Its ironic, that the opposition didn’t take a less is more better design approach, and do absolutely nothing. The national party should have been let to hover itself down a black hole over this.
You would think so. They can't seem to resist the prospect of publicity, even the bad sort.
Tip of the iceberg
That is an amazing read.
To me that suggests we have to stop worrying about those traditional channels and figure out an alternative that naturally as part of its core embeds those things we value. That's as opposed to the current situation where those things we value were always considered a cost.
Yes. The benefits have to be part of the evaluation, not just the costs. So long as the public and state allow media outlets to retain the privileges of journalism while they dismantle its practice, the equation will not be in our favour.
After all, remember Novopay? We couldn't even get a simple payroll system to work.
I blame the Queen of Australia for that one.
The whole thing reminds of nothing so much as one of those interminable corporate sessions where a committee of well-meaning amateurs tries desperately to come up with a mission statement and in the end produces a trite piece of pap that nobody can muster up enough energy to object to.
Sad but true. Without principled leadership, such processes always produce that result.
So far I have burnt two surplus enrollment forms, one ‘Are You Ready To Enrol & Vote’ pamphlet, two letters informing me of my need to enrol and two envelopes, because electricity prices in this country are ridiculous.
at least you weren't tempted to eat them, because our food prices are ridiculous as well.
Read the link at the top of Russell's post.
It explains the Maori and European (British) aspects of Red Peak.
ah, that's way better than I could manage, thanks
At least Red Peak has a convincing story about what it represents - cover the left side and you see part of the union jack; cover the right and you get part of a tukutuku panel. As a whole, sunrise on a mountain etc.
I will adopt the same voting approach as Russell but the wasted opportunity to have a proper constitutional conversation for goodness knows what end irks me fearsome.
the powers that be allowed the big supply companies to have their way
and regulators still haven't tackled them.