Nick Smith makes more…. housing announcements


Housing Minister Nick Smith announced the new development on New North Road, just 8km from the CBD, on Wednesday after signing an agreement with the Marutuahu Ropu and Ockham Residential Ltd, the first under the Crown and Tamaki Collective Housing Protocol.

Under previous rules the former New Zealand Transport Agency site would have been able to sustain 24 homes, but with Special Housing Area status that figure has more than quadrupled. Read more »

New P testing standards desperately needed


The Ministry of Health has released its new recommendations for meth contamination clean-up and says the current standard is too high much of the time.

Since 2010, ministry guidelines have said a contamination reading of 0.5 micrograms per 100 square centimetres or higher meant a home needed to be decontaminated.

That standard has prompted a proliferation of private decontamination businesses and what some have called “paranoia” in the real estate market. Read more »


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Face of the Day


Sir Bob Jones exposes Duco’s idiocy and greed

Sir Bob thinks Parker’s upcoming heavyweight world title fight is a farce. Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

ignominy (noun) – 1. Great personal dishonor or humiliation.
2. An instance or source of this.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1530s, back-formation from ignominious or else from Middle French ignominie (15th century), from Latin ignominia “disgrace, dishonor”. Also sometimes shortened to ignomy.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26

4Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.

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