Posts by Just thinking

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  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    No one-trick-ponies on the CCC. The moral & heritage campaigners got nowhere.

    Wayne Hawker stalked a SOOB (Small Owner Operated Brothel) and got a few more votes than Lisle Hood who owned Heritage buildings used as Brothels. Both are at the bottom of the pile and out of elected office. Yip that's right - no-one gave a fuck.

    Mark Belton came to prominence around the Cathedral debate and got nowhere.

    Vicki Buck is in and I remember the city burst into life when she was Mayor, here's hoping the new intake of 2013 are up to the challenge before them.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Hebe,

    So Nuk is still in with a chance?

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    Good to see working at heights safety systems in place there. Pop out to a few residential demos and you will see guys (temps I'm sure) held aloft in the bucket of a digger leaning over the edge to rip a house down by hand & all on a back section, on a hill, on the cnr of Bellview Tce & Mt Pleasant Rd.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Has anyone seen a poster of Paul Lonsdale on anything but an empty section?
    Symbolism much?

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    I left my office and joined the "Rebuild" a year ago yesterday. Some things never change, like fluro is the cloak of invisibility in Merivale/Fendalton,. Conversely somewhat hero status in the South & East.
    The greatest change to my life (beyond my income - which has increased) has been the increasing reach of Johnny Law, specifically the Liquor Licencing Laws.
    On the odd occasion a night shift finishes early (midnight), I can no-longer live my life as I used to by popping into the Riccarton Night & Day for a 6 pack or pop into The Crack. By the time my POETS day starts it has gone 1am, the new witching hour when all wickedness starts and I'm not allowed to play unless I go to the great dens of inadequacy - the Casino or the Brothel (Calendar Girls), both too far away if you live in the new centre of the city - Riccarton and not my cuppa tea.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Hebe,

    Thank God the Bob & Tony Show is over.
    The only curtain call will be for the forensic accountants.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Garry is an old family friend and one of his children is a dear friend of mine, also I love the Bodgie Beer specially brewed for Smash Palace (their family business) by Harringtons Brewery (another Christchurch family business).

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    These are the relationships that are formed and all done openly. I don't see anything wrong here in Hendo supporting an employee in his Council aspirations. Johnny didn't stand while his Dad was in Council, he didn't get in and hasn't stood again. That's Democracy at work.

    McTurk & Marriott are not to my liking, but they were both hired by the Council to do what they have done (not prejudging any CCC announcements here) and latterly there have been glaring failures in Consents etc. Simply McTurk had bigger things to do & Marriott has been promoted beyond his ability (OK maybe I am).

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    The closest proxy to a smile I've ever seen by Bishop Matthews, of course the unmistakeable finger says a lot more.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/city-centre/9113548/Cardboard-cathedral-crushes-prejudice

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

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