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“The Best and the Worst of the Christchurch Re-Build” – No better symbol for the inequity of the rebuild than the Hagley Cricket Oval

Four years after the 22 February earthquake we’re re-blogging a post from the site RebuildingChristchurch.wordpress.com as a tribute to the people who still live in Christchurch and wonder when their city will ever be restored to normal. Current estimates are that the re-build will be spun out over 10 years to provide a sustained boost…

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New Zealand to Enter Iraq Conflict. NZ “Hitching a Ride on” Military Campaign. Free Trade Agreement the Price of NZ’s Acquiescence?

After many months of softening up public opinion, and a predictable ‘capture the flag‘ diversion, the Prime Minister of New Zealand will announce on February 24 that New Zealand won’t be missing the boat on the present Iraq conflict. Without putting it to a vote, Key will tell Parliament that New Zealand will be deploying…

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Christchurch Mall Stormed by Armed Police

  Days after the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup a Christchurch shopping mall has been stormed by armed police. After a car chase which ended at the entrance to Barrington Mall, police chased two suspects through the shopping centre. Police are keeping quiet about the incidents that led up to the pursuit, but it…

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Bucklands Beach Stolen Arsenal Turns Up in Northland

Part of the massive arsenal of weapons and ammunition stolen from a private home in Bucklands Beach has turned up in the hands of Northland criminals. In June last year we wrote about how the cache went missing on the eve of the anti-gun initiative “Operation Unification” an Australasian-wide two-week campaign aimed at encouraging the public…