Open Forum – Saturday

11 November 2017


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  1. lurcher1948

     /  November 11, 2017

    have a great weekend,folks.

  2. Conspiratoor

     /  November 11, 2017

    Damn business owners grizzling again. They need to understand the future belongs to the velocopede. Setting up a $2 shop next to a cycleway just ain’t cool

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  November 11, 2017

      The lycra lot won’t be stopping to buy anything anyway. Retailing is tough enough without AT bureaucrats building road blocks. Looks like jobs and businesses will be collateral damage.

      • Conspiratoor

         /  November 11, 2017

        As long as there is demand, good business will always find ways to adapt to new paradigms. Witness the coming showdown between bricks and mortar and the mighty amazon

  3. Corky

     /  November 11, 2017

    When will the media get it right? This story is so way off the mark, it’s not funny. The programmers should have begun around what is considered normal daily Vit C intake. Then researched how many scientists now consider that norm woefully inadequate.

    The programme concentrated on people over 50. Why? Do people under 50 make their own Vit C?

    From my research, 80 % of New Zealanders have inadequate Vit C levels. What is also surprising is the programme didn’t ram home the fact Vit C is a major contributor to vein and artery health; hence by default, cardiovascular health.


  4. Gezza

     /  November 12, 2017

    Just had a noisy groundshake I could hear coming. Off to check geonet

    • Gezza

       /  November 12, 2017

      Moderate earthquake (3 mins ago)

      Sun Nov 12 2017 11:28 PM
      Magnitude: 4.8
      Depth: 48 km
      20 km west of Wellington

      • Gezza

         /  November 12, 2017

        Mid Cook Straigh – just north of the ferry route. Not too bad a shake, just noisy.