1: John Key’s speech was not as bad as all that. The consensus around the political bloggers is that he is not doing enough, but I feel that we in NZ are actually doing pretty well (versus other countries) at the moment, and making dramatic changes to the balance of the economy could create wildly unpredictable side-effects.
I like the emphasis on taxes that are efficient, although I still wish for a simple yet low capital gains tax and GST to remain at 12.5% and an end to the distorting taxation system for share investments. And yes – the landlords will get their comeuppance at some stage.
There is surely a lot more to come but I am happy that the Government seems intent on governing by consensus not fiat, and by increment and not by big blundering moves.
2: Bloggers can, and should, apply for the Qantas Media awards, but do so before March 1.
3: There sure is a lot of rubbish out there when searching for SEO and social marketing measurement tools.
4: Do you live in Wellington and are thinking of cycling to work? Sign up for some encouragement and inspiration at Active a2b
5: I am still in absolute awe about the Wellington Sevens experience. It was my first time since the first year – and the event was truly remarkable. Thanks to Natalie and friends for dragging me along.