Posts by Just thinking

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  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I can't for the life of me bring www.city1st.co.nz up to check out what they're standing for, or is that the point?

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Johnny Foreigner & the Auckland…,

    The Poverty Market needs to be addressed & that's Mum n' Dad investors nest egg.
    Remove the market for Investment Properties by targeting second to nth housing. This would devalue most homes in large cities and leave many with inflated mortgages. It would leave the market for housing for people wanting homes and houses would realise their true market value removed of speculators. Of course it would also remove this uncomfortable racist idea.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    What a cracker of a day in Christchurch today. I was in Aidenfield, its one of those new areas where everything looks good, but isn't. Cracked concrete slabs, no reinforcing and wafer thin.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    They're all getting thumped by the cynical insurers. The 3 month limbo has been put in place on insurance = house sales.
    Get your lawyer to act on this rubbish.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    A nice Mayor is exactly what Christchurch needs.
    As a City we "end up like a dog that's been beat too much. Till you spend half your life just covering up."

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    The search is still on for the shy, retiring, modest, ethical & successful Architect.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    Hi Stephen, the minders are there by Central Govt decree & will continue for the foreseeable future. Christchurch has a history of nice guy/girl mayors and it would be good for that to start again.

    Money & the Cathedral was a straw man argument. The money is insurance money set for rebuilding or restoring a cathedral in the square, not this Loo Roll of an iron and concrete A-frame structure with a cardboard cladding.

    That people come to see it is no surprise. Responses to disaster are really important. Which is why these two buildings are so important and the response from the Bishop is so wrong.

    Edit- Warren & Mahoney is just a Christchurch name brand & the key players are failing. Their last work at Uni building a student bar had the dance floor collapse at the first hip hop gig. This was a post quake build.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    I do want Sam Johnson for Mayor & have asked him to run. Yeah he doesn't have the experience, but he doesn't have the baggage and having a nice guy uniting a council (with the various political minders) would be pretty good. He said no but that was before Bob dropped out.
    The Mayor is a figure head in NZ with the same vote as any councillor. Sam would be my choice for Mayor.
    Lianne lies and has already flashed her teeth in snarling at the current council. There was plenty of open ball to play but with a great display of her lack of skill she starts by trash talking.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    Two rumours about the Toilet Roll Cathedral are:
    1st - It isn't built to code - This has been publically poo pooed.
    2nd - It's rotting already.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

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