Posts by Sam M

  • Access: Is New Zealand Fair and Square?,

    I can't understand why this kind of exploitation is not illegal. How do they get around our minimum wage laws?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Change for the Better, in reply to Su Yin Khoo,

    Cheers! Will definitely go for an amber in that direction.

    I also drive in (getting off the NW MW at Nelson St) and the traffic seems to have been a lot worse the last couple of weeks. Once the cars actually get onto Nelson St, I don't think they move any slower than they used to. Is there an extra light phasing at the end of the off-ramps now to create an opening for the bikes?

    The last few times I've driven, the queue on the motorway now extends beyond the point where the Southern MW queue starts...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Change for the Better,

    Is there a good resource that can help cyclists figure out routes in AKL? I commute in regularly along the Northwestern Bike Path and then to Albert St but haven’t figured out if this new stretch of Light Path should feature or not.

    I have no idea how to get on it, or what to do once on Nelson St.

    I think (not self interestedly surely) that a major route that needs fixing is Waterview to New Lynn. That is the bit I feel least safe on and keeps me off the bike in darkness (i.e., all winter).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: Our greatest fear,

    How do you account for Pocock vs no Pocock?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: So NZ First gets another list…,

    I guess under the old FPP, by-elections could result in different Parliaments.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: So NZ First gets another list…,

    The thing I don't really get is that the list seats are supposed to balance a party's number in Parliament so as to reflect the proportion of list votes they got - taking into account the number of electorate seats they got.

    If we want Parliament to reflect the will of the voters (from all of NZ as determined in a general election), shouldn't we want National to get a new list MP now that Winny has Northland?

    If things are close in the future, there could be a lot more dirt-digging in an attempt to force out Electorate MPs...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Losing cultural treasures under…, in reply to ScottY,

    Could you grant a general license to the world at large (e.g., open source model)? That may be enforceable against your heirs.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A call from Curia,

    Already stated above but I wouldn't be willing to tell someone who has asked for me by name how I am intending to vote. Not in the current climate anyway.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    The last line of your post sums up my thoughts. While we can all hope such revelations would have political implications, I fear most of NZ will just shrug their shoulders and consider it to confirm their view on all politicians.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Taking a very big gamble,

    Can the public see the details of the two offers to determine for themselves which was superior?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 49 posts Report Reply

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