Is Craig Foss getting advice from Scott Simpson?

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As regular readers will know Scott Simpson is a long time friend of mine and perhaps the longest term friend in the current National caucus.

There hasn’t been a donnybrook in National politics that hasn’t had the hand of Simpson in it. He is a master of the dark arts.

Being election year you tend to get a lot sign vandalising, it is certainly something candidates have to deal with.

It is also a great way to get positive coverage from a negative event. It certainly worked well in the old Eden electorate days with Scott Simpson marshalling the troops for the running battles in the streets around signage.

The fire engine used by Labour’s Napier candidate, Stuart Nash, is the latest political prop to come under attack from vandals.  Read more »

Labour plans to let local bodies tax you even more

Now this has to be an election winning strategy….for National.

Labour is going to let local councils tax ratepayers even more than they do now under their local body proposals.

Labour plans to reinstate the power for local bodies to raise revenue through extra levies such as a ‘pillow tax’ on visitors and regional petrol taxes.

Labour’s Local Government policy will also require a referendum to be held before any local council amalgamations can go ahead.

Local communities would also have to be consulted before council services were contracted out or privatised.

Local Government spokesman Sua William Sio said Labour was not opposed to amalgamations, but did not believe they were appropriate in all cases.

He said the Auckland supercity model was opposed by many Aucklanders “and designed to take control away from the hands of the many and vest governance in the hands of the few.”

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The car is small but it sure isn’t a motorbike

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Looks like Megan Woods is confused what a motorbike is… especially when I saw the $40 ticket on her car in Colombo Street, Chch @ 1:30pm [yesterday].

Maybe she was rushing off to the Ballantynes sale across the road?

Megan Woods

Typical Labour, rules are for other people to follow.

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Face of the day

One of these things is not like the other

One of these things is kinda the same

- Sesame Street

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Daily Proverb

Proverbs 25

6Don’t demand an audience with the king or push for a place among the great.

Friday nightCap

Drugs do strange things to your memory

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Don’t stand so, don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me…

Do you HAVE to handle it like that?  (Pucker factor 10)

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Today’s Trivia

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There are still over 100 unidentified victims from the Titanic. (source)

 

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