Sky City turns Steven Joyce into the Labour and Green Parties’ whipping boy

via Newstalk ZB

via Newstalk ZB

Stephen Joyce must be wondering: with friends like Sky, who needs enemies?

Opposition parties are urging the Government not to fund a cost blowout in SkyCity’s proposed new international convention centre in Auckland.

A resource consent application lodged on Friday revealed the centre’s initial $402 million price tag is set to increase by $70m to $130m.

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce blamed inflation, and said the cost differential will be addressed through savings on the project, including in procurement. Read more »

Passengers a huge inconvenience to Jetstar employee

Jetstar employee Emily Capewell, via Facebook

Jetstar employee Emily Capewell, via Facebook

Jetstar just can’t shake the attitude

A Sydney Jetstar employee labelled those complaining about delays on Saturday “a bunch of whingers” and “nuts freaking about delays”.

In a Facebook comment, Jetstar employee Emily Capewell blamed passengers who were affected by Jetstar’s computer glitch which caused delays for Jetstar passengers.

“Obviously don’t travel enough. Happens to everyone and today it’s jetstars day,” Capewell wrote in a Facebook comment on the Sydney Morning Herald’s Facebook page which has since been deleted.

“You are all a bunch of whingers! Grow up and think about the people that are working today and have to deal with all you nuts freaking about delays!” Read more »

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Face of the day

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Jim Hickey read the weather for the first time in 1988

Fans of veteran weather presenter Jim Hickey have paid tribute to the man who has beamed into their living rooms for more than 20 years…

Hundreds of well-wishers have left messages on the ONE News Facebook page for Jim…

“Thank You Jim for all the great memories, and all the very best for the future you will be sadly missed,” Paul Axon wrote.

“The best weather man ever! We’ll miss you! Happy retirement!” Kylie Brown said.

“You’re the best Jim. The nation loves you. Now I’ll have to put up with years of dissatisfaction from my partner who thinks you’re the best weather reporter in the universe (I also agree). No one compares! Will miss your charisma, energy, punchy weather facts & shiney face it’s been a pleasure watching you return and sad to see you leave yet again,” Laura Drummond said.

“Hey Jim. You made the weather look great regardless of how bad it was. We will miss your funny puns and sayings. Enjoy your ‘retirement'”. Nadine Dornbusch said.

“Thank you for 26 years of our weather Jim. And you’re still good looking even now lol. Hope you enjoy your retirement,” Christina Olsen said.

“Ah Jim, you were the one who made the weather interesting and fun. Those that are coming after you have big shoes to fill. All the best. We will miss you,” Jeannette Mackenzie said.
-TVNZ

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Daily Proverb

Proverbs 20

12 Ears to hear and eyes to see–both are gifts from the LORD.

Saturday nightCap

Deep inner space: a new species

Credit: SOI/HADES
Video of a newly discovered species is now the world’s deepest known fish recorded at 8,143 m depth. The fish has a novel body form that has not been seen before. It stunned scientists because in other trenches, there is only one fish species at this depth–a snailfish; this fish is really different from any other deep-sea fish that scientists have ever seen.

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Today’s Trivia

 

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

Tonight’s Trivia is brought to you by one of the team. So you know it’s going to be tough. I’ll leave it without any clues for a start…

The Pioneer 11 space craft contains a gold anodised plaque featuring a pictorial message in case the craft is intercepted by extra terrestrial beings. (source)
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Just because

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20 miles out on a frozen lake, and ice fishing

This is something else…

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