Monday, October 31, 2022

Mr Mayor, this is how you do layoffs

The unionised lurking in the ivory towers are to be slashed forthwith.  Predictably union scum are screaming blue murder. Probably will prune $15-25M off the payroll.  In my book, anything that excises tenured academics and associated shiny-bums can only be good for New Zealand.

Come on Mayor Brown,  AUT has shown you how to lance the unionised boil.   Now get on with it!  We are waiting for you get more than a head count of 1. 

Friday, October 28, 2022

Engineering ecosystems in NZ

 In the UK there's nothing but praise for these ecosystem engineers.

XXXXX serve as ecosystem engineers - a term used to describe species that can alter and maintain a habitat. The shaggy-haired animals, which have been described as "woolly bulldozers”, are seen by scientists as climate heroes.

"They are quite big and robust, so they can really shape and engineer the landscape around them," said Gibbs explaining that their fur debarks trees, they mow grass with their mouths, their large bodies create pathways throughout the dense forest and their nutrient-rich manure helps other species flourish. "Everything they do has this positive impact and shapes the world around them."

** Insert 'Bison' for the UK.  In NZ, insert 'Cows' - story from here

Meanwhile in NZ there is zero 'positive impact' as here anything that is remotely bovine is denigrated as evil incarnate with respect to engineering ecosystems.  Notwithstanding that the bush in New Zealand was tamed for farming through the use of cattle.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Hold my beer ...

 What I’m hearing is it is going to happen and Wayne Brown – I don’t know if he realises this – he doesn’t have the power to stop it.

Newly elected council wallahs proudly tout their tribalist connections to the 14% whilst ignoring the 86%.

Meanwhile the similarly connected deputy thinks 3 Waters (and no doubt SNAs) are a done deal.  Must be some good Mahuta Corp Koolaid in those waters!

Hold my beer!  

An aside, Wayne's had a great first week in office, leading up to the change of government next year.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Never in a million years

 "There's three in this marriage"

Didn't take long.  They're testing the water to drop the word "Consort".

should refer to the "Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla"

In my book a more fitting title will always be the "Whore of Windsor".