Posts by Sofie Bribiesca

  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Form and function daarling. Form and function. Get your back fixed. Invest in a Chinese Masseur :) They know all the trix.

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I was recently mildly shocked to discover that La-Z-Boys are something of a cult item with people around a decade younger than me.

    yeah La Z says it all. That's actually just bad taste :) Didn't their parents teach them anything? That chair has got to be up there as the ugliest of ugliest for all time.

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to BenWilson,

    . If it’s not cool, that’s because it’s hard to stay cool as you age and slip into easy middle class prosperity. Where you used to fight the horrible establishment, now you are the establishment.

    NEVER! I ’ll tell you that for nothing,you can put your wallet away! :) Prosperity, maybe but part of the establishment, be dammed.

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to Amanda Wreckonwith,

    That and on occasion, ill gotten gains…

    Our Government doesn't have a problem with that. We reap what we sow. That's our fault if it's a problem because we voted to let these bastards continue.. I'm not going to suggest it is only the Chinese that consider playing their cards close to their hearts . Kiwis are pretty good at dodging the taxman and the Caymans are a hiding hole for anyone. No, people will take advantage of benefiting from the law if they can use the system. Hell, my uncle pays very little tax and it's legitimately . A good accountant can do that for anyone here. Really , if we continue on a path to be global, we have many Countries to educate us on good town planning. Trouble is, Key Team think they know best and we will continue to build for profit .Good social conscience be dammed

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to Amanda Wreckonwith,

    I’d live there in a flash if I could – great old houses…

    Some old places are being bowled for moderrn. But really ,it's still the same Remuera . The only ones to get in is money and the ones that want to is Chinese. They want the schools . The Chinese have a longer plan than developers. What's important to them is the bigger picture. Over here they can have more than 1 kid. The Family is building from being repressed back home. It's not about taking over and changing Remuera ,it's about getting their kids into Ak Grammar ,Epsom Girls, Dio, St Cuths Kings, St Kents. They are planning for that when the Kid is 4. I've discussed it with them. It's all about the long term plan. That's why they succeed.

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to Amanda Wreckonwith,

    Perhaps other developers didn’t want to repeat his mistakes and went for the cheap and cheerful approach?

    I do remember when Les Mills was Mayor. My dad at that time put forward a suggestion of workings for down on the Quay and reaching the Viaduct with housing and commercial and green spaces down to the water. suffice to say they weren't accepted but I am going to prise those drawings out of his hands to have as art in my new home. It looked truly beautiful for an international destination and even now I would say the same. Nice tho' to see the docks opened up which was part of Dad's plan.

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    Yeh that’s called community. It’s horrible to move community a lot of the time. It’s great to have a patch.

    I would say Remuera hasn't changed much. Still got the Family home which I have inherited part of and we decided it's staying there as is. It's pretty conservative and I suppose that is what keeps it the same. My growing up there was brilliant and fun and most of the kids from my schools were pretty out there even if their parents weren't .I guess their parents were busy makin' money. Mine were busy being hippy artists. Gotta love that. Not a lot has changed in my life but next month .....

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    ps Buy Nothing Day is coming up on Nov 29

    T'other just said I'd been talking about gravy boats for a month.Fact is I cant find one I like ....yet. Because I dont eat meat , gravy skipped my mind for a recent b'day so my hunt continues but today I managed op shop shot glasses and mini casserole dishes and now I have an idea for a handmade South African piece that deserves to be a gravy boat in a couple of weeks. I better make sure its before buy nothing day eh ? ;)

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to Amanda Wreckonwith,

    Perhaps Onehunga needs a few more years.

    I guess it harks back to ,anything on the Northern slopes. North of Mt Albert Road has always done fine. Southside, not so much. Good access to transport is the first thing that enables peeps to venture out past their desired area and good eats gives an area a sense of community. I think the $2 stores are the handy shops in a suburb. They supply so many bits and bobs, odd stuff and quirky stuff and haloween stuff and nail polish and school shit and glue an' all sorts that you need when you least expect it. Plus I like diversity in an area and if the Chinese are there in a $2 shop you can betcha the real estate will climb.
    Penrose and Mt Wellington will be forging ahead. Major roadworks and Trains are all updated and good food is happening and major shopping in Sylvia park has all the retail shops in the area.. I'd say that will be good real estate to invest in. Its close to water also. They have also started removing Glen Innes state housing. So that will create new housing close to good schools as well. It's gotta be up and coming if you want a good spot to live.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Alfie,

    WTF?

    As I said days ago, Parliament has been rendered useless. Key may as well have a press release in the morning and tell everyone what law he is creating or changing and then at least the Taxpayer can save some money by pointless travel to the House for MPs to sit and be ignored, lied to or outright suppressed. It’s now an absolute farce. The only perc for being in Wellington is that their breaks have not been taken away, unlike the rest of NZ.

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