Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
On one hand, the Labour party's solution is simple and clear: a capital gains tax on secondary homes to cool prices, a ban on foreign buyers to keep supply for Kiwis, and the state-funded building of 100,000 houses over 10 years.An election is coming and Housing Minister Nick Smith is well aware that housing policy is going to be one of its key battlegrounds. He calls it a clash between "sound bite versus substance".
On the other, you have the Government pulling various levers to help stimulate the market without embarking on a huge state-house building programme.
Smith says it's a complex issue.
"The political ground of housing next year is going to be between the sound bite and the substantial and I am confident that on the substantive issues - land supply, development contributions, materials, the compliance costs - the Government is going to have a solid story to tell.
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Thursday, December 26, 2013
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The mother of a mental health patient says the Hutt Valley mental health unit is so understaffed that patients are able to get access to recreational drugs. Lyn Copland's son has been a patient in the acute mental health unit for the last four weeks after being admitted under a compulsory treatment order.
Monday, December 23, 2013
http://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news-display/EXCLUSIVE-I-Dont-Quit-Preseason-Camp--Episode-1/89014 Episode 1
http://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news-display/I-Dont-Quit-Preseason-Camp--The-Finale/89032 The Finale
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Norman Kirk PM of NZ 1972-74
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Merry Christmas to all supporters...http://stevemascord.com/2013/11/29/2013-season-review-melbourne-storm/
Friday, December 20, 2013
We are great supporters of the Melbourne Storm club and have had a grandson playing there for a number of years, playing in the Under 18 SG Ball competition in 2011-12, and starting in the Under 20's Holden Cup competition during 2013.
Let's share Storm 2014 Preview: Young Gun - Pride Petterson - Robati written by Phil Mitchell, 'Rugby League Week'.
"Exotically named, and genetically gifted this 18-year old Kiwi backrower was probably born to be a star.The Storm thought as much four years ago when they signed the Wellington product to a six-year contract, and he certainly justified their faith in 2013 when he was named the club's Holden Cup 'Player of the Year'.
In his first season of Under 20's, which he is eligible for another two years, Petterson - Robati racked up some impressive statistics, including being ranked fourth among Holden Cup forwards for run metres (2758). At this rate he'll be on the cusp of First Grade selection sooner rather than later."
Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Controversial talk host John Tamihere says he is suing Mediaworks over his departure from Radio Live.
The former Labour MP and co-host Willie Jackson were stood down by the station last month amidst a public outcry over the way they interviewed Amy, a caller who identified herself as a friend of a victim of the Roast Busters rape club.
Mr Jackson is to return next year with a new co-host, Television New Zealand presenter Alison Mau, but Mr Tamihere’s contract was not renewed.
He told Radio Waatea this morning he won’t be going quietly"I’m telling you this morning I will be litigating again with Mediaworks very shortly so you can read all the salacious bits in the affidavits and in the emails but whenever I go anywhere I will go on my own terms, won’t go on anyone else’s terms. It’s interesting too at Mediaworks, it’s a sisterhood running it and I’m just writing up my affidavit now and reflecting on it, it’s amazing, it’s back to the future with Helen and co," Mr Tamihere says.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Beyond the HuttRiver - New Zealand today..: Our iconic kiwi bird may have Australian origins.....: Enough to make your beer go flat. An Aussie kiwi? How obscene! LOL http://huttriverofnz.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/our-iconic-kiw...
- New Zealand's kiwi bird may have descended from an Australian bird, new research says
- New Zealand's kiwi probably started out an Aussie: study
- Kiwi ancestor a small Aussie bird?
- How the Kiwi could be Australian and not from New Zealand
- Kiwi ancestor 'flew from Australia'
- Homeless Kiwis, not vagrants or bums, denied help from the Australian state - so much for the Anzac spirit...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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