Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

According to prophesy

"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!

Yep

Dilbert.com

Click it to see the whole thing!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Too late

"Christchurch mayor Bob Parker hopes to have a formal recovery plan for the CBD ready in nine months.

Parker today welcomed the Government's announcement of a new single authority, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), to lead the earthquake recovery effort in the region...


I bet the business community have another very different plan.

  1. Find premises elsewhere
  2. Set up shop as soon as they have secured (1)
They sure as hell won't wait NINE MONTHS for a new plan- they won't wait nine months for a new location!

Rip the guts out of of them!

Scissors, please.

* Archives New Zealand

* Citizenship Office
GONE
* Companies Office, Ministry of Economic Development
GONE
* Courts of New Zealand
* Crown Company Monitoring Advisory Unit (CCMAU)
GONE
* Crown Law Office
* Crown Minerals, Ministry of Economic Development
GONE
* Department of Building and Housing.
GONE
* Department of Building and Housing. Building Controls
GONE
* Department of Child, Youth and Family Services
GONE
* Department of Conservation (DoC)
GONE
* Department of Corrections
* Department of Internal Affairs
* Department of Labour
GONE
* Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
GONE
* Employment Relations Service
GONE
* Government Communications Security Bureau
* Inland Revenue Department
* Land Information New Zealand
GONE
* MAF Biosecurity Authority
GONE
* MAF Quarantine Service
* Ministry for Culture and Heritage
GONE
* Ministry for the Environment
GONE
* Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF)
GONE
* Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
* Ministry of Consumer Affairs
GONE
* Ministry of Defence
* Ministry of Economic Development (MED)
GONE
* Ministry of Fisheries (MFish)
GONE
* Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
GONE
* Ministry of Health
* Ministry of Justice
* Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
GONE
* Ministry of Research, Science & Technology (MORST)
GONE
* Ministry of Social Development (MSD)
GONE
* Ministry of Tourism
GONE
* Ministry of Transport (MOT)
GONE
* Ministry of Women's Affairs
GONE
* Ministry of Youth Development
GONE
* National Library of New Zealand
GONE
* New Zealand Army
* New Zealand Customs
* New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO)
GONE
* New Zealand Defence Force
* New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS)
* New Zealand Police
* New Zealand Treasury
* The Office of Ethnic Affairs
GONE
* Office of Treaty Settlement
GONE
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* OSH Safety Net
GONE
* Passport Office
* The Royal New Zealand Air Force
* The Royal New Zealand Navy
* Serious Fraud Office
* Statistics New Zealand
GONE
* Te Puni KĊkiri
GONE
* Tenancy Services
GONE
* Work and Income NZ

The rest, with the exception of those in defense and law & order all have their budgets slashed by 20%.

Good new is that it is fruit-picking season...