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I fear I’m too old to get to benefit from these developments


Today’s Trivia


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Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road. (source) ¬† Read more »

Cute or not, I would still not go near the thing


The camera work here is astounding


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International convention centre – yeah right


While Steve Joyce and SkyCity battle over how many columns there‚Äôll be at the convention centre, some tricky questions need to be asked about precisely how large the ‚Äėinternational size and standard‚Äô convention centre is going to be.

When the¬†SkyCity deal was first announced the public were promised a convention centre that could hold between 3,500 and 5,000 delegates. But the plans they‚Äôve filed with the Auckland Council are only half that size. ¬† Read more »

Will Prof Haworth deliver on fundraising?

Everyone knows that the Labour Party is flat broke, and they haven‚Äôt had a decent fundraiser since Mike ‚ÄúFat Tony‚ÄĚ Williams retired.

At least they are now recognising that Andrew Little, Moira Coatesworth and Tim Barnett were worse than useless at fundraising.

Prof Haworth, who has worked as a union president and sat on the Ports of Auckland board, replaces Moira Coatsworth, who stood down in December following Labour’s election defeat.

He said Labour had been much too introverted and focussed on its own constitutional and other matters in the three years running up to last year’s election.

Fundraising also needed to be improved, he told the New Zealand Herald.
Labour spent half as much as National on last year’s election campaign and was out-spent by the Greens for the first time. Read more »

Stuart Nash wins the Money Primary

money in your back pocket

The NZ Herald says that Napier MP Stuart Nash was the best fundraiser in NZ after Hone Harawira, and Nash didn’t drop his pants and bend over to a single donor like Harawira did.

New Labour MP Stuart Nash was bankrolled to the tune of $4000 a month by political backers for more than a year leading up to last year’s general election. Read more »