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Pictures of the Week 19 and Stuff that Grinds my Wheels

It’s been a while since my last update. Apologies for that, but lately I just didn’t feel like turning the computer on in the evenings. Mainly because there is unusually much happening in my life. Work is great, really enjoy working for the kids and youth, but there is, unfortunately, lots happening in the background which just chews up my time and energy. I’m still running the Wharf to Wharf Marathon from Port FitzRoy to Tryphena. I’m preparing for it by eating lots of raw food and eating less in general.

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Rate Assessments for Great Barrier Island: My Nightmare Scenario for 2040

Auckland is not just a city anymore after the amalgamation of its different districts, but is now a ‘Super City’ with a ‘Super Council’. That’s what the Auckland Council is proclaiming, and despite that Auckland has gone through such an amalgamation not long ago that proved unsuccessful, everything is going to be successful this time.  Well, I say, yeah right. The Mayor (Len Brown) has great dreams and visions for the Super City. He envisions in his 2040 plan – am I the only one who thinks it is utterly appalling to have a road map for 2040 when you are only elected for 3 years? – that Auckland will be ‘the most livable city’. I say: “Most livable in comparison to what?” The Mayor is  in his mid fifties, most likely he won’t even be alive in 2040. Continue reading Rate Assessments for Great Barrier Island: My Nightmare Scenario for 2040