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Labour and Socialism – lurch left.

I don’t vote Labour or left wing. Never have. Doesn’t mean that I can’t have an opinion on what might make me vote for them though, or ideas that might … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

Supporting Local – the one where it costs us more

We’re encouraged to support Kiwi made, and to be proud of our Kiwiness. But this week, and added to a story of last year, it seems that we might just be … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Commercial Ventures and the Public purse – #5 – Canterbury University Seeks Bailout As Intake Falls

Canterbury University is pleading for at least another $150 million from the Government as it faces losing almost 20,000 students and $346m in revenue in the next eight years. Based on … Continue reading

November 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Commercial venture and the public purse. #4 Bridge sentries cost $80,000

This is just a vile use of mitigate and safety planning in a grand cover-your-arse gesture for some jobsworth in an office. We didn’t have this when we had the America’s cup in town for instance, and that really was a global event.

October 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Commercial venture and the public purse. #3

It’s only a bailout if it involves popularist content – It’s funding if you have an obstinate refusal to put on any commercially viable event prefering locally crafted works of dubious merit and popularity.

October 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

A commercial venture and the public purse

There are a couple of quotes that I’d like to call out in this “the theatre had “not met our audience targets in a very tough economic climate and within … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Funding and Self-Sustaining organizations

This is the 9th Annual Fashion week in Auckland. But the organizers were saying this year was hard since they found it difficult to come up with funding to stage … Continue reading

September 21, 2009 · 1 Comment

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