Jacinda Adern is a total waste of time as a political leader, in my view.
Winston Peters went in with her because he saw New Zealand wanted to be a people-friendly country, not a bolt-hole for billionaires and property speculators.
He ought to break up the coalition now that the CGT has failed.
The people of Rotoma and Rotoiti are to be lumbered with a $14,000 bill per household up front, or $25,000 over 25 years for a sewerage scheme that should be a normal commodity for this day and age.
There are people on the super, low wages, or no work at all, who along with the normal cost of living find it hard to manage without this extra burden.
This has led to half the houses at Rotoma and a number at Rotoiti being put on the market.
We at Rotoiti pay for water and when they hook into our power that will be another extra cost.
We have been here 32 years and have not received any special facilities for our rates.
The council has spent $42,000 on the green corridor which is to be reverted back to how it was - at what cost?
The lakefront redevelopment is a proposed $40 million. There is a huge blowout for the Hemo roundabout sculpture to name a few.
These are an absolute waste of ratepayers' money and would more than pay for the normal commodity of a seweragescheme that would take the pressure off many families.
Three cheers for Tiger
Tiger Woods - love him or hate him you have to admire him for his true steely determination.
He's back and three cheers for that.
Apart from the mistresses of course but that's yesteryear's news and unless you are personally involved who cares?
He must have great mental strength to go through all the surgeries and keep his focus on a come back over an 11-year period.
Just think about that for a moment ... it's incredible and the golfing public realise it too.
His comeback will bring golf into a new era of popularity and of course money, the officials will be rubbing their hands together in anticipation.
He ranks leaps and bounds above any other sportsman in the world, in my view.
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