Second Thoughts

First the calm . . . then the storm

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OPINION: There was pretty much something for everyone at Tuesday night's New Plymouth District Council meeting.

Firm but fair - no argument there

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Tuesday's meeting of the New Plymouth District Council's monitoring committee was remarkably sanguine.

Business as usual as numbers dwindle

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OPINION: This week's monitoring committee meeting at the New Plymouth District Council was notable for some unusual numbers.

With a punchline called democracy

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There's a theme running through New Plymouth District Council meetings at the moment and it came to the fore on Tuesday night.

Get in fast to keep eye on our money

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OPINION: Oh come on, it wasn't quite a million dollars, so what was all the fuss about?

Some inconvenient truths?

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OPINION: Len Lye lives. OK, we all know the world-famous in New Plymouth kinetic artist is actually dead, but his name lives on forever in these parts.

Santa's largesse bows to cash

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OPINION: It's not often that the New Plymouth District Council gets to do good things.

Little to show from theatrics

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OPINION: There was only one item on Tuesday's special New Plymouth District Council meeting, but it caused plenty of problems.

Outbreak of love hijacks district council meeting

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Tuesday, May 8, was a day New Plymouth District councillors will always be able to look back on fondly

Hapu drops bombshell

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OPINION: Maybe it was the presence of the youth subcommittee members, but whatever the reason, the argy-bargy of recent New Plymouth District Council meetings was notably absent on Tuesday night.

Spending a penny

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Oh dear, if you could have seen their faces.

Marathon council meeting a cynic's delight

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Tuesday's meeting of the New Plymouth District Council could have come out of an episode of Yes Minister. You could almost hear Sir Humphrey giving his advice.

The end is nigh but please ensure you share the walkway

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It was quite a shock to arrive at the Policy Committee meeting on Tuesday to find Kevin Moore sitting at the press bench in the New Plymouth District Council's debating chamber.

With Horse it can't be a Silent Night

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It was easy to tell that Tuesday's final council meeting of the year was going to be another of those good- natured affairs.

Big hugs and warm fuzzies all round

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Sometimes our councillors get a bum rap.

Sitting councillors? Are there any left?

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Another meeting, another walk-out.

Mayor, the colt and horse that bolted

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I blame the Rugby World Cup.

Council caught in dilemma on nets

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Tuesday's Monitoring Committee meeting lasted only half an hour.

Horse misses gun fight at Lye corral

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Anyone listening to Tuesday night's New Plymouth District Council meeting could be forgiven for thinking our councillors weren't entirely trusted.

Tales of hip-hop and a long break

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Spare a thought for New Plymouth's elected representatives. This week they had no fewer than three meetings and they could hardly have been more different.

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