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A vision for growth
NorthPort's vision for growth: Northport - Vision for Growth - Buildmedia from Buildmedia on Vimeo .
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Election 2017
As some of you may know I committed to standing for National in the Rimutaka electorate in 2017, following the 2014 election. I've been working towards that goal over the past two and a bit years. However recent personal events mean that this is no longer p...
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Moving to NZ120.org
I've taken over as the webmaster of NZ120.org , so I won't be blogging here from now on.
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We don't need a New Zealand Day
Over the years I've changed my mind on the whole "New Zealand Day" thing. Originally I was for going back to the pre-1976 name for Waitangi Day, New Zealand Day as created by Norman Kirk (right, at the first New Zealand Day, 1973). I've since become convinc...
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New Zealand's external debt position
A couple of weeks ago I re-tweeted a media release from Steven Joyce on New Zealand's 2016 economic growth numbers, which came in at a solid 3.5% p.a. driven by growth in transport (3.7%), construction (2.1%), business services (2%) and manufacturing (1.2%)...
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Silver Fern II
Off to the paint booth for the Silver Fern prints:  A commenter asked recently what I use for primer - I use Repco's Etch Primer spray. It doesn't contain the solvents other etch primers I've used seem to have (I'm guessing because it's meant to be used on ...
Silver Fern II
Silver Fern II
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CentrePort dredging put on hold
CentrePort has put work for dredging Wellington's harbour on hold  following November's earthquake. This appears to be because the business is now in some trouble due to a number of its property developments - such as the BNZ building and Statistics NZ buil...
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Video o'the month
Video o'the month
Video o'the month
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Housing: it's supply
Residential housing consents 1970-2015 In launching his party's tax policy, Gareth Morgan claims that increasing the supply of new houses won't help. The above graph shows otherwise - we clearly aren't building as many houses as we did in the 1970s - and th...
Housing: it's supply
Housing: it's supply
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Silver Fern I
Finally got started on my Silver Fern model from Peter's Shapeways print of the RM class . First step is the usual Acetone bath and scrub down with a toothbrush.  A pile of bogies Acetone bath Cleaned up nicely Second step was letting it dry off... and putt...
Silver Fern I
Silver Fern I
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