Island Life by David Slack

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Island Life: What I saw at the step change.

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  • Islander,


    As soon as the name Boag flicks up, so do my antennae...but that post about the Sierra Club was wonderful news. Annoy those folk, and you'll pay.

    While there is a possibility that national sovereignty is being poked, I, for several (actually* quite* a few whanau) dont care. We do care about Ka Motu, very deeply. And even suggesting that World Heritage & National Park areas are no longer sacrosanct, but can be opened to the grossest kind of commercial exploitation, just makes me wonder - even more- where that nasty Mr Key goes for advice.

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

  • stephen clover,

    As soon as the name Boag flicks up, so do my antennae

    As it should, for anyone who endured the previous National govt.

    wgtn • Since Sep 2007 • 355 posts Report Reply

  • Euan Mason,

    GST. A poll tax by any other nsme would smell just as putrid.

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Six years later and the story is the same, read the origional post...

    All around the village, the citizens are braced for it. We know this because the media has been full of it and the message is emphatic: the market is already taking a hit; there might be a land tax! A capital gains tax! A closing of the very big hole through which every Leonard-Cohen-going, black-polo-neck-wearing, four-rental-property-owning silver-haired baby boomer has been dragging the paperwork for their LAQC and their tax deductions.

    You know for sure that a policy has real heft when the market is moving even before you announce it.

    So what does that nice Mr Key do with this mighty once-in-a generation opportunity for a step change? He consults the polling.

    He gets up there, stands alongside the mighty gun, pulls out a water pistol, squeezes it and says: “I make no apologies for making a few of you a bit wet.”

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

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