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6:07 am, September 6th, 2017 - 13 comments
Categories: class war, national, useless - Tags: #ChangeTheGovt, advertising and reality, brighter future, cusp of something special, homeless
The NZers rough sleeping in this car and on the footpath outside the city mission do t seem to have got National's message. pic.twitter.com/JP6IyBZZxj
— Ana Samways (@AnaSamways) September 5, 2017
nope. I drove an 60 minute round trip from home to see it for myself.
— Ana Samways (@AnaSamways) September 5, 2017
This underlines so much with what is wrong with this election cycle #Decision17
— Chris Dillon (@onemouse) September 5, 2017
If National remove the billboard (they should), they admit how tone-deaf and out of touch their messaging really is.
— Todd Atticus (@ToddAtticus) September 5, 2017
On my Facebook page this morning, a grinning Bill photoshopped into an image of the lower Gibbston Valley, with the caption, Party Vote National | Secure Your Future
Well Bill… I can assure you that nothing in the view behind you is making any money, apart from the real estate agents and receivers. Everything in that view that has to make money has gone tits up, and the rest doesn’t have to make money. And that history goes back forever, and hasn’t changed. It’s not called The Valley of Debt for nothing.
What’s your view on Labour’s water pricing?
Not too many locals like it in Wanaka. Unsurprisingly.
Have they got a better way to get water users to value it other than put a price on it.
While my hydraulics tutor taught me that water was incompressible and unexpandable, I’ve come across a lot of water users who think a given quantity of water is infinite. They are usually the same one who go apeshit at the concept of water meters. The attitude that no-won owns water is a moral conceit that allows water users and polluters to abrogate their responsibility for the effects of their takes and discharges. Somehow these attitude have to change.
Moving the moral perception from no-one owns water to everyone owns water is the essential first step in changing these attitudes. When I’ve explained the policy in these terms there’s an understanding.
The part of Labour’s water pricing that intrigues me is how it will change Regional Councils. They are going to be funded, and probably quite well, to have a holistic and active role in catchment environmental management. Could result in a more DOC like organisation and generate a lot more interest in the activities and make up of regional councils.
There’ll be a lot of Wanaka money tied up in big irrigated dairy. Labour’s water policy will be giving them something to take their minds off National’s tightening of discharge conditions. Which are definitely going to stuff their investments, long before any water charging takes effect. They won’t be able to run the cows to need to irrigate.
It would be pretty wet & miserable there this morning …
I read somewhere about a southern dairy farmer who says he has spent $300 000 on measures to prevent water pollution on his farm. Good on him. However, he then says that Labour’s new water tax will cost him another $38 000 A YEAR!
Hmm . . . so I got out my calculator and figured that would mean his using 5 200 cubic metres A DAY! Sounds like his farm covers most of Otago and Southland!
Went to the same school as old Joyless by the look of it.
That’s about right for about 100 – 150 ha of irrigation in Otago. Nothing unusual there at all.
Didn’t the Government just announce funding of $27 million to Auckland City Mission ?
Allowing the National Party sign on the ACM building could be a way of expressing their gratitude ?
Billboards on side of buildings are run by outdoor advertising companies. The building owner gets a flat rent even if not used but doesnt have a say on the advertiser.
I doubt if national even got to choose which buildings it went on, the main target is the busy Hobson St traffic. In reality they are buying ‘eyeballs’ all over Auckland so they use brokers who tell them what they will get for their spend and arrange the details.
There is a good post on TDB this morning about the gap between reality and National’s electioneering. This about bootcamps was particularly good to have a reminder of (as with all the other madness swirling around, it is easy to forget some of it):
Spinoff has a grim story of what the reality is for the people in Decile one schools:
! That is a must read article.
Quote from it:
“Child Poverty Action Group reports that medical researchers now travel to New Zealand to study third world diseases. They come to Manurewa, where such diseases spread through cramped and cold housing, exacerbated by lack of nutritious food, by the presence of dirt and pests.”
BE just announced BIG IDEA!! to get youths of the drugs and into work. Didn’t even bother reading further.