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The REAL NZ vs the JAFAs


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« on: January 31, 2009, 12:54:39 pm »

The REAL New Zealand could easily survive without Auckland.

Auckland could not survive without the REAL New Zealand.

Enuff said....Cool
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15 Reasons to live in Auckland ....

1. Satan worshipping residents of Auckland are spared
unnecessary anguish and discomfort when they die because the
transition to hell is hardly noticeable.
2. Auckland has fewer syllables than Wellington so that
Aucklanders can spell it.
3. People who can't get in to Wellington have to have somewhere
to live.
4. Economies of scale dictate that it is economically optimal
for all pretentious posers with annoying inflections and stupid
haircuts to be in the same place.
5. Auckland has such a wide variety of social, economic and
cultural groupings that you can fit in no matter what kind of dork
you are.
6. Aucklanders do lots of quaint self affirming things like
calling their league team the "Warriors" and giving their otherwise
staid lives a hint of danger by referring to Mt Eden, Mt
Wellington, and Rangitoto as "volcanoes" even though they have been
extinct for 3 million years.
7. Auckland's town planners thoughtfully laid out Auckland over
a large area so that when you are in Auckland the statistical
chances of running into an Aucklander are as low as possible.
8. Believing that City Life is a quality New Zealand drama and
that Shortland Street is a showcase for up and coming New Zealand
talent doesn't seem so ridiculous when everyone else thinks so too.
9. The Auckland Rugby Union names it Super 12 team after a
colour just in case they had any deaf supporters.
10. Auckland is the nation's Prozac. People who don't live in
Auckland use that fact to ward off depression.
11. Auckland is vital to New Zealand's defence against alien
invasion. Invading space monsters will go straight to our largest
urban centre thinking it is actually important in some way. While
the aliens waste their time assaulting our decoy the rest of us
will have time to organise a counter strike. This aspect of
Auckland has taken on added significance since the discovery of
life on Mars.
12. People form Kaitaia need somewhere to go for petrol on their
way to Wellington.
13. Aucklanders have recovered from their feelings of phallic
inadequacy by erecting a 40 storey pole with a knob on top in the
middle of the city.
14. Auckland fulfils an important role in Maori mythology.
Maori legend has it that the North Island is the fish of Maui.
Wellington is the head and mouth of Maui's fish, New Plymouth and
Gisborne are its fins and Auckland is its arsehole.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 12:04:51 pm »

I hear on the radio news there is a power cut affecting large parts of Ork-Lund!

Oh dear.....how sad!!

       
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 07:20:49 am »

Aucklanders swelter as temperature soars
4:00AM Friday Feb 13, 2009
By Elizabeth Binning



Auckland sweltered yesterday in the hottest temperature in more than 130 years - straight after a record-warmest night.

MetService records show the mercury hit 32.4C at Whenuapai Air Base about 3.30pm, equalling the previous hottest day, recorded at the Auckland Domain in February 1872.

WeatherWatch.co.nz's thermometer went one better, recording an unofficial 34C in West Auckland - a temperature that was fuelled by a hot nor'wester.

WeatherWatch head weather analyst Philip Duncan said although the humidity in Auckland was lower yesterday than on other days, the intense heat and sunnier skies meant it felt more like 38C.

That temperature followed the highest overnight low for February since records on that began in 1961. The temperature did not drop below 22.1C between Wednesday evening and yesterday morning.

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10556519
That temperature may not sound very high to East Coasters but it was compounded by humidity in the high 90s. The place only cooled down a bit around 3am this morning.
The humidity in Auckland is one of the main reasons why I want to move back south
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 07:39:28 am »

woohoo akld sweltered whilst wellington suffered a drenching and drop ins several degrees. i say akld comes out on top
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 03:45:40 pm »

woohoo akld sweltered whilst wellington suffered a drenching and drop ins several degrees. i say akld comes out on top

Thats all we need.... melted jafas... they'll leave stains Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 05:14:00 pm »

so long as it isn't in their undies, who cares
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009, 01:48:35 pm »

High Court gives North Shore supermarket go ahead
2:49PM Wednesday Feb 25, 2009

A long-disputed Pak'n Save supermarket on Auckland's North Shore has been given the go-ahead to open by the High Court.

