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Hard News: Rodney on the Road

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  • Sacha,

    Ross, sorry but you guys are next. And then everyone else.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Brickley Paiste,

    It's like deja vu all over again.

    I've written to some contacts at the local liberal rag to alert them to his presence. (Today's headline should show how much they like to stick it to conservative fucktards).

    If it's a slow news day, they might just take pot shots at a circus act from the anitpodes.

    Since Mar 2009 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    If anyone wants a digest of Auckland Woes in the 20th centrury, this is as good as any:

    http://brucejesson.com/media/1/20081008-BJF%20lecture%2011-08.pdf

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    Well that's obviously the reason for our low productivity and lack of ambition then. No need to improve management skills or any of that socialist fluff.

    If I read Kiwiblog correctly, it's because 4 out of 5 teenage girls prefer to get pregnant and stay home "living the life" on the DPB. The rest of us are prohibitively taxed to support such largesse. Ergo, there's no point working.

    Or something like that.

    On another note, the Canadian Tories' love of self-promotion is something to behold.

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    I guess I knew he was a dancer
    Someone said that he was overseas
    I guess he is a dreamer
    who just can't stand Auckland has trees.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    I'm hearing John Key was in agreement with the ARC powers that be that the Hide boundaries for the SC (the external limits that is) are no good and the existing ones are more sensible. Especially given the upper limits have been sucked in nice and tight so developers can rip the Kaipara and surrounds to bits given the lack of resourcing up north to process resource consents from aforementioned developers (who were the ones writing in submissions left right and centre on where the boundaries should be funnily enough).

    Not to mention the regional parks would be utterly ridiculous if they were put in the hands of councils whose ratepayers barely used them. Word on the street there is that they will stay as part of the SC, but seriously who the f knows with a bunch of idiological twats on the rampage.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    Gossip is so much simpler when there's only one decent beach. :)

    Scorching Bay is our best beach, we have a few other quite nice beaches (Days Bay, umm Lyall Bay). So there!

    Also, in any here slightly irked that Trevor Mallard has said he hopes English doesn't loose his job because Steven Joyce would do a better job as finance minister. Now, I have no idea what sort of job anyone would do as finance minister, I don't know the first thing about it. But it just annoys me that an MP would openly celebrate mis-management of our nations economy as it suits his political aspirations.

    Excuse me for being naive.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 315 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Especially given the upper limits have been sucked in nice and tight

    I thought they had just backed down completely on the northern border?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I guess I knew he was a dancer
    Someone said that he was overseas
    I guess he is a dreamer
    who just can't stand Auckland has trees.

    That's scary.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    I thought they had just backed down completely on the northern border?

    They may well have (god I hope so), this information junkie has been on half rations in the last few days due to a bloody crap chest cough.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    openly celebrate mis-management of our nations economy as it suits his political aspirations

    The Standardistas complained recently about political journos getting completely distracted by the theatre and mistaking it for the substance.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Cheers. That came out a day or two after I heard what I heard from Mr. Ed.

    have been trying to find info but the brain is on go slow. It sure is the last week of term. I've got nothing left, teenagers have drained me of every last ounce.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Caleb D'Anvers,

    slightly irked that Trevor Mallard has said he hopes English doesn't lose his job because Steven Joyce would do a better job as finance minister.... it just annoys me that an MP would openly celebrate mis-management of our nations economy as it suits his political aspirations.

    I interpreted Mallard saying Joyce would "do a better job for National" as meaning that he would pursue a more explicitly right-wing agenda than English. Perhaps I'm giving Mallard too much credit there.

    London SE16 • Since Mar 2008 • 482 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    It sure is the last week of term. I've got nothing left, teenagers have drained me of every last ounce.

    And next week, they take on the malls..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I interpreted Mallard saying Joyce would "do a better job for National" as meaning that he would pursue a more explicitly right-wing agenda than English. Perhaps I'm giving Mallard too much credit there.

    I interpreted Mallard as making a joke at English's expense. I'm not sure any more ought be made of it than that, really.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22817 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

    Other places have already been "supersized". Dunedin City was amalgamated with 4 local boroughs, and Silverpeaks county, the Ocean Beach Domain Board, and The Dunedin Drainage and Sewage Board, in 1989. Mind you, Dunedin City has been swallowing local boroughs, and the occasional county, since the early 1900s.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 496 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Lyth,

    "supersized". Dunedin City

    Hardly comparable. Dunedin has ~ 122K people while Waitakere, smallest of the four existing Ak cities has over 200K people and the new superAuckland will be 10 times the size of Dunedin,

    But 'swallowing local boroughs' for 100 years? What an appetite.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 458 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Imagine one supercouncil for the whole bottom of the South Island and you're getting close. Just as your local DHBs have been effectively merging for some time.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    And Dunedin will have a few "local boards" to represent your interests.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    Why bother with all these smaller "super cities". Judge Dredd already has all of New Zealand labelled New Pacific City. Works for me.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Shhh, not meant to give that one away yet.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Curtis,

    Rodney was espousing . One Plan, One rates bill, Eine volk....

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 314 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Lyth,

    Godwin.

    Now if you had said One Ring. In The Darkness. That would have been amusing.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 458 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Dzug,

    There might be a good news story to come - maybe Sir Roger will stage a leadership coup while Rodney is grandstanding overseas. That should be enough to scare even the Epsom voters.

    Wellington • Since May 2008 • 10 posts Report Reply

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