Posts by Jason Kemp

  • Hard News: Music: The year the…,

    Kate Tempest on Friday, 15 January 2016 at Kings Arms Tavern looks to be sold out. Here's hoping they get a bigger venue or an extra show.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 264 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Victoria Crone and what…,

    I suspect that the real challenge for any mayoral campaign is to get anyone to actually vote. I know a few of the local board members and they seem to be very motivated to work for the good of the community over a number of years.

    Even so most of them get very little support. It doesn’t strike me as a network that can be “managed” very easily at all. I suspect that Crone should be looking at the city CEO role which she would be qualified for and not for the mayoralty. It looks like a moonshot.

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  • Hard News: Art with a job to do, in reply to Steve Todd,

    Thanks Steve - the PV system is indeed more complex than it seems.

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  • Hard News: Art with a job to do, in reply to Steve Todd,

    What I meant was that when 3 of the 5 designs featured ferns - that people who liked ferns would vote them 1, 2 and 3 before voting for the other non-fern designs.

    If there had only been a single fern design then the voting pattern might have been a bit different and the 2 designs which were not ferns might have got more preferences.

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  • Hard News: Art with a job to do,

    There must have been some interesting conversations in Xero circles since Rod Drury was on the flag consideration panel itself.

    Also very interesting about the long list of 40. There were some much better designs in that group but to have 3 fern based designs in the final list felt like a setup. I voted for Red Peak but the way preferences work it was not a surprise to be beaten. If we were to have a new flag I would still prefer something like Tino rangatiratanga but I can also see why the history behind that would be a problem for many. What is good about Red Peak is that references many of the same ideas but in a new way.

    I was interested to see this entry in an official website.
    The national Māori flag

    I think that most people will vote against a new flag now – not because they like the old one but because they don't like the new ones.

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  • Hard News: Change for the Better,

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    Map at Canada St entrance for those unsure where the access point is

    This from Sam >

    "1. I can’t think of a single cycle project that has generated as much excitement as this..."

    What I was thinking of when I said the lightpath symbolises great things for a re-imagined Auckland - becoming a world city with trains and people as well as the usual cars.

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  • Hard News: Change for the Better, in reply to Glenn Pearce,

    Really :) I think it depends on the day and the weather a bit. Sausalito is not a real ride - you should have cycled to Tiburon and caught the ferry from there. No queues.

    Like anything it could be better but by an large being able to cycle or walk over a major bridge with a view is great. I have been on the Golden Gate when there was a fog and so you couldn't see much that crossing but later in the day it improved.

    People complain about the stairs at one end of the Sydney Harbour bridge too but they are missing the point. Yes that part could be improved but just being able to cycle anywhere without being run over by a car is a good day. Cheer up :)

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  • Hard News: Change for the Better, in reply to Sacha,

    The colour is called Telemagenta by the company that made it. Ironically the details are in a post called Pink Frost. ( they don't once mention the Chills but...)
    Pink Frost: meet the team who put the icing on the Nelson St cake

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  • Hard News: Change for the Better,

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    We had a walk along the magenta trail on Saturday. It is only 700m but very impressive. I think the symbolic value of the magenta loop is magnified by the colour. It will be great when a cyclist can ride to skypath and over the bridge.

    Ask anyone in Sydney or SF how many tourists enjoy walking / cycling over those iconic bridges and the answer is – a lot and they are all happy.

    See below – first numbers Friday 511 but 1064 on the Thursday night. It is cyclists and not pedestrians / skateboarders if I am correct.

    The first numbers are in, for bike movements on #LightpathAKL

    On Hosking – that old chestnut – if I am cycling – my car is probably at home so there is more space for other car drivers – everyone wins.

    Just worked out how to add the image table from BikeAuckland - so that is now added at the top.

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  • Hard News: About Chris Brown,

    In recent news - this story is back -

    He has recently had problems getting visas in England and Australia.

    Outcry as Chris Brown applies for NZ visa

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