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  1. #51
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    Not especially.

  2. #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiberalLeft View Post
    What laws would you introduce? Whichever way you slice it, the law you add
    will be a protectionist law. In the long term those sorts of laws don't do anyone
    any good.
    I disagree, absolutely. However, just what makes a law protectionist?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiberalLeft View Post
    Not especially.
    Geriatric then????

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    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.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/opin...with-port-land
    people keep trying to rewrite the world as themselves

    like that'll work...

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    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.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/financial-results/7543780/Ports-of-Auckland-takes-12m-hit

    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
    people keep trying to rewrite the world as themselves

    like that'll work...

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    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.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ectid=10830217
    people keep trying to rewrite the world as themselves

    like that'll work...

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    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.

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    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.
    www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/8075141/Port-fined-for-hiring-strike-breakers

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    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.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/indu...ay-be-near-end

    wonder if Len will cut council spending by 12million

    seek to get it from rates increases

    or just throw it all on tick
    people keep trying to rewrite the world as themselves

    like that'll work...

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    He's too busy building apartments:

    http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Len-Brown...0/Default.aspx

    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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