The court today upheld an earlier Environment Court ruling which found Foodstuff's Pak'n Save supermarket on Wairau Road would ultimately be good for consumers.

The supermarket sits on a piece of land bought by Foodstuffs in the late 1980s but it has not opened since it was built in 2005. Foodstuffs also owns New World and Four Square.

Australian competitor Progressive, which owns Foodtown, Woolworths and Countdown, has argued the supermarket is contrary to the North Shore City Council's centre-based district plan policy and that the store would cause traffic congestion and air pollution.

Foodstuffs says the supermarket needs only minor work to finally be opened.

- NEWSTALK ZB
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About time! The supermarket was finailly built 3 years ago after years of court cases. It has sat empty ever since.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009, 06:39:20 am »

Brian Rudman: Green light for traffic and for felling precious nikau
4:00AM Friday Feb 27, 2009
By Brian Rudman

Today, a tale from the "it could only happen at Auckland City Council" file. Nine years ago, city officials decided to brighten up Karangahape Rd with matching pairs of nikau palms on both sides of the road outside historic St Kevin's Arcade. Five years on, new precinct manager Barbara Holloway made it her first project to persuade the council to install a controlled pedestrian crossing at the same site.

In due course, a symphony of traffic lights was installed, and the safety of shoppers was, all agreed, greatly enhanced.

Unfortunately, despite all their intricate planning, the traffic engineers somehow managed to plonk one of the light standards on each side of the road in front of the palms - 18-year-old teens when they went in and still happily streaking upwards and outwards.

It's not clear when the engineers realised their mistake, but when they did, they didn't say, "Oops, we'd better do the decent thing and move the lights."

Instead they blamed the innocent trees, and demanded that two of the four go. To show they meant business, they trussed up the offending fronds of the two doomed trees, leaving them like artificial Christmas trees, branches all pointing skywards, waiting to be popped back in their cardboard boxes.


And that's how they've been left, humiliated, for several months.

On the eve of Christmas, the bureaucrats went in for the kill, obtaining a non-notified resource consent from themselves to have the trees removed.

They also approached Brent Hubbard of Oceanic Palms, the Onehunga company hired nine years ago to provide and plant the trees, and said he could take the palms away for free. They even offered him $350 - the cost they'd been quoted to chop the trees down - if Mr Hubbard got on with the job quietly and without delay.

But the best-laid plans of mice and bureaucrats often go awry, and instead of saying thanks and scarpering with this valuable windfall, Mr Hubbard was affronted.

"There are so few trees up on K Rd, and so few gardens, that what's there should stay and they should build on it where they can."

After planting these palms, Oceanic Palms went on to plant the grand avenue of nikau further along K Rd.

After that came the palming of the Queen St valley. So you could say the St Kevin's palms sparked the nikau-ing of the CBD.

Mr Hubbard says he's been battling officialdom for five months now. Yesterday he was given until Monday to reconsider his refusal to remove them. The unspoken alternative, he fears, is the chainsaw.

Auckland City traffic general manager Don Munro admitted yesterday the council "obviously made a mistake and in hindsight could have done things a lot better."

He had also given an undertaking to Councillor Ken Baguley, traffic committee chairman, that he would "have one last look ... to see if there is no other better option." He added that it had to be "cost effective".

The problem is that of the five sets of lights facing in each direction, the one on the pavement on the driver's right-hand side in both directions is obscured by palm fronds. But as the driver has four other sets of lights to view - two on the left-side pavement poles and two on overhead lights, cantilevered from left and the right, you wonder what, short of Mr Munro popping out with a red flag as well, could be done to improve the signs.

The pedestrian crossing outside the Rialto arcade on busier Broadway in Newmarket has only four lights in either direction. As for the two crossings in downtown Queen St, one has four lights in each direction, the other has four in one direction and only three in the other.

So why the need for five on K Rd?

Mr Munro admits to not being "totally familiar" with the "standards" but says his technical experts tell him it's not an issue of the number of lights, rather "the positioning of lights".

At least he agrees it's about the positioning of lights, not of trees.

