Rudman doesn’t want to spend other peoples money

Rather than advocate for two new cathedrals he wants one:

At the centre of the Christchurch CBD sits a wrecked Anglican cathedral and a Bishop with a $50 million to $100 million shortfall in rebuilding money. Down the road, her Catholic cousin in God faces the same crisis. A munted Basilica and guesstimated rebuilding costs of up to $100 million.

To a heathen outsider, the solution seems blindingly obvious. Pool their insurance payouts and build something splendiferously modern – and earthquake-proof – that they can share, without beggaring themselves and their dwindling band of future generations by trying to recreate the old.

Brian the problem is that Anglicans and Catholics are a bit like those who want a publicly funded theatre and and those who want a publicly funded death metal venue. Both serve the same function, just slightly different interpretations on entertainment that from the outisde is the same, and with some minor negotiation around the exact placement of the mosh pit. 


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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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