Tag Archives: Advocacy support

CERA’s Residential Advisory Service

Yesterday the Government announced (here) the establishment of a Residential Advisory Service that will start operating next month. It is not an advocacy service, as has long been sought and occasionally promised. Rather it is: … designed to assist those … Continue reading

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NZ Human Rights Commission on the Christchurch Earthquakes

The NZ Human Rights Commission (HRC) produced a submission in March this year as part of it’s implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) From the HRC web site: This submission focuses on the Christchurch … Continue reading

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The problems that plague us: Japan and Christchurch

The following is a quote about Japan from Annelise Riles, a professor of Law in Far East Legal Studies and a professor of Anthropology at Cornell University.  “Sadly, the recovery is plagued by a number of serious political problems.” “They include … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street and Red Zone dissatisfaction

The Arab Spring, protests in parts of Europe, in Israel, and now the Occupy Wall Street movement (which has spread well beyond New York and is starting here) all have at their core significant dissatisfaction with the unjust and undemocratic … Continue reading

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Mayor Bob Parker and insurance – worse than no help at all?

In his personal statement to the city yesterday (here), in the context of Christchurch being without insurance cover from the 1st of July, the mayor ends with the following: “I’ve been out and about at community meetings organised by the … Continue reading

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