Posts by Rich of Observationz

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  • Hard News: Media Take: Scandals, selfies…, in reply to mpledger,

    Rugby, Infratil*, Weta, SAP...

    (although the leading cheerleaders for us buying Infratil a fairly useless new runway are our Labour councillors in Wellington, one of whom is now running for parliament).

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  • Hard News: Media Take: Scandals, selfies…,

    I've been trying to expunge the whole thing from my life, if I didn't have to do something whilst waiting for the computer occasionally I'd succeed.

    I have no idea what's going on though. Peters had hundreds of deceased NZF members bequeath him their super entitlements and thought that was ok? Something about Hoskings and ATM? Ewww.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem,

    Oh, I see: It was in relation to:

    [Former Green staffer] Morris-Travers was appointed chief of staff in May last year. She was an MP from 1996 to 1999, first with NZ First and then as an independent. She was a minister in the National Party-NZ First coalition.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem,

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem, in reply to linger,

    Oh, I was (those plants are all in places where NZ First attracts its votes. Marsden Point is right next to Peters' electorate. I guess some of his voters might work there).

    I thought they wanted to know how big industrial plants use water.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem, in reply to Sacha,

    How do they use water? Some papers:petroleum,
    aluminium,
    and steel.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    For instance, Marsden Point is owned by Z Energy and several overseas oil companies and uses huge amounts of water. So does BHP owned Glenbrook steel works. Not to mention Tiwai Point.

    Are the NZ government going to buy these substantial, if dying, assets? Or will they close down - that'd be popular...

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem, in reply to Sacha,

    I don't understand a party employing hired guns whose underlying allegiance is to a very different party.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem,

    Which might have been the Greens, but they lost my vote for:

    - dumping Metiria. Frankly, I don't care if she spend her teenage summers interning for the Baader Meinhof. She was their most effective MP and James Shaw is not.
    - supporting the repeal of health and safety legislation preventing people going into dangerous mines so that people can go into a dangerous mine and search for corpses. It's a minor issue, but it indicates they favour dumb populism over rational policy.

    Not to mention that if the Greens do get 5%, and Labour are in a position to form a government with NZF, then I can fully see them being dumped at the instigation of Peters and then pliantly giving that government a free ride on confidence and supply.

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  • Hard News: Metiria's Problem, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    I think you have it there.

    Personally, I'm just going to do something weird and vote for the party whose policies I most agree with.

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