Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch City Council’

Local democracy just got screwed

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, March 15th, 2016 - 31 comments

If the RMA Amendment Bill goes through, then community groups all over the country are going to become intimately acquainted with just how badly they have been shafted by Mr Smith and his accomplices.

Fight to save Christchurch’s trees

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, February 9th, 2016 - 50 comments

Christchurch has already lost so much. Now its “notable trees” are threatened. A small group is fighting to save them. Please help spread the word, or make a donation.

Bob Parker is gone …

Written By: - Date published: 8:28 am, July 6th, 2013 - 41 comments

bob parker clown

Bob Parker has announced that he is not going to seek re-election to Christchurch’s Mayoralty.  Given that the Council has lost the power to issue Building Consents, that its Chief Executive is on Gardening Leave and that insurance for its building consents has been withdrawn this is not surprising.  There clearly is something wrong with the City’s governance.  And you have to wonder why it took the Government so long to respond.

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