The two-storey building, named Takiri II, is a mirror image of the existing Takiri I, which opened in May 2017 and both are named after the late Takiri Love, an original Coastlands shareholder.
Takiri II has a ground footprint of about 400 sq metres and has about 800 sq metres of lettable space.
The 420 sq metre top floor is fully let to the council, like the top floor of Takiri I.
Richard Mansell of Coastlands tells us, “KCDC lease the top floor of the new building. According to the property person with whom I negotiated the rent for the property, the premises they shifted out of and our one were very similar. The change to us was because of the quality of the new building and the desire to create a campus type environment.”
We’ve heard a tongue-in-check comment that the council should build a walkway between Takiri II and the KCDC headquarters directly opposite on Rimu Road, called ‘The Bridge of Sighs’. 🙂
“A slush fund of taxpayers’ money announced less than two weeks before the election has created just five percent of the jobs promised and New Zealanders are owed an explanation,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Information revealed by the ACT Party shows that 158 full time jobs have been created by the Provincial Growth Fund’s $96.5 million to renovate marae. None of these jobs are permanent.
“At the time I called this for what it is, a slush fund of taxpayers’ money to buy votes. The timing so close to the election was cynical – but somewhat expected from Shane Jones. But Jacinda Ardern and her cabinet allowed it to happen and she needs to explain why it’s been such a huge failure.
“The Government needs to be up front about how many jobs will actually be created from this fund. A hundred million dollars is a lot of money and taxpayers are clearly not getting value from this.
“At a time when we’re drowning in debt, we can’t afford for wasteful spending like this which will take generations to pay off.
“The Provincial Growth Fund has been a failure. It hasn’t created the jobs that were promised. The money has to come from somewhere, and New Zealanders are smart enough to work out it’s from their taxes.”
An explosive new study by researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute casts doubt on the current crop of gene-based vaccines that may pose a grave risk to public health. The article, which is titled “The novel coronavirus’ spike protein plays additional key role in illness”, shows that SARS-CoV-2’s “distinctive ‘spike’ protein”..”damages cells, confirming Covid-19 as a primarily vascular disease.” While the paper focuses strictly on Covid-related issues, it unavoidably raises questions about the new vaccines that contain billions of spike proteins that could greatly increase the chances of severe illness or death. Here’s an excerpt from the article dated April 30, 2021:
“In the new study, the researchers created a “pseudovirus” that was surrounded by SARS-CoV-2 classic crown of spike proteins, but did not contain any actual virus. Exposure to this pseudovirus resulted in damage to the lungs and arteries of an animal model—proving that the spike protein alone was enough to cause disease. Tissue samples showed inflammation in endothelial cells lining the pulmonary artery walls. (Note– “Vascular endothelial cells line the entire circulatory system, from the heart to the smallest capillaries.”)
The team then replicated this process in the lab, exposing healthy endothelial cells (which line arteries) to the spike protein. They showed that the spike protein damaged the cells by binding ACE2. This binding disrupted ACE2’s molecular signaling to mitochondria (organelles that generate energy for cells), causing the mitochondria to become damaged and fragmented.
The new research paper is the equivalent of a hydrogen bomb. It changes everything by confirming what vaccine critics have been theorizing for months but were unable to prove.
Now there is solid evidence that:
Covid-19 is primarily a disease of the vascular system (The vascular system, also called the circulatory system, is made up of the vessels that carry blood and lymph through the body.) and not the respiratory system.
The main culprit is the spike protein. (Spike protein–“a glycoprotein that protrudes from the envelope of some viruses” Merriam-Webster “Like a key in a lock, these spike proteins fuse to receptors on the surface of cells, allowing the virus’s genetic code to invade the host cell, take over its machinery and replicate.” Bruce Lieberman)
Simply put, if Covid-19 is primarily a vascular disease and if the main instrument of physical damage is the spike protein, then why are we injecting people with billions of spike proteins?
New Zealand has a truancy crisis as new figures show almost 40 per cent of students did not attend school regularly in term four of 2020, National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.
“Given there has been a serious fall in regular attendance at schools over the past five years, excuses that the latest figures are a result of Covid-19 don’t wash.
“Nor can the fall in attendance be blamed on older students for whom school is not compulsory. Worryingly, since 2015 there has been an increase in primary school students who are absent from class.
