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I disagree, absolutely. However, just what makes a law protectionist?
Originally Posted by TheLiberalLeft
We have laws against abuse of the roads, from weights to speeds to vehicle safety
standards. They're "protectionist" for the benefit of all road users. In the long term,
those sorts of laws do everyone some good.
We have laws against violence and mayhem against people, from libel to murder and
so on. They're "protectionist" for the benefit of all people. In the long term, those
sorts of laws do everyone some good.
We have laws against the taking of property, from theft to robbery to stealing and
related crimes. They're "protectionist" for the sanctity of people's property. In the
long term, those sorts of laws do everyone some good.
Why can't we have laws that protect people's economic prosperity? Do tell.
Originally Posted by TheLiberalLeft
Delightfully in need of some Tender Loving Care
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting
Some things are not as they seem, nor are they otherwise
The upshot, Campbell suggests, would be a smaller, more customer-focused port, with services rationalised among the Auckland, Tauranga and Whangarei ports. This, he says, is a more fundamental issue than the labour dispute.
The smaller port Campbell advocates means the closure of Auckland's Manukau port of Onehunga. It also implies some waterfront land being diverted for another use – apartments, say, or hotels, or offices, or retail.
Ports of Auckland posted a $12 million loss for the year to June 30, with the Auckland Council-owned firm blaming strike action for a 10 per cent drop in container volumes.
don't worry Len
another rates increase of above inflation and rate payers can fill the hole dug by your union mates
if it's brown, flush it down
The Port of Tauranga celebrated its 20th year as a listed company with a 26 per cent increase in its annual net profit to a record $73.5 million, partly reflecting strong growth in freight volumes but also the extra business arising from industrial action at the Ports of Auckland.
Yes, as expected a good result.
Tauranga's share price up 20% this year, and a record dividend.
Port of Auckland's Management have performed abysmally.
Port fined for hiring strike breakers
Ports of Auckland has been fined $40,000 for hiring strike breaking contractors during industrial action earlier this year.
In August, the Ports of Auckland posted a $12 million loss for the year to June, blaming the strike for a 10 per cent drop in container volumes.
wonder if Len will cut council spending by 12million
seek to get it from rates increases
or just throw it all on tick
He's too busy building apartments:
Is there any affordable housing available in Auckland? Mayor Len Brown certainly thinks so. So when he and his team offered to show Duncan Garner what's on offer in Auckland's western suburb of New Lynn, we jumped at the chance. The Merchant Quarter apartments are part of a new complex situated right next to New Lynn train station, with Lynn Mall and the town shops literally over the road. Starting at $250,000, these are being snapped up like hot cakes. Check them out at www.merchantquarter.co.nz. But what about non-apartment living? Mayor Brown took us to Barfoot & Thompson to see what they could offer in the sub-$400,000 price bracket. They showed Duncan two properties, one on the market at $255,000 and one soon to be auctioned. Take a look round these properties. Would you live in either?
Quite a laugh.
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