re the Kiwibog comment, the first comment on this Dim-Post sums it up for me:
this isn’t about left or right politics but about offensive comments that outraged many
I just hope that our new Auckland Council doesn't think in such polarised left/right terms as the Kiwibog commentators.
Dishonest might be another..
Well take one high profile example from this Auckland election: when your campaign manager a current councillor on the C&R ticket, but you're describing yourself as "independent" it does strike one as tending towards dishonest.
How many years have C&R dominated Auckland City Council? They've left such a mess that the Govt (both left and right) felt they needed to change it.
It was almost amusing when Banks and co started moaning about the new Mt Eden prison when he has let some much crap be built in Auckland.
and for more humour, Farrar's advice to Aucklanders:
And generally you should not vote for these tickets:
Any ticket that mentions “people” in its name
Quite insightful analysis!
From today's Granny... 'Bad bank' sent another 20 firms to wall
So the firms were in default of their repayments, what was SCF meant to do? Sure, it indicates poor judgement on SCF's part in lending them money in the first place, but should they have waited until the arrears had got even bigger?
The other point is that NIWA are public servants. We pay for their work.
and for their defence in the Court case.
In the unlikely (I hope) event that CSC are successful in their Court action, what happens then?
It's not just NZ data that indicates warming - will the CSC start court action in every country where a scientist has produced numbers that indicate that global warming is a happening thing?
Thanks for the info re World Press Photo exhibition. Is this the first time it has got to Auckland?
I've managed to see a couple of the previous ones in other cities while travelling and can recommend them to anyone who likes amazing photography combined with poignant reminders of the recent past.
one of the large donors calling in a favour.
Indeed - $1m donation offer
@ Sacha some time back:
Mr Key said this issue had been raised with him, and it affected the meat industry.