"The governance of Christchurch has been turned on its head, with a five-year reign set in place under a new Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera).
The authority, which will have most of the powers available to Civil Defence under a state of emergency, got a cautious nod of approval from city leaders yesterday.
However, legal experts warn local government could be sidelined, with the devil still to be seen in the detail of legislation yet to be tabled in Parliament..."
Christchurch has truly become 'The Village of the Damned'
You are fucked!