Christchurch City Council dumb stuff

Yesterday I outlined a coming series of posts outlining the unbelievably dumb shuff that the Christchurch City Council has done in the last couple of terms. The tipline has had a flood of information coming through and to make sure I don’t miss any of the really dumb stuff here is a list about what will be blogged on in the coming weeks.

  • Ellerslie Flower Show
  • Henderson Properties Deal
  • Having to back down on rent increase on social housing
  • Crazy CBD rebuild plan that has driven most property developers and investors out of Christchurch
  • Renewing Tony Marryatt’s contract
  • Cover up of reports saying council failures after the September Earthquake led to deaths in the February Earthquake
  • Giving Tony Marryatt a $68,000 pay rise
  • An $80,000 review of council communications

If you think anything has been missed make suggestions in the comments or on the tipline.

I must point out that I am yet to be convinced that the attacks against Marryatt aren’t simple blind parochialism from feral Christchurch residents angry he isn’t one of them. Some of the emails I’ve received are obviously from the same sort of loons like Penny Bright. The give away is the excessive use of  CAPS lock and the letter S being substituted for $.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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