Media watch – Monday

13 November 2017

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  1. duperez

     /  November 13, 2017

    Sometimes you read stuff which makes something sound all flash.

    “The name Milldale derives from the Kauri that was milled from the land in the early 1800’s, as far inland as Wainui,” Fulton Hogan says. “The development is overlooked by Mt Pleasant to the west, bordered by Wainui Road and Orewa River to the north, and Pine Valley Rd and Weiti River to the south. The land between forms a natural valley, or dale.”

    It’s just an article about Auckland stretching out. Oops, I mean a new “settlement to rise on northern outskirts.” Reassuring of course that “Infrastructure is being created” and knowing that the motorway and Harbour Bridge will easily handle the growth.

    Those who don’t have the pleasure of visiting Auckland or residing in the region need to realise that even if the developers might make a big deal out of this project, it is nothing special as similar development is happening south, west and east. Wherever you are, Auckland is coming to you!

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11942079

  2. Zedd

     /  November 13, 2017

    I saw a news item on AM show (TV3) today; massive sea-ice melts in Antarctica, this is becoming a real concern for climate change scientists. They said in recent years, most of the change has been in the arctic, but now is being increasingly seen in the south !

    This comes on top of some of the worst air pollution in India & China, in recent years.. from a large increase in motor vehicles use. 😦

    C-C deniers…. what say youz ???

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  November 13, 2017

      Air pollution is a real issue and must be dealt with. If Antarctic melt was a real issue it would be reflected in sea level rise and the tide guages show otherwise.

      • Zedd

         /  November 13, 2017

        @AW

        As long as it is just Sea-Ice, they are not panicking.. BUT as soon as the land ice starts to do likewise, we shall see ?! 😦

        Of course all the C-C deniers are ‘double checking their figures’ just in case they have to finally concede ‘YES, it is actually happening” as the rest of us have been saying for decades now………..

        • Zedd

           /  November 13, 2017

          btw; AW you are welcome to visit Sth Dn & stand on the seawall at Sth Clair & see it for yourself.. as I said before; i attended a public meeting, where at least one longtime resident said he still remembers when the sea barely rose to the current seawall, now it is splashing over it at high tide !! 😦

          • Zedd

             /  November 13, 2017

            I just saw a brief update; it is reported that Antarctic sea-ice is about 30% less this year, than the average ! 😦

            I have heard that, some scientists think it could possibly trigger an ice-age ?

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  November 13, 2017

            Looks like your report is crap, Zed:

            and

      • Conspiratoor

         /  November 13, 2017

        Which tide gauges are you referring to al?

  3. Zedd

     /  November 13, 2017

    watching news report (AlJz), MrT talking about allegations of reported Russian ‘collusion’ in his election outcome.. He apparently agrees with both the CIA & Putin. The ‘problem’ being; they are saying the complete opposite. CIA say Russia was involved & Putin said “NO !”

    “Welcome to Fantasy Island…” (Mr Ts version) 😀

  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  November 13, 2017

    Here is a bit of totally crap logic: Investors Cause Housing Crisis Except the data doesn’t show that at all. What it shows is that rental home owners need capital gains to make an acceptable return at current market rents. And in other words they have been accepting lower rents than they would otherwise demand because the market has been producing capital gains. It claims this shows speculators have driven the market rather than supply shortage but of course if that were the case then there would have been an excess of supply and rents would have been driven down rather than there be a shortage of rental properties as has been the case. Very poor analysis.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/university-of-auckland/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503679&objectid=11942765