A LONG, WINDING AND DUPLICITOUS (?) ROAD

I strongly urge Island Bay residents to read the Wellingtonian article: ‘Seawall plans halted’ at:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/10432932/Seawall-plans-halted

This is a sound report – as far as it goes.

The problem is that we are not talking about ‘Seawall Plans’ alone. Proper descriptions of the two most radical options would be ‘Seawall, Road Closure and Traffic Diversion Plans’. Neither the Wellingtonian article nor Wellington City Council’s own dedicated web page make this clear.

LOVE IS ONLY LOVE WHEN LOVE CAN GROW

When young I fell in love four times a day.

I was more careless then and desperate

With little thought or heed of come what may

When braving reticence to date and mate.

Thank you readers! I hope things are better soon. Best wishes from New Zealand.

FIRST WE TALK ABOUT GNOMES  - THEN ABOUT POLITICS

It is very evident that there is widespread voter disillusionment with politics in New Zealand and other well-established Western democracies. Voters increasingly feel disgusted by the venality, egotism and opportunism of professional politicians and their winner-takes-all / ends-justify-the-means disregard for ethics and common courtesy.

So it’s interesting to find that some political parties are using intermediaries.

CUTE CANUTE

I have been trying to get back into my series of articles on Wellington’s proposed Gamble for Growth at the expense of Residential Ratepayers but am becoming increasingly avoidant - as my wise words / prophetic utterances fall flat among the populace.

There is a man in a trilby hat and a gaberdine macintosh who frequently accosts people with a cheery smile as they wander down our main street Lambton Quay.

OZ GETS THE JUMPER ON NZ

Blaa blaa Shaun Sheep

Six years on the run

Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie

Ten Bags Full!

One up now on Shrek

The woolliest before

Two up on the Kiwis

Who live next door!

MORE AT:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/worlds-woolliest-sheep-shaun-found-in-australia-after-six-years-on-the-run-from-shearers-9689221.html

http://www.newzealand.com/travel/en/media/press-releases/2011/june-2011/nature&sustainability_shrek-the-sheep.cfm

CAMERON SLATER

Born:      12 May 1972 (age 42) Auckland, New Zealand

Ethnicity:               Anglo Manic

Modelling information:

Height   6' (1.82cm)

Hair colour          Black / Frizzy

Eye colour           Thatcher Blue

Cameron Slater is a New Zealand model, actor, television host and spokesperson. He is best known to audiences for his winning performance on New Zealand's Next Top Blog and as New Zealand's Hottest Home Spin Doctor.

QUESTIONING WHICH DAY’S TOMORROW

While I dredge through the dreadful international news, the headlines about dodgy priests and tearfully exposed celebrities and the sad and sorry inadequacies of contemporary politicians [in online newspapers like the UK Independent and The Guardian], I reserve for last some of what promise to be the more wry commentaries from life’s commonplace family battle grounds.

ABSENT ABEL N

Sitting awhile in Civic Square

I missed you there.

I was watching the pigeons and the gulls

Hob-knobbing or squawky strutting

Waiting for scraps from wraps and squabbling

A bobbing beggar crew following

Heartless yellow eyed brigands.

Two birds jostling in that space

But humankind the only race.

Forty thousand years ago you watched

Barrel-chested and wide-nosed

Sniffing us puny newcomers

Listening to the keening sounds,

That drifted from strange kin.

HARLOTS WEBS

Let’s start by noting that our Dominion Post newspaper here in Wellington has carried little, lurid or not, about the revelations, allegations and innuendos made in Nicky Hager’s new book Dirty Politics [see my previous article] - this despite the fact that the Dom’s well-regarded political commentator Tracey Watkins was on to the story 6 weeks ago.
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