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  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Been trying to figure out why someone like Toni Marryatt ended up here in Christchurch and then came upon those two wee revealing reports. Not surprised now. How Marryatt has been engaged behind closed doors with Gary Moore for quite some time. Let's remember both are accountants by profession.

    http://nzagainstthecurrent.blogspot.co.nz/2008/08/garry-moore-keeping-his-finger-in-pie.html


    Moore’s son & Hendo: http://nzagainstthecurrent.blogspot.co.nz/2008/08/dave-henderson-funded-election-campagn.html

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking, in reply to Gudrun Gisela,

    These are the relationships that are formed and all done openly. I don't see anything wrong here in Hendo supporting an employee in his Council aspirations. Johnny didn't stand while his Dad was in Council, he didn't get in and hasn't stood again. That's Democracy at work.

    McTurk & Marriott are not to my liking, but they were both hired by the Council to do what they have done (not prejudging any CCC announcements here) and latterly there have been glaring failures in Consents etc. Simply McTurk had bigger things to do & Marriott has been promoted beyond his ability (OK maybe I am).

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Just thinking,

    These are the relationships that are formed and all done openly.

    Openly in the sense that, like an iceberg, all that’s in plain view is the top 10%. Nepotism is actively abetted where it suits the local media, and hard questions are rarely asked until someone has fallen utterly out of favour.

    For example, only days after the September 2010 earthquake the Press was beating up a story on the Mayoress’s entitlement to scoff Council-meeting muffins, while CEO Marryatt was quoted on the same page openly referring to the by then highly dodgy Dave Henderson as “Dave”.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Jeez Joe and Gudrun. As long-time friends and former contract strategists for Garry Moore we don't see and -- have never seen since his first mayoral bid in 1998 -- the nespotism and bent dealings you allege.

    It's getting near defamatory, and it's certainly mean-spirited. I had thought better of you both.

    Why should anyone not stand for elected council positions because their relative is in the game? Hendo gave him $1200 for his campaign: declared and receipted.

    Johnny Moore writes a Press column yes -- despite his father's fractious relationship with the newspaper in his last term. Where's the nespotism? Are you saying his thoughts are not his own but Garry's in drag? Get real, Johnny's an ornery grown-up who hides behind no-one.

    The venom behind your postings is horrid: this family has been hammered by the earthquakes: in business, health, homes and financial ways that they will never make public because they don't want sympathy. They want to be able to get on with reconstructing their lives, like everyone else in the city.

    What is the point of posting and reposting (on both of our Facebook pages and here) innuendo-laden bullshit from one blogger that can only wound?

    Knowing nothing of Steven Cowan and his blog, we assume that a Moore or two likely pissed him off. Garry was not easy to deal with in his last term, and that's said by two who were sent to the lake of fire regularly.

    That's all we've got to say on this one: we're not interested in a bizarre and pointless bag-lady scrap. We're just really pissed off and need to rebut the gratuitous and un-PAS-spirit postings.

    Greg Jackson and Sharon Murphy (Sharon is Hebe).

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Just thinking,

    These are the relationships that are formed and all done openly. I don’t see anything wrong here in Hendo supporting an employee in his Council aspirations. Johnny didn’t stand while his Dad was in Council, he didn’t get in and hasn’t stood again. That’s Democracy at work

    +1

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Garry is an old family friend and one of his children is a dear friend of mine, also I love the Bodgie Beer specially brewed for Smash Palace (their family business) by Harringtons Brewery (another Christchurch family business).

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Johnny Moore in his own write...

    Politics is a nasty game - especially in this city at present - and I applaud those with the guts and fortitude to put themselves forward for a job that will surely be one of the most testing in the city over the next three years.

    I liked this piece, but the usual suspects jumped on him in the comments section, "that's Chchch(inatown), Jake..."

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Just thinking,

    Garry is an old family friend...

