Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Be Careful What You Ask For

The nitwits to our immediate North have been moaning about how terrible will be the Supercity; how they wanted to retain their rural identity. So the gummint listened and gave them what they wanted.

Local leaders are surprised to hear that the Government is planning to split Rodney District in two, leaving urban Whangaparaoa and Orewa in the Super City and the area north of Waiwera being merged with Kaipara District Council.

The split is understood to be a compromise to appease a strong desire, particularly among northern rural communities, to be excluded from the Super Auckland Council.

But now they don't want it.

Why, because all the while they've been quietly bludging off their southern neighbours for the cost of their transport and sewerage systems.

"Auckland ratepayers currently help pay for services in Rodney and Kaipara, including public transport, stormwater management, biosecurity and pest control," he said.

"If the northern boundary was changed, the money for these services would need to be found elsewhere.".........


........"Mayor Penny Webster said the council was appalled that the Government would consider splitting Rodney.

"All it is going to do is to deliver to the people of northern Rodney an uneconomic entity."

Well, in for a Penny, in for a pound, I say. They'll have to pay for the bloody lot yourselves and about time too. She looks big enough to be able to handle it.


Anonymous said...

Without wishing to be in breach of your posting criteria but why on earth do people in Auckland have such huge diffuculties doing anything. I dont think they had this much trouble re-organising Yugoslavia. The rest of us are sick to death of stupid moaning Jaffa,s.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anon, most of us Jaffas are sick of them too.

graham roberts said...

She looks big enough to be able to handle it.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

No comment is necessary. You should be asking 'Was that comment helpful?" I think it was. She is obviously a person of statuesque proportion, a quality necessary when one finds oneself with one's back to the wall, so to speak.

It will take a big girl in all respects to sell the idea to the burghers of Warkworth that from here on in, they have to pay their own way.

KG said...

Necessary? Is that a requirement?

Oswald Bastable said...

I only looked in to see if there would be the inevitable about big girls.

I suppose with so many big girl's blouses out there...

WAKE UP said...

Song title : "Big Girls Don't Cry " :)