• Login:
Welcome, Register Here
follow PropertyTalk on facebook follow PropertyTalk on twitter Newsletter follow PropertyTalk on LinkedIn follow PropertyTalk on facebook
Page 320 of 321 FirstFirst ... 220 270 310 318 319 320 321 LastLast
Results 3,191 to 3,200 of 3204
  1. #3191
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    7,626

    Default

    "Councils never really grasped pre-fab houses . . . they are very risk averse; they don't care what costs they make you incur provided there's not one tiny shred of possible risk that they are taking."

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-pos...out-the-future
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

  2. #3192
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    3,057

    Default

    Problem is that if anything does go wrong the Council gets the bill - and of course passes that on to their insurance company.
    Said insurance company then scrutinises the claim in minute detail looking for an 'out' to decline the claim.
    So the system is to blame, not realy the Council.
    The on;y solution is to remove Council liability - if you buy a car or a shirt and it has faults you dont claim on your local Council, so why should you if you buy a house?

  3. #3193

    Default

    if the law was properly applied then the council would embrace prefab as there is no liability for their construction (for them) as they are not building work under the building act,

    I agree with you re liability remove council liability and stop the legal rorts that rely on council as last man standing (which makes claims viable)

  4. #3194
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    8,354

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by flyernzl View Post
    Problem is that if anything does go wrong the Council gets the bill - and of course passes that on to their insurance company.
    Said insurance company then scrutinises the claim in minute detail looking for an 'out' to decline the claim.
    So the system is to blame, not realy the Council.
    The on;y solution is to remove Council liability - if you buy a car or a shirt and it has faults you dont claim on your local Council, so why should you if you buy a house?
    Yes I agree with this. Need builders to insure their projects.
    Squadly dinky do!

  5. #3195
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    7,626

    Default

    Top council boss didn't act on concerns her most senior staff deliberately kept councillors and the public in the dark to control "messaging".

    Allegations that senior Christchurch City Council staff manipulated reports and deliberately kept negative information secret were not taken seriously by the former chief executive, a damning report has found.

    The leadership and culture at the organisation, including its senior leadership team, has been heavily criticised by chief ombudsman

    "We must be open and transparent with our information.

    We must respond to elected members and the public in an open and honest way – I will be driving a culture change through all levels of our organisation."


    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/ne...ulated-reports

    hopefully the new chief executive with be better able to keep this exact same promise

    than the last chief executive

    and also the current prime minister
    Last edited by eri; 14-11-2019 at 05:14 PM.
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

  6. #3196
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    14,986

    Default Much Nothing About Ado

    All the right things being said by the new incumbent;
    Whether or not future reality will bear witness to those words remains to be seen.
    Of course.
    Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

  7. #3197
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    3,057

    Default

    This is the largely ignored reason why so many people do not bother to vote in the local body elections.

    It is not because they are lazy, it is not because they don't care, it is because they know that regardless of whom they vote in or out the permanent unelected bureaucrats will continue to run the Council as and how they chose without any input from whoever the electors vote in.

    Why vote if the whole thing is basically pointless?

  8. #3198
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    8,354

    Default

    Mayor Lianne Dalziel said she had "serious concerns" after reading the report and had "not known that this was occurring".
    So firstly, this is a lie.

    And even if it's not, she should resign.

    The thing is, all councils operate this way.
    Squadly dinky do!

  9. #3199
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    8,354

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by flyernzl View Post
    This is the largely ignored reason why so many people do not bother to vote in the local body elections.

    It is not because they are lazy, it is not because they don't care, it is because they know that regardless of whom they vote in or out the permanent unelected bureaucrats will continue to run the Council as and how they chose without any input from whoever the electors vote in.

    Why vote if the whole thing is basically pointless?
    Yes, depressing isn't it.

    This is why I don't look into council affairs or post on this thread anymore (well not very often). It's just ongoing incompetence and arrogance. The council staff ooze arrogance. Hate them.

    And don't get me started on the way they spend money...
    Squadly dinky do!

  10. #3200

    Default

    Davo......Yes I agree with this. Need builders to insure their projects.
    what about caveat emptor? Is personal responsibility completely lost?


 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Establishing property holding companies
    By Greenman in forum Finance, legal and tax (NZ)
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 14-12-2011, 07:01 PM
  2. Tips for holding a garage sale
    By muppet in forum Coffee Lounge
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-07-2011, 08:25 PM
  3. What should local councils actually do?
    By flyernzl in forum General (NZ)
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 24-02-2010, 09:36 PM
  4. Holding Rules?
    By Monid in forum Property Investment (NZ)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 19-07-2007, 10:16 PM
  5. Which are the Best & Worst Councils?
    By House Castle in forum General (NZ)
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-03-2007, 10:29 PM
  6. Holding a PPOR in a B+H trust.
    By SuperDad in forum Finance, legal and tax (NZ)
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 29-09-2006, 09:23 PM
  7. Trading, Hunting, Holding, philosphy of PI...
    By Jumpin in forum Property Investment (NZ)
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 26-06-2006, 07:26 PM
  8. Holding a Property
    By cube in forum Tenant Stuff (NZ)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-01-2004, 07:49 AM
  9. Holding on to good tenants.
    By GoGirl in forum Tenant Stuff (NZ)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 31-12-2003, 04:56 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •