Cre­ative maths

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -


We have all at some­time made a pur­chase with­out the knowl­edge of the bet­ter half, be it an iPhone, iPad, mo­tor­bike, shoes, hand­bag, or car.

If you find your­self be­ing ques­tioned as to the cost of this vi­tal, must-have pur­chase, use the same maths as Porirua City Coun­cil.

For ex­am­ple, deduct from the ac­tual to­tal cost, any ex­ist­ing sav­ings used. So if the mo­tor­bike costs $8000 and you have taken $5000 from the joint sav­ings ac­count, look them in the eye, and the an­swer is the bike cost $3000.

The city cen­tre re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion dis­closed cost has re­peat­edly been stated as $18.8mil­lion, when to you and I, it is re­ally $32.7m (ac­tu­ally more when you add the new coun­cil of­fice build­ing, plus pre­vi­ous and planned land and build­ing pur­chases).

AN­DREW WEL­LUM, Cam­borne.

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