In the case of Mayor, the position cannot remain unfilled so the council must nominate a replacement from it's ranks until such time as the by-election can be arranged.
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.
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.
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.
True, I wonder if Mazda know how many sales they make to National voters.
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?
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….
I think it started here.....
"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....
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.