Reining in the harlots

December 23, 2008

The Government is right to ignore the clamour to revisit our prostitution laws in the aftermath of a harlot’s murder in Christchurch.

The city council down there – would you believe? – has a prostitution bylaw subcommittee. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pig pong and foregone profit

December 19, 2008

Where there’s muck, there’s money, they say in Yorkshire. And in this country, where there’s pong, there’s profit. Until the bloody neighbours bleat about wanting to smell roses, not pigs or mushrooms, and local authorities conspire to shut you down. Read the rest of this entry »


Finsec can bank on Alf

December 18, 2008

We don’t normally take kindly to trade union whining, in the Northern Wairarapa. But if the bank workers’ union, Finsec, reckons I can flex a bit of political muscle for them down at the Department of Labour (which I can), it should come and have a natter with me. Read the rest of this entry »


Fanworm and clean bottoms

December 16, 2008

They’re a caustic bunch, the Parliamentary Press Gallery, and fanworm is the sort of thing they feed on. My mate David Carter today made an important announcement about biosecurity, bugs and all that stuff, and it didn’t take long before one of the hacks was showing off his prowess in the scoffing department. Read the rest of this entry »


Moving and shaking in Mangamaire

December 14, 2008

Talking about the Government’s broadband push (which I mentioned in my first posting), let’s hear it for the Tararua District Council. As reported in the Manawatu Standard, it has taken on the might of Telecom “with the launch of its own groundbreaking high-speed broadband connection throughout the district.” Read the rest of this entry »


Why I am blogging

December 13, 2008

Things have come to a pretty pass when the hacks in the Parliamentary Press Gallery ignore the brilliant oratory and carefully reasoned press statements from the long-serving and much-admired Member for Eketahuna North.

The bloody Dominion-Post hasn’t had a word to say about me (good, bad or indifferent) since that unfortunate incident Read the rest of this entry »