Posts by Steve Curtis

  • Hard News: Show some decency, in reply to simon g,

    head of the FMA says he quit, in part because of the attacks on him and his office.

    Thats not quite the ( instant) narrative we heard from the SSC and Collins after her resignation/sacking

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 213 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Slight Diversion from…,

    Isnt the ferro-cement still used for those floating marina pontoons. The local rowing club has one to launch their hulls into an estuary with a large tidal range. Floats just a few cm above the changing water level. Never to sail upon wine dark seas unfortunately !

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  • Hard News: Why we thought what we thought, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Slater attempting to pin down Brian Edwards and Judy Callingham on their relationship to Hotchin and his wife. You have to delve down through the comments:

    If you had delved down through the comments on Brian Edwards blog like you said, you would have seen classic Slater trying to misrepresent what Edwards said and then Brian doing a ritual halal on him.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 213 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Crown appeals in criminal cases, in reply to tussock,

    there's more good stuff in there too. Read it

    I did, and this stands out:
    I consider that there is a real and appreciable risk that your transition into adulthood, given your current prospects and educational ambitions.

    "Current prospects" seems to translate into 'golden boy with rugby career'.

    I had a person who worked for me some time back, because of his family background he hardly went to school from 12 years onwards, so his prospects wernt good, but he changed that and now in his middle twenties has a good trade and good future ahead of him.
    M seems to have been very lucky that the court could only 'see' a minor assault but was dealt with by the Chief High Court judge. Im surprised this case wasnt sent back to the District Court where the judges are more used to this type of offending. But of course the Magic Carpet doesnt work this way for people from the right background.

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  • Legal Beagle: Crown appeals in criminal cases,

    Poor brown kids never get this sort of magic carpet ride out of the criminal justice system that these two brothers got. I wonder if the main factor that the judge has taken into account are sport related. They seem to be dazzled by the aura of those gifted at sport every time they appear in court. Are these two brothers the offspring of some former 'great' who are headed for a great career as rugby professionals now that the pesky problem of any sort of conviction has been removed.

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to James George,

    As far as Odgers situation, does anyone know what the Law Society process is?

    She doesnt appear to be a member of the Law Society but is on the Roll of Lawyers where you can use the complaint process
    NZLS

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    Perhaps Odgers has decided to to that Moet & Chandon tour shes always wanted

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  • Hard News: We can do better than this, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    smart move for Key now would be to sack Collins as a minister, deselect her as a candidate and declare a fatwa on party engagement with fringe wingnuts such as Slater.

    This is never going to happen. The Collins stuff is pretty weak and she has done the hard yards in the party and caucus so that Collins is pretty safe. The only time he would sack her would be if she moved against him

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  • Speaker: Confidential information: the…, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    So I presume Cathy Ogders is a member of the professional society of Lawyers.

    Not so. A quick check of the NZ Law Society members gives no result for the Odgers name.

    This is not surprising as she seems to operate mainly out of Hong Kong. But lately has spent more time in NZ.

    The other place to check is the roll of Barristers and Solicitors, which is those legally able to ply their trade as lawyers. This doesnt seem to be easy to find.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 213 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Auckland's future: Keep calm,…, in reply to Stephen Adams,

    Auckland City’s financial asset base is nowhere near that high: the $37bn figure includes parks, roads, footpaths, pipes, etc that can’t ever ever be sold… not sure the banks would count those.

    Just because the Whaeloil sys so doesnt mean its true.
    Papakura sold off its water pipes a while back and they are privately operated to this day. The Brits sold off their water/wastewater for local councils as well. The only place this really hasnt happened in the USA. However Chicago sold off the right to operate its parking meters, so there is an asset !.

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