“Many New Zealand cities and towns are spartan, ugly and makeshift – designed with little regard to the natural world around them”

If you’re looking for something to read while researching emigrating to New Zealand, here’s something you may want to take a look at. “Many New Zealand cities and towns are spartan, ugly and makeshift – designed with little regard to the natural world around them” not our words, but those of urban designer Garth Falconer. Falconer…

“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…

Severe Earthquake Strikes Just as Earthquake Commission Staff Are Labelled “Ailing” : Drug Abuse & Under Performance Exposed by OIA Request

  Still affected by the Earthquake Commission’s incompetence? you may want to read this article in today’s Stuff: Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff have been caught out using a Class A drug, assessing earthquake damage in 76 seconds and bullying. A long list of behavioural and performance issues has been released to The Press under the…

Intruder Strangles Boy’s Pet Dog In Front Of Him

Poor thirteen year old Tyler Corbett-Gaber held his boxer dog Troy as it died in his arms. The dog, who had been trying to defend they boy,  had been strangled by an intruder that broke into their family home in Christchurch on Friday and wrecked the property, leaving it looking like a “war zone”. Our…