sell on Sundays at the market. Some of the best garden tools I've got are second hand ones from Avondale market. Sadly most of their stuff is Chinese imports now.

    Then there was one-arm traffic warden controlling the Ash Street entrance.

    It's actually frightening driving down Ash street on a Sunday afternoon on a windy day and seeing all the plastic bags up against the fence. They seem to get it all cleaned up again and ready for the next week though.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fluency, ease of manner - and…, in reply to Hebe,

    I heard (a radio report) that Key’s people contacted Campbell at 4pm to say the PM would do the show that evening,.

    Yeah, Brian Edwards is quoting the 4pm time as well and he's blocked my comment questioning it on his blog.

    CampbellLive tweeted at around 2pm that Key was appearing and negotiations would have been going on before that.

    Tonight, the Prime Minister joins us live in the studio to discuss the GCSB bill and our nationwide road trip.
    2:11 PM - 14 Aug 2013

    It would be interesting to know what the real story is, either way Campbell Live have had plenty of time to prepare.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fluency, ease of manner - and…, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    It really annoys me all the discussion about winners and losers in the debate

    It wasn't a debate, it was an interview. JC should have been there to ask questions to elicit facts, basic journalistic skill.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fluency, ease of manner - and…, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    True, I wonder if Mazda know how many sales they make to National voters.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fluency, ease of manner - and…,

    The other aspect to this is what's the damage to JC and the Campbell Live team?

    Timing wise, could it be worse having an off game just as the new ownership starts to take shape?

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Fluency, ease of manner - and…,

    Whoever instructed him to use

    "ok, let me address those points one by one"

    is a genius, it doesn’t allow the interviewer to then interrupt without appearing rude and makes it appear that he has a valid answer to the all the questions, whether he does or not….

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Johnny Foreigner & the Auckland…,

    I think it started here.....

    [ http://www.stephenfranks.co.nz/house-buying-ban/ ]

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Johnny Foreigner & the Auckland…,

    "or create a disincentive that only applies to the latter, such as targeted CGT."

    Which of course we already have but don't enforce very often....

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Johnny Foreigner & the Auckland…,

    I'd be interested to know what the 3 MP's responses were a few weeks ago? In particular Ardern and Upston.

    My take is that "cheap" money readily available is the driver on prices, turn the tap off or increase the interest rates and the market will change.

    Unfortunately the low interest rates are a double edge sword for first home buyers because they're also available to folk with existing equity who are better positioned to leverage it.

    Not sure what the answer is but I don't think this policy is it, might be a few votes in it though.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Government Portfolios for Dummies,

    It's seems to be a fairly standard tactic for the Police to provide Defense lawyers with documents in the most unusable format possible as part of Discovery in Court proceedings.

    I'm sure this adds to the Legal Aid costs as the Defense has to wade through the documents, only the big outfits have the resources to even attempt to do anything with them.

    DocumentCloud looks interesting

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 344 posts Report Reply

Last ←Newer Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 35 Older→ First