“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…

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…

New Zealand Cricketers Caught Up in Match Fixing Allegations, Poor Domestic Governance to Blame?

New Zealand cricket admitted today that the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU) had been in the country for the past 4 months investigating allegations of match fixing. Edit: After we wrote this post Dylan Cleaver in the NZ Herald said the three players under investigation are allrounder Chris Cairns, bowler Daryl Tuffey and batsman Lou…