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Maybe Len Brown should make this council WIFI ‘ flaw ‘ a policy platform. The library adverts would be awesome.
Boobs and Books
Books with Boobs
Books and Boobs on Bikes
( to appeal to the road maggot market )
Pornography can be accessed on Auckland Council’s free wireless internet.
While pornographic sites are blocked, graphic images were still available in Google’s image search results.
Auckland Council should leave property development & running businesses to people who know what they are doing
Auckland Council’s daft plan to build movie studios at Hobsonville has been given a bit of life by Councillors at a time when they should realise ratepayers are not in the mood for frivolous spending.
Nobody in Council has learned a thing from the Long Term Plan saga of a few weeks ago. It was very clear then that any more stupid expenditure was going to be a problem.
But what worries me more is that ACPL are suggesting they can make $36m profit from developing the land.
Because ACPL is the landing spot for many of the most tits useless people in the property industry.
I really would like to see an open peer review of ACPL’s proposal and forecast costs. My gut instinct is that it will be laughable and that it will be destined for imminent failure.
A council body has four months to produce a viable film studio plan at Hobsonville Pt or the land will be used for housing.
The council’s economic development arm, Ateed, says 16 parties have shown an interest in a film precinct, which could create 435 jobs annually and attract film schools from AUT University and Unitec.
The opportunity of a dedicated precinct for Auckland’s film industry tempted the Auckland Development Committee yesterday to grant Ateed a four-month extension to come up with a firm proposal. Read more »
When the anti-smacking bill was passed Sue Bradford exclaimed that now our children were safe.
Well it turns out that feral scum are what feral scum do.
The Government’s latest report card for the public service shows an increase in the number of children and young people being assaulted – a trend that Labour describes as “dreadful”.
One of National’s 10 targets for the public service was to reduce the number of children being abused by 5 per cent, to approximately 3000 children, before 2017.
An update released this week showed that 3144 children were physically abused in the year to March, compared to 3111 the previous year.
When the target was set three years ago, the rate of physical assaults on young people was increasing and was projected to rise to around 4000 by 2017.
State Services Minister Paula Bennett said this increasing trend had been “successfully flattened”, though she admitted more needed to be done to hit the target.
Labour Party children’s spokeswoman Jacinda Ardern said Government’s targets had served to highlight its failure to tackle child abuse. Read more »
In New Zealand it is legal to marry your first cousin. So while we had the debate about the evils of gay marriage it was still legal and remains so that you can marry your first cousin.
In the UK though there are real problems with cousin marriage, and the resulting children.
Couples who are getting married should be forced to have a DNA test first to ensure they are not cousins amid growing concern about incest within Pakistani communities, Britain’s first Asian peer has claimed.
Baroness Flather, a former Tory who now sits as a cross-bencher, said in the House of Lords that it is “absolutely appalling” that first cousin marriages in Pakistani communities are leading to “so much disability among children”.
She said: “There are a lot of first-cousin marriages in certain communities, particularly among Pakistanis who come from the Pakistani Kashmir area. We know so much about DNA now, but there is so much disability among the children, which is absolutely appalling. Read more »
You’d think that after 5 or 6 years of trying – Auckland Council would give up trying to find some evidence that Auckland can become a compact city.
Ever since the Auckland Plan days – Auckland Council has been peddling its compact city dogma and they continue to say that there is plenty of land for redevelopment that can accept another 300,000 dwellings (mostly as apartments). To date they have dished up no proof that it’s possible.
The opponents point out that there is no evidence that zoning results in change and when change occurs it is very slow, and sporadic. They have asked for evidence that proves this will occur and so has the Independent Hearings Panel chaired by Environment Court Judge David Kirkpatrick.
Nobody believes Auckland Council. Read more »
Ezra Levant outlines his run in with a Toronto Star journalist,Catherine Porter, and her litany of lies in a recent column about Ezra Levant.
Maybe you’ve read Toronto Star columnist Catherine Porter’s account of my encounter with her and her daughter at Sunday’s Queen’s Park protest. The trouble is, the central facts of Porter’s story are not accurate. And we have the video to prove it.