Monday, February 29, 2016

It's never too early for a Tui

this isn't about a political issue

Yeah effing Right!

Zipper continues opening exposing city

The 4000Km long Kermadec-Tonga Trench zipper which terminates at Christchurch City continued opening this morning with another quake overnight.  The residents of the Village of the Damned have had another unsettling early morning wakeup.

Christchurch City continues to sink as the trench lengthens and Banks Peninsula moves eastward.  Maybe Captain Cook's original map of the area foretells the final outcome.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lost in NZ: The Herald

The Herald turns New Zealand upside down with the location of Marsden Cove Marina adjacent to Marsden Point.

Friday, February 26, 2016

I'll believe it when I see it

Auckland Council is going back to the drawing board after a majority of councillors scuttled housing density proposals in the city's leafy suburbs

Think the urban planners will stop at this knock-back?   These bastards have built and staked their entire careers on this high density plan.  Mark my words, they'll now be retreating and resorting to underhanded corrupt methods of implementing the master plan as currently written.

I'll believe the high density master plan has been binned (not shelved) when I see other choices like real greenfield expansion.  And Phil, 8000 houses on a Remmers golf course satisfying your rich prick class warfare ideologies does not fill that vision.

Some good people were captured by the wrong lobbying. The loud voices of some suburbs who had been wound up to believe they had been "hugely up zoned" won the day and young people, community housing providers, urban designers, social workers, families, sustainability advocates and ordinary Aucklanders were drowned out of the debate

This one needs to be stopped in her tracks.  A long tenure acolyte of Mayor Bob whom ran his old fiefdom of Waitemata City with its residents paying handsomely for exorbitant ideas like film studios which no-one could afford, need or want.  Along with his own brand of eco-terrorism of restrictive subdivision rules in or near the Waitakeres, riding roughshod over the rights of property owners.  Let the community housing providers, urban designers, social workers, families, sustainability advocates do their thing on their dime, not mine.

The very reason Jafaland has issues is because he and his Labour ilk like Hulse still infest the council. They're still there neck deep in the trough pushing their soviet style high density urban planning.  And they're looking to install a Len MkII, namely Phil who currently is not willing to jump out of one trough for a chance at another.

Yes, I'll believe it when I see it.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How to bugger the value of your business

If it's hard enough to get doctors to work alongside me, it's going to be a devil of a job to get doctors to replace me.

The indispensable doctor finds that no-one wants to work or buy his practice in the benefit ridden backwater of  unemployment that is Tokoroa.  He's also finding out that the local ferals on social media do not like his stated income.

Graveyards are full of the indispensable.  Shut up shop, forget selling your practice.  Your opposition knows how to milk the system and get others to pay.  If you haven't sorted your retirement at $400K pa you never will. 

As for any residual value in your practice as a saleable business, I'd say you've buggered that in the town going full disclosure about your income.  I see your customers deserting like lemmings.

No doubt when the opposition set up shop, all practices were offered a slice of the action. For whatever reason, probably valid at the time, your practice stayed away from their business model, with utterly predictable results. 

Now we get to read a sob story.

WindyTy: A decent weather site at last

Dunno where I saw the link a week or so ago, probably lurking on some site, but this weather site has decent real time and forecast weather with all the graphics you'd ever need.


And if you need to delve into the real black arts area of weather forecasting, you can see a week ahead.

Get over there and spend some time exploring the site.  There's reams of info.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Jafaland Councillors: "For votes, we have more principles"

allows Aucklanders to build more quality housing, up to three storeys in some areas close to town centres and along improving transport links

Whilst Len's Labourite 2IC is plugging via this puff piece for much increased housing density via the massive changes in the unitary plan for Jafaland, other councillors are having second thoughts.

Most Aucklanders would prefer if most of those on the council were not reelected after decades of hideous rates rises, Len's folly of a toy train set to nowhere and the like.  Some would say that a piece of hemp and a nearby lamp post would suffice to cure some of Jafaland's ills.

Chris Darby has become the latest councillor to have second thoughts about dramatic housing density plans in Auckland suburbs.

The North Shore councillor told the Herald he was "undecided" and that natural justice and opportunity for public participation by those affected were key issues for him.

Mr Darby and Whau councillor, Ross Clow, have indicated in the past 24 hours that they could vote with 11 councillors who want to dump a proposal to rezone thousands of homes for more intensive housing without consulting affected property owners.

Taking heed of the voters in his ward, these councillors are willing to change their stated principles for votes at next years local body elections.  

Why do people keep electing such unprincipled nominally leftie scum?

Monday, February 22, 2016

The desperation is strong

As the USA hurtles headlong toward electing the breath of fresh air that is The Donald, the pollies left in his wake are ever desperate to kneecap him.

Like any number of us raised in the late 20th century, I have spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power in Germany. 

Watching Donald Trump's rise, I now understand.

Resorting to Godwin's Law, playing the Hitler card, the WAPO does its best to stop him being nominated.  I've also seen many other comparisons in recent days of him being fascist.

I look forward to him being Pres, he'll turn the establishment upside down buggering their candidate selection processes.

The desperation is ratcheting up.  Super Tuesday is just around the corner, as would be nominees drop off the polls having burnt all their funds solicited through normal channels to no avail. 

Meanwhile the self funded Trump is just what the electorate wants.  And needs.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Would be lawyers learn socialist redistribution first hand

We were invoiced for single rooms, that invoice was paid. Then I received an email saying there was a room change

Young ones in for a leftie brainwashing at VUW learn first hand about socialism and redistribution of their property as they have to bunk up in their oversubscribed previously single accomodation.

An experience early in life that hopefully will put this batch of would be lawyers off lefties and socialism forever.  And some will be talking to Daddy about contract law.

Union scum hold Jafaland residents to ransom

The unionised have got up themselves because their employer has seen fit to cut their grass and get a cheaper deal for taxpayers elsewhere.   Market forces working admirably as unions overprice themselves out of a job.

One of the unions' big concerns is that Auckland Transport has recently awarded new contracts for all of Auckland's southern routes and NZ Bus has lost all of their work. Mr Froggatt said this will result in the loss of 250 jobs and the three new companies taking over pay less than at NZ bus.

And they want a pay rise for less work.

To reduce the current working day from 13 hours to 12 hours
They want an additional 60 cents per hour or 2.95 per cent

Absolute scum.  Unions should be outlawed.

But any reduction of the overpaid underworked in privately owned unionised ratholes is good news in my book.  Pity the government does not excise the union infestations in the education sector.