The geographers were talking about changes to the rivers- beds uplifted, some narrowing; plus the estuary into which they all drain- it's come up, slowing flow down. And there are constructed stormwater drain problems over and underground. All on top of issues with the myriad smaller creeks, and some areas forming natural basins, some much exacerbated by the quakes.
There are maps with a range of data - including ground elevation and subsidence 2003-2012 (not terribly detailed, but useful) here.
Jeez there's a lot to take in. a lot of info out there, once you start digging. Talking with some UC geographers today, and the intersecton of engineering, earth science, and human society can get terribly complicated.
Best wishes and hoping for a dry few days.
Would it not be great if this time was used to tell those stories, to teach, to learn and to help.
Yes please. And thanks for sharing, which is horribly hard. You have a lot to give :)
you can then become fair game for the kind of criticism that is traditionally reserved to people in a position of power
Yep. Twitter can have the beguiling feel of a comfortable gossip session. I'd hazard a guess that most people tweet alone - in private.
But a tweeter's 'poor choices' are public and accessible long after the event or emotion that sparked them has faded. It's 'making mistakes' in public. Most of us are used to making mistakes in private company, with people we trust to save us from ourselves, and tell us when we're being dicks.
There's should be a built-in functional 'tweet-check.'
"Stop! Your tweet contains spelling errors, egregious misrepresentation of fact, a threat to your relationships, general dickishness, and the strong possibility of future regret."
In the absence of proactive imaginative leadership by central government and the responsible ministers, the city is heading for a very ordinary solution as opposed to the opportunity for the imaginative and exciting solution that we had all been hoping for.
Didn't expect to agree with Mr Burdon but that's aimed at the fella who's taken over (substantially) his seat in parliament. Ouch.
Yeah, it all feels wrong at the moment, but at least some of that is probably me.
The central city “precincts” always were a a dumb, half-baked idea. And surprise, surprise, businesses are setting up wherever the hell they like….
ask anyone from Dunedin about their covered stadium….
Library users are missing Central Library Tuam …
our Bus Exchange is being moved further from the centre.
Spot on. CCDU plan was/is a steaming pile of horse sh*t; a corporatist wet-dream of turning the centre of the city into a combined mall, bigger even than the malls that surround it, and corporate HQ, complete with a ‘funky’ R&D division, a lawyers’ office, gym, guest-centre and sick-bay.
At least Lianne seems to understand this.
Hope Dunedin is good for you. Lilith. Lovely city. Nice of you to move there and help them pay for their stadium :)
Fingers crossed for a better 2014 :)
Good speech, eh?
I get the sense she's asking national politicians: how 'bout we take another look at the "binding cost-sharing agreement" - because we are staring into a black hole, and it's a bloody uncomfortable feeling.