When building has been vetoed, the building plans might just as well be used for dunny paper

July 24, 2010

It took a while for Alf to find out why a multi-millionaire’s family has been denied approval to build two houses on their own property on Waiheke Island.

There’s a whiff of objections being raised just because the buggers are rich.

Objectors to the housing plans wailed about the mischief that would be done to some old bones on the property.

But the bones weren’t the undoing of the Spencers.

The Herald tells the story today:

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Auckland City’s second chance for those who fail

August 5, 2009

Struggling to find a job? Try contacting the democracy services manager at the Auckland City Council.

The bureaucrat who serves behind that delicious title is one Christine Watson, who has hired a failed restaurateur to manage the council’s catering business.

Now that dear old Winston Peters has become a failed politician, he should try his luck with Christine Watson. She just might find him a nice little council job, like – well, mayor, or something.
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