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  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    I find the soldiers on corners of perfectly quiet places such an intrusion in our lives.

    You still have soldiers guarding the remains from prying eyes even after they have been plundered?
    That, is disgusting.
    I bet it wouldn't take much to put together a series of shots to give the impression that we are now a fascist state.
    Come to think of it you only have to look at Parliament.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4941 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    You've been Garfunkled...

    you realise this may encourage others to drop Elton John numbers

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Steve Barnes,

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    Here are four of Checkpoint Charlie.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Checkpoint Charlie 2

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Checkpoint 3

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

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    Checkpoint 4

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Just like to say what a lot of important work the army did after the Feb 22nd earthquake: they brought and distributed supplies, de-salinated drinking water for thousands of people, did emergency repairs, provided shower trucks for residents without water, as well as securing the central city cordons for the safety of the public.

    The military is experienced and effective in disaster relief, and we are glad of that.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Lilith __,

    The military is experienced and effective in disaster relief, and we are glad of that.

    Bexley. June 2011

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3595 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    We are now in the rebuilding phase i thought and need positive images of the city looking at the grim faced officers tells me there is more power play than safekeeping in progress. Who are you kidding CERA?
    By keeping us away we are unable to represent another viewpoint and therefore give CERA Card Blanche to decide everything.

    I heard some overseas countries operate that way. What happened to your benevolent spirit mate?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    Had a good experience with EQC today. I think I scared them a little with telling them the year the street first appeared on a map (1914), location of waterways (drains) & boreholes and then the progressive development of the street pre-WWII. Their supervisor came around to have a chat too.
    Who said excessive local historcal knowledge won't be of any practicle use?

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1147 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Just thinking,

    Just as i suspected business as usual. Buildings are popping up all over the place completely disregarding what is going on underneath. A bit like our administration.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Whose stupid idea was it to scrap the one-way system for no particular reason at a cost of 91 million dollars???

    "The AA's view is simply that the one-way streets are a proven success and should be accepted as the essential inner distributor for all vehicle modes of travel in the new city plan," the submission said.

    "They help the environment, reduce accidents and free up the inner-core ways and streets from needless vehicle movements."

    No factual analysis or justification had been given for altering the one-way system, the AA said.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Lilith __,

    My way or the dual carriageway...

    scrap the one-way system for no particular reason at a cost of 91 million dollars

    I'm hard-pressed to see how it could even cost a fraction of $91 million - how much are they paying for road signs, and painting - or is there a specialist consultant in the wings with their hand out?
    A deck chair rearrangement of Titanic proportions methinks...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5092 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Lilith __,

    No factual analysis or justification had been given

    business as usual all right

    ..the AA said .. motoring editor Dave Moore said..

    ah. it probably *is* a good idea for people other than car drivers then.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I’m hard-pressed to see how it could even cost a fraction of $91 million – how much are they paying for road signs, and painting – or is there a specialist consultant in the wings with their hand out?

    Expensive paint?

    I'd love to know if they've consulted any town planners about this. That would be money well spent, because I think they'd find the whole idea laughable.

    Creating unnecessary traffic jams is obviously key to the rebuild and revitalisation of the central city.

    And they think they'll make it safer for cyclists??? For years I cycled down Barbadoes in the morning rush-hour and home down Madras in the evening. These roads were vastly safer and more predictable than any of the two-way streets, especially Manchester, which had nominal cycle lanes but would only be used by cyclists with a death-wish, because of the complexity of traffic behaviour there.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Lilith __,

    I imagine it's driven by town planners, actually. One way systems are great for speeding traffic *around* an area, but not so good for feeding it into side streets within. No idea what is included in that number, but it has to be more than consents and a lick of paint. Hopefully properly separated cycle lanes?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I'm hard-pressed to see how it could even cost a fraction of $91 million

    Me too. What the hell are the priorities of the whoever is driving this when there are so many other things needed? Think small and cumulative is the answer, not trying to immediately fix the damage to the work of 150 years of pakeha settlement in all these big projects. The Arts Centre, the Cathedrals, the whole city weren't built overnight, they took decades and for some reason there seems to be a headlong rush to fix it all fast. It cannot happen, financially or to regain the accumulated wairua (if a place can have wairua? maybe the wrong word). Start small; if you want to change a street direction repaint the lines and the signs and see what evolves. Do I make sense? I'll elaborate when I have more time and less fury.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2613 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Sacha,

    Yes, one-way systems are great at feeding traffic around an area. Anyone who drives to the city has to get in and out without sitting indefinitely in traffic. Otherwise they will go to a suburban mall instead.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    The boys in town.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Indeed you are right. There would be at least half a dozen sleazebags already making plans how to spend their 700ks or so once they got the contract. What motivates them? I suspect they want to shrink the space of the roads and streets to get more building space and therefor get more income from tenants they are going to charge.

    No parking on the side of the planned routes and therefor more parking buildings where user pays.Welcome to the new Christchurch!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Hebe,

    Looking forward to you ideas Hebe. We might just have to take part in a protest regarding Town planning because it seems people in office are being influenced by bureaucratic amateurs most likely not living in this city.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Hebe,

    A place most certainly can have wairua-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    bureaucratic amateurs

    eg. Ian Athfield? Who is an architect , neither a town planner nor a traffic engineer!!! And not from Chch as far as I'm aware. I know the one-way system confuses people who aren't familiar with it, just like the Auckland motorways do, but for locals, it's how we get around.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3470 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Lilith __,

    eg. Ian Athfield? Who is an architect , neither a town planner nor a traffic engineer!!! And not from Chch as far as I’m aware.

    Ian Athfield was my Mum and Dad's best man at their wedding in Christchurch. He is from Christchurch.
    Jus' sayin' {;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6341 posts Report Reply

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