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Gigatown has failed us

The Gigatown failure is evident. No one is talking about it apart from John Clarke.

The issue of bikes and biking is important because that is wasting money we do not have and will probably need to borrow. But the greater loss to most of us is loss of internet speed because Gigatown is not working for the vast majority.

Flag Poll

Rather interestingly, the comment regarding second referendum being first past the post and binding, even if by only one vote,raises the technical question of can a vote be voided for any reason i.e completing form incorrectly.

This being the case then it only adds to farcical nature of the plan to change present flag.

Cartoon tedium

If a cartoonist submitted a cartoon saying the same thing, and making exactly the same point they already made half a dozen times before, you'd think a decent newspaper might tell them to get some fresh ideas or move on.

No conundrum for Labour

It is interesting to read that Audrey Young believes that Labour have a conundrum (see here). It is perfectly possible to argue that the flag debate actually offers an opportunity for Labour to do to significant damage. Here's why:

1) Mr. Key = National

Dairy

A few questions need to be considered:

1. Why did we export our "dairy know how" to Chile, Argentina etc? Now that has backfired and they are producing far more than we ever can simply because they have the land mass to do so. Their products are being sold dirt cheap and match ours in quality.

Trophy Hunters

How could any decent human being kill an animal of beauty for absolutely no reason -this is what trophy hunters do. This is what the American dentist Walter Palmer did (Cecil the lion) and this is what his fellow American trophy hunter Sabrina Corgatelli did when she butchered an "aged" Giraffe.

Highlanders parade

samvandam;

Never been in 'The Stadium' as conscientious objector to same. Secondly too expensive, stairs too steep, parking problems etc. Dedicated Highlanders advocate who appreciates the team culture which is unique and there is not a bone of arrogance or selfishness in the whole outfit. That is the main reason they won.

Rugby tickets

It amazes me that someone can purchase 23 tickets to a major sporting event like the Super Rugby final, and according to your front page (30.6.15) that just happened.

Superannuation and statistic shuffling

National "are the only party that promise to keep the retirement age where it is" says sv3nn0. I wonder if that's about caring for older people, or caring about unattractive statistics.

Alcohol problems

I have read so much, and experienced so much of alcohol-related issues and problems, both in Dunedin and elsewhere. From streets which resemble the aftermath of a war-zone at 7am in the morning, to reading about Police and women being attacked, fights breaking out, drink-driving and on and on it goes.

St Kilda flooding

I was at home of the day of the flood. Once we realised that the flood waters were rising and not going to be draining away I hurried to check local media to see if we were going to have to evacuate.

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