"reliable but unconfirmed report"
And guess what will be leading Te News tonight. The MSM may have found a 'New Zealand connection'.
"reliable but unconfirmed report"
would qualify for millions of dollars a year in taxpayer-subsidies of its carbon debt
the urea manufactured would also attract subsidies for farmers, even though it caused the release of nitrous oxide
I'm the first to admit that I don't get Fashion Week. But then, I'm a straight male. None of my gender nor sexuality remotely do. We don't understand the weird walks, the weirder clothes and the view that goodie bags are an end in themselves. But most of all, we don't understand the pretension. The cultish view that fashion is worthy of exclusive veneration, and that the more unwearable the garment then the more watchable it must be. In fact, the only bit we actually got were the size 16 models in the Carpenter's Daughter show, because that's exactly what our wives and girlfriends look like.
It was entertainment and as divorced from the average wardrobe as Chelsea Charms is from your wife
Unlike most of the world, we still like Americans
Tamaiti [a boy] can stand in front of his family and be accounted for - it's easy to go to a Pakeha court and go ae, ae, [yeah, yeah] and give the fingers and go out
For those with no connection to their roots, this intervention would hopefully be the start of an end to reoffending
victims would not be left out of the picture as they would have to agree to it
60 per cent of those in custody were Maori - was unacceptable
Rocks were apparently thrown at vehicles passing the workers' picket line outside the factory yesterdayReports of vehicles getting windows smashed and gross pollution of local waterways.
a disgruntled employee was behind the sludge-dumpingWhen dealing with the lowest common denominator one expects nothing less, union thuggery knows no bounds, always resulting in violence.
parents should "think very hard" about letting children under five touch the animals at petting farmsApparently modern kidz have not consumed enough of their bushel of dirt to ward off such bacteria, so banning is the fix.
admitted that he was "not terribly happy" with the idea of under-fives touching ruminants such as lambs, calves and young goatsTime for a Tui.
Lincoln University has apologised for the Nazi-themed dress of first-year students celebrating Oktoberfest at a halls of residence-run party
Prof Field apologised for any offence caused by the students
many of the students who attended were first years and may not know have known what the "holocaust was all about"
have "a natter about domestic politics"
negotiating with activists...Get stuffed with talking. Talk time stopped this morning when these pirate bastards boarded the ship. They should be treated as terrorists. Saltwater 4" hoses at 10 deg C on mist spray would have solved the problem hours ago. But Mr Plod turns to jelly and takes the soft route.
Greenpeace was anti-farming: "It's a despicable new tactic that has Greenpeace's loathing of farming written all over that ship.BTW, has the anti-terrorist legislation been sorted yet?
1.Travel non-stop for at least a year
2. Get healthy and fit
3. Road-tripping with no destination
4. Travel first class
5. Swim with dolphins
6. Take a luxury cruise
7. Ride the Orient Express
8. Learn another language
9. Walk the Great Wall of China
10. Attend the ANZAC dawn service at Gallipoli
Motorcyclists more often to blame for crashes
* Vehicles at fault
(crashes involving motorcycles in Auckland City):
2004: 6 scooter, 7 motorcycle - 69 per cent
2005: 4 scooter, 12 motorcycle - 76 per cent
2006: 8 scooter, 12 motorcycle - 74 per cent
2007: 8 scooter, 14 motorcycle - 69 per cent
2008: 9 scooter, 16 motorcycle - 61 per cent
"acts contrary to the council's visions, values and social inclusion agenda, and which conflict with its community leadership role"
From the cost-benefit analysis, it has been found that family planning (considered purely as a method of reducing future CO2 emissions) is more cost-effective than most low-carbon technologies.
It is recommended that an optimum mix of carbon-reducing methods includes family planning as one of the primary methods.
The Opposition announced today that it is changing it's emblem to a condom because it more clearly reflects the Opposition's political stance.
A condom stands up to inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives you a sense of security while it's actually screwing you.
The prospect of cyclists paying a charge, like motorists, to use roads
the most likely method of implementing the tax would be to register all bicycles and making it a legal requirement for owners to have a registration document.
The tax would then be paid yearly or six-monthly in a similar way to vehicle excise duty.
The trustees have informed the beneficiaries that it was investigating payments made to two of the trustees
With hindsight, some of our investment decisions were questionable and those decisions together with the global recession have led to the situation that we are in today
It has delivered Kiwibank,Big deal. All methods to keep bludgers voting for minorities.
paid parental leave
and home insulation
120 or more useless MP's on the taxpayer teat
List MP's that are not elected
MP's that do not represent an electorate
MP's that answer to no one but the party
Minorities such as tree huggers and separatists wagging the dog
Follow the train wreck that is Sarah Palin
Question opponents with 'agendas'
Spread the word about dogging
Challenge doctors and other professionals with a God complex with hardcopy
Take comfort that your intensely private intimate session with a goat in the Sudan will go viral - quicker than a global flu pandemic
You can inspect suspect gift horses from Nigeria very closely
There is a fundamental issue of fairness at stake here
Gamesmanship will again come into calculations on the sequencing of the MMP referendum. Businessman Peter Shirtcliffe has been campaigning for "enough intellectual and organisational horsepower" to be applied so a single stage definitive referendum could be held next year, then applied at the 2011 election.
- they have delivered local government lite
- local boards ... will be little more than sewing circle meetings
- It's clear that this reform is driven by political ideology
- the process of getting to this point has been "completely undemocratic"
Waitakere City Council staff will continue to deal openly and constructively with the Auckland Transition Authority
However, the majority of us believe that the question of whether the
existing legislation provides adequate opportunities for Māori representation
in local government is an issue of national significance, extending beyond Auckland. Resolving this issue should therefore be considered in that context rather than through this piece of legislation.
the majority of us consider that retaining the FPP system of voting atRetain First Past the Post voting, not STV, that dreadful disease voters have caught of late.
both the council and local board level would be preferable
the northern boundary of Auckland city should be generally based on a line between the mouths of the Puhoi and Makarau rivers, dividing the current Rodney district in two
we urge the commission to consider carefully retaining all of Pukekohe and Waiuku as part of the Auckland region, rather than splitting them each in two
We strongly believe that the new Auckland Council has a fundamental
responsibility to effectively address social issues across the region
we expect the local activities that will be the subject of local
board plans would be likely to include the operation and development
of local facilities, including sports and recreation centres, swimming
pools, and parks; the operation of community services such as libraries,
community centres and halls; supporting local community
events; administration of funding to local community groups and
youth centres; community safety, graffiti prevention, and other social services; promotion of local economic development activities such
as Business Improvement Districts, and improving streetscapes and
signage; developing and proposing local bylaws to reflect local community
concerns and preferences; and undertaking effective community
engagement and seeking community views on both local board
activities and the regional and regulatory functions of the governing
There are too many people who are involved who don't understand local government. They just think it's about rates and roads and rubbish. They don't realise there's lots of other things local government has to do
Well we think that Laws reply will stagger you. It is undoubtedly racist.
responding swiftly to the market
I AM SORRY
You cannot take two fiercely independent bloggers used to their own control, space and audience and put them together to share space. Let us all learn that lesson in the NZ blogosphere and learn it well for the future.
I can name three former leaders of the National Party who said the identical same thing and could not wait to call me on election night
If we could almost win in the worst campaign we have ever had, then I think we have got a great chance of making it
There is no place for threats to politicians in New Zealand politics
It's part of the jobStill she complained. Nasty, venal political point scoring on her part.
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