Councillors seem to me to be at least a year behind the times in their thinking. Replies to date from councillors to my email protesting the $44 million library precinct and the 7% cumulative rates increases for the next 7 years, basically say that they've had very few complaints, that they think they're acting in our best interests, that they can feel the 'synergy' this would bring; one even said they could imagine " a virtual electro-magnet for the kind of talent that will bring our city investment, innovation, opportunities and jobs." LISTEN UP COUNCILLORS! We are facing climate change with storms, fires, flooding; the real possibility according to the latest scientists of Covid getting into NZ; we have the dire situation of residents who are homeless, or hungry, poor - young people can't even afford their first home, let alone pay rental prices... and we have infrastructure and a housing crisis that can't possibly cope with an influx of electro-magnetically attracted talent. This Council needs to open their eyes to reality, not wonderful beautiful nice-to-have visions that are out of touch.
if you're at all concerned about this council's plans for a $44 million library and huge cumulative rates increases of around 7% a year for seven years- please do pop off just a brief email to them stating your concern! An email to email@example.com will be sent to each and every councillor.
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Nicky Hager will speak on "Private investigators, tax havens,
Julian Assange and other recent work stories"
An internationally-renowned author and investigative journalist, Nicky Hager returns to Spirited Conversations to update us on the projects that have occupied his time since 2017. He is one of just two New Zealand members of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and a member of the NZ Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Reference Group, established in 2018.
Where? Cafe Yaza, Montgomery Square, Nelson,
When? Wednesday, 28 July.
Yaza opens for dining/drinks 6.00pm - conversation 7.30-9.30pm.
Koha to cover costs please. No reservations
Hi All just wondering if anyone has a cast iron dutch oven/camp oven they want to sell or free.