Fantastic. Key's done damn well. I don't much like his politics, but I do respect the approach he has to people and Big Gay Out mightn't need his validation but it's bloody fantastic to see the PM just getting involved sans attitude.
Agree. I do like having Mister Middle New Zealand turn up to my community festivities like it's nothing out of the ordinary.
Even if he does have to stridently confirm his heterosexuality by showing us he dances as only a straight man can. Craig, whatever you say in other threads about turning in your toaster oven I defy you to dance like that.
Emma I'm totally blaming you for my descent into matters of the body.
She didn't mind people knowing she wrote the damn things, but was horrified at the though of dying at home and a complete stranger thinking she readthem.
O god yes. My executor has strict instructions that in the event of my untimely demise she must immediately race around to my house and dispose of all the 'literature' and bedside accessories.
As an almost-a-lawyer who spends at least 12 hours a week with the rest of Wellington's future lawyers I invariably find IANAL hilariously and childishly amusing as an acronym. It's almost too accurate.
Tom Beard, that Calimocho sounds unbelievably vile.
Oh but wait! I see it can be improved with the addition of blackberry nip.
But OMG! The teens in Lower Hutt, they were sexing!
Still are, so the report did jack.
What makes CHC's "boy racers" special? Nowhere else in the country do they get to engage with the politicians. Nowhere else do they get any damned say at all, in fact.
That's part of the problem. Nobody's listening to them. In Nelson they've been saying for at least 20 years that they go to Branford Park etc because there's nowhere else. They've said over and over that they'd go to a designated place if a suitable one was to be found/provided. The mayors keep responding that it's great that there's dialogue. That doesn't seem to be translating into cooperative action between the Council and the boy racers.
The other issue is that the cops target them and give them attitude so they take extra pride in pushing the boundaries. I mean, come on, standing there, taking your sweet time to check out every conceivable part of the car that MIGHT not conform and making snide and sometimes downright nasty comments while holding all the power is not calculated to calm the situation.
The Te Aroha could be a good investment. Well, no worse than any finance company punt anyways.
With seating for 73 and a dance floor it's hard to go past her.
Meanwhile back in England banks are now requiring a 50% deposit for new builds.
Let me guess. You don't really know anything about Russell Simmons, right?
According to that link he's a 'warewolf'.
Did anyone catch the full piece on the changes to Wikipedia's editing process on This Way Up earlier? I was in & out & missed most of it. The upshot seemed to be approval from the commentator.
...but the break fee seems to take into account the likely fall in interest rates over the period of the loan. So now that it is really freaking obvious to everyone that rates are going down, that's largely priced into the break fee.
That's pretty much exactly how my bank chappie explained it to me a couple of years ago. They ensure that they still get the same amount of interest that they would have got if you'd stayed on your existing fixed rate. Which seems fair.
I was enquiring at a time when interest rates were going up &, oddly, he was only going to charge me $300-odd to break $400K+ with 4.5 years left to run. Maybe they figured they could re-lend the money to someone else & get the higher interest rate from them, but it seems a very specific view of that particular $400K.
"Roses are #FF0000
Violets are #0000FF
All of my base
Are belong to you"
I suppose that to some people, that will be the most romantic thing they have ever heard.
Weeell...not quite the most romantic thing ever, but if it were on a cute, geeky, Rachel Maddow-type I'd prolly be doing the giggle-and-blush thing.
While other people go for a slightly different take on the romantic classic:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
are lower for you!
Ah yes, Il Bordello. I'm reliably informed that they won't haggle.