“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…

All Is Not Well In The State Of New Zealand

Verbal fisticuffs were thrown in the corridors of power today as the political backlash over the government’s purchase of new fleet of new BMW limousines refused to die down. This is becoming known as the Cash for Cars scandal. The purchase of the cars, some with extras such as heated seats, went ahead despite National’s…