Thursday, 30 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
The United Nations has lost all semblance of credibility with this latest effort. They have appointed an obscure Malaysian Astro - physicist to be the " first point of contact - should ET drop by for a beer and a yack.
Monday, 27 September 2010
One of the biggest issues that Christchurch faces post quake is a sewage system thats a bit dodgy in places so port a loos have become de rigeur in many quake affected streets.
Saturday, 25 September 2010
We had a chuckle over Motellas post on travelling etiquette for vibrator owners...
They meet all sorts of people and some of them have become life long friends. A couple of weeks back they met up with some Aussies in a Hire Motorhome at the canals nearOmarama, who were heading to dads place of birth, Stewart Island. As people do, they soon worked out they shared a common ancestor Rob Roy McGregor. Bonds were cemented.
As they prepared to fish together, the Aussie brought out his pride and joy. It was a travelling set of fishing rods reels and stuff that fitted in a plastic container the size of a cake tin. Dad was envious. Everyone was deeply impressed. Dad helped the Aussie set up his lines and they caught fish, lots of fish.
Soon the Aussies departed and headed their motorhome south, bound for Stewart Island. That night as dad packed up Bugsy's Burrow he spied the plastic container full of his distant relatives fishing gear.
They didn't have much to go on - Dad told Vaughn to leave a message with the Stewart Island Ferry for "An Aussie called Dave who was a descendant of Rob Roy McGregor who had lost his fishing gear." 24 hours later mum and dad got a call.
Dave the Aussie, was stunned and ecstatic to get his very expensive fishing gear back.
Anyway, mum told Dave everyone was curious, as in amongst the mini rods and reels was a small bright purple thing about 4 inches long that hummed. The consensus was that it was some sort of fish attractant.
Er, no the Aussie said, it was his wife's vibrator. Seems that on their worldly travels he and his missus had copped a bit of flack from Customs over the vibrator. So he hid it in the fishing gear.
Mum reckons that the look on the old mans face when he heard what it was, has her wondering if he didn't try it out on the trout. He aint talking.
Its an area known for crayfish and paua in abundance.
But what makes Flatpoint interesting is that the foreshore - thats the beach , is privately owned and access is apparently jealously guarded as is a considerable stretch of the Wairarapa coast. In fact the discussion document on the Foreshore and Seabed Act makes special mention that these areas will not be part of any changes to the Foresohore and Seabed legislation.
There is essentially only one road into the area which stretches from Flatpoint to Glenburn. Sections with beach views are for sale and they have " exclusive access " to the beach to launch a boat " as part of the title. So sections do not own the access - they just appear to have " exclusive access" across the landowners land - in essence there is no Queens Chain.
It was not a welcoming place. Simply because the access to the beach is not allowed and everywhere there were " Private Property" Private access only signs. DOC had two access points and again it was made patently clear that part of that access was across private land. In one track it was made clear that the track did not provide access to the beach -essentially the very very long coastline is privately owned - lock stock and sifting sand.
Each Section sale includes the following:
- a right of way secured to title in favour of the purchaser to enable permanent private access to boat launching to the Lot owner and his immediate family and guests, up to ten persons at a passing.
- a 1/39th share in the community controlling body as required by Resource Consent Condition(Flat Point Beach Ltd). This body will be responsible for Environmental monitoring and transfer of solid waste to landfill. This body is also required to draw new owners attention to the Environmental Care Code and to make its records available to Council annually.
- a 1/39th share in Lots 40 & 41(plantation reserve) and Lots 43 & 44(pedestrian walkways).
However we found a track to the beach via a river bed and we toddled down to the ice water just to say that we had dipped our toe in the ocean.
It was an unsettling place simply because it does not feel like the rest of coastal New Zealand. It is not the way we want to see the rest of New Zealand's coast line managed. For some reason we cant quite fathom it actually made us profoundly sad.
We cant remember another place where we have essentially been locked out of a coastline.
We noticed that the access roads which interestingly are public to a point are obviously maintained by the taxpayer and we would be interested in seeing who paid for both the power and telephone lines as well.
We are keen to see the foreshore and seabed issue sorted out to everyones advantage - we dont really care if there is a title that denotes ownership. However that ownership should be required to ensure public access. We do not want to see more examples of Flatpoint anywhere ever.
We did the LOL thing when we read this ever so subtle pisstake of Nuz reader Sam Hayes by John Drinnan.
Hayes, by the way explained in the article about her rationale on leather given she was a vegan saying she was happy to use the byproducts of meat production.
She has standards though.
"I will never wear snake skin. I will never wear alligator.
