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  • merc, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    "So, no, we can’t leave their “logic” to lie, because there is no logic and certainly there’s no sign of anything resembling fiscal rectitude."

    Matthew, I was being heavily sarcastic. This RONS thing of all the evil things this Govt. has done, is the most glaringly stupid and cynical. Joyce should be investigated.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Bryce Edwards sums up and offers up a concise round up of the Heralds writers views on the Budget.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6357 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Reformed hardened recidivist criminal likes the budget.

    Maybe he should join ACT - although most of their crims aren't reformed.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4501 posts Report Reply

  • chris, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    It was Local and outside Iwi that negotiated a fair deal for the workers.

    "fair" being a euphemism for:

    "It's affected our kids, the farmers, our customers. He's come into my community and ripped friends and families apart".

    Striking Wairoa worker Dana Irwin on Talley's chief executive Peter Talley.

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 902 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    designed to uncover secrets of the universe such as the existence of intelligent alien life.

    About time we gave up looking for it down here. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3494 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    a concise round up of the Heralds writers views on the Budget

    Bryce always goes well beyond the Herald's writers. Recommend his daily column (also published elsewhere) as a great single place to start if you're interested in NZ politics.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16996 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Sacha,

    Yeah, I do check on him as my coffee snack . He's excellent for those in a bit of a hurry . Saves racing around looking.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6357 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to chris,

    “fair” being a euphemism for:

    "Fair" being Iwi helped the staff to retain unionism, and security of their jobs and pay. So in a sense the workers got what they were asking for. I imagine Iwi having a contract with Talley's regarding Fisheries might have helped Talley's management see better light.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6357 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    “Fair” being Iwi helped the staff to retain unionism, and security of their jobs and pay. So in a sense the workers got what they were asking for. I imagine Iwi having a contract with Talley’s regarding Fisheries might have helped Talley’s management see better light.

    And there's still the possibility that iwi can filibuster or even halt the asset sales process.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4431 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to DeepRed,

    And there’s still the possibility that iwi can filibuster or even halt the asset sales process.

    Sadly some seem happy if there is something in it for them. Fairly, some are against and I really hope they succeed.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6357 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Sadly some seem happy if there is something in it for them. Fairly, some are against and I really hope they succeed.

    Tribes arnt democracies. I hate, viscerally hate, some of the decisions my tribe has made. Regrettably, tribal representatives are prechosen & nurtured by an established hierarchy (which is why I ceased voting in tribal elections in the early 2000s.)

    The processes *will* sick up all over the establishment with up&coming-at-’em generations – but I’m going to be dead just then

    WHICH IS NOT TO SAY &EMPHASIZE the fact that Kai Tahu has done some profoundly good things over the past 14 years – and will do more-

    Report

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Islander,

    Yes, In a nutshell.Explained.
    I think that's what I see every time Pita stands to speak in the House. Almost he is thankful for small mercies. Just, the price is high.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6357 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Just, the price is high.

    Report

    Yes.
    And there are a lot of very unhappy tribal members around.
    Luv ya- n/n Keri

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Islander,

    Back at ya :))

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6357 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason, in reply to Islander,

    Me too - but we need to get at the big bastards. With pick-axes-

    Careful, The Commissioner will be at the gates of Haast if he sees those threatening sorts of comments you know.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1510 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    as the existence of intelligent alien life.

    Shit I hope it finds it!!!!! If the alien intelligent life discover us maybe they will come back and get the dregs they left behind.......on the other hand they are intelligent.....they would leave them here surely!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1510 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Careful, The Commissioner will be at the gates of Haast if he sees those threatening sorts of comments you know.

    You're not wrong. Only avowed white supremacists are allowed to run about in the wilderness playing sillybuggers with guns without arousing the anxieties of the defenders of Mr & Mrs Whitebread.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3628 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    New Zealand will be one of the hosts of the world's largest telescope -

    Anyone else noticed this truly exciting interview now online with Neil Armstrong. First man to walk on the moon has been out of icrculation for yonks and now has done a four part interview

    Found the link on Stuffs Science page

    Noice!!!!

    http://thebottomline.cpaaustralia.com.au/

    Edit: Yes, I went all gooey....

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1510 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Except - I know the Commissioner (and his family) and me & mine in Kai Tahu terms outway him & his-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Islander,

    I thought Ross meant the Commissioner who recently made a very qualified apology to the unfortunately inconvenienced folks of Ruatoki.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3628 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Yes.
    Different fraught area.
    Different people.
    My apologies.
    My assistance to anyone north I can help( which isnt anyone, much.)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • chris, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    “Fair” being Iwi helped the staff to retain unionism, and security of their jobs and pay. So in a sense the workers got what they were asking for. I imagine Iwi having a contract with Talley’s regarding Fisheries might have helped Talley’s management see better light.

    I do appreciate you taking the time to elaborate there Sofie, cheers!

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 902 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Bill English says Key's a Confidence Man!
    Under a misspelt banner headline Bill English continues the con...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5169 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    And Johnkey says...

    "If you were really going to go out and buy a country, why wouldn't you want to buy New Zealand?

    "Would you really want these other countries that are highly indebted, have hugely inflexible and inefficient systems, don't have the natural resources that we have, don't have the potential that we have."

    Mr Key, speaking to the TransTasman Business Circle in Auckland...

    If you were going to buy a country. Hmmm. Does he know of one for sale?.
    I wonder if he was saying that at the National Party's northern regional convention in Auckland. At "The Sky City Convention Centre"
    Apparently Sky City are short of convention centres and pokie machines so the Natsies do their AGM there.
    Nah, just a coincidence eh?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4947 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    So we're stuck with a rubbish government... but the news isn't all bad. Sometimes some people are called to account for their actions.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2190 posts Report Reply

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