Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Southerly: Tower Insurance Have Some Bad…,

    Three ring CERC...

    CERC was set up by the government in the early days after 4 September and its functions include coordinating the Government and local body recovery effort. It is also supposed to be the chief means of communication between the three councils and the Government.
    It consists of three Government appointees, an ECan Commissioner and the Mayors of Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri.
    They are retiring Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry director-general Murray Sherwin, Canterbury regional council commissioner Dame Margaret Bazely, earthquake engineer David Hopkins, social expert Arihia Bennett, Mayor Kelvin Coe, Mayor Bob Parker and David Ayers (mayor of Waimakariri).

    I think Berryman also said that he informally briefed the Mayor and councillors about the very real danger of a large aftershock close to the city - they chose not to do much about that...

    So both Government (through their appointees) and local council have a lot to answer for - they have to realise that sometimes people need to be told bad things - we are adults and can't function well when useful information is withheld - being in control doesn't just mean they only get to say the nice things - makes a mockery of Parker's award for Communicator of the Year!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Casual, Shallow and Meaningless, in reply to JacksonP,

    Fairweather friends...

    At first tentative
    Full of promise and hope
    Everlasting spring.

    a well seasoned hi cue...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Retaking the Net,

    the Lattice Day Saints...
    Good luck with this project...
    Access to tools is what builds communities
    Other destinations for useful old(ish) computers:
    McPhail Foundation Charitable Trust in Chch
    and Molten Media also in Chch
    sadly the St Albans Community Centre has been demolished and I'm not sure what happened to their community access computers set up, but it was a great initiative...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Casual, Shallow and Meaningless, in reply to Marcus Turner,

    common wealth...

    I think it comes down to the difference between
    communication and communion.

    Yes, the introduction of the iCat has been a
    great breakthrough for modern man...
    (and they always land on their pads!)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: The Black Sand, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    annexing pollen land…

    Take your sinuses to Arizona.

    …the perils of a not so good wind…

    a little known result of the future Balkanising of America
    (where they don’t know sh*t from Sedona ) is that
    Arizona will become Aridndristan…

    that being of course before people moved there with their flowers.

    …a fact not to be sneezed at indeed

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    house guests...

    It’s not our way, but neither is the cost.

    What ever happened to billeting?
    Shame, it seems the IRB has squandered all grassroots level input, when I was a boy (he quavered) travelling teams were billeted amongst the populace - I'm sure many folk would be happy to take on a foreign rugby player for a week, or is that below the modern professional these days?
    Coulda been an option....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: The Black Sand,

    writ (not so) large...

    Less impressive the scruffier “NO Mining John” a mere 3-5 metres, ambiguous without a comma of course so I have to feel ambivalent, but perhaps clear enough in the context.

    I think this sand tagger might also work doing captions
    on the Stuff website:

    Debris covered in oil have wash-up at Waihau Bay on the East Cape where Taika Waititi's Boy was filmed.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Casual, Shallow and Meaningless, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    beyond the mall stalk... entering amityville

    what does that first blooming of friendship look (like)

    when buds branch into buddies
    cordiality flows to new tolerances
    blowhards puff into harmonicas
    alleys widen to alliances
    sidekicking along companionways
    thus pals become palpable

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Casual, Shallow and Meaningless, in reply to Sacha,

    Out on the street...

    at an Act on Campus gathering

    I'm guessing that wouldn't be held in a Student Union run space, then....
    And that there wouldn't be a Young ACT Club affiliated at the this uni?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated,

    Consul elation prize?

    Who needs the Prince of Monaco?

    Prince Albert, piercings and rugby aside, is probably here
    to check out fellow Monégasque Owen Glenn's possible
    new purchase - the Warriors... :- )
    (well if Watson really is gonna hang on to his 75.5%, it wouldn't surprise me if the trust administered by Mark Hotchin's lawyer might wanna cash up on his 24.5%,* if they're allowed to sell it that is)

    *that Warriors fan page seems a tad out of date...


    farrago..

    ...trying to sound like I am from Fargo

    I was gonna say you were sounding chipper, but Sacha beat me!
    I'm not gonna get cut up about it...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

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