Posts by Ana Simkiss

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  • Hard News: Who else forgot to get married?,

    Cheerfully unmarried, no kids here. Perhaps because I am (ahem) mature and also on speaking terms with all waves of feminism to date there is no way I'd consider changing my name. Also, none of the male cousins have passed on the family name so it's dying unless I can persuade my equally unfortunately surnamed partner that any sprogs must carry it on. I feel sorry for my maternal line too - no descendants with the (also unfortunate yet gloriously decorated) name. Three barreled names possibly? 8 syllables I think not

    Freemans Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Kitchen Hacks,

    O and, get all the cheap lemons in season, wash and quarter but leave quarters joined at the bottom. Rub with salt inside, squash as many as you can into sterile jar, top up jar with lemon juice, add some peppercorns & bay leaves if feeling fancy. Seal, leave for 4+ weeks. Preserved lemons all year.

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  • Hard News: Kitchen Hacks,

    Right now I have a 5.5 kilo turkey brining in spicy salty sugary water, plus giblets boiling away with veg & allspice for gravy. Will report back on Sunday post turkey hangover :)

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  • OnPoint: What Andrew Geddis Said, But…, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    You are right that the constitution is unwritten, but to overturn the principle of parliamentary sovereignty would violate the most fundamental principle of that constitution.

    Put another way, a court overturning Parliament-made law for violating the constitution would itself be violating the contstitution.

    (prepares for Edgeler schooling on constitutional law)

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  • OnPoint: What Andrew Geddis Said, But…,

    The doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty/supremacy is precisely that, a doctrine. It's not enshrined in law. The Courts could, in a suitable case, actually strike down legislation as being unconstitutional.

    Please explain. This is not my understanding.

    Freemans Bay • Since Nov 2006 • 128 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A Golden Age for the Arts?,

    Chris Finlayson is about to start tweeting why he thinks it's a golden age for the arts...

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  • Hard News: Competing for Auckland,

    the article in the NBR also notes that it is "ironic" that Don Brash lives in an apartment, given he opposes the Unitary Plan. That word, I do not think it means what you think it means...

    Craig, I would liberate the whole article except I am very law abiding and it's not that easy :)

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  • Hard News: Competing for Auckland,

    Amazing bullshit from the NBR today for those who have the stomach and the subscription. Apparently it is "outrageous hypocrisy" that Len Brown does not live in an apartment. because that's what happens in the Unitary Plan - everyone will be forced to live in apartments!

    http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/len-browns-lifestyle-block-%E2%80%98outrageous-hypocrisy-nk-p-139628

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  • Hard News: The War Stories,

    The particular devastation of the world wars on Maori can't be underestimated. I don't know, but would not be surprised to learn, that they are a high proportion of the armed forces today.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store Day, in reply to Sacha,

    Oh thanks Sacha it's been a while since I watched the number 1 comedown movie!

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