Now that the rains have arrived, I had a dream we ran out of water. Must be polar anxiety. I sometimes get a sence of pending goodness at the start of the day.
A good inventors trick is to work on a problem all day then set yourself up to be woken just as you drift off to sleep. That can bring on an aha moment, according to Edison – who was actually a bit of a prick toward Tesla by the way.
Have a look at the detailed Ministry of Health guidelines linked in the original post.
Yicks! there are some pretty icky toxins in there. Kind of reminds me of the darkroom at art school.
Does anyone know what the list of specific chemicals are ; the nasty ones that can permeate houses to make them uninhabitable?
And I wonder what happens to the furniture clothing and bedding that belong to the people housing NZ evict because they are assumed responsible for making there house uninhabitable.
Eating three bowls of this rice is equal to consuming about one plastic bag...
The president of Horticulture NZ was interviewed on Morning Report today and said that if this happens then the price of vegetables would go through the roof and we would have to import them from China. It seems that Pukekohe’s unique soil and climate combination means that it is the only place in NZ where leafy greens and other vegetables can be harvested in the spring months.
This has been making me think. The Chinese civilisation has its foundations planted in fertile soil. They are capable of making some very crappy kitchen ware, but I'm trying to keep an open mind on the food production skills. Just like I do when I think about buying Californian grapes. As I also do when I look at other countries to see how they house there people.
I still don't see how making more land available is going to help people who can't get a mortgage. laborers who work the Pukekohe land are not going to get a look in. Not even in our wildest dreams.
Just to be practical, here is what I have discovered. I once had to sleep in a car in that had lost its windscreen after a stone bounced up off the road. I went and got a cheap tarp from the warehouse to cover the car. This made the inside of the car into a privet sanctuary even when I was parked in a busy part of town.
Another option is the humble dingy. If I find myself needing to live ruff in Auckland, my plan is to get a wooden dingy and park it upside down on the foreshore at one of the more affluent seafront suburbs. The dingy son the beach are completely normal and nobody need know somebody's got a cosy camp stretcher hidden under it.
That of coerce is all fun and games if you like me have a home to go to when the novelty wears of. Not so funny when people start giving the disapproving eye when you or I start to look feral.
If people want to make some noise on this issue, a start would be to sign these petitions on Action Station:
Last time I signed one of there partitions they started spamming me to sign every Tom, Dick and Harrys gig.
Some I noticed about homelessness when I visited Calafornia was all the cars and vans parked up on public streets. Some of them with trailers loaded up with useful scavenged gear where obviously permanent abodes. What's was different over there was that these verticals would never be road legal here in New Zealand and would incur large fines and would eventually be towed away and impounded.
I also talked to people who lived in boats and discovered that they are subjected to far less compliance costs for that than we do here. Last time I checked the viability of living on a boat in Auckland, I found the council has been doing a big clamp down on that.
I'd be interested to hear any anecdotal comparisons between homelessness in New Zealand ( Auckland ) and other places. I would rather be homeless in the United States than I would in New Zealand, but I don't know any ware else to compare that Australia and i't prepare to be homeless here than there.
How about a protest action? Maybe an occupation style stand in a public place that involves corrugated iron? Or just cardboard?
Maybe middle class home owners like myself could support these sorts of actions by chipping into a war chest that supports homeless protesters?