Another thought. The most likely scenario is that this pledge
of $20 million represents a cut in previous funding
(presented to us as an increase). There must have been
significant funding for GhG emission reduction science in the
past as Agresearch has clearly made a major investment in
this area. Again ... it smells bad.
How does Key’s commitment of “$20 million toward
ground-breaking research to slash agricultural greenhouse
gases” tie in with Agresearch’s decision to make cuts in
research on agricultural greenhouse gases to reflect areas of
Government investment? This was only
a month ago. Is it a case of a CRI not talking to the
government before making the decision? Is it on-the-hoof
policy making by the Key Government? Or is it that both know
this money is a one off political sop? Something smells wrong
Murray, the only scared little people are the ones who wasted
their Sunday. The only scared little people are the ones
preaching doom and the end of the world. Good to see you have
finally seen through the fluff and false propaganda and
joined the right side of the debate. Good on ya mate.
The Green Island Landfill already takes asbestos and many
other hazardous wastes. There is no guarantee that the
landfill will continue to operate beyond 2023 so we may as
well fill it up. If Christchurch cannot compete on price then
this is to the benefit of us all. Make hay while we have the
resource (capacity) do it. Looks to me as if the DCC
has made an excellent business decision and a smart
environmental one too!
I fly with both wings attached. My ideas on the Labour party
could hardly be worse than their own at the last election,
marious. My point is most of the same faces are still there.
Care to state a view of your own on the reshuffle?
This is a beat-up. I heard the interview and what
Little was alluding to with the "beauty parade" quote was the
political party's appearances there. He went on to
refer to the spiritual and importance of the event, but
typical of the media, no mention of that part of the
As for Flavell, he could show his reverence for the
event by refraining from cheap shots in order to gain votes
for his own party.
While I think Woodhouse could be speaking up a bit more for
Dunedin, he is a good MP. David Clark on the other hand is
very much a 'me me me' in the spotlight type of guy, with
very little in the way of what he wants for Dunedin. Yes we
all want a new hospital but it never happened under the last
Labour government, so lets not play selective memory
Dr.Clark. As for Clare Curran, she's done nothing for South