It was suggested having a non-cop as commissioner on Q&A might be a solution. I don't know the answer to that as career Civil Servants are not always talented.
These are the usual suspects for the next Commissioner and many seem to have been in a holding pattern for the top job for a while.
I just assumed it was Hales.
Yesterday I could have sworn at least one Cop was going to go to Prison for corruption.
Today it's, "move along everyone, nothing to see here" from Peter Marshall.
Very good Ian.
I'm in two minds about the standing some families have here in Christchurch. I have been the unwitting recipient of the royal treatment myself due to having the same name as dead people (as most anyone does).
I like the sense of belonging to place the Gough family have to Christchurch, but this easily becomes a sense of entitlement and snobbery as Jamie has expressed in the past.
Jamie Gough did vote for Marryatts pay rise etc is the sole survivor of the A Team. He did write a letter to the editor saying he was wrong. A keen sportsman, evidently able to hunt with the hounds & run with the hares.
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.
So Nuk is still in with a chance?
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.
Has anyone seen a poster of Paul Lonsdale on anything but an empty section?
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.