It all sounds just to awful Isabel I cannot imagine how you have stuck it out
I do get a little grumpy at the event being called a 100 year event as if that can't be planned for when in reality it a one in 5 event
A pity the pumping station that allowed development in your area can't be upgraded to deal with the post quake changes
Should we be told the method that Charlotte used to end her life?
Other than that my feelings mirror Bart’s and just a pity she did not have just a few more real friends
Definitely on my list of places I must see for lots of reasons including the ancient history and the family connections
Does anybody on the Left long for H2 and why has a replacement not been found
Had to laugh at Bomber's claim that this will be a worry for the National Party
The Internet Party will attract people( young men) who want to stick it to the "man"
Not normally people who vote National or even vote.
I can see a chance this will bleed votes from the Greens
I think you have summed it up well Russell and did well in not falling into the trap Bomber has.
Not many peopled have supped with Dot Com and got away with it
It's not easy for most N Z men to share these sort of feelings, so once again thank you for some nice writing, unlike some/most bloggers you are a journalist and it shows
You have covered this an even handed way Russell
Yes, the $32,888.50 is a beat up, plainly ridiculous though as you say how often do the rest of us peasants get up-grades
But this man is a repeat offender when it comes to not being honest to his supporters
If he is the best you Aucklanders have (at the moment) then that just reminds the rest of us what is wrong with this country
Well done Giovanni, while some talk he does the business
And yes it is amazing how receptive business is to this way of protesting
Why does anybody (man) thinks this is something new
Ask any woman of your acquaintance if some creep hasn't tried this sort of shit on them.
If not them, then a friend
It has always gone on but that does not make it right, quite the contrary
This is the parallel world that women and girls occupy, where men try it on and their bodies are appraised every time they go out
It is not acceptable and it is well past time it was stamped out.
Smokers are now pariah, time we applied the same standards to these creeps
I can't believe that the police have only had a watching brief on this, in fact a look at the facts suggest they were trying to identify the offenders and dealing with them but that was not nearly proactive enough IMHO
There has been a meme from the Left that the reason that Palino would have held off releasing this bad news till after the election was for just this reason
Despite it not being the case and against common sense, better to win than creeping in the back door
But that hasn't stopped the meme probably because it sounds like a good conspiracy and everybody loves those