Posts by Hebe

  • Speaker: Christchurch: We're not…,

    Lame: forgot to do a basic reporting requirement yet she’s confident about being able to handle two jobs on different councils.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/84632759/election-candidate-fails-to-tell-christchurch-voters-shes-standing-in-waimakariri-too

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  • Speaker: Christchurch: We're not…, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    A couple of good new council prospects from the Greenish side: Sara Templeton in Heathcote-Sumner-Ferrymead and Chrys Horn in Halswell. Both strong contenders with impressive records of community involvement.

    Sara Templeton has a hell fight on her hands: she's a Heathcote local and current Community Board Chair which would usually give her a good chance of a council seat,, but the rearrangement of the wards has led Cr Paul Lonsdale to abandon his usual central city patch. Looks like he has done the numbers and figured he has a better chance to get the affluent hills-Sumner votes, which is odd given he lives on the other side of town.

    In contrast, in Cashmere our councillor is unopposed and most of the Community Board will be back. Only Ecan and the DHB to vote for, and most of the DHB members won't talk about the hot new issue of whether they support chlorinating the city's mostly good water.

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  • Speaker: Christchurch: We're not…, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    It’s not clear who is being lined up as appointees. And who appoints the chairs, the govt or the Councillors/Commissioners? From talking around, it could be 3-4 of them. I guess the govt will see who is elected and choose accordingly. Of the up to six appointees, two will be nominated by Ngāi Tahu.

    That's interesting detail thanks. Is there a Bazley replacement coming from the government?

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  • Hard News: Obscuring the News, in reply to Russell Brown,

    This is a big shift from the original proposal, in which Fairfax took 51%.

    That is an interesting shift. Wonder why.
    People are worried for their jobs. I pick that one national Sunday paper will remain, with an Auckland edition.
    I am concerned for the quality of news for Christchurch. The local voices and knowledge of The Press reporters are desperately needed in our city, but the advertising is so thin - some days it looks near 50/50.

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  • Hard News: Waterview: The giant up the road,

    Wow. As an outlander, I had no idea of the massive scale of the works. I thought it was a tunnel with a strip of widened fast road.

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  • Up Front: I Swear, It's True, in reply to Sacha,

    fucken eh

    Have always thought that is "fucken A". Thanks for the enlightening.

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  • Capture: Obliteration Room,

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    A spoon that arrived in my cup (no idea how it arrived in the house).

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  • Up Front: I Swear, It's True, in reply to TracyMac,

    Douche-anything is too American, douche-canoe particularly so. I for no particular reason find it especially irritating and something I have never heard anyone say in real life.

    The thread has made me think about why and when I swear: it's usually fury or frustration. Fluency and assonance of the words is valuable, as is a small collection of syllables. As much as I admire hoofwanking bunglecunt, I would be unlikely to use it because it is too difficult to say in the moments of white heat.

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  • Up Front: I Swear, It's True,

    Fuckwit spits out well.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Reduction…,

    Fine Christchurch rowdies. The new Shihad, says Vicki Anderson

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