Posts by Johnny Canuck

  • Hard News: Will the grown-ups ever…, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    It's a bit like public opinion polling around "which Windsor should be next" to inherit the throne(s) of the UK and commonwealth realms. The whole point of a monarchy is that public opinion is irrelevant and the public doesn't get a say.

    Plus what would happen if Tuvalu preferred Wills while the traditionalists in Belize preferred Charles, and the non-conformists in PNG opted for Viscount Severn?

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  • Access: It’s just a bout of Chronic Sorrow,

    Thanks from me too: a difficult subject but one that needs to be written about and acknowledged.

    The rights-based approach you outline has much potential, but seems so far away as to be almost "unimaginable".

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  • Speaker: Branding a Post-Predator Dream…, in reply to Yamis,

    the track from Te Henga to Constable Rd at Muriwai in sections looks like it hasn’t seen maintenance for a decade and counting….

    It recently benefited from some modest maintenance in advance of the Hillary Ultra Marathon (mostly hacking back the flaxes that were overgrowing the trail in many places) ... but yeah, it's getting rougher by the month through there - and the chances of turning an ankle (or plummeting off a cliff) are increasingly accordingly.

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  • Hard News: We can make things better here, in reply to Shaun Lott,

    It’s long overdue already.

    Hell yes.

    Bus passengers out West (especially those who live “beyond” Te Atatu) really are third-class commuting citizens. For the most part, they’re stuck with infrequent and expensive services that inch their way along chronically congested arterials (Lincoln Rd, Great North Rd, Te Atatu Rd, etc.) towards the motorway, whereupon they sit in traffic with all the sole-occupant vehicles, only to get off again at Pt Chev.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Cut the crap, John.

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Andrew Geddis,

    But beyond that, if Little was going to win, it should have been in a landslide. A marginal squeak-by on the basis of union executive diktat is the worst possible starting point.

    Not sure it matters. Brash beat English by one vote in caucus (after John Key switched sides), and went on to double National's party vote in 2 years. This was the same Don Brash who twice lost an electorate race to ... Social Credit.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    I for one am looking forward to the pundits being silenced for a few short hours tomorrow. Particularly John Armstrong, who so brazenly called for Cunliffe's resignation ... a whole 11 minutes after the "Liu letter" was released under the OIA.

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  • Hard News: Show some decency, in reply to DeepRed,

    Justice Binnie (Rt'd) from Canada could be just the guy.

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Michael Meyers,

    Perhaps he got confused and discussed the matter with the receptionist, instead? Or the guy that cleans the prime ministerial commode?

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  • Hard News: We can do better than this, in reply to Luke Williamson,

    Stephen Joyce is busy running the National Party polling, to see what impact if any this is having on public opinion.

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