before the civilian steals my thunder..
And Tony Ryall has the gall to crow about it!
from his twitter...
Tonight NZ becomes only 3rd country in world to pay wages to some family carers of disabled adults. $92m over 4 years.
Wow! Labour and Greens vote against supporting parents who care for adult disabled children. Shameful after all their promises 2000-8!
yes the opposition voted against you terminating the human rights of a large group of people and then removing thier recourse!...WHAT A DICK!
First they came for the caregivers of children with disabilities and I said nothing...
I noted Collins wasn’t covering her self in glory on the tweets last night and even the PM was calling the opposition liars last night on Campbell live when he should have been talking about National.
Is this the third term arrogance blooming early ?
Auckland is a car city and always will be.
Also what a moronic thing to say..
I wonder what Auckland did before cars were invented, people must have just sat down in grids of four and wondered what they were missing..
Auckland started as a waka city, then a horse and cart city, maybe a tram city and who knows what is next.
To lock us into what my scooter friends would say 'the metal cage' speaks alot about the the metal cage like frame of Mr Roughan's mind
anyone who comes along fanshaw st in the morning will know you can almost walk form the Air New Zealand building to the tepid baths by stepping from bus to bus now.
The CBD bus terminal must already be at capacity because Birkenhead buses are forced to turn right at the end of Fanshaw (cutting across three lanes of traffic in the process) to terminate on Albert st. If I was a cynical Labour party stooge I wouldn't be protesting to loudly because if National decide more buses are the answer I wouldn't expect them to hold on to their North Shore strong holds for much longer
One option that is expanding very quietly is the ferry business from the shore. It needs feeder buses and to be the same cost as a bus but catching a boat means no traffic and really is the best way to get to town from the shore
on a sadder note there was an interesting shot of john banks (wasn't his mea culpa just amazing!) with not a single national MP sitting behind him. I'm told many of them were in Judith Collins office to watch Thatcher being buried..
That tells me all I need to know about her..
yes it was great to be able to collectively watch and talk and laugh via #twiter. Was also fun to see the occasional MP respond while sitting in the house (im look at you Mr Cunliffe) It was nice to see the chamber while the vote was on instead of that damn infernal jet boat You could tell the MP's were not aware the cameras were still on great also to see the house stay sitting so we could partake in the celebrations.
Watching it again this morning there is no way anyone was going to heed Lindsay Tisch's request to 'refrain from comment
i was hooked by the supercity space dance...fantastic!
This report is interesting (well more interesting than working) this from the report
After seeking and receiving legal advice, the Government Statistician decided that those not answering Yes
or No to the question on Mäori descent in the 1996 Census should be allocated to one of these two categories
for electoral purposes.
so you could look at it from the other direction and say the chief statistician wanted to make sure the correct amount of people were allocated to the general role. It seemed to be his view that everyone had to be one or the other he wasn't able to leave that question 'unanswered' and there by leaving those people with no representation
right time to let someone else have ago. Thanks for the post Graeme!