Councillor Baguley agrees it's "a cock-up" and "if I had my way I'd take the [blocked] lights off and put them into store. There are still four lights and there are always two that are visible to you ..."

Only a traffic engineer would disagree.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10559000&pnum=2

Only in Auckland City, that says it all really.
I sure I am not the only kiwi who suspects that the fact that the Accident Compensation Corporation and the Auckland City Council share the same abbreviation is no coincidence.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2009, 07:02:47 am »

now if the problem is a palm frond blocking the view of 1 light wouldnt it be easy to prune the offending Palm frond and not remove the whole Palm ?

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2009, 07:23:58 am »

Such a move would be too logical for the ACC. I doubt if it has occured to them that in a few years the trees will be tall enough that it won't be a problem.

I my experience (there is one outside my diningroom) nikau grow at about 6-8 inches a year.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2009, 11:11:59 am »

Wellington tops clean and green list

NZPA | Sunday, 01 March 2009

Wellington has been named the "cleanest and greenest" of 12 cities and districts included in the latest of a series of "TopSpot" reports.

Wellington, which has also won the "best families" category, came out ahead of Rodney in the latest report.

Recycling, pollution, open space and quality of life were some of the factors taken into consideration for the report.

Report author Stephen Hart said New Zealanders concerns about the environment, and a desire to live in places that were unpolluted, were becoming a top priority in people's lives.

Wellington and Rodney District were followed by Dunedin, Porirua, Hutt, Christchurch, Hamilton, Waitakere, Auckland, North Shore, Tauranga and Manukau.

The TopSpot reports, an ASB initiative to assist home buyers, bases its results on information from various sources including Statistics NZ.

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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2009, 11:31:47 am »

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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2009, 09:14:31 am »

Verdict on Auckland's future revealed today

By Bernard Orsman

The report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Auckland Governance, to be made public today, will recommend a focus on stronger regional government.

Several sources said the commission would recommend the Auckland region be governed by a beefed up regional council with six local councils underneath it.

Other sources said the proposal was more complicated and councils would not continue in their current form.

"It's a model created for the vagaries of Auckland," one source said.

Last night, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide said one regional council/six local councils was not the recommendation. But he would not give any details until he issued a 42-page summary at 2pm today after briefing the region's mayors and chief executives on the report.
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Some exerps from the Royal Commission Report

