Much support for diversity as a beneficial principle comes from our natural environment. Monocultures, not so good.
Diversity isn't good for community
But, of course, this is the result of computer simulations of reality, not reality itself. Our identities, social relationships and actual neighborhoods are far more complex than simulations can get at.
state politics is irrelevant
when each state is roughly the population of NZ, not so much.
more blunt. :)
Adams' press secretary has provided some answers, and it appears she has behaved ethically in regards to Central Plains Water.
Seems like she has actually paid some attention to the conflict, yes.
As for the wider issue of the Canterbury dictatorship, I'd still like to see some answers on that.
A few comments later in that Standard thread, someone points out this January 2014 Chch Press story:
Canterbury's elected leaders recently met Environment Minister Amy Adams to discuss the Crown's ECan review this year
Doesn't really sound like staying out of it.
Stuff-all use when they bite your friends, not your enemies. Totally agree with Gordon Campbell on this:
One would love to have been a fly on the wall as Cunliffe’s new chief of staff Matt McCarten discussed this matter with Jones.
mass migration has fuelled a nasty real estate market
No, it's a tiny factor. Our skewed financial system and investment culture are mostly to blame.
damn efficient 'reasoning'
what cultural differences do you think existing Kiwis might have trouble accepting from more recent migrants?
the question of whether more diversity is a good thing
is fair enough. Seeing more heat than light here though.