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5:30 pm, February 24th, 2023 - 14 comments
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All the best to those suffering flooding again.
Its the worry that is debilitating. I had water enter my downstairs area starting with Cyclone Hale and made worse by Gabrielle. The guts have now been ripped out of it and the drying process is in progress followed by sanitising. Until that phase is complete the rebuild can't start and with all the rain it can't dry out properly.
I feel vulnerable with just partial damage to my home and can still live in it. It is beyond imagination what those people who have lost their entire properties must be feeling. What is worse the precise same conditions that culminated in Hale and Gabrielle are set to re-occur in the tropics. At this stage we don't know how deep the cyclones will be, or whether we will get another direct hit.
It has affected me by way of losing my reading glasses all over the place. Picked up one pair today. Two more to go from a post shop and a café. 🙁
The summer from hell!
Best of wishes to you Anne. ❤️. It is a harrowing time for many. Those of us who escaped the damage can only imagine how awful it is.
Thanks RBO. I'm not anywhere near as badly off as many people.
Oh Anne, yes it is very difficult. The rain is scary.
Norm's brother has a yellow stickered property beside and behind his place. They are living on their nerves.
You are right to be concerned about another possible cyclone forming. Thinking of you and hoping this clears.
At this stage the next round of TCs look like they are going to pass well to the east of NZ. A brief whip of the tail might be all we get. Fingers crossed.
There are many pockets of damaged homes throughout Auckland. It isn't widely known because, not unnaturally, the media concentrate on the big calamities out west. In my case the damage was done by run-off from a rear property which has a history of broken pipes. That will have to be followed up in due course but for the moment its a case of getting the damaged section rebuilt.
Kathleen Stock is turning out to be a very good columnist. And funny. On one of the candidates standing to lead Scotland's SNP, Christian Kate Forbes, and the context of gender ideology politics,
Census coming up, Some daftness coming out of Stats NZ,
So should we all just say "more please" or "I get enough thanks" or "no, I'd rather not"
There's a theory that the term gender (meaning sex) gained popularity because somewhat puritanical people wanted to be able to talk about biological sex without referring to the other.
meanwhile, in some subcultures, biology has been thrown out the window. Measure that Stats NZ.
This is at least clearer.
If they wanted to validate later change from birth sex ID (because of gender ID) they should not have mentioned chromosomes.
Good to see Prime Minister Hipkins come out straight for managed retreat with a "fair and balanced process" for determining, buying out, jacking and lifting, or letting property owners and insurers figure it out between them.
Not only does Hipkins well and truly end-goal around the proposed 'managed retreat' legislation, it also anticipates the societal debate – which occurs not that often.
He also runs the prospect of a faster government response than the Christchurch earthquake insurance response which was a nightmare all the way to the Supreme Court.
Neither Hosking nor Luxon will have more than a very narrow path to tread through March-April-May into Budget 2023.
For Incognito. I hope it brings a smile to your dial.