last year i worked for a company making something purely for export 1 part of the manufacturing took about 6 hours for tradesmen to do but there was a machine which could do the job in 3 hours by a non tradesmen. 1st problem, machine cost $40K, 2nd problem,short sighted directors of this large world leading company you can't legistrate for this stupidity and they beat a Sri lanrkin company for the contract
after 20 years in Wellington i finally went and sat through question time
very interesting it actually makes perfect sense now. you say something to wind someone up so they show there true colours Cullen can look like a very angry school teacher sometimes
if you want to worry about money we would build anything publicly but in 20 years time we will be saying gee that was a good idea and that wasn't a lot of money
Sir dove wanted to build a rapid transit system 30 years ago
now that would have been a good idea
so build the waterfront stadium and listen to our kids in 20 years time say that was a good idea
there not going to get any cheaper
here is a strange idea.
give the world cup to Japan,
they should have got it in the 1st place if the powers that be want to incourage rugby globally.
Then the government put aside a great dollop of money ($100m) so we could all go to a pub and spend it could keep all the bars in the area happy. Another dollop($30m) so that the small group that will attend any of the games can fly to japan and have a great time. And then the rest of the money could be spent on all the people who can't see or hear the games by giving them the appropriate operation .
If thats not a good idea build the white elephant on the waterfront, and give the few thousand around eden park a break including Helen. In 20 years time Eden park will be still in the worst place.