When I was in Christchurch just prior to the start of the demolition of Cranmer Courts I took some photographs of that, and of course it is now no more
Thanks for the reply Leigh, I still haven't been able to get through on that link due to the heightened paranoia of the Chinese Communist Party and their wacky yo-yo crackdowns on the internet (VPN, Google etc), which incidently if taken as a sign of things to come bodes very poorly. But I look forward to the day when Messrs Hu, Wen and Xi can pry themselves clear of their info-wowserdom long enough to allow me the chance to check out those pics.
New Zealand is a country of 268,000 sq km's and 4.4 million people.
I used to make a comparable excuse when told to tidy my room:
"4x3 metres and just1 boy!"
She'd just let me stew in it till I got tired of the pain of stepping on Lego pieces.
This and the singles-dominated music landscape makes me wonder - will we see successful artists who chose not to release albums, deliberately only releasing singles?
I'm hearing a lot more EPs of late. I assume the powers that be would be hesitant not to cash in on the success of singles with (more lucrative) padded albums. A market for the favorites will remain. I am most surprised that radio still holds such sway.
。。。or remarkable foresight:
And I've visited and lived in much worse than Beijing
I respect your courage Chris. When you leave, your insight and expertise of the terrain here and hereabouts will be sorely missed, but I can't deny (based on my current snot blood content) that I won't feel greater peace of mind knowing you and family are safe and healthy in x% clean green ANZ. Just keep Timaru off the cards ;)
Is it naive to think that we will fix the problems before anyone else does
This is not a finite set of problems, so fixing them before anyone else is not a realistic objective. Billing it as a competition between nations could only lead to shortcuts being taken. So yes. As you previously said:
that our exploitation of our environment is sustainable
to this Government's credit, they've tried to address through EECA's Warm Up NZ scheme
I fully appreciate the nonpartisan approach Matthew (& Angus). The dinghy didn't spring a leak overnight, and no amount of amnesiac 'us and them' gets us anywhere fast. From any other angle it looks like our collective shortsightedness.
And a buggered up environment is not something I want to see when I get back to New Zealand.
Better rattle your dags ;)
Thanks Leigh, I eventually stumbled on the info via Google, but I warmly appreciate you taking the time to post that. Much appreciated. It would be great to see it added to the Upload Guide.