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  1. #3161
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    Historic building anyone? From the herald
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12225266
    A derelict, ex-orphanage in Grey Lynn reputed to be haunted by a ghost could be saved following a breakthrough between the owner and Auckland Council.
    The stately, two-storey Carlile House on Richmond Rd is in a perilous state after 15 years of fruitless negotiations between council and a Tongan church which has owned it for the past 40 years or so.

    Carlile House has stood abandoned and derelict for many years, boarded up and with razor wire security fencing. Before it closed, the church sold tapa cloth from the building.
    Reardon said the stone building has extensive exterior and internal water damage. There is little in the way of downpipes and deterioration to the corrugated iron and slate roofing. Many of the arched windows have no glazing and two fires, in 2003 and 2013, have destroyed much of the interior, he said.
    Estimates to restore the building in 2014 were costed at $6 million, but would likely have increased since then, Reardon said in his report.

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    drive past it often

    beautiful building needing some serious love

    the major problem would probably be council consents

    EVERYBODY appears to think that they should be consulted and their views taken into account

    i'd rather run a mile naked

    than deal with that sort of crap
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

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    This might be a first - Auckland Council doing something I approve of:

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-...-fireworks-ban

    Auckland Council is hoping to garner support from other councils in an effort to ban the sale of private fireworks.
    In February, the council voted to support a ban on the private use of fireworks. The matter is now to go before Local Government New Zealand's annual general meeting in two weeks' time.

  4. #3164
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    Default Quick! Look Over Here. (Not There!)

    Look good with the little, (and nothing to do with ACC other than Herr Goffler's continuing campaign of curbing freedoms), all to deflect attention from how bad things are with the big things that ACC should actually be taking care of?

    Sounds about right.

    Quote Originally Posted by NZH
    Auckland Transport spent $12,000 of ratepayer money on influencers in past year
    ACC Ratepayers have helped fund Auckland Transport's $12,000 spend on social media influencers over the past year, a cost that has been labelled a "waste of money" by some.
    If the ACC 'product' was good, there would be no need for such profligacy.
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    This is what you get if you don't have sufficient controls - Jakarta sinking
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/new...ectid=12253531

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    Seems more like a lack of prudent infrastructure planning than a lack of bureaucratic "kontrol."
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    This seems to be the crucial bit:

    "Lacking a comprehensive piped water network, industry and homeowners have tapped into the city's aquifers, causing rapid subsidence in northern Jakarta, home to several million people."

    Nothing to do with council planning really, as in, it's not the type of buildings or number or placement of them. It's that they're undermining themselves.

    Indonesia is a corrupt country. From top to bottom. So this affects everything too.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post
    This seems to be the crucial bit:

    "Lacking a comprehensive piped water network, industry and homeowners have tapped into the city's aquifers, causing rapid subsidence in northern Jakarta, home to several million people."

    Nothing to do with council planning really, as in, it's not the type of buildings or number or placement of them. It's that they're undermining themselves.

    Indonesia is a corrupt country. From top to bottom. So this affects everything too.
    It's caused by lack of central (city) control.
    Often people advocate that councils and the Govt should stop interfering and let people get on with things. Seems the authorities did that here with a poot outcome.
    Generally people will look out for themselves without looking at the wider picture.

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    The trick is where the line is drawn. Many have long advocated that councils should "stick to their knitting," rather than get involved in 'cultural exchanges,' 'overseas junkets,' and other suchlike 10,000% discretionary activities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    The trick is where the line is drawn. Many have long advocated that councils should "stick to their knitting," rather than get involved in 'cultural exchanges,' 'overseas junkets,' and other suchlike 10,000% discretionary activities.
    It is indeed.
    Some, though, believe that the council shouldn't have any say over what and where of the build and let people go.


 

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