Hard News by Russell Brown

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  • nzlemming, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Thank you, Grant. I expect some tech gnome will update the Labour Party website presently. :)

    Perhaps Slater and Ede might have a go;-)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Simon Lyall,

    I have an attachment to (c) Centre party splits off Labour and picks up the 20% in the middle. I mean if they are neo-liberals who will never vote for Labour (again, since many probably did in 2008 or before) why not create another party to give them an alternative to National?

    NZ political history is littered with the wreckage of such parties. United NZ, Future NZ, United Future, the Liberals (the 1990s one, not the 1890s one), the Social Credit/Democrats, Christian Democrats, you name it. NZ First is the only one that still survives, but it’s too populist for ‘Lib Dem’ types.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5442 posts Report Reply

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    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sacha,

    the coastal geezers of Ak 2040

    get another platform to whine about their impending loss of lifestyle, courtesy Mr Orsman and whatever disaffected council member or staffer leaked draft maps to him. Intensification in the South would also be bad, they reckon, but for different reasons:

    He said apartments in poorer areas of Auckland raised issues of overcrowding for large Pacific Island and Maori families and other social issues.

    If we want stupidity like that in local government, we can elect it.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • Swan, in reply to Sacha,

    More housing = more overcrowding? Wow, that's an impressive leap of logic.

    Birkenhead • Since Feb 2011 • 86 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Swan,

    and check the sense of entitlement in this fragment (though being Orsman there's no guarantee of accuracy):

    Auckland 2040 had agreed to relax density controls

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Sacha,

    whatever disaffected council member or staffer leaked draft maps

    Ben Ross writes about what that action means. Like him, I'm more likely to believe it's one of the councillors. Previous utterances should narrow the pool of those willing to flout their solemn obligations over this particular topic.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19743 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    the big build-up…
    density is your destiny
    not some d.i.y. nest…

    House Block Bay,
    here we come!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

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