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Rock and roll [Aug. 20th, 2009|10:34 pm]
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[Current Location |Invercargill]
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[music |Paul Kelly - "Every Fucking City"]

... All this time I've been quietly hoping that, one of these years, the Terminals are going to be famous for their (amazing) music, and not noticing that they've got one of this country's great business innovators in their midst. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with: the drive-through income-tax office.

From: cajetan65
2009-08-21 10:48 am (UTC)

Yeah, well...

I broke this particular news in my circle in Nelson (inclusing some musicians) to general incredulity. They've NEVER heard of the Terminals!!!!

Even heaven has people who wear yellow jackets in public... lol
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-08-21 10:52 am (UTC)

Re: Yeah, well...

As far as yellow-jacket-wearers go, this guy's done a hell of a lot more for civilisation than a certain other yellow-jacket-wearer.

And you have an appointment with a CD player and Last Days of the Sun next time you visit Invervegas.
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From: cajetan65
2009-08-22 08:15 am (UTC)

Hide with (next to no) hair

Just so long as the "certain-other-yellow-jacket-wearer" doesn't get ideas about local body amalgamations in either yours or my neck of the woods...

So far as I read it, amalgamation between Nelson and Tasman has been fought against for generations - and mainly for the same reasons as the JAFAs are rolling down the aisles (so to speak). I can't imagine a merger between SDC and ICC being any more palatable than faecally flavoured mouthwash to folks in Southland, either.
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-08-22 11:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Hide with (next to no) hair

It won't happen in Southland. Nobody wants to have to take over looking after Gore.

I've always thought that there's been a level of local administration missing since the old borough councils were binned back in 1989. Places like Gore, Queenstown and Oamaru, while not big enough to be cities in their own right, when placed as administrative centres in large districts tend to throw out the balance within that district. Oamaru's a prime example here. So if, using this example, Waitaki split into a Waitaki District, with communities from Omarama to Palmerston involved, and Oamaru's elected representatives became a separate "Oamaru Borough" with their own policy making ability and which shared the same support staff (and probably the same Council Chambers) as Waitaki, it would balance up Waitaki, give Oamaru its own identity outside the District, and not result in expensive duplication of resources.

Meanwhile... although if Tasman want to stay independent, they should think about shifting their headquarters to somewhere that isn't a de facto suburb of Nelson...
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