Tag Archives: Politicians

Keeping Gerry informed – bridging the information gap.

In today’s Press Minster Brownlee is quoted as saying the rental housing crisis is: “not a problem that has been brought to my attention” (article is here). It is bad for good government if Ministers are not kept fully informed of … 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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Apportionment – is EQC now your insurance company?

Most are familiar with the High Court declaratory judgement instructing EQC that the total cost of claims must be apportioned over the number of claims lodged. As it happens, the Court’s decision has a serious unintended consequence for some claimants. Where a house is a … Continue reading

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Mayor Bob Parker – a clown

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is reported by the Press today as describing mayor Bob Parker as a clown. The Press article is here. The diagnosis was made in the context of responding to mayoral comments made last week. According to Bob, Treasury … Continue reading

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Nicky Wagner – newsletter

Nicky Wagner has issued her first newsletter as electorate MP for Christchurch Central. You can read a copy of it here. As electorate MP Nicky is the person to contact when you have queries, suggestions or concerns, and especially problems with … Continue reading

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