Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Christchurch: Is "quite good"…, in reply to BenWilson,

    Joyce green fail...

    A tram system is best if it’s designed into the city right from the start, and ChCh has a unique opportunity to do that. It’s worth considering the pros and cons.

    Yesterday on Jim Mora's Afternoons the Panel segment, Garry Moore said he was on the NZ Transport board and suggested post-earthquake that Chchch had a chance to get these things right, green belts for cycles and infrastructure etc - and Steven Joyce rejected it out of hand! (Listen to MP3 here at approx 4.50)

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  • Hard News: Christchurch: Is "quite good"…, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    he’s not allowed to drive to his home

    on public roads too, is there any recompense for this intrusion on other peoples lives - or is it seen by the powers that be as a necessary sacrifice by the public (not them though) for living in what I'm sure they would have talked about as a 'vibrant modern entertainment environment'...

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  • Hard News: Christchurch: Is "quite good"…, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Oh yeah where do I start...

    Paul, are there other activities in or around the stadium facility? I haven't got my head around exactly where it is in relation to Dunedin City as yet, but I assume it has a big footprint (maybe even plus large parking areas?), what is around it - industry? Housing? and is it largely a dead zone when there's nothing on - ie most of the time? (a leading question I know - but that's what I foresee here...)

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  • Hard News: Christchurch: Is "quite good"…, in reply to Hebe,

    It would be nice to see some public fruit trees in the frame, even community gardens.

    I doubt they'll even keep the myriad orphaned fruit trees that will remain in the residential red zone park areas, any way the future of food is chemistry, don'tcha know?
    </sigh>

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  • Hard News: Christchurch: Is "quite good"…, in reply to merc,

    you been paying rates for something but clean water it ain’t.

    She'll be right, the same bloke looking after your water is overseeing the Chchch recovery... what could possibly go worng?

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  • Hard News: Christchurch: Is "quite good"…, in reply to merc,

    Collecting your own rainwater is banned in Auckland, no?

    Hell, I'd have thought they'd be grateful for any water diverted from their parlous stormwater system at the moment...

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  • Hard News: Christchurch: Is "quite good"…, in reply to Lilith __,

    ...by virtue of the fact that we need all the land in The Frame

    Looking at the "plans" they do seem to be factoring quite a few buildings into that 'Frame' area - perhaps some could be pre-existing, I hope the new timber building being built at the moment for the Hi tech incubator near the corner of St Asaph and Manchester is one, as The Frame starts there....
    and here's hoping it stays The Frame rather than becoming The Borderlands - I will await further details...

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  • Hard News: Christchurch: Is "quite good"…, in reply to merc,

    I can see the trip to the mystery money person now… I need money for some stuff that I am waiting to be told what it’s for.

    I note the "partners" involved for the Frame are:

    Partners: CCC, ECan, NZTA, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the philanthropic sector and the private sector

    It is all still just a big wish list unless those last two step up, The Press headline said "Key backs roofed Stadium" (or similar) - isn't it grand that a philanthropic multi-millionaire is giving us a 'guarantee against loss'...

    How you you privatise the profit and socialise the debt when your boss says no one owns water but your Govt. created ECan?

    Don't show John and Gerry this then...

    I also note in the plan that the maps they are using don't show any tram tracks?
    (though there is a pic of a tram somewhere in there)

    The council is also allegedly starting a Life in Vacant Spaces programme - for inner city markets and the like, which could be good....

    and they reckon all done by 2017!
    Hell I reckon I'll be lucky if I'd heard from EQC again by then...

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

    Cap it all, my dear... what's on?

    ...Sherlock Holmes hat?

    Dear Stalker, this is a Sherlock Holmes hat
    ;- )

    and off the top of my head, in truth (insofar as fiction can ever be truth) he seldom wore an earflapped travelling cap...

    Mine is an Italian-made flat cloth cap, which I inherited from my Dad...

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  • Up Front: The Up-Front Guides: The…,

    Last Rites

    I have a dream...
    ...in which John Key
    and his Government
    are the Last Rights
    (in power at least...)

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