30. The boundaries of the Auckland region will be unchanged to the north and for the
Hauraki Gulf. In the south, the boundary between the Auckland and Waikato regions will
be changed in two ways:
 The area currently in the Waikato region north of the Waikato River, including
Tuakau, Pokeno, and Mercer, is to be included in the Auckland region.
 The area currently in Auckland region and Franklin District, bordering the Firth of
Thames from Matingarahi Point to Whakatiwai, is to be included in the Waikato
region.
Adjustments to territorial authority boundaries are proposed to reflect the new regional
boundary. The parts of Franklin District that will be outside the new Auckland region,
including Onewhero and Kaiaua, will be transferred to Waikato District.
31. In addition to the elected governing body of the Auckland Council, local democracy
will be maintained through six elected local councils operating within the unitary
Auckland Council. Local councils will oversee the delivery of services by Auckland
Council staff and will undertake local engagement in four urban and two rural districts.
The boundaries of the new local councils will be centred (with some important boundary
adjustments) on the existing council territories of Rodney District, North Shore,
Waitakere, Auckland, and Manukau Cities, and Franklin District, thus enabling new local
councils to utilise existing infrastructure and service centres.
...
Governance of the Auckland Council
35. Auckland needs an inspirational leader, inclusive in approach and decisive in action.
Auckland needs a person who is able to articulate and deliver on a shared vision, and who
can speak for the region, and deliver regional priorities decisively.
36. The Auckland Council will be led by a mayor who is elected by all Aucklanders. The
Mayor of Auckland will have greater executive powers than currently provided under the
Local Government Act 2002, although these additional powers will still be more modest
than in many international models of mayoralty. The additional powers will be limited to
three key abilities:
 appointment of the deputy mayor and committee chairpersons
 proposal of the Auckland Council budget and initiation of policy
 establishment and maintenance of an appropriately staffed Mayoral Office.
37. The Mayor will be expected to chart and lead an agenda for Auckland. To ensure the
Mayor remains fully accountable, all policy will need to be approved by the full Auckland
Council. There will also be additional obligations on the Mayor to engage with the people
of Auckland through regular “Mayor’s Days” and an annual “State of the Region” address.
38. The Auckland Council will comprise 23 councillors, 10 of whom will be elected
regionally by all Aucklanders. Eight councillors will be elected in four urban wards. Two
will be elected in two rural wards. This mix of city-wide and ward-based councillors
is intended to ensure that the right balance of regional and more local perspectives is
brought before the council.
39. Provision has also been made for the election to the Auckland Council of two
councillors by voters on the Māori electoral roll; and one councillor appointed by mana
whenua through a mechanism specified by the Commission in its report.
40. The Commission considers that the provision of three safeguarded seats for Māori
is consistent with the spirit and intent of the Local Government Act 2002, which requires
local authorities to establish processes for Māori to contribute to decision making. It will
ensure that there is an effective Māori voice at the decision-making table, and that the
special status of mana whenua, and their obligations of kaitiakitanga and manākitanga,
are recognised.6
6 Mana whenua are local Māori with ancestral ties to the land. Kaitiakitanga refers to guardianship.
Manākitanga is a sacred obligation to care for all people within your rohe or area, including taura here
(Māori with ancestral ties outside the area) and non-Māori.
...
41. The Commission expects that the Auckland Council functions will centre on regional
policy, investment, and planning, regional infrastructure and networks, and service
delivery. Three particular aspects deserve mention:
 First, the Auckland Council will set policy for all aspects of local government in
Auckland, although local councils will have a contributing role in a number of
areas. For the first time in the Auckland region, related functions will be brought
together through the unitary authority model. For example, the Auckland Council
will be able to develop transport and land use strategies in a single agency.
There will be a single long-term council community plan for all activities of the
Auckland Council and local councils, and a spatial plan for the region which
coordinates plans for growth, economic, and social development.
 Second, Auckland-wide infrastructure that can most efficiently and effectively be
provided at a regional level will be delivered directly by the Auckland Council or
its council-controlled organisations. The Auckland Council will be responsible
for region-wide network services, including the arterial road network, water
collection and supply, wastewater treatment, and solid waste management.
Where networks are managed by council-controlled organisations, the Auckland
Council will remain responsible for providing strategic direction.
 Third, Auckland Council will have a leadership function for Auckland that extends
beyond issues where it has direct powers, for example, in relation to issues of
concern to Auckland including social well-being, security of electricity supply,
and installation of broadband infrastructure.
42. The Auckland Council will also provide administrative services for itself and local
councils for all back-office functions, including setting and collecting rates, accounting,
treasury, asset management and other financial functions, human resources, payroll, and
computer systems.
...
Local councils
44. There will be four urban councils and two rural councils. The four urban councils
will have the following features:
 Waitemata Local Council will serve most of the area currently in North Shore
City, together with the Hibiscus Coast ward of the Rodney District. It will service
a total population of approximately 260,000 people. The Waitemata Local
Council will have 15 councillors, two for each of the seven wards, and in addition,
a local council chair appointed by councillors. The local council chair will have
been elected from a ward, but on appointment, his or her place will have been
taken by the next highest polling candidate in the ward.
