Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler

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Legal Beagle: The Northland by-election; or The so-called Tizard Effect

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  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to steven crawford,

    This is what we’re talking about

    Aha!
    Adult rated inedible foodstuffs...
    is there a related 'bauble-blower'?
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Attachment

    is there a related ‘bauble-blower’?
    :- )

    Captain sensible?

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to steven crawford,

    Captain sensible

    Elfish has left the building...
    Looks like The Dunne-witch Horror!
    aka Satan's Little Helper...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to 81stcolumn,

    Not a knockout punch but a bit more than a bloody nose eh!

    It was left to Jessie Ryder to deliver the weekend's actual knockout punch.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to 81stcolumn,

    Not a knockout punch but a bit more than a bloody nose eh!

    I would say after glancing the Harold and saw
    Ex Cricketer and blogger bloodbath?
    then Stuff giving yet another image of the Oily, I can only infer that my day has started out well.
    Gosh, timing is everything innit?
    Now I'm just off to send congrats to Winston. National thought spending large swathes of money would keep Northland, to many a person disgusted up here, I'm so glad my new abode is in a place where there has been a display from every booth that National are not good enough.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    That he got punched out in less than one round by a professional athlete wasn't that surprising. But that he lost 17kg is. He should have gone in The Biggest Loser with those sort of numbers.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Several points on the election.
    First, of course,we should have a good look at the election spending of National. I can't see how they could put that number of feet on the ground, let alone the limos. The number of hoardings and signs should have broken the budget on their own.
    An annoying factor is that after Little said Willow Jean would get in "By hook or by crook" it was picked up by a media that seems to have no ability to understand common idioms
    By hook or by crook

    This phrase formerly meant "by fair means or foul", although now
    it often (especially in the U.K.) means simply "by whatever
    necessary means". The first recorded use is by John Wycliffe in
    _Controversial Tracts_ (circa 1380). Theories include: a law or
    custom in mediaeval England that allowed peasants to take as
    firewood from the King's forests any deadwood that they could reach
    with a shepherd's crook and cut off with a reaper's billhook.

    But with the understanding of a giggling forth form schoolboy, or Steven Joyce, it was forced down our throats as "Andrew Little is a crook" yeah, thanks for that.
    For all those that say Winston can't actually do anything, well. National know that they will have to chuck large bundles of cash at the North to have any hope of a win in 2017 so at least they will have to build those bridges, even if they turn out to be metaphorical.

    Northport and the proposed railhead are a good start and would relive the roading situation, allowing more to be spent on improving existing roads over the construction of "nice to have" motorways to the batch.
    Well done Winston, they don't like it up them, as Lance-Corporal Jones would have said.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    the Winston, chur chur chill factor...

    For all those that say Winston can’t actually do anything...

    Well if he can stop the TPPA going through that would save the country billions in the long run and ensure more money stayed in the country - that's gotta be useful...

    so at least they will have to build those bridges,

    perhaps 'troll bridges' could be the go?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    I guess Winston didn't win every booth by this interactive in Harold but bloody good thrashing anyhow.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    perhaps 'troll bridges' could be the go?

    Come to think of it Winston does, kinda, resemble a big billy goat gruff, Osborne looks like he's had his fill of foldy roll under the bridge and the grass on this side is definitely greener.
    Today I am a happier man.
    ;-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    on the mat…

    Stuff giving yet another image of the Oily, I can only infer that my day has started out well.

    According to another report on the fight in the Sunday Star Times Slater was also served with bankruptcy proceedings papers just prior to the fight!
    <added edit> I now also notice that the photo caption on the SST (print edition) story has him as ‘Cameron Salter’
    we all know slugs and salt don’t mix…

    …and I now see that KidsCan was the charity all this violence took place for – I had not been able to work out which charities were to benefit from this spectacle from the advance publicity.

    and in unrelated news (well a tone of entitlement underpins them) I also see that the father of one of the two St Bede’s Rowers had misled the Judge

    Justice Rachel Dunningham’s judgement records show she was told that if one of the boys did not row at the Maadi Cup, he could not be selected to attend the trials for the New Zealand under-19 team, and possibly miss out on the Junior World Championships in Brazil later this year.
    Rowing New Zealand rules suggest this is not correct.
    According to Justice Dunningham’s judgement, Kennedy stated in an affidavit that if his son could not compete at the Maadi Cup he would miss out on a chance of making the New Zealand under-19 team for this year’s Junior World Championships. Jordan Kennedy is a South Island under-18 representative.
    Justice Dunningham went on to say that one of the reasons she was allowing the boys to compete was because not to do so would “stymie his [Jordan Kennedy’s] only opportunity to attend the Junior World Championships.”
    However, Rowing New Zealand’s high-performance manager, Alan Cotter, said Shane Kennedy’s statement was not correct.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    HEADS-UP: I've just published a blog post by Philip Lyth that raises the possibility that Peters will decline to bring in a new MP.

    Very interesting.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    …and I now see that KidsCan was the charity all this violence took place for

    A worthy cause.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to Russell Brown,

    HEADS-UP: I’ve just published a blog post by Philip Lyth that raises the possibility that Peters will decline to bring in a new MP.

    I raised that possibility!

    :-)

    Everyone assumes a by-election-winning list MP would resign to allow their party an extra MP, but they could decide not to...

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    Mike Sabin has a new job as chief executive of a Chinese-owned, 1000-hectare luxury resort in Karikari. Just saying.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1388 posts Report Reply

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