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  Reply # 1888339 24-Oct-2017 08:30
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Geektastic: Decade? Some of these towns look as though not a dollar has been spent in a century.

Many would be better bulldozed and forgotten.


 

Yet we spend billions on Auckland and it's still the ultimate "sh*t town".


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  Reply # 1888369 24-Oct-2017 09:15
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UHD:

 

MikeB4:

 

Sites like this FB page are just wannabe shock jock click bait fishers. The only purpose they provide is to highlight the crap job that has been done with regional development over the last decade.

 

 

I see literally everything is political in your mind. xD

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcaUer4fuU8

 

 


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  Reply # 1888379 24-Oct-2017 09:33
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Varkk:

 

UHD:

 

MikeB4:

 

Sites like this FB page are just wannabe shock jock click bait fishers. The only purpose they provide is to highlight the crap job that has been done with regional development over the last decade.

 

 

I see literally everything is political in your mind. xD

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcaUer4fuU8

 

 

 

 

 

 

'tis an exhausting way to live.




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  Reply # 1888394 24-Oct-2017 10:02
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Varkk:

UHD:


MikeB4:


Sites like this FB page are just wannabe shock jock click bait fishers. The only purpose they provide is to highlight the crap job that has been done with regional development over the last decade.



I see literally everything is political in your mind. xD



 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcaUer4fuU8


 



Way off subject, the song isn't really about the politicization of everything, just mixing politics and music.

From Skin: "The main criticism we have had is that you can't mix politics and music, which seems like quite a fascist idea from music journalists. This song is about how everything is f*cking political, and we'll always have that element to our music."

Perhaps better is "All politics is local"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_politics_is_local

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  Reply # 1888496 24-Oct-2017 12:41
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MikeB4:

Geektastic: 



And just how much did that ridiculous restriction add to the cost of the bridge?


Not a ridiculous restriction. Respecting culture is important if a nation is going to have a untied involved  community. I am sure a motorway would not be approved over Stonehenge or through the ground of Buckingham Palace.



Does seem a bit incongruous though that the "sacred" river water is then piped away for several cities to flush their toilets with.

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  Reply # 1888599 24-Oct-2017 13:56
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elpenguino:

 

is money the be all and end all for you?

 

 

 

Are the strong opinions of a mythical monster on the subject of multi-pile bridge architecture the be all and end all for you? 

 

Sorry Cromwell you're going to stay a sh!t hole because we blew the bridge budget to upgrade your 1 way bridges on North Island superstitions.

 

What about the other 40-something bridges across the Waikato River - sorry Kidney patients, no more scientific transplant operations for you - we've got some important superstitions to spend money on.


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tripper1000:

 


elpenguino:


is money the be all and end all for you?


 


Are the strong opinions of a mythical monster on the subject of multi-pile bridge architecture the be all and end all for you? 


Sorry Cromwell you're going to stay a sh!t hole because we blew the bridge budget to upgrade your 1 way bridges on North Island superstitions.


What about the other 40-something bridges across the Waikato River - sorry Kidney patients, no more scientific transplant operations for you - we've got some important superstitions to spend money on.



A society that ignores the culture of it's indigenous people is a rabble.




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  Reply # 1888667 24-Oct-2017 15:25
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MikeB4:

 

A society that ignores the culture of it's indigenous people is a rabble.

 

I'm ignoring nothing - particularly hard truths. I'm simply endorsing best bang for other peoples buck. Weather your motivation is preserving culture, saving lives, or making regions less sh!tty an opulently elaborate bridge design is not money well spent.

 

Ask your self this: Would spending millions extra on an un-necessarily elaborate bridge design do anything material to preserve a culture, especially when compared to spending the same millions on perpetuating the language of that culture? Or perhaps spending the same millions lifting a town, where that same culture has been relegated to rot, out of the gutter?




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  Reply # 1888668 24-Oct-2017 15:28
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In full disclosure, I am an atheist.

If I considered a river sacred, given the choice between a temple with clean water and healthy food, or a polluted unhealthy temple with added discrete posts, I know which I'd choose.

Here's an article called "Election policy series: The battle over our rivers"

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11907801

"...Veteran eel fisherman Mike Holmes stands to lose his livelihood if the degradation of New Zealand's waterways continues.

But he says Kiwis stand to lose much more - the right to enjoy our cherished rivers and lakes.

For some waterways, including many around the Waikato region where Holmes is based, it's already too late.

'The lower Waikato lakes, like Whangape and Waikare, we are not fishing there now because we've wrecked them,' he said."

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