 Waitakere Local Council will serve substantially the same area as the existing
Waitakere City. As is currently the case, the estimated population served by the
council will be 198,000. Waitakere Local Council will have 11 councillors, two
elected from each of five wards, and a local council chair.
 Tāmaki-makau-rau Local Council will serve the area that currently makes
up Auckland City, but excluding the city centre and waterfront. The estimated
population served by the council will be 397,000. The council will have 22
councillors, two elected from each of 10 wards, one elected from a Hauraki Gulf
ward, and a local council chair.
 Manukau Local Council will serve the area of the current Manukau City, together
with the urban areas of Papakura District, excluding the rural areas of both
former councils (which are to be included in Hunua Local Council). Manukau
Local Council will have an estimated population of 387,000. It will be served by a
council of 21 councillors, 20 councillors from 10 wards, and a local council chair.
45. The two rural local councils will be constituted as follows:
 Rodney Local Council will serve the area currently included in Rodney District,
excluding the Hibiscus Coast but including small areas outside the metropolitan
urban limits presently within North Shore and Waitakere Cities. The estimated
population will be 54,000. It will be served by a council of seven councillors, six
elected from three wards, and a local council chair. (The Commission has been
unable in the time available to identify a suitable Māori name for Rodney Local
Council, but recommends that one be identified after consultation with mana
whenua.)
 Hunua Local Council will serve the area currently forming Franklin District, with
the exception of Onewhero and Kaiaua, which will be transferred to Waikato
District. The Hunua Local Council will also include the rural areas of Clevedon,
Ardmore, and Drury, which are currently part of Manukau City and Papakura
District. The estimated population of Hunua will be 73,000. It will be served by
a council of seven councillors, six elected from three wards, and a local council
chair.
46. The boundary alignments for the six local councils are intended to separate rural
land from urban land along the metropolitan urban limit. This approach is intended to
achieve greater rural and urban definition and identity across the region, which was
considered desirable by a number of submitters and by the Commission. It is also
intended that the Auckland Council should have close planning oversight of rural areas, to
ensure urban growth is appropriately managed across the region.
...
53. The Commission’s report describes how a stronger relationship might be developed
between central and local government in Auckland, including through the appointment of
a Minister for Auckland and the establishment of a Cabinet Committee for Auckland
. The
Minister and Cabinet committee will oversee the transition to the Auckland Council over
the next 18 months, and will work with the Auckland Council once it is established. The
Cabinet committee will also keep oversight of events of international significance affecting
Auckland, such as the Rugby World Cup in 2011. Over time, it is expected that a key role of
this committee will be to set priorities for government spending in Auckland and to decide
and coordinate the allocation of discretionary funding. The Commission has also proposed
a number of shared decision-making structures involving relevant Government entities,
particularly in the social well-being and transport areas.
...
Adding up the savings
71. The operation of Auckland’s local government involves very significant amounts of
public money. In 2008/09 the eight Auckland councils have budgeted to spend almost
$2 billion in operating expenses and over $1.25 billion in capital expenditure. Many of the
submissions made to the Commission supporting changes to the structure of Auckland’s
local government were based on the view that significant cost savings should result.
72. While the Commission considers that there are other equally important issues in
designing a new governance structure – primary among them achieving greater regional
effectiveness – it fully accepts the importance of these financial issues. Within the time
and information sources available to it, it is difficult for the Commission to estimate in
detail the financial implications to Auckland local government of its proposed changes. As
noted above, the Commission commissioned a report from corporate finance consultants
Taylor Duignan Barry to provide a preliminary financial analysis of its preferred option of a
unified Auckland Council and six local councils.
73. Preliminary analysis, which will need to be quantified in detail by the Establishment
Board, suggests that adopting the Commission’s proposals for structural change will
result in estimated efficiency savings in the indicative range of 2.5% to 3.5% of the total
expenditure of the Auckland councils planned for 2008/09 (of around $3.2 billion). This
represents estimated efficiency gains of between $76 million to $113 million per year. It
should be noted, however, that securing the anticipated savings will require excellent
transition and management arrangements.
74. Efficiency gains are expected from a number of operating and capital expenditure
areas including savings from unified services (in areas such as procurement and backoffice
systems such as finance and administration, information technology, human
resource management, and uniform rules and processes for service delivery). On a
sectoral basis, there are potential efficiencies in water and wastewater, solid waste,
transport, community assets and regulation, planning, and governance. Limited efficiency
gains are expected in areas that are largely contracted out such as refuse collection, road
maintenance, and public transport services.
75. The estimated integration costs have been assessed to range in total between $120
million and $240 million over a four-year implementation time frame.
76. It is important to recognise that there are wider costs associated with not taking
action. Failure to take action will result in citizens and businesses continuing to incur
high transaction costs in dealing with councils, in important decisions either not being
made or made too late, and in central government being unable to develop an effective
partnership with Auckland local government.
...
http://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/document/pdf/Auckland%20governance%20report%20-%20excecutive%20summary.pdf
The Highlight bits are the ones that concern me the most on first reading.

