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The last autumn

This commission was a bit special, both for the client and for me. The Press Building was the home of The Press newspaper from 1909 until February 2011. 111 more words


VIDEO: Survival of the Fittest, Jamie Scott

The New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management awareness campaigns ask the question “if a disaster happened, would you be ready?” Their “Get Through” information makes suggestions for before, during and immediately after a major disaster, such as an earthquake – ensure your home is insured and secured prior to an earthquake, stop, drop, and hold during a shake, and listen to emergency radio after the shaking stops. 185 more words


Letter to Andrew Little and the Labour Party

Dear Andrew,

Christchurch Earthquake 2010-2012 – Bipartisan agreement.

Firstly, may I belatedly congratulate you on your election to leader of the Labour Party which has of course raised new hope amongst the affected population here is Christchurch.  499 more words

The Latest Research (engineering, health and social) resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Once again thanks to all those of you who have contributed titles – the research keeps flowing….

I recommend the first title for policyholders. Vero states that there “is a tail of payments out to 2021 which includes allowance for delayed receipt of claims or invoices, potential issues with repairs or rebuilds already done, and so on.” 5,788 more words

185 Empty Chairs

22nd February this year marked the fourth anniversary since the Christchurch earthquake that damaged the city.  We were visiting family who had experienced the earthquake we wanted to spend time in the city centre trying to understand the impact of the disaster on their lives. 139 more words


The lessons of Cyclone Pam: empathy and colonialism

“It came so fast and so unexpectedly, the ferocity of what happened … and the fact that it continued for quite a number of days and there was no respite from the floods.”

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Bodies corporate GST status to be clarified

Legislation introduced yesterday will clarify the GST status of bodies corporate.

Here’s the press release: http://taxpolicy.ird.govt.nz/news/2015-02-26-bill-clarifies-gst-bodies-corporate-rules

This issue has some history.

In the past Inland Revenue took the view bodies corporate did not have to and could not register for GST. 345 more words