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  • JacksonP,

    Thanks for continuing to add to this thread. Damn this stuff must be pushing Chch people to the absolute limit. WTF, Brownless and co-conspirators? Get out of the way.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2172 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    a rough panoramic shot of the restore democracy demonstration along Gloucester St (from Provincial Chambers to Central Library and back)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5169 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Thanks for the photos- wish I could have been there.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1599 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to JacksonP,

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    It is incredible to think it will take another two years for people in the eastern suburbs to have their houses repaired. So many grandstanding burocrats unable to see what is actually needed and what is window dressing. Anyway i took this image of the statue on the square and it kind of sums up the feeling you get walking around the center of this city.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Hopefully you will be here for the next one Rob.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Hi Ian, must have missed you by a cat's whisker.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    yet he is still rated as the fifth best politician in NZ by the Trans Tasman political newsletter

    I think this is a measure of what he gets away with.
    <despairs>

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3494 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Lilith __,

    It becomes clear that anyone with a salary as large as Brownlee's as well as all perks afforded to him is not in any way fit to decide what is good for the people who showed up. He has no inclination what it is to worry about a power bill or how to face increases in rates and fees that seem to mushroom. When confronted by people to answer a direct question he ignores them as in the case of Rev Coleman outside the Press Building at an earlier gathering. He has no compassion or understanding and for that reason alone he needs to quit representing people of Christchurch . We need to democratically elect an individual who can relate to Cantabrians and act in their interest.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    the Trans Tasman political newsletter

    Max Bowden: well he would, wouldn't he.

    [Brownlee] doesn’t read the journal of record for his electorate or the city he is charged with rebuilding

    That's every polly's old porkie pie. Bet he reads his media summaries every day. And listens to talkback in the car.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2636 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    I despair at media who should know better breathlessly reporting half-assed "surveys" with no questioning of the results' veracity or examination of those producing the "reports" and "surveys".

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2636 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Hebe,

    Hi Hebe i agree with you it seems to paraphrase is the name of the game. One of the first things we were told in Mass Com: Journos these days just have to wait what is being disseminated and then use that to make up a report. One no longer needs to actually get there and observe face to face a story in the making. I was pretty amazed at that. I guess it saves time and money.

    To something else, will you be attending the Rudolf Steiner Get Together around the 22nd of this month?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Rev Michael Coleman just released this statement .

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Hi Gudrun, No, it's not something I know about. What does it involve?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2636 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Hebe,

    Sounds like a get together to celebrate the end of the year kind of thing and enjoy the surroundings.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    oops major pitstop at A@E ant CCPublic. Fekkin GPS. Not my bad but a bad accident. Just home now hanging with Hui.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Not my bad but a bad accident. Just home now hanging with Hui.

    Hope you're OK Gudrun!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2358 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    thanks Nora arms in plaster and broken cheekbone and a few wot not but will return to my dangerous self in no time i am sure. Take care out there its a jungle i swear.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

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    arms in plaster and broken cheekbone

    ouch!

    It is a jungle out there. Take care. Get well soon.
    Out our front room window a few weeks back. That looks like a jungle....

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6358 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Ouch! A pothole or a collision? Any way I can help Gudrun?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2636 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

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    a few wot not

    That's the stuff you have to take care of Gudrun! Wish you speedy healing.

    Here's some dancin glads for you : )

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2358 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

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    O ye goddessess & little fishes!
    Anything I can get/send/do? (Got family in ChChCh-)

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

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Thank u so much for your wishes. Just have to put up with itchy arms for the next six weeks. It will come to pass. Yes, a collision due to someone listening to a GPS and a setting sun. The driver never spotted the stop sign. It would interest me how many times that actually happens ? Maybe more often than we imagine. Perhaps stops signs have a trigger that animates when a vehicle is say 100 m away?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    arms in plaster and broken cheekbone and a few wot not

    Ouchy ouchy! Sorry to hear about that Gudrun. Were you on the little yellow? Hoping you recover quickly. I'm increasingly wary of the silly season driving patterns in Auckland too.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2172 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    . It would interest me how many times that actually happens ?

    Or (as I witnessed t’other day) a Ford thinking it could take on a truck . I commented to the lady in the shop, “why not just accept a truck will take right of way no matter who will be in the right? Why not just assume it is the car that will be at the panelbeaters through the holidays?”
    It was the trucks fault , pulling out of a side street onto Dom Rd, but it was the Ford driver who left in an ambulance and it was the Ford that got towed away for a long time. Truck drove off with a ding in its side at the rear end which then made me surmise, car was going too fast to be able to stop when it saw truck right in front of its path or he wasn’t looking. Lose lose situation with jingle bells.
    On another note. I had an accident (regrets, I’ve had a few…) along with a Kenworth, some cows and a few more cars but it was sunrise and black ice and despite being warned I couldn’t save myself no matter the speed which was a pathetic 30- 40km/ph. didnt have GPS, just witnesses to say it looked amazing seeing the car corkscrew through the bank at the side of the freeway. Hey, one other car, the mini, was up the bank shoved into dirt! Never saw that car again.Never saw my car again. Some cows survived.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6358 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Interesting stories Sofie,I fear the trouble with Christchurch is that many houses on the streets are there no more and leaving large stretches of it looking you are on a country road. no houses feels a bit more like a main road if you are not familiar with it. an out of townee has to be careful even more than ever.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

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