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# 261320 20-Nov-2019 21:34
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The new Parliament grounds slide is now open to families - and since me and @sbiddle were attending the @chorusnz event today, of course he had to try it:

 

 

Thanks @Bartender for converting my video to GIF.





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  # 2358260 20-Nov-2019 21:41
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I had a higher res version but I couldn't upload a 10mb animated gif. :(




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  # 2358264 20-Nov-2019 21:43
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ODL, I wonder what parliamentary security were thinking....





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  # 2358279 20-Nov-2019 22:07
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ODL, I wonder what parliamentary security were thinking....

 

Probably waiting for the crowds to leave so they could have a go 😀


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  # 2358280 20-Nov-2019 22:09
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BarTender: I had a higher res version but I couldn't upload a 10mb animated gif. :(

 

Is that all? I have had sometimes where people have embedded a 100+ meg animated one which tends to murder the mobile data cap





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  # 2358281 20-Nov-2019 22:10
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BarTender: I had a higher res version but I couldn't upload a 10mb animated gif. :(

 

Upload it to imgur and direct link the gifv instead ;)





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  # 2358283 20-Nov-2019 22:10
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BarTender: I had a higher res version but I couldn't upload a 10mb animated gif. :(

 

Is that all? I have had sometimes where people have embedded a 100+ meg animated one which tends to murder the mobile data cap

 

 

Geekzone blocks files larger than 2mb. So yeah. I blame @freitasm





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  # 2358348 21-Nov-2019 05:12
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i can see children getting burnt in the summer on it


 
 
 
 


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Jase2985:

 

i can see children getting burnt in the summer on it

 

 

Nah, doesn’t get hot enough in Wellington. 





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eracode:

 

Jase2985:

 

i can see children getting burnt in the summer on it

 

 

Nah, doesn’t get hot enough in Wellington. 

 

 

I think sliding down a burning hot stainless steel slide is a kiwi kids rite of passage. Do we need to organise for under-slide fire to make it sufficiently hot enough?





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  # 2358469 21-Nov-2019 09:26
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eracode:

 

Jase2985:

 

i can see children getting burnt in the summer on it

 

 

Nah, doesn’t get hot enough in Wellington. 

 

 

Couple more years of global warming will sort that out





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The question I'd like the answer to is why do we need a playground in parliament grounds? It seems to be a rather odd thing to have there.

 

Actually a circus might be a better fit with what goes on in one of the buildings there?





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  # 2358478 21-Nov-2019 09:46
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Those grounds are used everyday by people who walk to the large space at lunch time, meet with family members who work around and just sit to enjoy the sun, and have some social exchanges with friends. A playground is a nice addition to those stopping by.

 

There aren't many (if at all) playgrounds in central Wellington.

 

Surely you understand that?





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The question I'd like the answer to is why do we need a playground in parliament grounds? It seems to be a rather odd thing to have there.

 

Actually a circus might be a better fit with what goes on in one of the buildings there?

 

Because the debating chamber has become to small.





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Those grounds are used everyday by people who walk to the large space at lunch time, meet with family members who work around and just sit to enjoy the sun, and have some social exchanges with friends. A playground is a nice addition to those stopping by.

 

There aren't many (if at all) playgrounds in central Wellington.

 

Surely you understand that?

 

 

I question the value of taxpayers paying $500,000 for something like this and then for it to be promoted as being something that shows the current government is focusing on child welfare, especially when child welfare groups are saying otherwise. That $500,000 could have been better spent on child welfare.

 

I agree good playgrounds are a very worthwhile amenity. However if Wellington is devoid of good playgrounds, it's not the responsibility of central government to rectify that problem





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Technofreak: I question the value of taxpayers paying $500,000 for something like this and then for it to be promoted as being something that shows the current government is focusing on child welfare, especially when child welfare groups are saying otherwise. That $500,000 could have been better spent on child welfare.

 

I agree good playgrounds are a very worthwhile amenity. However if Wellington is devoid of good playgrounds, it's not the responsibility of central government to rectify that problem

 

If child welfare was a genuine concern rather than partisan politics then I would love to see the naysayers advocate for tax increases, raising the age for super (as it is the single largest line item in the budget) and cracking down on tax avoidance/evasion.

 

And with that.... This thread probably needs to be in Politics. :)





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