"I will never wear calf skin," the TV3 environmental reporter told Remix.
Friday, 24 September 2010
Today we dined at McGinnitys restaurant at the Wellesley Hotel.
Only the UNPC capital of the world - Bluff. The local school has done a calendar of fishing fellas in the buff. Nothing hugely new in that. Tastefully done nudie calendars are are bit last decade . The new twist Bluff has come up with is a competition - guess the arse.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
we support Paul Quinns bill to stop inmates from having a right to vote while in jail. However it looks like it needs a bit of a tidy up. Its time wasting and costly to have to revisit badly written bills so its important to get it right the first time.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
We have been looking at the various ways that Twitter is starting to make in roads into our daily lives as it picks up more and more users. And today was a classic example of how it can work.
It will be if Hone gets to be leader. We have checked with the Kumara vine and the NZ Herald story is on the money. Hone is considering a tilt at the Maori Party leadership. It would be the singularly worst thing that he could do. But Hone is a tactician not a strategist. He is playing a short term game. And while he talks about doing it all for his people all the time, the reality is its all about Hone.
We as a nation seem to be wallowing in sensitivity these days. And this morning the NZ Herald gives space to another someone who is feeling " sensitive" about something. Its the AirNZ advert for a few cheap seats. The advert ends with the words Woop Woop. The sound of aircraft sirens and a common sound of pleasure. And its also the name of a Aussie Shiraz that is so poular its sold out.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
All the signs are there according to Big News . Personally we would have preferred to see Josie Pagani get the nod. More brains, more politically savvy and way less ego. Instead all the good people of Mana get is an egotistical carpetbagger.
Friday, 17 September 2010
Yesterday, an Act source told the Herald that because of the suppression order, Mr Garrett's identity theft charge was a well-kept secret within the party, known until this week by only four senior members.The source said it was likely the information was leaked this week by one of those four members.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Hell this woman is just plain odd - She is as conservative as they come on social issues - She is a firm believer in god and playing with others but not yourself.
We wondered about the "Massive storm" headline that graced a few media outlets in the last 24 hours. It was put out by Weatherwatch.co.nz The story didnt indicate anything to be hugely concerned about - just a bloody big storm - not a mega event by any stretch. Now the Metservice has come out and said while a significant event its not of the apocalyptic proportions indicated by weatherwatch.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Seems our favorite dirty girl has been dumped by a scottish born policeman. While we understand his career concerns it needs to be remembered that Lisa Lewis is not a criminal. What she does is legal. She could well end up with a place on the Hamilton City Council. She is running a busy campaign and certainly knows how to draw attention to the issues she believes in. So we reckon the Scotty plod is a plonker. At the end of the day he has given up the chance to have and hold NZ's most expensive piece of arse to himself.
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
We think so. Today is probably more of an historical moment that many realise. Up until now the online media has been a free for all and no-one was just to sure where the boundaries were. So we, as bloggers, all tested them from time to time - some more than others and no-one more than Whaleoil. His personal crusade on name suppression has crossed the media channel divide between online and mainstream.
Monday, 13 September 2010
Saturday, 11 September 2010
This is something we have heard quite a lot about and we are delighted to see that superb economist Brent Wheeler has done a really good analysis of the economic pluses and minuses of the Canterbury Quake. Its a really interesting blog and Brent has done a great job of telling something relatively complicated in a way that even blondes and brunettes can understand.
Friday, 10 September 2010
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Oh dear poor Lisa Lewis has caught some idiot vandalising her election signs. Our favourite stripper and adult entertainer is standing for Mayor and councillor . She has video evidence .
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
|Date: 07 September 2010 12:00 AM|
Author/s: Amy Adams MP
The early hours of Saturday morning were without doubt some of the scariest of my life. Wrenched from deep sleep by violent tremors and a deafening roar, the mind can't even comprehend what is happening.
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Gillard has her gov but its only cobbled together with support from two independent MP's and it was Oakeshott who gave her the last nod that took her over the line. However his speech will go down in history as one of the great public wankfests of all time.Everyone in New Zealand is already wondering if the ugly prick is related to Winston Peters. Both are huge narcissists.
Monday, 6 September 2010
Saturday, 4 September 2010
Friday, 3 September 2010
We are astounded, Bustedblonde was apparently seen with none other that the cherubic faced pinko unionist Matt McCarten in Auckland yesterday. She has told us that she was quite taken by the strategy maestro and his passion for the cause - the United the Union. He was sporting a little lapel button that said UTU United the Union..
OHH my Busted Blonde has been interviewed by Wine Spectator - in the Wine gossip column called Unfiltered..