The guy in the middle is Russ Barron Prez of the Christchurch RSA and a real good bloke. He took the stand to keep poppies being made at Kilmarnock Enterprises (Sheltered Workshop) but this was outsourced to China.
Here's a photo of him from earlier this year belly aching about the Councils failure to repair the Bridge of Remembrance.
You talented folk may like this.
I'm glad you're looking forward to the part-cardboard/steel/wood/concrete cathedral, I don't know who is it supposed to serve?
The old cathedral was where I've paraded, my father, his father and his father before him. It's where I went to dawn services.
I loved it because it was full of pretension and even had a wall of swastikas.
I'm starting to warm to the part-cardboard/steel/wood/concrete cathedral, now.
I dislike Corgis (childhood trauma called Dino) and of an enjoyable evening (hic) have tripped over those bloody things a fare bit. Although stolen public sculptures is a bad thing, I have a sence of the greater good being achieved here.
Walking along Sumner Beach yesterday I looked at Shag Rock. After Feb it fell apart and to my eye looked like an armoured gauntlet. Then in June it fell again, this time I see a right hand facing the city with its thumb across the two middle fingers as they're bent down, the index and pinky raised in the universal 'Rock on' hand sign seen at every rock show.
Not drug assisted, but possibly blurry eyes from hayfever.
They don't know. I can see disspear starting to come in.
Their other trial has been the two winters they've been snowed on in their puptent caravan.
My parquet floor has buckeled (how middleclass can you get), through non essential works not being carried out.
That's not the issue. The issue is the emergency work that has been abandonded. Our chimney was taken down to the roofline but since June 2011 has started to pop out the side of the wall. This was identified as urgent, but no action has been taken.
In short I don't park under it & the B'ball isnt bounced against it.
It has been wounderful to see the spring flowers, but I still work in the Central Bulldozer District and get covered in silt - A silly little gripe. I mean, who wants to breath?
There is a strong smell in the air. I have two workmates with TC3 or TC N/A status living in a sea of red or with a 124 on their house.
These codes are pointless, what they mean is one work mate has been banned from entering her home since Feb 2011 due to the 124 order on it. See the hill behind it might fall on it. Her house is also a write off, but the land is deemed Not Applicable, so they are not paid out as the Redzoners can be. That's moving from Limbo to Purgatory.
The other is on Avonside Dr surrounded by redzoned land, but blue herself. Blue without real road access, and the sewrline connected just last week.
All this needs to be looked at with NG being compulsory purchased for a maybe, sometime later Rugby Park (not really though).
I was in NG on 23 Dec2011 when another after shock hit. It was all cool and the people were brill.
If we tolerate this we'll end up with Milton Keynes, minus the people.
To recap, the Govt is not supporting the desperate poplulation but is funding the flight of capital from what is left of our city.
Glorious to see, I do love the feel good stuff around the place & I love the Bulls.
However I also see alot of valuble metal all alone with clear access in a lightly travelled street in a city full of scrapmetal trucks.
ANZ dome just disappeared like that.
Nothing new whatsoever.
I respectfully disagree.
It would be correct in some circles to claim Vietnam was a Police Action not a War, because no formal declaration of war was issued and we were invited to that smoke show.
So too the absurdity of considering this 'Police' action within existing parameters the Police use else where.
The show of force(s) was war-like and akin to our Peace-Keeping efforts in Timor Leste with all the compromises of human rights that entails.
Broad actions speak louder than words.
This was simply the madness of Howard Broad, & the ever growing ego of Tama Iti.
Howie had to use it (Terrorism Suppression Act) or lose it. That he's a fantasist (see Satanic Christchurch Creche) was an unfortunate coincident.
Looking back on the video that made it to light.
It was all about close protection for Tama Iti. This wasn't an offensive excercise but an ego driven defensive one.
As to the legal status of militia - there are a few around