Sunday, November 20, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
- Only 10,600 people migrated out of Christchurch (net). This in only 2.9% or 1 in 35. (it is 12,200 compared to what would be expected without the earthquakes - 3.1% or 1 in 31)
- It was mainly young people who left, 0-14 year olds decreased 7%, and 15-39 year olds decreased 3.8% in Christchurch City, older groups actually increased (whether by natural increase or inward migration).
- Using the net migration trend over the previous 4 years as a base, out of the people who left Christchurch because of the earthquake, it looks like only 28% max settled elsewhere in the South Island. 29% max moved to the North Island, and 43% min moved overseas.
- The natural increase and 'normal' migration to the South Island over a year was almost exactly canceled out by people leaving the South Island because of the earthquakes. The total population of the South Island in June 2011 was the same as a year before.
- Since the people leaving shakey town were young, the median South Islander is now 3 1/2 years older than the median North Islander, compared to 3 years in June 2010. (the median North Islander normally ages 2 months/year, but earthquake migrants actually cancelled this out for a year)
- Out of 43 "Territorial Authorities" in the North Island, between 2006 and 2010, 30 grew in population, Horowhenua held steady, and 12 declined. This is basically a steady overall growth plus a gradual migration from the countryside to the cities.
- Out of the 23 in the South Island, all of them grew except Gore. The overall growth is slightly higher, and the urban migration is more even, so it's not as noticeable.
- In the North Island, when you take into consideration only the 0-14 year olds, only 9 Territorial Authorities grew, 1 held steady, and 33 declined. This shows a bit about the nature of the population growth.
- In the North Island excluding Auckland, there is an overall growth in population and decline in 0-14 year olds.
Monday, October 17, 2011
- NZ All Blacks
- NZ All Blacks
- Manu Samoa
- Flying Fijians
- Tongan Sea Eagles
- Japanese Cherry Blossoms
- England national rugby union team
- Wales national rugby union team
- Canadian Canucks
- Australian Wallabies
- Romanian Oaks
- Ireland national rugby union team
- USA Eagles
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
|System (variations of MMP)||Used in||MSPs|
|D'Hondt, No Overhang, no exclusion, Regions||Scotland||69||37||15||5||2||1||129|
|Same only with St Laguë||64||34||15||7||7||2||129|
|St Laguë, Overhang, 5% exclusion, no Regions||New Zealand||64||39||18||8||129|
|D'Hondt, No Overhang, no exclusion, only 4 Regions||Scotland*||64||38||15||7||4||1||129|
|St Laguë, Overhang, Scandinavian exclusion**, no Regions||My Ideal System||58||35||16||7||6||7||129|
|Exact Proportion to Votes||56.8||33.9||15.9||6.7||5.6||10.0||129|
* - This is if each Region was merged with one of its neibours, i.e. Region 1: Highlands & Islands plus North East, Region 2: Mid & Fife plus Central, Region 3: Glasgow plus West, Region 4: Lothian plus South
Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The levy is collected after reparation and before fines, and is in addition to any sentence or court order.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
“I saw the army out in the street and I thought court martial, firing squads you just can’t believe how low a small minority of people can get,”
"Interesting that Phil Goff on radio said that army should shoot looters. Wonder how his caucus feel about his law and order policy?"
I wonder perhaps if he will ask Phil Goff he similarly regrets his comments made on BFM on 28 February where he said:
I saw the army out in the street. I thought, okay, court martial, firing squad. You just can’t believe how low a small minority of people can get. You know, to exploit people’s misery in this way is just beyond forgiveness.
As you can see that is a whole magnitude worse than anything Judith Collins suggested, which was a long prison sentence. Phil Goff meanwhile was considering firing squads.
The media really needs to ask Phil Goff what he meant by thinking of firing squads. I mean seriously they do. “Beyond forgiveness” and “court martial, firing squads” for looters!
Will Grant Robertson ask Phil to retract?
"Talking of due process though, Whale Oil has a quote from a senior politician calling for looters to get court-martialed and a firing sqaud. Go check it out – you may be surprised with who the politician is."
"It is clear that he isn’t joking. And even if he was he shouldn’t have been."
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
The Government will also save A$1 billion by deferring work on road projects in Queensland and other states, releasing skilled labour for rebuilding.This is something normally only seen on libertarian and Austrian blogs, so i was quite surprised and pleased to see it coming from Julia Gillard.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Auckland Airport could contribute nearly a fifth of national gross domestic product
The Market Economics study, commissioned by Auckland Airport, said [...] The airport was projected to generate and facilitate 14-19 per cent of national GDP