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Safe as the proverbial houses


1469494757905Over the past few days, there’s been a lot of talk about Andrew Little. Labour’s support is at best static since the last election, and that was considered to be one of the worst results the Labour Party has ever seen. There’s been comment that, surely, Andrew Little has to go before the election so the Labour Party has any chance at winning the 2017 election. Read the rest of this entry

Auckland does NOT have a land supply shortage!


In today’s state of the nation speech, John Key talked about housing affordability. Specifically, he singled out a favourite whipping boy of the right – local councils – for allegedly failing to open up enough greenfield land for development. Specifically, he was implying that Auckland Council needs to open up more greenfield land and get over its compact city fetish.

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2012 in review


Every year, WordPress.com gives you a “year in review”. Here’s the Politicalisation one for 2012.

Thanks for reading this year. Hopefully we can find more time to write here in 2013 (though, I do doubt it).

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

AT HOP a little bit confused


Seems Auckland Transport feels this way…

Today, I received my AT HOP card. Because I’ve got a Snapper/HOP card, I got it for free. Cool. What’s not so cool is the utter confusion as to what products are going to be available. Read the rest of this entry

Site Update: Maori Language Week


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Photograph by Andrew Petrie

Unfortunately, I have only just found the word I needed for this so it won’t be all week, but for Maori Language Week, Politicalisation will be known as Tōrangapū.

It’s the Maori word for “be political” or “politics”, so I thought it was an appropriate word to go with.

Unfortunately, because the banner is a picture and I have no image editing skills, the change will only happen on the title bar of your browser, but it’s there, and will be until next Monday.