John Key never went to school or Uni then I take it
Well he never paid for the privilege - so it doesn't really count - money makes everything real, didn't you get the memo?
...they put the uber-coloniser John Godley back on his plinth in Cathedral Square, where he can glare at the acrimonious pigeon roost formerly known as Christ Church Cathedral.
Yes, if only his Godleyness were next to cleanliness...
the fact that the Anglican management have done virtually nothing about sorting their rubble speaks volumes...
they could sell the stone if they ain't gonna use it again
Greg is backed up by this report
other reports from the affront that is Chchch:
__The Press_ supplies some post-apocalyptic reminders with their 'then and now' photosliders - a before the earthquake slider would have been nice too....
the proof that locking the central city down for all those years was counterproductive is growing daily;
with very few offices even rebuilt in the CBD there is already an office glut!
The Council is getting realistic about things:
Almost half a billion dollars of earthquake repairs scheduled for this year have been delayed.
The Christchurch City Council is blaming project delays and insurance uncertainty for pushing $450 million worth of work to the next fiscal year.
and that nice Mr Key chappie, after insisting that we build a covered stadium for him has now decided to let the council take the flak for yay or naysaying it:
Key said yesterday it was up to the council when the stadium was built "based on the resources they've got available".
"I think they're reflecting on the consultation process they're going though at the moment in terms of their capacity to fund their anchor projects.
"They're probably, at one level, trying to be realistic about how much pressure they could put on rates in terms of increasing those, if they sell some assets how many they've ultimately got to sell, and what their priorities are.
"We'll continue to talk to them about it but that final decision is ultimately a decision for the Christchurch City Council."
One Master of Reality - MR Key - has just slapped every National Party electorate committee member and volunteer in the face and spat on their contribution to democracy
Gilmore was elected to the National party's Christchurch East electorate committee on Monday, apparently because there were not enough people at the meeting to run against him.
Gilmore denied he wanted to run for selection in the seat in 2017.
At a media stand-up today, Key said he understood Gilmore's new role was "small".
For Gilmore to return to politics would be a matter for the local National Party members in Christchurch East, but Key doubted Gilmore intended to return to central Government.
"I think the probability of you seeing him back in Wellington is zero," Key said.
Gilmore now lives in Petone, Lower Hutt.
That'll help the grassroots morale...
Key does not live in a world of possible atonement or return to grace - that's only for the select few - he never had to spend years volunteering or contributing - but was happy to use the process for his own ends - after being head-hunted by Cameron Slater's dad...
they would be killed by my gastric acids.
Some seeds and eggs need such tempering processes before hatching...
Pt Chev is post-longdrop now isn't it?
Gentrified and flush...
Happy New Year!
The Land of the Long White Sheep awaits you...
Short Blacks and Lattes available as well!
I’m sure they’re planning a needle exchange under the stands as well
...also it is a short walk to the opium dens of Haining Street...
NB: The NZ Truth never stinted on its stirring race-abased reporting
I am almost finished reading The Luminaries - except that I don't want it to end, having lived in Hokitika (and Dunedin) for some 700 pages now, Chchch no longer looks or feels like home !
I can see why Key and co couldn't finish, or need to belittle the book and its author - the keenly observed characters are laid bare in all their venality or honour - that level of truth and humanity would frighten the Key crew, lest they be judged themselves...
What is TV One thinking?
...with a major biosecurity risk and response in inner city Auckland, they lead their news with full coverage of the fact that no one knows what's happening with Dean Barker, like it is important!!!???
What happens if they stop every vehicle
passing through the perimeter
of that cordoned area,
that major artery,
blue sky thinking...
You’re not the first to think of that…
I foresee insufficient stabling and the nearest blacksmith and wheelwright would be blocks away.
Now sirs and mesdames were you to consider an aerial basin with geostationary dirigible anchoring I believe we could progress to the advantage of all...
No worries about that wind, these Lockhead Martinet johnnies have made huge strides... I suggest we trouser the interest.
a box of loose bedsprings
I was thinking of a sack of hammers...
Not sure if that’s smart but I expect it will occur
One wonders how they'd hope to form a coalition then - gambling on an outright victory would seem to me to be a mug's game in the current political climate...
I'd have thought Kennedy Graham would have been a good choice - and him and Mister Key could chat about Helensville politics in the down time...