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  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Cart before the horse.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Protest against Deep Sea drilling on Brighton Beach. 24 Nov . 2013

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    NO DRILLS NO SPILLS

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Dedicated surfies give Deep Sea Drilling the thumbs down.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    Good photos Gudrun: the fog slowly rolled in and made everything odd and floaty. I specially like those ones of the beach and of my protesters that you put on Facebook.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Poto Williams’s win in Christchurch East: beloved did a little work for the campaign, so a few observations from a slightly-involved POV: Amazing person and worked incredibly hard; she sold herself with a punishing campaign of street meetings and door-knocking and getting out there. The Chch East electorate numbers are estimated between 28,00 and 35,000, so a 14,000 turn-out for a by-election certainly isn’t shabby. Greens collapsed. National will be perturbed: it was a hammering.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Greens collapsed

    Actually they went from 4.9% of the vote at the general election to 6.9%. I wouldn't call that a collapse.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd, in reply to Hebe,

    Yeah, I'm pretty stoked by this. Good practice for Labour in Christchurch, and a nice end to an exhausting 6 months for the Chch party. Shame it didn't get more coverage in the national media.

    Pretty sure people who haven't seen a Labour rosette in years got door-knocked -- it's going to be great groundwork for the 2014 election.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    Led on TV One news: pretty surprising. Media presence was intensive last night-- good swarming of TV, Sky, RNZ, print.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Yeah, sorry I got that wrong. Should have said that the Greens got less than I expected they would.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    the Greens got less than I expected they would.

    Without a party-vote to compare, it's not a meaningful data point I don't think. Green-inclined voters may have voted tactically for a strong Labour candidate.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    True.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Vernon Small gets it, though he misses that Poto’s vote is also a vote for her: the easterners have fine BS detectors and Poto sailed through that test during her 200 street corner meetings and goodness-knows-how-many personal doorknocks.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/9465961/Size-of-defeat-a-warning-to-National

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd, in reply to Hebe,

    Yeah, she's a woman who can think on her feet. Probably why she won the nomination in the first place.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 3122 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Studly Lawyer.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    On my way to a mates place last night I saw the Loo Roll Cathedral full to overflowing with parishioners. On the way home at 11pm the homeless gather like moths to the flame around the Sallys Coffee van in Latimer Square.
    I thought I might have picked up a cab on the way but the CBD is a place even the homeless don't go after dark these days.
    On the plus side I got to walk across Victoria Square for the first time since the quakes. It's now a secret garden no-ones sees anymore.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hebe,

    painting the town dividered...

    Street art everywhere. Yay.

    Loving that large Tony Fomison painting...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Happy New Year.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Loving that large Tony Fomison painting…

    Curiously apt: looks to me like the guy is pushing away what he sees around him.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    The kind of thing people in Christchurch are dealing with: a relative's family’s story.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/9558964/Wife-dies-before-Port-Hills-home-rebuilt

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Pretty sad to read this. Gerry Brownlee needs to take a close look at his actions over the past three years. As well as EQC , Insurances and CERA. Disgraceful is not a strong enough word to use..

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    My understanding is that it was mostly insurance and build-related delay rather than Cera/land status. Just shows how long this is all taking: that is one of the first houses on Mt Pleasant to be rebuilt, and many were trashed up there.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    The Sir Dougy Graham award goes to - Sideshow Bob.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9565051/Bob-Parker-knighted

    As for John Hamilton & Civil Defence. Johnny is as Deserving as Sideshow. Civil Defence must be disestablished and roll its functions into the NZDF Reserves. This will free up another night on the Probus calendar.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Best wishes for 2014 . Looking forward to positive changes local and global .

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

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