Adam, just like the character in the Mikado has a ‘Little List’ and he is sure that none of the following Wellington Councillors will be missed, especially after their recent performance over the proposed flyover:-
Yet having backed the spending of a five-figure sum at a time of great financial restraint to have a last look at the alternatives, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Councillors Stephanie Cook, Paul Eagle, Justin Lester, Iona Pannett, Bryan Pepperell and Helene Ritchie backed a motion that the council ignore its findings by not endorsing the flyover.
Committee chairman Andy Foster voted against the no-support motion because he believed it would cause confusion as it did not mean the council actually opposed the bridge
These people need to be given the boot and very comprehensively for their attitudes and money wasting
To help them on the way, Thomas Allen’s excellent version from the Last Night of the Proms:-
The Ministry of Education should then turn its mind to addressing one of the underlying issues that has been blamed for Novopay’s woes.
The extraordinary complexity of the school payroll, with 15 separate collective agreements throwing up thousands of possible permutations, is unnecessarily cumbersome.
Surely, it can be made more simple.
The key element in the Novopay debacle? Now this was not the only cause, but given the Ministry had decided upon a package solution and not bespoke, then why did they not do what every adviser surely would have told them, that is review, simplify and amend processes and awards to fit the system. Avoid customisation like the plague should have been the mantra.
‘Unnecessarily cumbersome’ surely the understatement of the year, if not the decade in so far as NZ IT projects are concerned.
Novopay: Govt sticks with unstable system
This implies a decision has been made to keep the system. Yet reading the article we find that Minister Joyce has said he does not yet have all the necessary information to make a decision as yet.
I would not want you to think I’m saying it was better in my day because you might think me an old fart. But I am old-fashioned enough to remember when going to the test was a relaxed and enjoyable day out, rather than a visit to a place that was equal parts prison camp and adventure park.
This classic satire on Catholicism seems particularly apposite somehow