A new dilemma is entering Wellington roads, and later the courts. Did a car pass a cycle at 1.49 metres, or at 1.51 metres? How to tell?
A few years ago when I was active in our local food bank , an overseas relative asked why people we were helping ''don't get a job''. She was surprised that many recipients did have jobs but their pay, even with government ''handouts'', wasn't enough to cover all the necessities of life. I told her strict vetting and education in financial management we installed ensured only the truly needy were helped - and, even then, only for limited periods. My relative was surprised, but understanding. Compare that reaction with the cynics and rednecks who write to your paper claiming that all ''so- called'' needy people are only in that situation because they are lazy parasites who waste their money on booze, smoking and gambling or who deliberately (or carelessly) have more children that they can support.
After a year of exuberant announcements, city's convention centre plan is in shambles.
Hope and karma - what crazy Christmas presents they would be.
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