What I'd like to know ... is why all these list members of Parliament, who were elected at-large and support proportional representation in Parliament, are now speaking out against a proposal to bring that sort of election to Auckland...
Er, because the proposed Auckland system is not proportional representation?
It has more in common with a Mixed Supplementary Member type system than MMP.
Don't really wish to be a negative nancy, but wouldn't it be prudent to at least wait until March 27 before declaring "victory"?
The TCF policy is still in draft form, so the implementation of 92A was always going to have to be delayed by the Government to protect the large telcos until they sort their shit out.
Granted Stephen Franks is going to lose Wgtn Central anyway, but could this be our own 'macaca' moment?
And despite Agenda's baseless accusation, James has no affiliation with the Labour Party, he's a Green Party Member.
I don't think this is true: if Winston won the Tauranga seat then Labour's nemesis - the Nats - would have lost a seat in Parliament. Given how incredibly tight the numbers in the house were for the last three years, Winston winning his seat through the courts would have been a massive coup for the Labour government.
Trivial point, but if Winston had won his case, wouldn't there have been a by-election in Tauranga rather than Winston being awarded the seat?
The Dems only ran one anti-Quayle TV ad in 1988, and it turned out to be one more than they needed.
I think the same gloves-off approach with the VP candidate will work this time as well.
Major league baseball started using MS Silverlight for their streaming service earlier this year, it's absolutely terrible, bad frame rates and it drops out constantly.
Fortunately they kept the old Windows Media streams which still seem to work just fine.
That is impressive of C4 to screen it just 2 hours after the Pacific time zone of the US sees it, now they just need the Colbert Report to follow it.
In general, it seems the popularity of downloading TV shows has forced CanWest & TVNZ this year to screen the new seasons of American shows far earlier than previous years.
Last year, the NZ telecasts of the big US TV shows seemed to begin just as the US seasons were ending in April/May.
This year, 'Lost' will end up being just four weeks behind the US telecast, 'American Idol', just a fortnight.
Perhaps in a year or two we will see the shows being screened within 24 hours of the North American broadcast.
Seems as if the funny bit at the end has been DMCA'ed from Youtube.
Am I the only one who sees the irony of the Aussie flag being brandished as a nationalist symbol when the damn thing has a Union Jack on it?