Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Some reprehensible bullshit

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  • Kyle Matthews,

    Well considering you live in Japan, you might be aware of Yasuo Tanaka, the governor of Nagano, who was a champion of reform and transparency. He was the guy who transformed his private office into a glass-walled room as a symbolic representation of transparency...

    Sure, you may argue that it was just for show, but appearance do mean something to people.

    This looks like an suggestion for the Mayor of Auckland to use glass walls for his dressing and bathroom/toilet. Hence we found something sillier than the original HOS story.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    This looks like an suggestion for the Mayor of Auckland to use glass walls for his dressing and bathroom/toilet. Hence we found something sillier than the original HOS story.

    We can only imagine the response had he actually done such a ridiculous thing.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    I was hoping someone would say that. New Zealanders and their renovations - this could be the most contributed to thread in the history of PAS.

    La Moyenne Bourgeoisie desire a different kind of buzz, It intrigues me how some "houses" in the "central city" of Auckland suffer from the fever to renovate.

    A house in Ponsonby I know of has changed hands three times in five or so years and has had three kitchen/bathroom renovations - A Villa in Mt Eden that had rimu slat blinds - these were all taken out and replaced with a white synthetic heavy slat blind - the house lot of rimu blinds ended up in the bottom of a skip under the general debris.

    It is en vogue to punch out the back of a villa or bungalow and replace a gentle lean to with a loud "beach style" extension - often tasteless an impractical particularly so if the arse end of the house is facing south.

    As long as the ppty market defys gravity and the banks are lending there is no cure.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

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