As part of their support arrangements, no doubt, the Government have authorized Rodney Hide to review local government finance. It will be says Rodney transparent and simple and all about "core business" - in other words about water, cars and pooh. In that simple view libraries, galleries, museums, zoos and any kind of decent civilized life join an endangered species lists. Who will look after them - Creative New Zealand, the Ministry of Arts Culture and Heritage? Won't that be fun - Auckland Art Gallery, Central Library, Auckland Museum all funded out of the $7.50 per head they put aside for funding those things compared with the $133 they spend in Wellington.
Well don't worry folk its is just a wee biscuit given to a greedy boy to stop him bashing his high chair.
Given the current debate really bad timing though and another annoying red herring.