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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


Expat Life in New Zealand #12-Christchurch and the Earthquake Recovery

This past weekend I happened to be visiting Christchurch on the four year anniversary of the earthquake that demolished much of the city. My husband and I were living in Christchurch for both the big September and February quakes in 2010 and 2011. 415 more words

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The power of reflection four years on

On 22 February 2011 my son Thomas was visiting his grandparents in Christchurch. Thomas and Dad were in the basement of Ballantynes when the earthquake struck. 96 more words

Authentic Leadership

12.51pm 22 February 2011 / 12.51pm 22 February 2015

12.51pm 22 February 2011. Our clocks stopped.

Our love goes out to people who lost whanau and friends, and suffer and grieve.
Our love to those struggling still. 14 more words


February 22, Four Years On

It’s hard to know what to write today.  In some ways, 2011 feels like a lifetime ago, in others it’s just like yesterday.

I go to work, I come home, I live, I eat, I play.   849 more words