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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


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

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