Media watch – Sunday

1 October 2017

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  1. Blazer

     /  October 1, 2017

    Especially for Al..this is what I referred to yesterday=Golden Parachute..ludicrous..
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11928240

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  October 1, 2017

      It was normal practice to pay about three months’ salary to go early, the HR professional said.

      So do you think normal practise is unreasonable?

    • Conspiratoor

       /  October 1, 2017

      I once had golden handcuffs applied b …just saying

  2. Gezza

     /  October 1, 2017

    Strange goings on up North in Whangers, Sir Alan

    “Police complaint laid against former councillor”
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11926716

    I expect you will be pleased to see the bureaucracy swinging into immediate action to sort it all out? 😬

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  October 1, 2017

      First I’ve heard of it, Sir G. Seems a bit harsh that an infant immigrant whose parents are now citizens is deemed not to be a citizen many decades later. Formalities will doubtless now be observed. Unless there are further revelations I doubt the electors will exact retribution.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  October 1, 2017

      We have another useless PC beaurocrat strutting around like a peacock G. A mere technicality. English speaking culturally compatible, arrived from Mother England on an immigrant ship at 18 mnths of age. Dobbed in by another immigrant with an unlikely name of ofsoske. Now I’m chipping in towards $35k for a by election. I despair

      • Gezza

         /  October 1, 2017

        Golightly, who emigrated from the UK with her parents when she was 18 months old, has consistently said she did not know she was not a citizen, despite travelling on a UK passport with a returning resident’s visa, required because she was not a citizen. Police said they did not comment on any complaints received.

        Poor chap appears to have been obliged to lay the complaint by the Local Electoral Act 2001 – or whatever scoundrel requested him to investigate might have elected to make his situation uncomfortable with the Minister of Local Government, Yeoman c.

        Must say, given the above in italics, though, are you sure the good lady has sufficient clues to be ON the council? That blonde hair might go all the way through the cranium?

        • Conspiratoor

           /  October 1, 2017

          “sufficient clues to be on the council”. You lost me right there G

          • Gezza

             /  October 1, 2017

            Hang on I’m just reading about probiotics. I’ll pop back after that. 👋

            • Conspiratoor

               /  October 1, 2017

            • Gezza

               /  October 1, 2017

              Ain’t that the truth! Goofle came in mighty handy when I developed Gynecomastia once, though.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  October 1, 2017

              You got lucky G, probably because you chose goofle. The world is full of self indulgent idiots self diagnosing themselves daily. My dear old dad used to say DIY plumbers generated most of his business

            • Gezza

               /  October 1, 2017

              The only plumbers my DIY efforts ever gave work to were Emergency Plumbers. 👍🏼

            • Gezza

               /  October 1, 2017

              The neat thing about Emergency Plumbers is that you hum & hah for ages about whether this simple little plumbing job you can probably do yourself with a bucket, old towel & a big mutha spanner is worth paying an ordinary plumber for – but with an Emergency Plumber there’s none of that business. You don’t care what the fucker costs.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  October 1, 2017

              Yes G. Mains pressure is a beautiful thing when it breaks free

          • Gezza

             /  October 1, 2017

            But getting back to your former councillor lady – if she travels on a Brit passport & needs an RRV & doesn’t know she’s not a citizen, should she be making decision on things like your rates?

            • Conspiratoor

               /  October 1, 2017

              She knew she wasn’t a citizen, what’s your point

            • Gezza

               /  October 1, 2017

              Didn’t she have to be one to be a councillor?

            • Conspiratoor

               /  October 1, 2017

              It seems she did. So what

            • Gezza

               /  October 1, 2017

              So … Wouldn’t it have been easier for her to just have started a Give-a-little page with a $35k limit & not join the Council? That way she’d get to keep the money, & there’d have been none of all the rest of the hoohah?

            • Conspiratoor

               /  October 1, 2017

              By all accounts she’s a harmless fish G. Common sense should have prevailed in this situation. Instead we have this ofsoske rooster strutting around trying to look impotent

            • Gezza

               /  October 1, 2017

              Is he tho, c? He must know he’ll get hate mail for this. I’m wondering who dobbed her in & what pressure they might’ve put on him. It sounds like the Act obligates him to investigate. The police I expect will file it under bloody nuisance, no harm done.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  October 1, 2017

              Enough of this G. I’m losing the will to live

              But what I will do for you is provide you with a link to the reference site real quacks use to check their diagnoses

            • Gezza

               /  October 1, 2017

              Oops drat see below.

  3. Gezza

     /  October 1, 2017

    Righto. I’ll just pop something in for u over on General Chat meantime.