Totally with you on the Overton window. It's a safe time to tilt the vote left. I'm also curiously impessed by Raf Manji. He seems seriously at odds with the government on ecan and his pick of the candidates is probably one I'll follow.
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.
Thanks for writing this Steven.
The dark brutal side of Kiwi life is largely down to the way our culture has shaped us men. Most of us mostly live with this buried out of sight.
But most of us have at least glimpsed it in the raw and it is ugly and disturbing. The more so because it is ours.
"Harden up" we say. When sometimes we need to be screaming: "soften the fuck up!"
I didn’t realise uber are so nakedly aiming to eliminate their drivers from the equation.
It seems a bit evil.
On paper they may just be good friends. But there are rumours of a far closer relationship :(
Why do I see the promulgation of something called 'behavioural economics' and feel the chill hand of evil? Managerialism in a workplace is bad enough. But to really destroy a nation, you need a government willing to apply it to everything.
Did Davis’ broadcast include ‘the particular examples’ proving his statements on Radio Sport?
Broadcasting standards are a different beast? But it raises a bunch of questions. Eg what if the “evidence” was in the link – which has now disappeared? Using links for evidence becomes out of bounds?
Also: opinion has quite different standards, doesn’t it? And at the spinoff, mixing reporting and opinion – mostly in a delicious gumbo :) – is more or less the house style. This could leave them in an awkward space.
It's ridiculous. Hope the council are feeling sheepish - and let's hope there's editorial comment on this across the press.
The spinoff will spin it, surely!
Edited for brvity :)
It seems like HNZ was wrong and now finds itself unable to admit that and so is just digging it's heels in to justify the obviously flawed policy.
I suspect it's also because their political masters have made it clear they don't want egg anywhere near their own faces - and are quietly pleased at the prospect of a moral panic demonising HNZ tenants.
Trillionaires who, I have found, did a similar kind of thing
Same folks, essentially - though maybe the Trillionaires were minus Celia?