Heard on Morning Report this morning. Only a council bureaucrat could come up with tripe like this! Q – …it’s only twelve caravans isn’t it, to stay there? A – Um, Corin, we believe and, and the, uh, preferred operators also believe, but I have to stress that this is a matter between council and,… Continue reading Who said this?
Category: Government Incompetence
Garth George – Asset Sales
Garth George puts his finger right on the point – New Zealanders do not actually benefit from State Owned Enterprises, the Government does. He also points out that the “fire sales” were actually conducted by Labour, not National. Yes, we’re only supposed to remember the 90’s, not the 80’s… Said Helen Clark: “Why would we… Continue reading Garth George – Asset Sales
Police Show Contempt for Court
Whale Oil reports that the “stolen body” case is unlikey to be resolved, since the police are refusing (for the second time) to enforce a court order. That’s gobsmacking contempt for our legal process. The man who said that should be kicked out of the police quick smart – it’s just not possible for anyone… Continue reading Police Show Contempt for Court
Cash Cow Milked to Death
And from Wellington, we have yet another case of government costs and red tape strangling a business. In its decade of operation, the rent had gone up from “a couple of hundred dollars a week” to $2000 a week, for just 86 square metres. On top of the rental, Mr Wright said the council planned… Continue reading Cash Cow Milked to Death
Yet Another Prick in Local Government
Look at this: Fred the Train’s 30 years of thrilling children at a North Shore seaside park are over. The little red engine clattered and wriggled through its last laps at Long Bay Regional Park yesterday – to the shrieks of excited children and tearful grins from drivers Barry and Judy Ware. …Landlord Auckland Regional… Continue reading Yet Another Prick in Local Government
Is Cullen Insane?
If you want an example of the left trying to shoot the rich, and ending up killing off the poor, you need look no further than this morning’s news. Let me explain. It’s no secret that house prices have risen dramatically in the last few years. If you owned a house in 2000, you’d be… Continue reading Is Cullen Insane?
So Many Payments, So Little Time…
I think Dave is taking the Mickey out of the increasing complexity thrust upon us by government largess. Actually, I think he’s serious – but it certainly sounds like he’s taking the Mickey!
Now That You Mention It…
Frog Blog (filed under “Crazy Left” in my bookmarks) tries to justify schools being forced to offer only healthy food. Is school voluntary? Don’t we make parents send their kids to school? And if we as a society make parents send their kids to these institutions don’t we as a society have a responsiblity to… Continue reading Now That You Mention It…
Why Bollard Should have been Fired, and who should have followed
Here’s a graph I made up from data you can get at the Reserve Bank web site. I’ve cut off the end – we’ll get to that in a moment. The pink line is inflation, as measured by the CPI. The blue line is the 90 day bill rate. Your mission as Reserve Bank Governor… Continue reading Why Bollard Should have been Fired, and who should have followed
Sky TV to be forced to show stuff
This’ll get Not PC going 🙂 Sky Television may be forced to broadcast programmes, including internet TV shows, made by anyone on terms and conditions that are set by regulators. The Culture and Heritage Ministry has announced that it will take charge of a review of regulations about digital broadcasting, with assistance from the Economic… Continue reading Sky TV to be forced to show stuff