Posts by Brent Jackson

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  • Capture: Peak Pohutukawa, in reply to Brent Jackson,

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    And a few weeks later, not only is it no longer blossuming, but it’s having a bit of a lie down, as this photo that my brother took shows.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 474 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Once in a Lifetime: Unofficial versions,

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I found it extremely well written and an excellent summary of the rebuild to date. I wish there was more than could be done to resolve the anger and frustation that is being felt by many in the region.

    Kia kaha.

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  • Capture: Peak Pohutukawa, in reply to Bart Janssen,

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    Something like this Bart ?

    Not sure it shows the branching enough, but it sure is scenic !

    Waitaia Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula. In the background through the tree is Hahei, and Cathedral Cove.

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  • Capture: Peak Pohutukawa,

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    Coromandel pohutukawa seemed especially vivid this year. So much so, that I took a specific photo of the redified beach.

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: The Vote, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    I must admit, that thought did put me off voting for Whaledump.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    As I heard on the radio this morning : "War - what is it good for ? Absolutely nothing !"

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  • Hard News: Park Life,

    With the current pressure on primary schools in the region, and the proposal to convert Pasadena Intermediate school into a primary school, I went looking for land that could be used for a school. I wondered if there would be room for a primary school if Chamberlain Park gave up a few holes at the end of Sutherland Rd (ie the green blob in the west side of the above map). There would need to be a bridge over the motorway for access from Pt Chev, but there appears to be little other suitable land for siting a new primary school in the area.

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  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies,

    There is a protest against the lack of action in the Roastbusters case, in Auckland on Sat 22nd Nov at 1pm outside the High Court in Waterloo Quadrant (where Symonds St and Anzac Avenue meet).

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Russell Brown,

    They’re still going to have to either find him a new electorate or perform a particularly radical turnaround in New Plymouth.

    Won't Little being voted as leader actually be that turn-around. Afaics leaders and ex-leaders get a lot more electorate votes than back-bencher MPs. It is likely that he'll pull more Labour party votes as well.

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  • Hard News: Garbage in, garbage out,

    And I’d wager that there might well be a few more stories to be found in interrogating the data that governments and ministers offer to justify their actions.

    The way you've phrased that sentence highlights exactly what the problem is.

    Politicians seem to view data as a means "to justify their actions", rather than trying to collect accurate data to determine the best action to choose.

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