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The suits take over.

When I write articles and opinions about the Kaipara District Council I find myself drawn time and again to use of the word apparatchik.  One definition of this Russian word used in English is a “man not of grand plans, but of a hundred carefully executed details”

At the final council meeting of KDC yesterday there was an impressive battalion of apparatchiks in attendance.  Three from the Audit office and three from the Department of Internal Affairs.   There was absolutely no doubt…


Posted by bruce rogan on September 4, 2012 at 12:04

The POOP Deck

This is the forum in which I hope we can gather together and survey the wreckage of our district and our community as a result of criminal mismanagement by our elected councillors and their curranty crew.

I have noticed over a period of many years that citizens are encouraged to keep quiet and wait while things that are not to their satisfaction are put right.  I have also noticed that if you do keep quiet and wait, absolutely nothing gets put right, and in the particular case of…


Posted by bruce rogan on October 2, 2011 at 9:31

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