The Daily Blog Open Mic – 25th October 2023

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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  1. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/500972/wellington-city-councillors-vote-for-town-hall-redevelopment-project-to-continue
    ,,,The recommended option was to continue to completion by council increasing funding by between $70-$147m to a total cost of up to $329m.
    The other options were to close the site at a cost $204m, demolish the building for more than $243m, or seek government funding for 204m.
    Outgoing councillor and new Green Party MP Tamatha Paul said there was only one option.
    “The decision in front of us today is whether we carry on at the same cost or we end up with nothing at the same cost.”…

    …But the mayor said losing the Town Hall would be a huge blow, so said she had to vote yes.
    “We are the creative capital of Aotearoa, a beautiful city bustling with people, ideas, events and businesses. Finishing the Town Hall is part of delivering that vision. Future generations of Wellingtonians will thank us for persevering and making the hard call now for the future.”…

    …NZSO chief executive Peter Biggs said having a national music centre w0uld put Wellington right up there with cultural city hubs like Vienna, Shanghai, Berlin and New York.
    “It’s been a long time coming and we are enormously grateful to the Wellington City Council for their commitment to provide us with a permanent and full-time home.”
    But shops and cafes nearby have missed out on years of foot traffic since the Town Hall closed in 2013.
    Retail New Zealand chief executive Carolyn Young said local businesses would be relieved to have certainty…

    All thinking, rational people know with certainty that we have to do as well as we can on less money to try and keep our heads above water, literally. Unfortunately the people with power live with expensive, sophisticated visions in dreams that they transmogrify into reality but which may never serve their expected outcome enough to satisfy the protected financial system built to feed those dreams. The people who don’t share those visions and extravagant ideas may have to go without the reasonable basics of life so that the delicate fanciers with artistic finesse of advanced society can satisfy their advanced sensitivities.

  2. It’s time that the do-nothing much behaviour about forestry slash in Tolaga Bay was dealt to.
    This report should help.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/500975/international-auditor-hones-in-on-gisborne-forestry-practices
    Storms in 2018 and Cyclone Gabrielle earlier this year saw mountains of forestry waste damage bridges and smash through farmland.
    Gisborne District Council has successfully prosecuted five forestry companies over logging debris causing damage after the 2018 storms.
    Community group Mana Taiao Tairāwhiti has been calling for stricter rules on forestry slash…
    Storms in 2018 and Cyclone Gabrielle earlier this year saw mountains of forestry waste damage bridges and smash through farmland.
    Gisborne District Council has successfully prosecuted five forestry companies over logging debris causing damage after the 2018 storms.
    Community group Mana Taiao Tairāwhiti has been calling for stricter rules on forestry slash.

    Group spokesperson Manu Caddie said the council prosecutions had probably caught the eye of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which sets standards for responsible forest management worldwide .
    FSC has ordered a Canadian expert to check out the New Zealand arm of international company, SGS, which audits forestry on its behalf in New Zealand.
    Most international markets require timber imports to carry FSC certification.
    The overseas expert arrives in the country next week and will assess the auditing of forestry company Ernslaw One and forestry service provider PF Olsen.
    Both companies have been fined over forestry debris causing damage after the 2018 storms in Gisborne.

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