You’re not the first to think of that…
Glad to hear that, Don! Thanks for noting it.
I suspect it’s two fold. First they don’t feel that the close relationship with The Greens has helped them win votes for themselves and it certainly hasn’t been the magic bullet to kill NACT. Second with the loss of Russel Norman it’s more difficult to find someone reasonable/respectable/serious enough – seriously Steffan Browning?!?!?!
I can see the reasoning on the latter part. Shearer does have the background for the role, more so than anyone in the Green caucus. But it does breach an informal (albeit fairly recent) convention, so failing to tell the Greens is either provocative or stupidly clumsy.
Stella speaking at the recent #ChangeHow event. Contains swears.
Accompanying blog post.
On the other hand, industries like publishing seem to have unpaid intern labor built into their business model, which is clearly despicable.
It has only recently started to become more common in New Zealand. But this news came through yesterday: the British branch of the US newspaper company Gannett wants to charge journalism students to get bylines in its papers. News is becoming a desperate business.
I think one of the fears of this kind of fast track is that a small panel could be corrupt. But equally a small panel can often achieve goals impossible for a larger group in a longer more drawn out bureaucracy.
Yes, I think that sums it up.
A fascinating piece by both you and Prof Easther! [In my experience a Prof is several degrees scarier than a mere Dr
Eek! Just as well I have godlike editing privileges ...
I might also add that a comparison between Waterview and the shambles of a process around the St Luke’s Road interchange and its threatened pohutukawa is interesting.
I would love to see Professor Richard Easther’s bracing analysis of the modelling assumptions around that interchange get a proper airing.
What’s wrong with having art in an alleyway – and a busy pedestrian thoroughfare at that? It seems a lot more pleasant than having nothing.
It actually works well in that space – transforming the thoroughfare into something different. The buildings provide the frame.
They are apparently nasty local miscreants rather like Slater. Take anything they say with a sack of salt. Note that they may also be breaching suppression, which could put Russell at risk here.
Yeah, sorry, I deleted the the links to LF (which potentially put me in breach of a suppression order) and the hate site (because it was just horrible, and really off-topic).
The suppression order is wildly over-reaching, but I prefer to stay the right side of these things.