Posts by llew40

  • Speaker: No, there isn’t a popular…,

    There has been a gazillion reckons on what the lessons of Brexit and Trumpocalypse are. One of the reckons that resonated most with me was the summary that old political tropes of left v right no longer apply. It's insider v outsider, city v country, success v failure .....

    Since Nov 2012 • 127 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Apple and the…,

    I don’t ever really get the point of Tame Impala,

    Wash your mouth out! :) - Currents definitely one of the albums of last year, and a quantum leap on his earlier work

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  • Polity: Key peddles cynical “interest…, in reply to andin,

    C'mon ..... lets play the ball not the man....

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  • Polity: Hekia's waynebrave,

    I don’t have an issue with the idea of online learning, per se. After all, if we have genuine teacher shortages, for example in STEM (and some of the facts around number of science teachers in areas of NZ like, say, Northland, are appalling), then the idea of using tech to give more kids online access to some of the best Science teachers in NZ should not be regarded as a bad thing. But I think for the vast majority of people who benefit from social interaction and community, you will need a classroom to beam the lessons into and the wrap around coaching to go with the online teaching. But this need not be an idealogical or political discussion.

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  • Hard News: The Unitary Plan and grown-up…, in reply to Sacha,

    With respect, Mike Lee has been a disappointment for much longer than this .....

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  • Hard News: Monday Music! Outrageously right,

    Glasto looked great, mud n all. Am outlandishly happy that I going to be seeing Sigur Ros (amongst many others) with my 16 year old daughter at Splendour in the Grass in a few weeks time ....

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  • Hard News: Crowded houses, in reply to Marc C,

    With respect, the creation of an environment for massive bias towards investment in property for both domestic and foreign investors predates the current government by many years. Granted, it's now hitting an extreme but this has been a generation in the making

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  • Hard News: Crowded houses,

    Yes, I agree and sort of said that in the post.

    Sorry just reread your comment - just a little frustrated at what seems to me like a lack of accuracy in the way Labour are operating at the moment (possibly related to lack of funds and resources), and also what seems to be a lack of strategic coherence or discipline or consistency.

    Are they for the Unitary Plan or not, are they for intensification or not, do they really want to abolish urban growth limits, do they want to stick with their approach to foreign speculators in the Auckland housing market. How many passing cars can be barked at, at once? (sigh)

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  • Hard News: Crowded houses, in reply to Russell Brown,

    You may well be right, and it may have been the same house, but, media editorial bias or interests aside, surely its the job of the Labour Party support/comms team to ensure that any media photo ops match the pitch they have given?. Who is managing this stuff?. Frustratingly, it feels like another entirely avoidable own goal that feeds a pre-existing narrative.

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  • Hard News: Media Take: Heavy topics,

    RB, I wonder, if done well, with veitch owning it properly and playing the same role that Jeremy did a few days later, it might have been easier to stomach, and achieved NZME aim of rehab a little more effectively. But no.

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