    Good for you. For my part, I emailed Garry Moore over a certain issue back when he was Mayor, and received a prompt and courteous reply. That's certainly more than could ever be expected from the present incumbent. I only wish that Moore had been rather more constructively critical of the Parker-led Council in the years since the earthquakes began. All we've heard is a rather bad-tempered swipe at Parker's "show pony" tendencies, and nothing at all about the disastrous CEO's antics. While Moore could have publicly distanced himself from his early endorsement of Marryatt, his later acceptance of an unadvertied position as a paid consultant to Council appears to have unfortunately compromised his ability to speak out.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Hebe,

    Hebe, I'd be happy to engage once you've dropped the personal stuff. Feelings are running high at the moment over the Marryatt issue. Attempting to re-write the history of Moore's involvement with Marryatt's appointment comes across as patronising and provocative.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Hebe,

    As long-time friends and former contract strategists for Garry Moore we don’t see and – have never seen since his first mayoral bid in 1998 – the nespotism and bent dealings you allege.

    Is it too early to nominate Word Of The Year?
    I would like to nominate "Nespotism",
    It has a wonderful symmetry
    Nepotism/ Despotism
    Subtle difference between getting a contract from an Uncle as opposed to "Long Term Friends"

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    meet Richard Tuber...

    I would like to nominate “Nespotism”

    in an electoral environment this is
    also known as 'Pollpotism'
    but in other arenas one could
    wrestle with 'Tosspotism' as well...

    ...and we all know where
    'Teapotism'* got us!

    *retroactively claimed and nominated as WOT(Last)Y

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Nespotism: the scourge of instant coffee. Obviously.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hebe,

    Red ribbin' 'n' roastin'...

    'Nespotism' ... the scourge of instant coffee...

    That's Gregg's ® excuse...
    No need for Maxwell's silver hammer,
    nor the Latte-a-day Saints to
    come a callin' then...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    That’s Gregg’s ® excuse…
    No need for Maxwell’s silver hammer,
    nor the Latte-a-day Saints to
    come a callin’ then…

    Ian, this plunger into humour is one of your crema-de-la-crema extractions; grounding the expresso slide into macchiatonations.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Hebe,

    one of your crema-de-la-crema extractions

    Hebe and Ian, I wish I could 'like' these posts. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    Amazing, like, unlike, bullshit buttons would be wonderful additions to PAS.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Strong winds rearranged the artwork on Madras Street.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Gudrun Gisela,

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    Kilmore Street / Durham Street North corner....Barriers to separate building sites and footpath have succumbed to a 100 km /hr Norwester. Surprisingly the inner city remains pretty much unscathed.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2011 • 891 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Tony Marryatt deal done.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/9161271/Controversial-Marryatt-to-leave-council

    (A legal minefield I would imagine: all release details will be part of the legal agreements. Lawyers crawling all over it.)

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking, in reply to Hebe,

    Thank God the Bob & Tony Show is over.
    The only curtain call will be for the forensic accountants.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    This seems like the right place to post a notice of the death of a remarkable and lovely man, Master Loo-chi Hu, who was my t’ai chi teacher and who had a profound influence on my life and many other people’s lives. He died last week.

    His funeral is at 1pm on Thursday at John Rhind in London Street, but as many people who knew him will be unable to attend, this notice has gone out:

    “To all friends and students of Loo-chi Hu,

    To honour the memory of Loo, a respected teacher, mentor and friend to many people in New Zealand and around the world, please take a few minutes to appreciate his contribution to your life.

    We suggest that at 1pm NZ time on Thursday that you mark the passing of this exceptional man in your own way that reflects his life and work: perhaps doing the T’ai Chi Chuan form as taught by Loo, perhaps a silent reflection and meditation, perhaps speaking well of him, perhaps attending the funeral.

    Whatever you choose, honouring our teacher will be appreciated by his family and all those close to him.

    Please pass on this message to others who have known Loo.”

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hebe,

    To honour the memory of Loo-chi Hu (QSM)

    Sad to hear…
    a national treasure, indeed.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

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