What do you think of Gerry as the self-proclaimed "reconstruction Tzar"?

A good thing, Christchurch needs Gerry's firm guidance
4
8%
A horrible thing, the result will be Christchurch as a low-rent shopping mall stripped of any actual character
13
25%
Gerry needs to go on a diet
34
67%
 
Total voters : 51

Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Tue 12/Apr/11 3:59pm

Should Gerry have this much power in the rebuilding of Christchurch? What do you want to see in a rebuilt Christchurch?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christc ... overy-bill
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby Slim on Tue 12/Apr/11 4:10pm

I reckon Dave Henderson should have control of the rebuild of the drinking establishments based on his sucess in SOL square.
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby Wobbler on Tue 12/Apr/11 4:13pm

:lol:

no doubt bob will hook him up
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby Tinkerbell on Tue 12/Apr/11 4:52pm

I wanted to vote for two options :(

Gerry is a narrow minded, egotistical Jabba the Hutt. I couldn't think of anyone worse to rebuild CHCH (well I could but it would be an effort and I can't be arsed).
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Tue 12/Apr/11 5:08pm

Burn motherfucker, burn.

Nuke it from orbit.

Its the only way to be sure.
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby Percy Pig on Tue 12/Apr/11 5:10pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:Burn motherfucker, burn.

Nuke it from orbit.

Its the only way to be sure.

Gerry is probably immune to nukes......... :eh: :huh:
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby wuffy on Tue 12/Apr/11 6:51pm

Gerry is a fuck nuckle.
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby kona.stinky. on Tue 12/Apr/11 6:56pm

Percy Pig wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote:Burn motherfucker, burn.

Nuke it from orbit.

Its the only way to be sure.

Gerry is probably immune to nukes......... :eh: :huh:

He has a shield powered by his own sense of self satisfaction, it's so powerful nothing harmful can come within 50m of him .
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby NickCW on Tue 12/Apr/11 7:17pm

Got no problem with Jezza being the fat controller, as long as everything gets vetted by a panel of architects/urban designers/heritage dudes.

If the council tried to do it themselves under standard practice it would take a fecking age to get anywhere. Also runs the risk of them having a heavy influence on design/planning which could end up something like option 2 of the pole.

But the major issue is if Gerry tries to do it all himself, in which case the CBD would most likely become a giant PF Changs
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Tue 12/Apr/11 7:19pm

Gerry is a big cuddly thing

be nice to him :blink:
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby Percy Pig on Tue 12/Apr/11 7:37pm

great uncle bulgaria wrote:Gerry is a big cuddly thing

be nice to him :blink:

No.

And thats coming from a big cuddly thing. :)
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby pedalingkiwi on Tue 12/Apr/11 8:06pm

Slim wrote:I reckon Dave Henderson should have control of the rebuild of the drinking establishments based on his sucess in SOL square.


Henderson may have some good ideas & vision, but his business practices leave a lot to be desired. Chch rebuild will be best served by a collaboration of equal parts visionary, creative & practical peeples who can leave their ego's at the door. So ... that probably counts out most polititians, high profile architects, blinkered thinkers & those who clamour endlessly for community consultation (which has it's place, but has an endpoint in "ya can't please all the people all the time")
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby CrustyMTB on Tue 12/Apr/11 8:09pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:Burn motherfucker, burn.

Nuke it from orbit.

Its the only way to be sure.
:withstupid:
Whos idea was it to build the fucker on a fucking swampy floodplane anyway?

Are we talking about Gerry or Christchurch? :eh:
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby j2hyde on Tue 12/Apr/11 8:14pm

Much of chch was already a low rent shopping mall stripped of any character. And the bits that did have character just fell down.

As far as re-establishing essential services goes, new sewage/phone/power infrastructure etc I reckon the "zero consultation get it done ASAP" model is about right. Not so sure that should also apply to the design of public spaces/buildings.

Didn't the CCC already hire the architects that redid the wellington waterfront? That turned out pretty well IMO.
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Re: Rebuilding Christchurch

Postby Kevin Hague on Tue 12/Apr/11 8:20pm

Here's Kennedy Graham speaking on why we are opposing the Government's Bill unless we can get significant change:

http://inthehouse.co.nz/node/8225

j2hyde's distinction between stuff that pretty well everyone will agree just needs to be done with as much urgency as possible and public space/buildings is a good one. Govt is intending to give Gerry the power to suspend virtually any law for a period of 5 years. Well that can't be necessary. How about take a stab at what reasonably needs to be set aside to do the urgent stuff right now, and if it turns out that isn't enough come back when required?
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