This is just long standing National policy, in National's world this country exists for resource extraction, be that mines or farms. The rest of us are just tolerated.
National are happy to sacrifice Christchurch if they can cram some more cows in.
Back in 2012, when I was photographing earthquake-ravaged Christchurch Red Zones, I gathered a heap of soldier poppy seed from an abandoned garden. Every year since, they've provided me with a self-sown memorial of those trying times. This is (part of) my garden, this morning.
“At anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine protests in cities like Wellington and Christchurch, ‘Make America Great Again’ hats and flags from the QAnon conspiracy theory movement are visible among the crowds.” This is what America exports now. Anti-science crap.
I just listened to Chris Luxon with Jane Patterson on RNZ's Political Roundup.
His media trainers have him repeatedly say "National is the party that does things", trying to imply Labour doesn't do things.
Maybe someone should ask Christchurch about what National doesn't do.
Here's a wee fact for you.
If you take the population of Dunedin & Christchurch out of the South Island but left everyone else in every other town, thats how many NZers are nonCovid.
So if you are a business starting to discriminate today, make sure you know what you're doing.
Bigoted right-wing rhetoric has violent consequences. We’ve seen it echoed in countless white supremacist terrorist manifestos, from Christchurch to El Paso, and yet right-wing voices like Tucker Carlson and now Lauren Boebert keep pushing radicalizing garbage.
This has to stop.
Among her many accolades as a player would be her captaincy of the National Team from 1997 to 2006. A monumental moment for her would be at the 1999 Netball World Cup in Christchurch when her team finished 6th - Fiji’s highest ever placing at the sports’ most pinnacle event.
Unaisi Rokoura has been appointed as the new head coach of the Fiji Pearls.
The former Pearls captain previously coached the side from 2009-13, and also Papua New Guinea between 2015-17.
📸 Avy Kumar | Nadroga Netball
Louisa May Alcott, born on this day in 1832 - American novelist, abolitionist, feminist, short story writer & poet best known as the authoress of 'Little Women' (1868) & its sequels #WritingCommunity#writers#America#literature pic: Midnightdreary
Key is no longer respected by voters after he abandoned Christchurch victims,no wage subsidy there. The West coast wanting to concrete the mine shut. Cut funding to Health,Education, built prisons,sold homes etc. so much neglect and Austerity cuts. Key No!!