Today is five years since the first of the Canterbury / Christchurch earthquakes.
After the February 2011 quake John Key made a very strong speech: “Christchurch; this is not your test, this is New Zealand’s test. I promise we will meet this test”.
Today the reality in Christchurch is that the rebuild has been slow and bungled (Brownlee should go). Key’s lofty rhetoric is somewhat reduced: Canterbury’s $40b recovery going ‘pretty well’ says PM.
Christchurch voices are calling out for leadership. Is anyone listening?