Investments are made in the hope of positive outcomes. For
Moneybags's, this means a financial return. 'Social
investment' is forward thinking. It is unusual to hear Bill
English talk in these terms, but if the government had
invested in social housing 5 years ago instead of selling
state housing assets, there would not be the housing or
accommodation crisis we have now.
His depth of insight into a game of rugby was always
apprecated. I also like how his pen was not afraid of being
critical of goings-on at Otago rugb! in a time when most were
not. His prose will be missed.
So we have the most successful Maori MP of the last ten
years, a professor from Otago uni, the census, and Auckland
uni's survey supporting it and on the other side is one
single professor from Massey.
Its been said far better by others but I'll say it anyway: if
there is no immediate threat to life then it it is wrong to
to kill an animal using a method that is not fast or painless
, preferable both. Leg traps are neither and I am surprised
and a little ashamed they are still in use today when better
and kinder methods are available.
As for being hit by a car ... well , you should stop if
you've hit something. What sort of person wouldn't ? Probably
the same kind of person that sees nothing wrong with legs
I did not read the entire essay written by Hypothermia, as I
have a feeling I'm being trolled.
I'll just sign off by going back to the subject. I'm not
surprised the budget does not consider how families living
day-to-day must live with regard to housing. And, until the
NZ government puts regulations in place to better monitor how
homes are built, how rental houses are maintained, to
unbiasedly asses the value of houses, and to fairly tax real
estate transactions, nothing will change. Unfortunately,
despite the fact renters pay the mortgages of home owners,
they will continue to be treated as second-class citizens.
@ lovedunedin, the trial run
will finish just before the contract ends. But to add to your
points people need to remember that compass guaranteed to
provide us equal or better than we had before to get the
contract. They have managed to get staff , patients and
clients offside so far and the only people still in their
corner seem to be senior management who most likely rarely
eat the meals.
I have a new retirement plan which involves me getting jailed
. Things are starting to look good in there. If a manager
took over any business and withen weeks managed to get rid of
50% of the customers in one area , 25 complain in another
area and even the staff preferring to pay more for the
competitions product , would they get away with trotting out
lines like "trial period" , assessing feedback, changing
packaging etc etc? This goes beyong crappy food to the
serious lack of control shown by the government, as they
forced the Compass issues and then appointed the