“Reports show that there has been a decline in our maths achievement and as a country we’re falling off the pace internationally. There are debates around the best way turn this around, whether it’s our curriculum or teaching methods that are contributing to the problem.
“But there’s one thing there can be no debate on, we can’t improve our educational achievement and turn around our declining standards in foundational subjects if our kids are not at school.
“Being away from school holds back learning progress. The research is unequivocal that every day of school missed will harm student achievement.
“The Government needs to start sending a clear message to parents, it’s your job to get your kids to school. It’s time as well to get Attendance Services working effectively.
“Ministers shouldn’t try and explain away absences as a result of increased sickness. If our children are getting sicker that’s a problem in of itself.
“A good education opens doors for children. It gives them opportunities they otherwise may not have had.
“We need a Government who takes truancy seriously and makes attendance at school its number one priority in education.”
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Dave Richardson of Marlborough has written a mammoth book — 450 pages in all — about his hunting life that features accounts of his years hunting deer in Fiordland.
It’s a great read about a man, a very remarkable hunter, jet boater and helicopter pilot.
Why did he pen the book which took years in compiling?
“It’s because a number of people urged me to write a book about my hunting years and particularly about Fiordland,” he says. The saga of Fiordland became known as The Deer Wars, somewhat a misnomer in Dave’s opinion.
The experienced survived
“It was survival of the experienced plus those who weren’t fool-hardy. Those who didn’t know how to hunt, seldom survived and left. A very few took crazy risks and didn’t survive,” is how Dave Richardson reflected on his years in the era known as the “Deer Wars”.
To some extent some men became addicted to hunting like adrenalin junkies — and they could be prone to take risks.
Over 80 men died in the pursuit of deer and dollars and many more were injured. “But that needed to be put in context,” said Dave Richardson.
“Similarly there’s accidents and fatalities with small aircraft and top dressing operations,” he points out. “Like any business, there were two contrasting types — the irresponsible cowboys and the sensible responsible operators.”
Dave Richardson survived a helicopter accident that was not due to taking an absurd risk but was simply due to bad aircraft maintenance. “It was just aircraft engineers not doing their job properly,” he says now confined to the wheelchair as a result of the mishap.
“I always had in the back of my mind, my wife Jan and kids at home, so I didn’t take risks. Most were similarly sensible but yes a few others weren’t. After all it’s no different to drunken drivers being a blight on the majority of sensible motorists is it?”
Care for Wapiti not carried out
Born in Central Hawkes Bay in the North Island Dave grew up at a tiny village called Tikokino on Highway 50 in the late afternoon shadow of the Ruahine Ranges. In his schoolboy years Dave shot his first deer in the Ruahines and was hooked on hunting.
In 1970, Dave and his wife Jan established a freezer operation where hunters could sell deer. With the welfare of the unique wapiti herd in mind, he openly encouraged hunters to kill selectively, i.e. shoot hybrid wapiti-red deer crosses and red deer, and leave pure wapiti unharmed.
However, the death knell for Fiordland’s wapiti came when live deer capture operations removed pure bred wapiti from the park. Three cabinet ministers had promised to save the wapiti herd but in Dave’s opinion, their assurances were hollow.
“The whole saga was a sham. In fact some government connected people allegedly got those pure bred wapiti put on their deer farms. It was arguably corrupt,” he reflects. Underlying it was the seriously flawed National Parks Act which still outlaws “introduced species” such as wapiti, red deer and even trout.
“It’s about time we accepted some introduced species as valued,” he adds. “After all, all humans are introduced by migration and our essential farm animals are introduced.”
There was “slipshod” management with the wapiti. The helicopter industry was flawed with failure to enforce proper regulations while helicopter operators were forced to buy second hand parts, gear and helicopters.
The deer war era was tumultuous with a loss of over 80 human lives plus many accidents such as Dave suffered. Despite the disorganised mismanagement, it was an exciting occupation to be in.
“Without a doubt, crazy as it seems, I’d do it again,” he smiles.
It’s all in With Few Regrets.
The book is an absorbing insight into the:
the “Deer Wars”
the mismanagement of wapiti
the politics involved.
Using his personal diaries the author tells not only his story but also many of the people he worked with. Liberally illustrated with photos, it’s an excellent read.
With Few Regrets by Dave Richardson (self-published); Price: $60 plus $8 postage, total $68. Available from the author, 9 Beatrice Place, Rarangi, Blenheim R.D. 7273; e-mail contact <email@example.com> Payment by direct credit.