Thanks Greg. Even after 7 years it is still the stories and memories of people's generosity that brings tears to my eyes.
(And sadness for the lost, anger at the villains, but not with such emotion)
Paragraph 3 seems to be truncated?
I'm coming to the conclusion that http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/ is put together by a robot without human oversight.
Right now, top item with photo is "Rebuild finds its mojo in 2016"
Scroll down to the Rebuild section, top item is "Rebuild finds mojo in 2016" hmm. Next section is Opinion, top item is ..."Rebuild finds mojo in 2016".
moving on to Business, second item is "Rebuild finds mojo in 2016", and finally Sport - OK the robot knows not to put the same story in this section!
(Perhaps: "Rebuild finds mojo in 2016" - injury plagued Christian Rebuild finally scores a win after 6 year drought?)
and several other stories similarly repeated. This is not unusual. Its not even imported stories displacing other news, its just useless repetition.
Swing from the futtock shrouds and tap a firkin behind the arras.
sit out this National government by reading all Hemingway’s works in the towns where they were written.
sounds nice but you may not want to go to Key West
Depression-era Key West as the locale for "To Have and Have Not"
I'm not making this up...
I have to add to this growing mountain of recommendations the cyberpunk/crime novel When Gravity Fails and its two sequels by George Alec Effinger. An accidental discovery at the local library of course.
Why does the National Party even need to stand candidates in a local body election? If the elected councillors don't do the "right" thing, they can be replaced by commissioners who will, or overruled by a minister with extraordinary powers. That's how "democracy" works round here anyway.
So, has anyone asked his *victims* what they think should happen? I haven't seen/heard anything.
Hmmmm. "Now, there are other groups where things *effect* voting – for example English language fluency"
Replace pohutukawa trees with Victoria Square, more lanes with hmm, nothing?, and this piece sums up the situation here in Christchurch.
And as for resource consent hearing ... you should be so lucky