‘We just want to get on with rebuilding Christchurch’ – reader

A reader emails:

Whale,

You may have picked up on this already but if you haven’t here’s what the time wasters are up to in Christchurch.

Most people just want to get on with rebuilding the city and good on Roger Sutton for telling these idiots to get lost!

ThIs is the article he is talking about where the Green Taliban and Labour tried to hold up the joint for a protest.

Political events are banned in the Christchurch red zone, says earthquake recovery chief Roger Sutton.

The red-zone cordon became the stage for a piece of political street theatre today, as Labour and Green Party politicians tried to access Cathedral Square for a protest.

Green Party MPs Eugenie Sage and Mojo Mathers, along with Labour MP Ruth Dyson were originally granted access to lay a wreath at a stone cairn in Cathedral Square to mark the “loss of democracy” in Christchurch. 

But they were turned away by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) officials at the cordon checkpoint.

Sage claimed the refusal “highlighted the culture of secrecy” in government.

But their original request for red-zone access did not refer to political action and said only they wanted to inspect the stone cairn.


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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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