Posts by Tim Michie

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    I wonder what they were?

    The link to the Morning Report interview with the former staffer doesn't appear to be up yet but she said her contract wasn't renewed, she had to get over and move on from that and that TV3 approached her.

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  • Southerly: Dear Dr Bollard,

    So the southerly cold snap numbs so well no anasthetic required..?

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    @Russell - I can only think she was using the arguement to tie the route to the law and order line she'd like to run with. A thinking on her feet point in what sounds like a heated meeting and obviously not fully thought through.

    365 houses at risk - I only see National knowing it can't win here...

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    Using urgency frequently to circumvent due process and pass controversial Bills is undemocratic. Discuss.

    Standing Orders

    54 Urgency
    (1) A Minister may move, without notice, a motion to accord urgency
    to certain business.
    (2) A motion for urgency may not be moved until after the completion
    of general business.
    (3) There is no amendment or debate on the question, but the Minister must, on moving the motion, inform the House with some articularity why the motion is being moved.

    If some 'some particularity why the motion is being moved' genuinely explained why a bill couldn't be debated in normal session I have much more confidence in the process.

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  • Up Front: I Have Been and Always Shall…,

    J. J. Abrams on lens flare.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Star Trek once the first weeks' crowds decline but with with the number of spoilers I've bumped into think it looks good.

    And as probably a team of one I'd like to give some love to Voyager especially before the need to up the ogle with 7of9: Cool ship, effects (i do think the title sequence the best of all series), and a woman captain placed not on a 5 mission with station visits but almost completely isolated from all Federation assistance. Oh and NZ shows up as a prison colony in the pilot looking lush and green.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    Beginning (of the end) I meant of course.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    Urgency has been moved and Government Notice of Motion No 2 (Establishment of select committee on Auckland governance) debate is beinning now.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    Although these may be them.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    NZTA announces preferred option for Western Ring Route completion.

    I've not yet found route maps more detailed than these.

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  • Hard News: That Buzzing Sound,

    In the absence of online versions of the Bills, I'll quote from the draft Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill, s11:

    (1) The Transition Agency must have a governing body consisting of a chairperson and no fewer than 2 but no more than 4 other members appointed by the Minister.

    And we're reliant on Sue Kedgley, Phil Twyford, George Hawkins, Shane Jones and Rahui Katene pushing back on the 5 National (including Nikki Kaye) + 1 ACT member on the select committee for changes...

    Oh, and if the Families Commission wasn't feeling the media spotlight before and hoped to with Rankin they're getting it now. At least changes there will hopefully get some coverage...

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