The Planning Parrot writes:
Again the Night-Mayor Brown’s team of merry men have come up with a crazy idea that has been inserted in the draft Auckland Unitary Plan.
Section 220.127.116.11 Air quality under the heading “Air Discharge from transport” states:
Require applications for land use consent or designation for a high traffic-generating activity to demonstrate that:
a. Air discharges from vehicles have been assessed using best practice methods, such as modelling and monitoring, appropriate to the scale of the discharge and any potential adverse effects;
b. The combined concentrations of air discharges arising from the activity and and back ground levels will not cause adverse effects on human health or on regional or local air quality, and will meet the AAAQS;
c. Easy access to public transport is provided so that people have an alternative to private vehicles;
d. Access to and the layout and design of land use or activity facilities walking or cycling as a practical alternative to the use of private motor vehicles for trips to/from the activity”. Read more »
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If you ever needed a reason to understand why the Conservative party cult led by Colin Craig is simply not credible as a political party have a look at this Facebook status update that was posted today, and then deleted.
Maybe there is hope. At least someone in the Conservative Party actually realised that was a gigantic blunder and deleted it. Shame my army was vigilant.
The skulduggery in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti selection means the nasty faction of the Labour Party is going to parachute in their candidate, Shane Taurima, over the line ahead of the very well regarded local candidates Henare O’Keefe and Meka Whaitiri.
Meka and Henare should sit down with the kaumatua of Ikaroa-Rawhiti and come to an agreement that one of them will stand so they do not get beaten by an nasty faction imposed outsider. Read more »
This morning I blogged about a dud Judge…but it turns out she isn’t a dud Judge after all, and it is the Herald that is a dud paper. It seems not all Judges named Philippa are crap.
I just received this email…it is self explanatory…now you can all heap piles of dung on the “decent journalists, trained and skilled” from the NZ Herald.
re: NZ Herald article this morning
I thought you should know that article relating to KEPA in today’s Herald is incorrect:
“Judge Philippa Sinclair sentenced him to seven months in prison, to be served concurrently. That means Kepu will not have time added on to his sentence and is still eligible for parole in 2015 on his manslaughter conviction.” Read more »
Two very good people, and very good potential MPs Henare O’Keefe and Meka Whaitiri are currently getting shafted by the nasty faction of the Labour Party who want to parachute in one of their own to Ikaroa-Rawhiti.
The orchestrated stitch up is being run by some very unpleasant individuals who have proven they are unelectable. Sources inside their camp are saying that they are terrified of Meka who is far more intelligent and competent than they are, and is likely to leap frog them to senior positions if she makes it into parliament. Read more »
UPDATE: Judge not dud after all
Another dud judge has caused some outrage. I’m not normally someone who would side with a union, much less the Corrections Association and Bevan Hanlon, however Judge Philippa Sinclair has really shown just how pathetic some of our judges are:
A dangerous high-security prisoner who killed a Corrections officer has been sentenced for assaulting two more but will spend no extra time in prison, a penalty the prison guards’ union calls disgraceful.
Latu Kepu was already serving a jail sentence for the manslaughter of prison guard Jason Palmer when he attacked two other guards in separate incidents last October. Read more »