Meanwhile,
 :tntrm Where the heck did they get the idea of calling North Shore with a bit of Hibiscus Coast tacked on Waitamata?
Did they forget that there used to be a Waitamata City and that no part of North Shore or Hibiscus Coast was in that local body?
Better still very little of the new area even borders the Waitamata harbour. North Harbour would be a better name. Has Rugby Union trade marked it or something?:hdbg

The thought has also occured that next they will want to put the entire South Island into one local council
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hehehee! Going by the total mainland population that is all they probably warrant.

Jokes aside looks like they are trying to resurrect the old regional authorities set up which added to the rates bill with regional levies and created so many demarkation disputes that stuff all got spent on infrastructure and the levies got frittered away on a shit load of quangos for buearaucratic fence sitters who spent all their highly rate payer paid time having meeting lunches and weekends to come to no decisions.

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I see Lotto has the right idea....

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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2009, 04:12:31 pm »

My sister shed some light as to why they seem to think Waitemata is a good name for North Shore/Hibiscus Coast. It and Waitakere are all covered by a health board of that name.

As for Rodney, The cape by that name is still in the revised area, just. The only other major land marks that could justifiable name the district are a river and half a harbour and there is a district in Northland that aready has dibs on the Harbour, Kaipara and the river has the same name.

As for Helensville, the locals are wondering why they are considered to be in Auckland. Nobody in Auckland (the city) seems to think that Helensville is a place they should travel to for a meeting as it is way out of town. It is even outside of the Auckland free calling area - as is Hibiscus Coast BTW. Going to Helensville is considered to be in the same as going to Hamilton.

We are still scratching our heads as to how this idea is going to save money and increase local community involvment. Those are the same lines we were fed last time when the powers that be mashed 31 local bodies into 8. We haven't had a rate increase at the rate of inflation since and local input has certainly decreased.

Oddly enough this idea was tried in Greater London - an it didn't work.

Now I hear they are thinking of doing the same thing to Wellington once they are finished with Auckland.

I would rather go back to living in Birkenhead. :ncof
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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2009, 04:13:56 pm »

LOL Daz .. I dont get that error message!!
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2009, 01:03:07 pm »

Save K Rd craziness.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sideswipe/news/article.cfm?c_id=702&objectid=10578427
While shopping in Auckland's Karangahape Rd Mark noticed a couple of lads with T-shirts which read, Save K Rd. "Apparently our elected councillors are proposing a renaming of Karangahape Rd to a more user-friendly version - Upper Commerce St?" he baulks. "Just in time for the Rugby World Cup in 2011." Say it isn't so?

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sideswipe/news/article.cfm?c_id=702&objectid=10578620
Douglas Ormrod writes: "The Save K Rd piece reminded me of an old story about a policeman noting down the death of a draught horse on Karangahape Rd who made the owner drag it round the corner into Pitt St because he could not spell the road's name."

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sideswipe/news/article.cfm?c_id=702&objectid=10579881
Jacob has been following the Save K Rd story with interest.

"It was just over a century ago that attempts were made to rename Karangahape Rd. In 1908, names suggested included Cheepside, Fleet St, Broadway, George St and King Edward St. I am curious as to why the council hasn't come out with an official statement, or perhaps the next time I walk along K Rd the signpost will read Banks St. We all know that authorities have a habit of keeping unpopular details quiet until the last minute."

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So what is exactly wrong with the name of Karangahape Rd - see even I can spell it.
One wonders if Whangaparaoa - which is a heck of a lot harder to spell - is next.
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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2009, 01:07:50 pm »

Lol.. I cant even say it...

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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2009, 01:35:49 pm »


JAFAs....Roll Eyes

Just as well Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu isn't north of the Bombay Hills instead of in Hawke's Bay, aye?  Grin


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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2009, 01:46:40 pm »

I'm NOT a Jafa!!!!

I think to be a Jafa you have to love this place and think there's nowhere better....  I certainly do not fall into that category!

Karangahape is a dumb name for a road... but then... Auckland is a dumb place so it's probably rather fitting.

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